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Los Angeles Mayor to Propose Minimum Wage Increase Los Angeles Mayor to Propose Minimum Wage Increase

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is proposing a plan that raises the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour over several years with additional annual boosts tied to inflation, according to representatives and City Hall officials.

Salmonella Risk Prompts Recall of Nut Butters Salmonella Risk Prompts Recall of Nut Butters

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that nSpired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond, and other nut butters due to possible salmonella contamination.

USDA Seeks Input on Standard Identity for Honey USDA Seeks Input on Standard Identity for Honey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking comments on a proposal for a federal standard of identity for honey as required by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Four Charged in Beef Recall Case Four Charged in Beef Recall Case

Rancho Feeding Corp.'s co-owners and two employees were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to distribute adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.

Specialty Food Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Grants Specialty Food Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Grants

The Specialty Food Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from organizations interested in applying for a grant to aid in hunger relief or food recovery efforts. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 29.

Australian Black Truffles Gain Popularity in US Australian Black Truffles Gain Popularity in US

The black-truffle mushroom is appearing on more restaurant menus in the U.S., as technology aids in easier shipping and distribution.

CA Distributor Acquires New Zealand Manufacturer CA Distributor Acquires New Zealand Manufacturer

California food processor and distributor Golden State Foods has acquired Snap Fresh Foods, a New Zealand manufacturer.

Ruth Reichl Critiques FDA for Lax Antibiotic Policy Ruth Reichl Critiques FDA for Lax Antibiotic Policy

Ruth Reichl, editor of Gourmet magazine and former restaurant critic for The New York Times, published a strong critique of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its handling of food safety issues in an opinion column for The New York Times.

Atalanta Takes Home 8 Awards at ACS Conference Atalanta Takes Home 8 Awards at ACS Conference

Atalanta Corporation won eight awards at this year’s American Cheese Society (ACS) Conference, where over 240 companies and nearly 1,700 products were showcased.

Sipp Sparkling Organics Adds Midwest Distribution Sipp Sparkling Organics Adds Midwest Distribution

In 2009, Beth Parentice, created Sipp Sparkling Organics, a healthy soda alternative made from organic ingredients. Sipp Eco Beverage Co. originated in Chester Springs, Pa., and now distributes its products in California and Texas.

Specialty Food Consultant Sarah Freedman-Izquierdo Dies at 57 Specialty Food Consultant Sarah Freedman-Izquierdo Dies at 57

Sarah Freedman-Izquierdo was an internationally recognized chef, specialty food buyer, and marketing and sales consultant.

Notice: Winter Show Hotel Rates Notice: Winter Show Hotel Rates

The Association has released a notice regarding hotel rates for the Winter Fancy Food Show, taking place January 11–13, 2015, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

CT Lawmaker Proposes National Sugary Beverage Tax CT Lawmaker Proposes National Sugary Beverage Tax

A national effort to tax soda drinks will be launched by a Connecticut lawmaker in hopes to curb the consumption of sugary drinks that impact the rising obesity and diabetes rates.

Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger

Wawona Packing Co. is recalling fresh Sweet 2 Eat brand peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots because of potential contamination by listeria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced in a statement on Monday.

Harris Teeter Adds Italian Foods Corp. Products to Store Shelves Harris Teeter Adds Italian Foods Corp. Products to Store Shelves

Harris Teeter has added Italian Foods Corporation’s line of La Piana aged balsamic vinegars of Modena and other imported Italian delicacies to its shelves.

KeHE Acquires Nature’s Best KeHE Acquires Nature’s Best

KeHE Distributors is enhancing its business structure with the acquisition of Nature’s Best, a California-based distributor of health and natural food products.

San Diego Increases Minimum Wage, Adds Mandatory Sick Leave San Diego Increases Minimum Wage, Adds Mandatory Sick Leave

San Diego's minimum wage will increase to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, after a vote of 6-to-3 from the City Council.

Highlights from Largest-Ever Summer Fancy Food Show Highlights from Largest-Ever Summer Fancy Food Show

The recent Summer Fancy Food Show, held from June 29—July 1 at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, is the largest in the show’s 60-year history, filling 361,000-square-feet of exhibit space with more than 1,400 US exhibitors and 1,291 from around the world.

Chicago Mayor Supports Minimum Wage Hike Chicago Mayor Supports Minimum Wage Hike

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel endorsed a recommendation that the city's minimum wage be raised to $13 an hour within four years.

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