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  • Nestle to close Valley food plant

    Nestle to close Valley food plant
    Nestle USA will close a San Fernando Valley production plant that makes Hot Pockets by early October, shifting operations to an existing plant in rural Kentucky where costs are cheaper. The move will eliminate 360 jobs at the Chatsworth plant, which has...
  • In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
  • Russians won't miss Western delicacies

    Russians won't miss Western delicacies
    Goodbye, Roquefort cheese, feta, prosciutto and jamon. So long, German raspberry jam, U.S.-made Planters nut mixes, Norwegian salmon and Faroese shrimp. In his efforts to hit back at the West, President Vladimir Putin is depriving Russians of the...
  • The NLRB attack on McDonald's

     The NLRB attack on McDonald's
    Amid the economic doldrums of recent times, the fast-food industry has been one of the biggest job creators. So far this year, it has added employment at a 4 percent rate, which stands to make this the third straight year at that pace. If only the...
  • Gluten-free label rule to take effect, but its use won't be mandatory

    Gluten-free label rule to take effect, but its use won't be mandatory
    Regulations that tell consumers just what it means when a product is labeled "gluten free" take effect on Tuesday — a "major milestone," says one of the leading experts on gluten disorders. "The gluten-free diet for someone with celiac disease...
  • Chinese scandals and the perils of one-party rule

     Chinese scandals and the perils of one-party rule
    A global food company headquartered in suburban Aurora is in trouble in China. Workers at OSI Group's Shanghai plant, which supplies McDonald's and other chains there, forged production dates in order to sell expired meat. A surprising element of the...
  • Doughy Dog food truck rolls on despite bumps in the road

    Doughy Dog food truck rolls on despite bumps in the road
    There’s always something happening on The Doughy Dog. A $700 copper power cord was stolen in May. Then it was out of service in June for maintenance. And a refrigerator and freezer unit were ruined from only running off a generator. But the food...
  • Loop shooting: How did trusted partner become disgruntled gunman?

    Loop shooting: How did trusted partner become disgruntled gunman?
    Steven LaVoie had a vision for transforming freight traffic across the country and called it ArrowStream. Within months of forming the company, he hired technology expert Tony DeFrances to help him build his dream. Fourteen years later, former...
  • Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define

    Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define
    When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you just assume they're organic? Don't. When you choose an "all natural" chocolate syrup for your kids' ice cream, are you thinking it has less sugar? Read the label. But what about those "natural"...
  • Pink slime is back. Question is: Who's using it?

    Laura asks the same question I've been wondering myself: Which companies are using pink slime again? For the uninitiated, pink slime, a.k.a. "lean, finely textured beef," is a mixture of the parts of the cow that everyone else doesn't want and chemicals...
  • Jelly Belly brand leaving Chicago

    Jelly Belly brand leaving Chicago
    Jelly Belly brand jelly beans will soon no longer be made at the North Chicago factory where they've been produced since 1978. The company said Monday that 70 jobs will be eliminated as it moves production of all Jelly Belly brand candy products to its...
  • Food Label Confusion

    Food Label Confusion
    Great, more label reading, just what I wanted! My dad was a big believer in the clean plate club.  When I was little, my mom would make us a balanced meal, generally consisting of some meat, a veggie and a carb.  My siblings and I were expected to eat...