The USDA said it made a mistake by approving Tyson Foods' request to label its chickens as "raised without antibiotics," and has ordered the chicken producer to stop using the labels after discovering Tyson's poultry feed contained ionophores, which the agency classifies as antibiotics. Tyson, which has invested millions of dollars on an advertising and labeling campaign, said it will appeal the decision and ask for a modified label.
Many companies including Kraft Foods, Nestle and Hershey have worked with Berry Plastics to retool packaging to make it greener. Wal-Mart also is pushing to eliminate all waste by offering a "packaging scorecard" to help its suppliers calculate the net environmental effect of factors they use in packaging.
Skin-care brand Pond's isn't merely the exclusive sponsor of the USA Network's six-part miniseries "The Starter Wife." The brand's participation in the project began in the development stage. The main character, a woman in her 40s starting over after a divorce, represents the target age demographic of some of the brand's signature products.
Looking to streamline operations, Tyson Foods closed down a processing plant in Berlin, Md., one of the meat producer's least-profitable plants, resulting in a loss of 650 jobs since the closure was announced in April. The company offered workers jobs at its three Virginia plants, and other poultry plants near Berlin offered some Tyson workers jobs.