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Feeding Houston’s hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needy

HOUSTON (AP) — In car lines that can stretch half a mile, (0.8 kilometers), workers who lost jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic and...

Pilgrim’s Pride reaches plea deal on chicken price-fixing

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has reached a plea agreement with the U.S. government over charges of price-fixing in the chicken industry. ...

US wholesale prices up 0.4% in September as food costs surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices jumped 0.4% in September as food costs rose by the largest amount since May. ...

Navigating by mango trees, pink houses in rural Puerto Rico

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Firefighters in this city near Puerto Rico’s capital cheered when they recently got updated maps that include rural neighborhoods,...

Feds: California convict tried to steal $22M from PPP loans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man convicted five years ago of defrauding several local governments in the state has been charged with trying...

Amazon: Nearly 20,000 workers tested positive for COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Thursday that nearly 20,000 of its front-line U.S. workers have tested positive or been presumed positive for the...

Pandemic takes toll on business of pisco producers in Peru

ICA, Peru (AP) — In the house where for decades she has bottled pisco, the grape brandy of South America's Pacific coast, Rosa Grados...

Iowa fines beef plant $957 after huge coronavirus outbreak

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa regulators have issued their first citation to a meatpacking plant with a large coronavirus outbreak that sickened its...

From quick shortcuts to slow cookers, how we’re eating now

In normal times, food trends often started in restaurants, with top chefs. Maybe they got written up in food magazines or blogs. After some...

Americans load up on candy, trick or treat – or not

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they’re buying a lot of Halloween candy...

The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume

HONOLULU -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread...

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

NEW YORK (AP) — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades....

Struggling Kraft Heinz sells dairy brands to Lactalis

Kraft Heinz said Tuesday that it is selling its natural cheese business — including its Cracker Barrel and Breakstone’s brands — to French dairy...

Harshmallow: Virus prompts pause for Peeps holiday treats

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

China becoming battleground for plant-based meat makers

HONG KONG (AP) — China has become a battleground for plant-based meat companies looking to tap into the world’s largest market for meat-consumption. ...

Smithfield Foods pork plant faces OSHA fine from outbreak

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal regulators said Thursday they have cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from exposure to the coronavirus...

Food plant cited for failing to protect workers from virus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s workplace safety regulator has cited a frozen food manufacturer and its temporary employment agency for failing to protect hundreds...

US wholesale prices rise 0.3% in August as food costs drop

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.3% in August, just half the July gain, as food and energy prices decline. ...

Food banks: USDA program helped but better ways to meet need

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As she inched ahead in her rusty Chevy pickup, Brianna Lordz bemoaned that engine problems had prevented her from...

Tyson Foods to open medical clinics at some meat plants

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) —...

Business owners tap into savings to withstand pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) —...

Beefalo on loose for weeks in Connecticut escaped slaughter

PLYMOUTH. Conn. (AP) —...

China blocks imports from Australian beef producer

BEIJING (AP) — China...

Australia blocks Kirin’s $430M sale of business to Chinese

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —...

Saved by suburbs: Food trucks hit by virus find new foodies

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) —...

Nelly producer charged with fraud in Sweetie Pie’s case

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) —...

Some coffee with your coffee? Dunkin’ launching cereal line

CANTON, Mass. (AP) —...

4 poultry plant execs indicted after 2019 immigration raid

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) —...

New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) —...

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

CHI MEAKH, Cambodia (AP)...

Beyond Meat’s 2Q sales jump as more try plant-based burgers

More people are throwing...

Health officials link US salmonella outbreak to red onions

Federal health officials say...

Rent’s due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Another month passes. The...

N. Korea’s Kim visits chicken farm, calls for improvements

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)...

FDA calls for removal of fruity, disposable e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S....

Governments around world eye tougher steps to fight virus

Signs of governments reassessing...

With primary win, Gideon reaps $3.7M more for Collins fight

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) —...

Demand for robot cooks rises as kitchens combat COVID-19

HAYWARD, California (AP) —...

Tribes struggle to meet deadline to spend virus relief aid

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) —...

Worker advocates file meat plants discrimination complaint

Several worker advocacy organizations...

Malaysian palm oil giant hit with forced labor allegations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An...

German state governor faces criticism over virus outbreak

GUETERSLOH, Germany (AP) —...

Positive COVID-19 tests at Santa Anita, SoFi Stadium

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) —...

The battle is not over: Rising infections seen worldwide

BERLIN (AP) — Renewed...

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