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Hamburger chain Wendy’s says Todd Penegor is now CEO

Wendy’s says Todd Penegor is now CEO and president of the hamburger chain, a move that was previously announced late last year.

Cookbook review: ‘Simply Ramen’ makes soups worth the work

Scratch-made ramen takes a lot of time and effort, but flavorful noodle soup is a belly-warming reward.

Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem …

Food stamps would be cut by $23 billion under GOP budget plan

Republican leaders have proposed more than $23 billion in food stamp cuts in a budget plan that could be brought to the House floor in the next two weeks, several …

McDonald’s testing fresh beef at 14 Dallas restaurants

McDonald’s says it’s testing fresh beef at 14 restaurants in Dallas, but that it’s too early to say whether fresh beef could replace its frozen patties nationally. The Oak Brook, …

Cherry growers looking forward to yet another bountiful harvest

Barring widespread heavy rain or other disasters, Northwest cherry growers expect to hit the 20-million-box mark during the upcoming harvest, according to the first forecast from Northwest Cherry Growers, a …

FDA investigates listeria outbreak after frozen food recall

A listeria outbreak that led to a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables is being investigated by the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control …

FBI: Man admits to contaminating food at Michigan stores

A man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mouse poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores, authorities said.

Locally mixed sips for Mother’s Day teatime

Winterwoods Tea Co. offers recipes for Mother’s Day

Drinking coffee and wine good for microbes in the gut, scientists say

Scientists have some great news for those who love coffee, tea and wine: Drinking any of these beverages is associated with a healthier and more diverse community of microbes living …

McDonald’s tests McNuggets without artificial additives

Like the indestructible Twinkie, Chicken McNuggets are practically a culinary punchline, a symbol of hyper-processed fast food with a list of ingredients that reads like a chemistry exam. But now …

Keep it, scrap it or cook it: What to do with old food

Here’s a primer, along with some simple ways to keep food waste to a minimum.

McDonald’s U.S. sales rise for third straight quarter

McDonald’s sales rose 5.4 percent at established U.S. locations in the first quarter, marking the third straight increase as the chain fights to stage a comeback.

Populations of salmon, flounder added to overfishing list

The federal government has added several populations of economically important food fish, including stocks of salmon and flounder, to its list of fish stocks that are being subjected to overfishing.

The new look for Coke … more of the same

Coca-Cola wants Diet Coke fans to feel more like they’re drinking “the real thing.”

Hickory Farms founder dies at 96

An Ohio businessman who started specialty food company Hickory Farms that sells sausage sticks and cheese trays has died. Richard Ransom was 96.

Second Harvest teams up with Coeur d’Alene church, school to feed families

More than 1,200 pounds of fresh and healthy food rolled up to Coeur d’Alene Assembly Church on Wednesday as volunteers prepared to open the church food pantry to the public …

Cookbook review: A practical homage to salmon

Elevate your salmon game with this new go-to guide

School spends nearly $350,000 to get rats out of cafeteria

It has taken a month and nearly $350,000 to remove the rats from the Snohomish High School cafeteria. Everett school officials say the building is expected to reopen next week …

Subway posting calories nationally as regulation lags

Subway is moving ahead and posting calorie counts on menu boards nationally despite another delay in a federal rule requiring the information.

Will obesity reverse life span gains made over decades of health triumphs?

New statistics on death rates in the United States appear to confirm a grim prediction – that obesity is reversing decades of steady expansion in Americans’ life spans, according to …

Global warming making U.S. sick, report says

The federal government says man-made global warming is making America sicker and it’s only going to get worse.

$2.13 an hour for dish-washing? Servers sue over side work

Ask any restaurant server or bartender about side work and you are liable to get an earful. Sweeping floors, washing dishes, making salad? These are tasks that should pay minimum …

Benihana founder’s widow loses bid for part of his fortune

The widow of Benihana’s founder has lost her bid for part of his fortune after a yearslong dispute with his children and grandchildren over his will.

McDonald’s adding 1,500 outlets in China, South Korea, Hong Kong

McDonald’s Corp. said Thursday it plans to open 1,500 new restaurants in China, South Korea and Hong Kong as it looks to faster-growing markets to help drive a global turnaround.

Chipotle files trademark for ‘Better Burger’

Chipotle apparently has burgers on its mind. The Denver-based chain applied for a trademark for “Better Burger” earlier this month.

Trader Joe’s settles cookie lawsuit with Pepperidge Farm

A clash over chocolate-filled cookies has culminated in Trader Joe’s settling a lawsuit filed by Pepperidge Farm.

Oregon farm regulators eye ‘stop work’ authority

Food manufacturers and pesticide applicators could be subject to “stop work” orders under new regulatory authority being considered by Oregon’s farm regulators.

Peace Corps volunteers bring back recipes from around the world

Returned Peace Corps volunteers share tastes from the time they served overseas

Big Maple: Demand for new sweeteners brings boom in Vermont

SANDGATE, Vt. (AP) – Once a side venture that helped farmers pay their taxes, Vermont maple syrup is becoming big business, with corporations buying up thousands of acres of trees …