The seventh-largest food and beverage company in Canada and the United States, ConAgra Foods, says it will comply with Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO food-labeling law by putting labels on products sold throughout the country.
ConAgra Foods, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Banquet frozen foods, says it will move its corporate headquarters to Chicago from its longtime base of Omaha. Tax incentives from Illinois, where the company's new CEO lives, helped spur the move.
Sixteen major food and beverage companies sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in 2012 than they did in 2007, says the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which paid for an independent evaluation of sales. The companies had pledged to cut 1 trillion calories by 2012 and 1.5 trillion calories by 2015. In total, the companies sold products containing 60.4 trillion calories in 2007.
Miller Milling Co, subsidiary of Tokyo-based Nisshin Flour Milling Inc, announced the purchase for $215 mln of four mills from Horizon and ConAgra that will turn Miller into the fourth-largest U.S. miller.