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Tyson successfully completes tender offer for Hillshire

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Tyson Foods, Inc. has successfully completed its tender offer to purchase The Hillshire Brands Company and acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Hillshire for $63 per share in cash.


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Infant food and formula markets on the rise in Asia

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In India, an increasing amount of disposable income, rapid urbanization and a growing number of women in the workforce continue to drive the country’s baby food market, which is expected to reach $520 million in 2014, according to TechSci Research.


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Enrollment for new dairy farm Margin Protection Program begins in September

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Beginning Sept. 2, USDA said enrollment for the new dairy Margin Protection Program will be open to farmers.


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FDA warns gluten-free ingredient lupin could cause allergic reaction

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The increasing popularity of lupin as a food additive in gluten-free products is causing concern among some in the industry because of its potential to cause allergic reactions that many US consumers may not realize.


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Central American farmers generate energy from coffee wastewater

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Positive results of a four-year project by UTZ Certified have proven it’s possible to generate energy by treating discharges from coffee mills.


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Chicken Caesar salad kits recalled for possible Listeria contamination

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A California food manufacturer is recalling more than 92,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products because of possible Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) contamination, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).


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Burger King and Tim Hortons combine to form new QSR company

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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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Judge strikes down Kauai’s GMO, pesticide ordinance

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A federal judge ruled in favor of four seed companies Monday who sought to stop the implementation of a county ordinance that would require companies to disclose any use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or pesticides, reported the Associated Press.


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GMA awards honor Walmart’s Mike Duke, PepsiCo, Inc.

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) presented retired Walmart president and CEO Mike Duke with its 2014 Hall of Achievement Award, the association’s highest honor, at the GMA Leadership Forum.


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Okra may increase shelf life of ice cream

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As a regional food favorite of the Southern US, okra is often found fried or mixed in with soups and stews.


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