Food Safety

GoodSam Founder Talks Direct Marketing, Scaling Regenerative Systems

GREENWICH, CONN. — GoodSam’s commitment to being a regenerative food company goes beyond improving soil health or sequestering carbon. In fact, sustainable farming practices are nothing new to the indigenous farmers he comes from and works with. Co-founders Heather K. Terry and Sam Strout created GoodSam Foods in 2019 with the goal of bringing premium …

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A surprising turnaround in harvest expectations

KANSAS CITY — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s September crop production report ahead of this year’s corn and soybean harvest surprised analysts. Just last month, the USDA forecast record U.S. soybean production in 2022, as well as higher-than-expected acres planted in corn in its August crop production report. But a lot can happen in a …

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Nestle creates Health Science unit for growth

BOSTON — Nestle SA’s Nestle Health Science business unit is a hodgepodge of acquisitions. Since 2011, the company has invested heavily in nutrition brands such as Nature’s Bounty, Nuun and Vital Proteins, the medical nutrition category and pharmaceuticals. Now the company is laying the groundwork for more room for growth from the business unit. In …

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Free mental health services expanded to rural communities through state partnership, IU: News at IU: Indiana University

INDIANAPOLIS — Free and confidential support for stress, depression or anxiety, as well as resources for food, clothing, housing and health care, will be available through telehealth wellness services in several rural Indiana counties this fall. The Indiana University School of Social Work and Center for Rural Engagement have launched these services with a grant …

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Hormel Foods’ business is impacted by the increase in HPAI

AUSTIN, MIN. — Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that emerged this week in California, Indiana, Minnesota and North Dakota, including a Hormel Foods Corp. swarm, have company officials on edge. Outbreaks earlier this year affected the company’s Jennie-O Turkey Store business, and the new outbreaks could have a lasting impact. “With the positive …

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Hain Celestial’s 3.0 strategy stuck at 2.5

LAKE SUCCESS, NY. — Inflation, ingredient shortages, supply chain disruptions and slowdowns in key plant categories prevented Hain Celestial Group from fully transitioning to the Hain 3.0 strategy introduced in September 2021. Key elements of the plan included divesting the personal care business and focus on growth categories such as snacks, dairy and alternative meats. …

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Pilnick will lead Kellogg’s North American cereal business

BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — Kellogg Co. announced appointments to the future leadership team of North America Cereal Co., one of three spin-off entities formed from the company’s recent move to separate the company into focused stand-alone businesses. The newly appointed leaders of North America Cereal Co. will assume their roles following the business separation, which …

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