California growers and agriculture officials agreed to a voluntary safety program for leafy greens that will install an inspection system for growers and handlers and allows farmers to market their greens as state-certified. The actual food safety regulations have yet to be established.
Arizona Beverages, Glaceau, Red Bull and even Groupe Danone are prime acquisition targets for PepsiCo and Coca-Cola as the two beverage giants continue to expand outside of the traditional soda realm, one beverage industry expert said.
Canadian agricultural officials confirmed the country's ninth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. The cow never entered the food chain. The country is instituting stricter feed laws in July to help eliminate the disease.