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General Mills plans to cut 700 to 800 jobs

Cost-saving initiatives continue at General Mills, Inc. which said Tuesday it will eliminate an additional 700 and 800 jobs within weeks of announcing plans to close two plants.


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Chick-fil-A founder dies at 93

Chick-fil-A restaurant chain founder Truett Cathy died at home Monday morning at the age of 93 surrounded by family.


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Burger King and Tim Hortons combine to form new QSR company

In what will become the world’s third largest quick service restaurant (QSR) company, Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Tim Hortons Inc. have reached an agreement to create what the companies are calling a new “global powerhouse.”


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Russia closes McDonald’s restaurants citing sanitary violations

A Russian agency has closed three McDonald’s restaurants because of sanitary violations, though some say this is only the latest example of Russia’s response to strict US and European sanctions amid deteriorating conditions in Ukraine.


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Response from UK engineering company aids Iraqi refugees

Affected by the growing number of refugees without food or water in Iraq, the president of Azersun, the leading food producer in Azerbaijan, has fully funded a rapid cooking system built by UK-based engineering firm Olympus Automation (OAL).


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BPI to restart operations at Kansas facility

A Garden City, Kansas meat processing plant owned by Beef Products Inc. (BPI) will begin to collect beef trimmings next week and resume operations after controversy surrounding the company’s lean, finely textured beef product forced the facility to close in 2012.


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Utah judge refuses to dismiss challenge to ‘ag-gag’ law

A federal judge on Thursday rejected the state of Utah’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s anti-whistleblowing law, allowing animal rights groups to continue seeking its repeal, according to local new outlets.


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OSI apologizes for food safety scandal and promises action in Shanghai

Chinese food and drug administration officials shut down Husi Food Co., Ltd. after reports the company sold expired meat

Chinese media outlet Dragon TV aired undercover footage of employees at the Shanghai facility casually placing meat that fell on the ground back into company supplies.


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Pilgrim’s Pride increases offer to Hillshire Brands

Poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride confirmed Tuesday it countered the offer by Tyson Foods Inc. in the fight over the acquisition of Hillshire brands, increasing its original proposal by $1.3 billion.


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