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  • FDA To Approve Milk, Meat From Cloned Animals
    The Food and Drug Administration is expected to declare as early as next week that meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring are safe to eat. The declarati ...
  • Cooking.com To Step Up Product Development, Expand Operations
    Epicurean e-tailer and community site Cooking.com has entered into a $7 million loan agreement with ORIX Venture Finance. The Web world old-timer, which offers kitchen and houseware products across ...
  • Appeals Court Upholds Sucralose Ruling
    A federal appeals court has upheld a decision by a U.S. district court judge that allows Heartland Sweeteners to continue selling store-brand sucralose, rejecting the arguments of McNeil Nutritionals, distribut ...
  • Altoids Mints Tin Is New 'Monopoly' Token
    The new game, "Monopoly: Electronic Banking Edition," features its first mint token, the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.'s Altoids Mints tin. The new edition also features pop-culture icons like the NA ...
  • Tyson To Label 'Without Antibiotics' Chicken
    Tyson Foods and the USDA have agreed to new and more informative labeling for the company's Raised Without Antibiotics chicken program. Here's the wording that will appear on the company ...
  • Mintel: Cookie Consumption Flat, But Opportunities Abound
    [Food] Mintel says cookies are under pressure from the proliferation of other sweets, from ice cream, to candy and cakes, refrigerated dough, baking mixes, frozen desserts. That means opportunities f ...
  • Campbell Sells Godiva To Turkish Company
    The cast of colorful suitors for Godiva included Starbucks, Hershey's, William Wrigley Jr. and several private equity firms, but in the end Campbell sold the Belgian chocolate maker to Yild ...
  • Avocado Grower Pushes Guac-And-Michelob Promo
    To boost holiday guacamole consumption, Mexican Hass Avocados Importers Association has teamed up with Michelob brands, offering dollars-off Michelob six-packs to shoppers who also buy three avocadoes. The "Celebrate t ...
  • General Mills Sales Increase 7%
    General Mills reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 ending Nov. 25, including a 7% uptick in sales to $3.70 billion. Net earnings totaled $391 million. Product reca ...
  • Baskin-Robbins Modernizes Web Site For Today's Moms
    [Food] PR will support the site's relaunch as well as an e-mail to the more than one million Baskin-Robbins Birthday Club members in 2008. BaskinRobbins.com has been restructured to ...
  • FDA Gets Small Increase In Food-Safety Funding
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  • Wrigley Taps Ryan Partnership
    The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. has tapped Ryan Partnership as an additional consumer promotions agency for creative event marketing and promotional support for the company's brands in the U.S. Ry ...
  • Kettle Foods, National Wildlife Federation In Promo
    Kettle Foods is joining forces with National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to launch its newest flavor--Backyard Barbeque. Beginning in January, Kettle Foods is donating $1 to NWF for every backyard certifi ...
  • Activist Group Threatens Suit Over Sara Lee Bread Claims
    [Food] Sara Lee says the product is designed to help consumers transition from the taste and consistency of white bread to a "blend of whole wheat and enriched wheat flo ...
  • ConAgra Reformulates Popcorn To Delete Suspect Ingredient
    [Food] The nation's largest popcorn maker is developing an integrated campaign that will tout the fact that its reformulated Orville Redenbacher and ACT II microwave brands no longer contain add ...
  • Food Net Launches New Rachael Ray Show
    Food Network is serving up Rachael Ray for another two-years. It just signed her to a new prime-time series, "Rachael's Vacation," launching in January. ...
  • Heinz Debuts Second 'Top This TV' Contest
    Heinz is running its "Top This TV Challenge Take Two," giving consumers who did not make the final cut another opportunity to create the next great Heinz Ketchup commercial. T ...
  • Indulgence Is On The Menu For 2008, Researchers Say
    [Food] For food marketers, pairing indulgences with everyday products (like a floral-flavored marshmallow, or mix-ins for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich) can open a new niche for product developmen ...
  • British Chef Debuts New Food Net Show
    Popular British chef Jamie Oliver returns to Food Network with the debut of his new series "Jamie At Home." ...
  • PepsiCo Buys Forms Joint Venture With Hummis Maker
    PepsiCo has formed a joint venture partnership with Strauss Group of Israel to operate Sabra, a New York-based global marketer of hummus, the whipped chickpea and olive oil spread. T ...
  • Yum Brands Pins Growth On Emulating McDonald's
    Yum Brands will introduce new products, including beverages and breakfast meals, expand its value menus and offer healthier options at all three of its main U.S. brands--KFC, Taco Bell a ...
  • Rosenfeld Banking On New Products To 'Rewire' Kraft
    Kraft CEO Irene Rosenfeld has been launching one product after another, and executives say its most-promising new product may be a sandwich kit for keyboard-bound workers. Deli Creations was pull ...
  • Live from the Email Summit: Quiznos Serves Hot Loyalty-Building Programs
    PARK CITY, Utah -- Talk about an extensive menu: Quiznos seems to have tried every online loyalty-building channel possible. Fun is clearly a key element of the efforts' success. Quizn ...
  • 7-Eleven To Sell Weight Watchers Cakes, Muffins
    Partnering with Dawn Foods, Weight Watchers has cut a deal to sell individually wrapped muffins and snack cakes in 7-Eleven stores across the U.S.--the first distribution deal for the di ...
  • Hershey Shores Up Executive Team
    Michele Buck has been named SVP/Global CMO at Hershey, promoted from SVP/CMO, U.S. In her new role, Buck will be responsible for driving world-class marketing and transformational growth platforms acro ...
  • Pepsi, Strauss Venture Proffers Healthier Snacks
    PepsiCo and Strauss Group have formed a joint venture to operate Sabra, maker of hummus with sales approaching approximately $56 million through September of this year. Last year, total U. ...
  • What's Hot/What's Not
    A survey of 1,282 members of the American Culinary Federation ranks the top food and beverage items, cuisines and preparation methods from a list of 194. Here's the Top ...
  • Hams For Hanukkah Ad Misfires
    One New York grocer ended up embarrased after its ads touted hams as "Delicious for Chanukah." The eight-day Jewish holiday began earlier this week,-- but pork products are verboten und ...
  • Mickey D's Report Card Ads Draw Ire
    McDonald's has found a new way to reach youngsters as its TV options shrink -- and it's drawn some fire. The Golden Arches is looking to report cards to rea ...
  • Spelling Schilling For NutriSystem
    Tori Spelling is one of the new faces of NutriSystem, with the actress touting the diet company in its latest ad campaign. She will be featured in a national televisi ...