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Foodborne illness strikes Food Safety Summit attendees

Four people who attended the recent Food Safety Summit conference and exhibition reportedly have been stricken with a foodborne pathogen.

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Related Topix: Food Science, Maryland Government, Maryland, Centerplate

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The City Wire

ConAgra sells Newport-based Medallion Foods

Shearer's Foods, a private label salty snack manufacturer owned by Toronto-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners, has acquired the assets of the Medallion Foods business from ConAgra Foods,Inc. for $33.5 million.

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Related Topix: ConAgra Foods, Newport, AR, Agriculture, Rah

CTV

Maple Leaf shutters wiener facility, shifts production within Hamilton

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. says it has closed its wiener production facility in Hamilton as part of a broader plan to move the operations to a bigger plant in the same city.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Microfinancial, Leasing, Maple Leaf Foods

Grocery Headquarters

Hormel Foods Introduces Hormel Compleats Breakfast

The new line features shelf-stable microwavable breakfast meals including real eggs, utilizing innovative new technology to create a breakfast packed with protein, company officials say Hormel Compleats breakfast features four single-serve varieties, including two with real eggs - Bacon Breakfast Scramble and Sausage Breakfast Scramble - as well as ... (more)

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Related Topix: Breakfast, Life, Food, Hormel Foods Corporation, Marketing

Business Journal

'Like' Cheerios? You just signed away your right to sue General Mills

Any of you who are thinking about suing General Mills Inc. in the near future: You might want to rethink that breakfast of Wheaties or Lucky Charms.

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Related Topix: General Mills, Agriculture

Fortune

The real economy is finally doing better than the money economy

Here's a switch: The bankers are all of a sudden doing worse than the butchers, the bakers, and the candlestick makers.

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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, Bank of America, Tyson Foods, Cheesecake Factory Incorporated The, Restaurant Management, Jarden, Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Appliances, Financial Markets, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Limerick Today

Ethicon develops the suture of the future at a 80 million Limerick plant

A SENIOR executive with Johnson & Johnson has said the local pool of talent and the multinational's positive experience of Limerick were crucial in selecting the city for an {http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/420-new-jobs-for-limerick-in-80m-investment-1-5999718 Dan Wildman, worldwide president of Ethicon Biosurgery, a J&J company, said that the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, J and J Snack Foods

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 2-Post Holdings nears $2.5 bln deal for Michael Foods -source

Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc is close to a deal to acquire eggs and dairy producer and distributor Michael Foods Group Inc for $2.5 billion, prevailing over a rival bid from Tyson Foods Inc, said a person familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Tyson Foods, Reuters, Startups, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Ottaway Newspapers, Music

Confectionery News

ADM to retain cocoa presses, but chocolate factories up for sale

Archer Daniels Midland has announced that it will retain the majority of its cocoa processing operations but will sell its chocolate business.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, ADM, Life, Food, Chocolate

Insider Monkey

Nelson Obus, Wynnefield Capital Boost Stake In Nature's Sunshine Prod.

NATR ) in a recent Form 4 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Around 23,700 shares were acquired in 9 transactions at prices varying between $13.19 and $13.23 per share, taking Obus and Wynnefield's stake to an aggregate of almost 1.60 million shares.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Natures Sunshine Products

Business Journal

Angel Food Bakery gets "nicest cease-and-desist" letter from Peeps parent

Joseph Kovacevic performs quality control as Marshmallow candy Peeps chicks move down a conveyor belt inside the Just Born Inc. manufacturing facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, March 24, 2009.

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Related Topix: Just Born, Bethlehem, PA

Medical Device/Diagnostic Ind.

Will J&J Dump Its Low-Performing Diabetes Device Business?

J&J ditched its underperforming Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics unit in March, but diabetes devices are posting even worse sales declines.

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Related Topix: J and J Snack Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Healthcare Industry

AmericanBankingNews.com

Dean Foods Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Ubs Ag

The firm set a "buy" rating and a $21.00 price target on the stock. UBS AG's price objective would indicate a potential upside of 38.34% from the stock's previous close.

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Related Topix: Dean Foods

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-ADM to keep its cocoa presses but to sell chocolate business

Global agribusiness ADM said in a statement that extensive negotiations with a potential buyer did not reach an "outcome that met ADM's objectives."

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Related Topix: Agriculture, ADM, Life, Food, Chocolate, Reuters, Cargill, Science

Merced Sun-Star

D.C. big cheese tours Los Banos dairy plant

United States congressman Jim Costa dropped in on Los Banos Foods Inc., a California Dairies Inc. processing plant on Monday for a tour.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Cheese, Los Banos, CA, US News, US House of Representatives, Jim Costa, Democrat, US Politics, California Dairies

Reuters

Cargill expects flour merger with ConAgra to be finalized in 6-8 weeks

U.S. agribusiness Cargill Inc CARG.UL expects the merger of its flour mill operations with those of ConAgra Foods Inc to be finalized in six to eight weeks after it clears a longstanding regulatory hurdle, Cargill Executive Chairman Greg Page said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Cargill, ConAgra Foods, Agriculture, Science, Canada, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Bradenton.com

US stocks open modestly higher; J&J gains

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson's quarterly earnings rose and Coca-Cola's matched Wall Street's expectations.

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Related Topix: J and J Snack Foods, Financial Markets, Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., CocaCola

The Modesto Bee

Stocks head higher in early trade; J&J gains

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,840 in the first few minutes of trading Tuesday.

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Related Topix: J and J Snack Foods, Financial Markets, Modesto, CA, Business News

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

New Heinz owners offer buyouts to all Pittsburgh workers

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Norwalk Citizen News

J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

Johnson & Johnson says its first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, because of restrained costs and a big jump in prescription drug sales.

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Related Topix: J and J Snack Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, DePuy Orthopaedics, Medical Equipment, Hospital Administration, St Peters Health Care Services

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