| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Ted Labuza ate sour cream on Tuesday that was two weeks past its due date. And lived to tell the tale.
Dana Gunders went to the market and found fat-free milk in quarts that had no date label; the half-gallon had a “sell-by” date, and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:53 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is threatening to close three California poultry plants operated by Foster Farms blamed for an outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened at least 278 people nationwide.
In a letter sent Monday to Foster Farms,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:09 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has threatened Foster Farms with shutting down the three plants involved in the recent salmonella outbreak, according to a NBC News report Wednesday. And Consumer Reports magazine said that it had tested samples of...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:07 PM
For years, Foster Farms wanted consumers to know its poultry was farm fresh, all natural and, most important, safe to eat.
But the ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to three of its central California processing plants is threatening to tarnish the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:00 AM
More than half of families of fast food workers receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast food...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:10 PM
BEIJING -- When natural disaster hits, China’s need to maintain social order can at times overwhelm its humanitarian efforts.
State security dispatched thousands of riot police and security officers to Yuyao, a badly damaged city in Zhejiang...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Forget the old-fashioned hamburger with a side of fries. This fall, Burger King is offering a burger with the fries built right in.
On Sept. 1, the fast-food chain will introduce the French Fry Burger, a standard hamburger with four French fries inserted...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Fast-food workers and their supporters are calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage as they prepare to picket in nationwide protests Thursday.
That raises the question: If they’re successful, will burger prices soar?
Expert opinion is mixed. The...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Fast-food protests that started in New York spread to Los Angeles and other cities across the nation Thursday as workers called for higher wages and the chance to unionize.
Dozens of fast-food workers and supporters marched outside a South Los Angeles...
| Aug 30, 2013
A few years ago, Kellogg Co. embarked on an ad campaign to convince parents that eating Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal would make star students of their children, with higher levels of attention and memory. "Clinical studies" — a revered term —...