Crunch Time: Fast-food chains look to keep food crisp as deliveries soar

5/5 © Reuters. McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Sandwiches and fries are pictured in New York 2/5 By Siddharth Cavale and Hilary Russ (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp (NYSE:) rolled out its new Crispy Chicken Sandwich in February. Wendy’s (NASDAQ:) Co is selling Crispy Chicken Nuggets. And chains like Shake Shack Inc (NYSE:) are known for having some […]

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How a Chilean raspberry scam dodged food safety controls from China to Canada

5/5 © Reuters. Raspberries are pictured during a harvest season at a local farm near Chillan 2/5 By Dave Sherwood SANTIAGO (Reuters) – In January 2017, Chilean Customs inspectors acted on a tip from a whistleblower: The country’s prized crop of raspberries was under threat. Inspectors raided the offices of Frutti di Bosco, a little-known […]

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Trump says he will add $1 billion to food for families program

© Reuters. U.S. President Trump visits Farmers to Families Food Box Program location at Flavor First Growers and Packers in Mills River, North Carolina MILLS RIVER, N.C. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Monday his administration would provide an additional $ 1 billion to a program that provides food to American families dealing with […]

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Exclusive: Lebanon navigates food challenge with no grain silo and few stocks

3/3 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: View of the Beirut port with its giant cranes and grain silo.. 2/3 By Maha El Dahan and Ellen Francis DUBAI/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Beirut’s blast destroyed Lebanon’s only large grain silo, with plans for another in the country’s second biggest port Tripoli shelved years ago due to a lack of […]

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Exclusive: Chipotle, fast food brands set for new wave of hiring

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Chipotle Mexican Grill is seen at the Chipotle Next Kitchen in Manhattan By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:) wants to hire another 10,000 employees in coming months as its sales rebound, an official said, one of several big restaurant chains looking to […]

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Head of leading Hispanic-owned U.S. food company sparks backlash over praise for Trump

© Reuters. Goya products are pictured in the specialty food isle at a Ralphs grocery store in Pasadena By Steve Gorman (Reuters) – Goya Foods Inc, the largest Hispanic-owned U.S. food company and a popular brand among Latino Americans, became the target of a boycott campaign on social media on Friday sparked by its CEO […]

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Lebanese central bank sets 3,900 pound/dollar rate for essential food industries

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man counts U.S. dollar banknotes next to Lebanese pounds at a currency exchange shop in Beirut BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Lebanese central bank will provide foreign currency at a fixed exchange rate of 3,900 Lebanese pounds per dollar for importers and manufacturers of essential food items, it said on Monday. […]

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U.S. food exporters sign safety declarations in lieu of virus-free guarantees

By Karl Plume (Reuters) – U.S. food and feed exporters are shipping goods to China with letters assuring the safety of their cargo in lieu of official declarations requested by Chinese authorities that guarantee coronavirus-free shipments, a U.S. agricultural export group said on Friday. The commitment statements, drafted by the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), are […]

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Iran ship reaches Venezuelan waters with cargo of food

CARACAS (Reuters) – An Iranian ship was approaching the Venezuelan port of La Guaira on Sunday with a cargo of food that will supply the South American nation’s first Iranian supermarket, according to Refinitiv Eikon and Iran’s embassy in Venezuela. Iran supplied 1.5 million barrels of fuel to Venezuela last month amid a collapse of […]

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