Nov. 7 deadline for Interstate Bakeries
Associated Press reports a bankruptcy judge in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 3 gave Interstate Bakeries Corp. and the Teamsters union 30 more days to resolve differences or develop plans for the company's future, including a possible sale.
Lenny to leave Hershey, replaced by David West
Hershey, the chocolate maker, said that its COO, David J. West, would become its next chief executive, a day after it announced the surprise retirement of its chief executive, Richard H. Lenny.
Kellogg adds 180 jobs in N.C. plant
The maker of Cheez-It baked snack crackers and Austin-brand sandwich crackers and cookies is expanding its production facility off Weston Parkway in Cary and plans to add 180 management and production positions.
Parents warned of additives link
Parents have been warned of the effects of food additives on their children's behavior after new research found a possible link to hyperactivity.
Dole ups plant sanitation measures
Dole Food Company stepped up testing and tracking of produce to prevent outbreaks of E.coli like the one that sickened hundreds last fall, the firm said.
First consumer case of cancer from popcorn fumes?
Consumers, not just factory workers, may be in danger from fumes from buttery flavoring in microwave popcorn, according to a warning letter to federal regulators from a doctor at a leading lung research hospital.
Interstate Bakeries closing shop in SoCal
Interstate Bakeries Corp., the maker of the iconic Wonder Bread and other baked goods, said it will no longer make or sell bread in Southern Califonia, closing its bakeries in San Diego, Los Angeles, Pomona and Glendale.