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Arkansas temporarily halted from enforcing meat-labeling law

Dec. 11, 2019 7:30 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday restricted Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans using terms such as “burger” or “sausage” to sell vegetarian and vegan products. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a preliminary injunction preventing the state from...

Food delivery service Just Eat rejects new takeover offer

Dec. 10, 2019 6:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Food delivery company Just Eat rejected a sweetened takeover bid from investment firm Prosus on Tuesday, saying that the 5 billion pound ($6.6 billion) offer still “significantly undervalues” the company. Prosus N.V., which is owned by the wealthy South African investment group...

Hawaii ice cream company facing potential thaw in business

Dec. 9, 2019 9:55 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — While a taste for its flavors may continue, a Hawaii ice cream company is facing an unsavory blow to its business after a supply partner declared bankruptcy. Dave’s Ice Cream Inc. may have to reduce its supply after last month’s bankruptcy of national food and beverage firm...

Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Dec. 6, 2019 10:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play ”Ängels in America," has died after an illness. He was 82. Leibman's agent, Robert Attermann, said the actor died Friday. He...

Pork industry sues over California law on animal confinement

Dec. 6, 2019 6:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pork industry is challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved California measure that will prohibit the sale of meat products from hogs born to sows confined in spaces that don’t meet new minimum size requirements. A lawsuit filed late Thursday in San Diego federal...

Honolulu City Council passes ban on single-use plastics

Dec. 6, 2019 12:40 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council passed a single-use plastics ban that will be the first in Hawaii to include all plastic containers used for food sales and service. The council voted Wednesday in favor of the measure that is expected to be signed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell and fully enacted by 2022....

Italy's Salvini drops Nutella due to Turkish ingredients

Dec. 6, 2019 8:37 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy's right-wing opposition leader, Matteo Salvini, says he is no longer a fan of Nutella after discovering that the chocolate-and-hazelnut spread contains Turkish, rather than Italian, nuts. Salvini, who heads the nationalist League, has previously posted selfies on social media while...

Hong Kong residents living with tear gas worry of effects

Dec. 5, 2019 6:57 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — By day, the small commercial kitchen in a Hong Kong industrial building produces snacks. At night, it turns into a secret laboratory assembling a kit for pro-democracy protesters seeking to detox after repeated exposure to tear gas. Volunteers seated around a kitchen island sort and pack...

Tennessee wins grant to study genetic information of cattle

Dec. 4, 2019 6:44 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have landed a $156,000 grant to look into opportunities to market cattle using genetic information. The money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service will fuel the study at the...

Ex-Bumble Bee CEO convicted in tuna price-fixing conspiracy

Dec. 3, 2019 8:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods was convicted Tuesday for his part in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies, federal prosecutors said. A jury in San Francisco found Christopher Lischewski guilty after a four-week trial, the U.S....