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Hershey's reaches settlement in trademark suit against pot edibles company

A manufacturer of marijuana edibles has agreed to recall and destroy all of its products that share a resemblance to products produced by the Hershey Company as part of a settlement agreement the parties agreed upon in September.


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Chicken producer recalls 115k pounds of wing products

Massachusetts-based Shop Packaging LLC is recalling approximately 115,505 pounds of chicken wing products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)


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Vermont releases draft rules on GMO labels

After becoming the first state to require labels on food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Vermont’s Attorney General’s Office has released a preliminary draft of the rules it will use to govern labels on GMO foods.


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Threat of Ebola could trigger a global food crisis

As people around the globe join together to honor the World Food Day Thursday, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network anticipates a major food crisis will occur if the number of Ebola cases continues to rise.


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EPA approves herbicide for use on genetically modified crops

The EPA has approved the popular herbicide, Enlist Duo, for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically engineered to tolerate 2,4-D and glyphosate.


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Morton Salt expands brand in China

Morton Salt announced it is expanding its product offerings and capabilities in China through a strategic collaboration with Morton China National Salt (Shanghai) Salt Co. Ltd., a Chinese joint venture.


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Whole Foods to rank produce by growing practices

Consumers will have a new method of picking produce when shopping at Whole Foods Market which announced today the launch of a new Responsibly Grown tiered produce rating system to assess how eco-friendly a product’s growing practices are and the potential impact on human health.


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SunBurst Foods issues massive product recall for food safety

North Carolina-based SunBurst Foods has issued a voluntary recall of all of its SunBurst, Fresh Bites and private labeled products—more than 130 varieties in all—because the products have a potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


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McDonald’s social media campaign answers questions about its food

Do McDonald’s burgers contain lean finely textured beef? wood pulp? No way says the fast-food juggernaut. These are just a few of the many questions the company is responding to through social media as part of a new Q&A campaign the company hopes will change the image of its food.


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Supreme Court rejects challenge to foie gras ban

The US Supreme Court has thrown out a challenge to the 2004 California law that prohibits the sale of foie gras, according to the Associated Press.


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