beverage and tobacco products manufacturing

November 23, 2017 - 7:46 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Finland's largest food companies is selling what it claims to be a first: insect bread. Markus Hellstrom, head of the Fazer group's bakery division, said Thursday that one loaf contains about 70 dried house crickets, ground into powder and added to the flour. The...
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November 21, 2017 - 6:50 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia company is recalling a hummus product sold in several states because of possible bacterial contamination. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said in a statement that Asmar's Mediterranean Food, Inc. of Alexandria is recalling one lot of...
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This undated photo shows a screen shot from a commercial that will air on television starting the week of Nov. 26. Under court order, the largest U.S. tobacco companies have to publicize the deadly, addictive effects of smoking, more than a decade after a judge ruled that the industry had misled the public about the risks of cigarettes, which continue to kill about a half-million Americans annually. The ads will run for 52 weeks. (U.S. Department of Justice via AP)
November 21, 2017 - 1:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice. Under court order, the tobacco industry for the first time will be forced to advertise the deadly, addictive effects of smoking, more than 11...
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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he walks with Vice President Mike Pence as he departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump urged House Republicans Thursday to approve a near $1.5 trillion tax overhaul as the party prepared to drive the measure through the House. Across the Capitol, Democrats pointed to new numbers showing the Senate version of the plan would boost taxes on lower and middle-income Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 18, 2017 - 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win with...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2016 file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. Hannity has put Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on notice: explain "inconsistencies" in his response to allegations of child molestation or exit the Alabama race. Hannity, on his show Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, gave Moore 24 hours. "We deserve answers _ consistent answers _ and truth," he said. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
November 15, 2017 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity called on his supporters to stop smashing Keurig coffee makers to protest a decision to stop advertising on his show, it remains unclear whether Keurig will actually return as a sponsor. Hannity and a liberal lobbying group's effort to choke off...
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November 09, 2017 - 3:18 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In an embarrassing retreat, the U.N. labor agency says it has shelved a decision whether to end its ties with Big Tobacco, correcting its own statement earlier Thursday indicating it would cut ties to an industry faulted for major health risks. International Labor Organization...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya speaks during the grand opening of the company's new plant in Twin Falls, Idaho. Greek yogurt giant Chobani announced Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 a $20 million expansion of its world's largest yogurt plant in south-central Idaho to serve as the company's global research and development center. Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he's thrilled to begin building a 70,000-square-foot innovation facility in a region he's dubbed the "Silicon Valley of food."(Ashley Smith/Times-News via AP, File)
November 09, 2017 - 1:12 pm
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The founder and CEO of Chobani has no regrets about moving his Greek yogurt company to south-central Idaho, a region he has dubbed the "Silicon Valley of food" but has been embroiled in the national debate over refugee resettlement that spread to boycotts and outcry against...
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FILE- In t his Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, flames from a wildfire burn in Napa, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown joined lawmakers to request $7.4 billion in federal funding for wildfire relief and recovery efforts following a deadly cluster of fires that that tore through the heart of the state's wine country, killing more than 40 people and leaving thousands without housing. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 03, 2017 - 8:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers asked the U.S. government Friday for $7.4 billion to help rebuild after a cluster of fires tore through the heart of wine country, killing more than 40 people and leaving thousands without housing. In a letter to the White House, Brown...
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November 02, 2017 - 10:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first new candy bar to carry the Hershey's name in more than two decades is set to hit shelves next month. The Hershey, Pennsylvania-based candy maker says Hershey's Gold will go on sale Dec. 1. It's described as a caramelized cream bar embedded with salty peanut and pretzel...
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In this undated photo released by Refugee Action Coalition, refugees and asylum seekers hold up banners during a protest at the Manus Island immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea. As Australia moved to close a detention center for asylum seekers it won't allow on its shores, Papua New Guinea's government warned the 600 men who want to stay at the Manus Island facility they may be removed if they stay beyond a Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 deadline. (Refugee Action Coalition via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 4:47 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Lawyers for the asylum seekers living at Australia's detention center on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island sought a court injunction Tuesday to keep the facility open, as fears mounted of violence amid reports of looting and rock-throwing by local residents. Papua New Guinea authorities...
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