Category: Food News

Zucchinis linked to rare poisonings in England

Rogue zucchini seeds are suspected to be behind several cases of illness in England.

Zucchinis, also called courgettes, contain a naturally occurring compound. When this is at a high enough level it can lead to symptoms such as nausea and diarrhea.

Four families in Castle Acre, Norfolk, reported feeling unwell after eating produce they had grown, according to the BBC.

The Sun newspaper reported a woman needed hospital treatment after being poisoned by courgettes she had grown. They came from Unwins seeds and parent company Westland told The Sun that it had temporarily suspended shipments as a precaution while it

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Hershey Co. optimistic about second half of fiscal 2020 | 2020-07-24

HERSHEY, PA. – The Hershey Co.’s second quarter of fiscal 2020 was impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Stay-at-home orders in the United States and around the world limited consumer mobility and sales opportunities. But during a conference call with analysts on July 23, company management expressed optimism about the second half of the fiscal year, even one that may feature a socially distanced Halloween.

Net income for the quarter ended June 28 was $269 million, equal to $1.33 per share on the common stock, and a decline when compared with the second quarter of fiscal 2019 when the company earned

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Salinas farmworkers crowd homes, spreading coronavirus

A bed fills most of the room that Odilia Leon shares with her five children. In one corner, a dresser spills over with clothes.

For the cramped room in a two-bedroom unit behind a house in east Salinas, she pays $1,050 a month. It’s what she can afford as a fieldworker picking strawberries, her job for the last nine years. A couple with three children rents the other room. In all, 11 people share a living room and kitchen. There is one bathroom.

Every day, Leon, 40, is gripped with fear that she could bring home the coronavirus, infect her

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The State of the Specialty Food Industry, 2020-2021 Edition

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The Specialty Food Association, working with Mintel, releases its 2020-2021 Edition of the State of the Specialty Food Industry. The annual research helps companies make data-driven business decisions by exploring the market and where it is going based on sales forecasts in key categories, and how the specialty food consumer is evolving.

Critical this year: The impact of COVID-19. Analysis and supply

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