February 4, 2004 |
Cereal maker General Mills Inc. said Tuesday that it had received notification from U.S. regulators that it may face charges in connection with its sales practices and related accounting. The Securities and Exchange Commission's Wells notice relates to an inquiry that General Mills disclosed in October, the Minneapolis-based company said. Chief Executive Steve Sanger and Chief Financial Officer James Lawrence are included in the notice and also could face charges.
February 17, 2007 |
Dole Fresh Fruit Co. recalled several thousand cartons of imported cantaloupes Friday after the fruit tested positive for salmonella. The recall, which covers the eastern United States and the Canadian province of Quebec, is the second sparked by salmonella fears this week. On Wednesday, ConAgra Foods Inc. recalled its Peter Pan brand and certain batches of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'
October 12, 2007 |
ConAgra Foods Inc. recalled all its Banquet potpies and store brand varieties Thursday after the products were linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak. The company included beef potpies in the recall after initially saying only its chicken and turkey potpies should not be eaten. ConAgra issued a consumer alert Tuesday and asked stores nationwide to stop selling the poultry potpies, but stopped short of a recall until Thursday.
August 26, 2013 |
ConAgra foods has recalled some Kroger's chocolate chip cookie dough packages because they actually contain peanut butter cookie dough. People with a peanut allergy are at risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Sunday, but the company reported that the mix-up hasn't caused any illnesses so far. Celebrity products: Perfume, protein pudding and more The voluntary recall affects an unspecified number of cookie dough packages...
January 29, 2001 |
Vlasic Foods International, best known for its pickle-pushing cartoon stork in television commercials, is expected to soon file for bankruptcy protection and sell its core businesses. The moves by the long-troubled company might come as soon as this week, a source familiar with the situation said. Wall Street analysts said H.J. Heinz Co. is best-suited to buy Vlasic's flagship pickle business, and ConAgra Foods Inc.
April 22, 2011 |
Fries have been getting downsized. The introduction of dollar menus, effects of the recession and the end of super-sizing have taken a toll on French fry consumption at restaurants. Fries are a part of 13.2% of restaurant meals today, down from 14.5% in 2004, according to NPD Group. But fast-food giants haven't been taking this lying down. Many have been finding ways to offset the decline in fry sales. McDonald's Corp., the longtime king of fries, has cited breakfast business and the introduction of frappes and smoothies for helping the chain score 31 consecutive quarters of same-store-sales gains.
December 17, 2007 |
This week's data on investment bank earnings, the housing downturn and inflation will help investors decide how the economy and corporate America are faring as they head into the new year. Wall Street hit a few snags last week: The tools in the Federal Reserve's arsenal look as if they may not be sufficient to battle the credit crisis, and inflation appears to be accelerating. Last week, the Dow ended 2.1% lower, the Standard & Poor's 500 index finished down 2.
September 25, 2001 |
A labeling mix-up that could pose a danger to people with dairy allergies is prompting the recall of 3,000 pounds of Fleischmann's margarine sold in 19 states. Fleischmann's Original stick margarine was labeled Fleischmann's Unsalted stick margarine. The original contains whey, which could trigger a serious, even life-threatening, reaction for those with dairy allergies. The Food and Drug Administration said two consumers have reported reactions.
December 22, 2006 |
Food makers General Mills and ConAgra reported solid second quarters and raised their guidance Thursday, and Wall Street greeted them like comfort food on a cold winter day. Shares of both companies gained nearly 2% in a falling stock market. ConAgra Foods Inc. had the most sizzle. Quarterly profit jumped 44% as the maker of the Healthy Choice and Chef Boyardee brands sold off a meats business sooner than expected, cut costs and got better results from its advertising. General Mills Inc.