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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.

NM Launches Chile Certification Program NM Launches Chile Certification Program

New Mexico has adopted a certification program for state-grown chiles to protect the reputation and integrity of its signature crop.

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.

Orange Juice Sales Fall to Record Lows Orange Juice Sales Fall to Record Lows

U.S. retail orange juice sales fell 9.2 percent in the four weeks ending Aug. 2, to 34.96 million gallons, compared with a similar period a year ago.

San Diego Minimum Wage Veto Overridden San Diego Minimum Wage Veto Overridden

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's veto of a minimum wage bill was overridden by the City Council in a 6-2 vote, with one council member absent.

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.

Artisanal Coffee Market Eyeing Mainstream Consumers Artisanal Coffee Market Eyeing Mainstream Consumers

Coffee is the latest category attempting to make the leap from mass produced to mass delicacy.

Pabst Brewing Revives Ballantine IPA Pabst Brewing Revives Ballantine IPA

Pabst Brewing is bringing back Ballantine India Pale Ale (IPA), a craft beer that was popular in the 1940s and 50s, but declined after the 1960s, eventually disappearing from the market.

Dollar General Outbids Competition for Family Dollar Dollar General Outbids Competition for Family Dollar

Dollar General offered to acquire Family Dollar in a deal valued at $9.7 billion, including debt.

Whole Foods to Test Rabbit Meat Sales Whole Foods to Test Rabbit Meat Sales

Whole Foods Market has begun to sell rabbit meat at stores in Northern California and Washington, D.C.

Amazon Debuts Payment System to Compete with Square, PayPal Amazon Debuts Payment System to Compete with Square, PayPal

Amazon introduced Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed for small businesses.

MA Implements Food Waste Restrictions for Large Businesses MA Implements Food Waste Restrictions for Large Businesses

Under a ban implemented earlier this year, starting Oct. 1 organizations in Massachusetts that produce more than a ton of food waste per week will no longer be able to dump their excesses in landfills.

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.

Canada Retailer's New Owner Bets on Frozen Foods Canada Retailer's New Owner Bets on Frozen Foods

Canada’s largest specialty frozen-food purveyor, M&M Meat Shops, Ltd., is aiming to revitalize the frozen-food market—and its own sales—by convincing shoppers that frozen is better than fresh.

FreshDirect, Foodily Launch Recipe-Based Online Grocery Delivery FreshDirect, Foodily Launch Recipe-Based Online Grocery Delivery

Foodily and FreshDirect are partnering to offer a service call Popcart, an online grocery delivery solution that orders groceries for users straight from a recipe.

Gluten-Free Labeling Rule in Effect Today Gluten-Free Labeling Rule in Effect Today

Gluten-free food is a growing trend, but celiac disease remains a top safety concern for food manufacturers.

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.

Peet's Coffee & Tea Acquires Mighty Leaf Peet's Coffee & Tea Acquires Mighty Leaf

Peet's Coffee & Tea has announced its acquisition of Mighty Leaf Tea.

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.

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