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Cheerios'' health claims break rules, FDA says

May 13, 2009
The Food and Drug Administration slapped General Mills Inc. with a warning over its Cheerios cereal, saying the box''s claims about heart benefits contain "serious violations" of federal law, reports
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PepsiCo sues Pepsi Bottling Group over meeting

May 11, 2009
According to the Associated Press, PepsiCo Inc.''s proposed buyout of its two biggest bottlers took a new turn when the soft drink maker sued one of the companies over the
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Pork industry assures customers pork is safe

April 27, 2009
U.S. pork producers, responding to the swine flu outbreak that has escalated into a public health emergency, said their product is safe and that consumers cannot catch the virus by
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Coca-Cola CEO says company can grow in tough times

April 22, 2009
Coca-Cola Co. sees a chance to increase its market share during the economic slowdown and doesn''t plan to waste the opportunity, the chief executive of the world''s largest beverage maker
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Plant fire forces evacuation of entire Minnesota town

April 20, 2009
Authorities evacuated a southeastern Minnesota town of about 3,600 as a large fire at a meat processing plant threatened the anhydrous ammonia tanks inside, according to the Associated Press. Civil
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Pepsi suing Coca-Cola over Powerade ads

April 15, 2009
PepsiCo Inc. sued rival Coca-Cola Co. over ads for a new version of Coca-Cola''s sports drink Powerade, saying the campaign makes false claims that could hurt its Gatorade brand,
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New label law shakes up U.S. meat industry

April 13, 2009
A new food labeling law designed to help consumers threatens small farm businesses, reports Reuters. The law, called COOL, was implemented last month and requires that labels on supermarket
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''Pork'' dollars for Missouri hog farm raise stink

April 6, 2009
Taxpayer watchdog groups say something smells about $250,000 in federal funding earmarked for a factory farm in northwestern Missouri: Why is it coming from the U.S. Department of Housing
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Pistachio warning could signal food safety shift

April 1, 2009
According to the Associated Press, It could take weeks before health officials know exactly which pistachio products may be tainted with salmonella, but they''ve already issued a sweeping warning to
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U.S. says to avoid pistachios amid salmonella scare

March 31, 2009
Federal food officials are warning Americans not to eat any food containing pistachios because of possible contamination by salmonella. The Food and Drug Administration said central California-based Setton Pistachio of
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