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Dannon sued over probiotic bacteria claims

A proposed class action accuses The Dannon Co Inc of mounting a massive false advertising campaign to convince consumers to pay more for yogurt containing probiotic bacteria because of the products' health benefits.

Tyson Files Suit Against USDA On Chicken Label

Tyson Foods Inc. has sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the company's antibiotic-free chicken label

Three Food Processing Plants Earn EPA Energy Star; Increase Energy Efficiency

The EPA recognized J.R. Simplot Company’s Aberdeen, Idaho plant; J.R. Simplot Company’s Othelllo, Wash. plant; and ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston Inc.’s Quincy, Wash. plant as earning the Energy Star for superior energy performance.

Yet Another Walmart Initiative: Affordable, Healthy Food

Walmart Stores Inc., on Jan. 20, unveiled a five-point initiative to improve Americans' nutrition, including stocking foods with fewer negative ingredients and lowering the prices of healthier foods.

Altria to spin off its stake in Kraft this month

Following a year or more of speculation, Altria Group Inc., the New York-based holding company that owns both Kraft Foods Inc. and cigarette-maker Philip Morris, said it would spin off its 89 percent stake in Kraft to its shareholders on March 30.

China-based Cofco buys 5% of Smithfield Foods Inc.

Smithfield Foods Inc.struck a deal to sell 7 million shares, or 4.95 percent of the company’s common stock, to Cofco Ltd., China's largest national agricultural trading and processing company

Pinnacle Foods to be acquired by The Blackstone Group

Pinnacle Foods Group Inc. agreed to be acquired by affiliates of The Blackstone Group for approximately $2.16 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2007.

Oils, Gluten-Free in Baking Spotlight

Triennial IBIE missed the recession on both ends.

TreeHouse Foods acquires Sturm Foods

TreeHouse Foods acquired Sturm Foods Inc., a private label manufacturer of hot cereal and powdered soft drink mixes on March 2, 2010.

Healthy Food Holdings to acquire Van's Waffles

Healthy Food Holdings, a portfolio company of private equity firm Catterton Partners, is set to acquire Van’s International Foods, Inc., the maker and marketer of Van’s Waffles. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Pilgrim’s Pride-Gold Kist Merger Creates $7 Billion Company

Atlanta-based Gold Kist Inc. has agreed to a $1.1 billion takeover by Pilgrim's Pride Corp., Pittsburg, Texas.

ConAgra closes two plants in popcorn and seeds unit

ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced the closure of two plants, the expansion of another facility, and shifts in production between plants, all within its Popcorn and Seeds platform. The closings will result in 200 job cuts.

Salmonella taints ConAgra peanut butter

ConAgra Foods Inc., Omaha, Neb., on Feb. 14 began recalling Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butters because of salmonella found in the product.

Tyson unveils new R&D 'discovery' center

Tyson Foods, Inc. officially unveiled its new “Discovery Center,” a research and development facility designed to enhance the company’s ability to create new foods and bring them to market more quickly.

Almost a Nestle-Pepsico merger?

“How junk food spoiled megadeal” is how the Wall Street Journal headlined an exclusive story on springtime talks that could have led to a merger of Nestle SA and Pepsico Inc.

Powell replaces Sanger at General Mills

Minneapolis-based General Mills Inc. promoted its president/COO Kendall Powell to succeed longtime CEO Steve Sanger.

Wixon Breaks Ground On New Innovation Center For Culinary & Protein

Wixon, Inc., a national food ingredients company in the Milwaukee suburb of St. Francis, broke ground Monday, March 17, for a culinary center to create, test and demonstrate food specialties and to develop new meat products.

El Monterey Brand Awareness Continues to Build Through Consumer Promotions

Ruiz Foods, Inc. has launched an FSI brand-awareness promotion in conjunction with Cinco de Mayo

AdvancePierre Foods to Acquire Most of Landshire Inc.

Wholesale and manufacturing operations fortify sandwich-maker's portfolio.

2007 Processor of the Year: Mars Inc.

Coming off a stellar year, Mars' U.S. Snackfood division is accelerating product development, mining dark chocolate for all is benefits and bringing custom-batch manufacturing to high-volume products such as M&M'S.

2011 R&D Team Winner: Herr Foods Inc.

For our 2011 R&D Team of the Year winner (medium-sized company category), culture eats strategy for lunch.

2010 R&D Team Winner: Annie Chun's Inc.

Our 2010 R&D Team Winner introduces Western palates to Eastern delights.

Drug Research Firm Helping Kraft Develop Health Benefits

Medisyn Technologies Inc., a Minnetonka-based start-up that helps pharmaceutical companies discover new drugs, has signed a deal with Kraft Foods Inc. to help develop foods that offer specific health benefits.

Division President: Jim Clough, Schwan's Food Service Inc.

Executive Vice President: Sam Rovit, Kraft Foods Inc.

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