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Vitaminworld-091317.jpg Vitamin World, a retailer of vitamins and health supplements, filed for bankruptcy protection and said it has identified 51 stores for closure during the bankruptcy process. The company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in Delaware Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday. It has listed liabilities of more than $43.6 million and estimated assets in a range of $50 million to $100 million.

Fitbit-Dexcom-090717.jpg Wearable fitness device maker Fitbit Inc. has announced a collaboration with glucose-monitoring device company DexCom Inc. that will enable people with diabetes to track their glucose levels on Fitbit's new Ionic smartwatch. Under the collaboration, Fitbit plans to make data from DexCom's continuous glucose monitors or CGM available on Ionic.

Nestle-SweetEarth-090717.jpg Nestlé USA Thursday said it has agreed to buy Sweet Earth, a plant-based foods manufacturer based in Moss Landing, California. With the acquisition, Nestlé forays into the plant-based foods segment, which is growing by double digits and expected to become a $5 billion market by 2020. Launched in...

GwynethPaltrows-Goop-082417.jpg Non-profit organization Truth in Advertising Inc., has filed a complaint against Gwyneth Patrow's lifestyle site Goop, accusing the company to use "unsubstantiated" and therefore deceptive, health and disease-treatment claims to market many of its products. Truth in Advertising has sent the complaint...

Aetna-AppleWatch-081417.jpg Aetna is likely to offer a free or discounted Apple Watch to all eligible customers as a perk, CNBC reported. The health insurer and Apple are reportedly in talks to bring the Apple Watch to Aetna's around 23 million people. As per the report, Apple and Aetna met in secret last week to discuss...

Blackfoerst-ham-080717.jpg Hahn Brothers, Inc., a ham manufacturer, is recalling about 115,773 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products as they contained malted barley, a known allergen, which was not declared on the final product label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service or FSIS said that the recall was due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

US-China-Poultaryban-072717.jpg A bipartisan group of Senators have called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to press the Chinese government to end its ban on import of American poultry products. China imposed ban on import of U.S. poultry products in 2015 after the detection of a wild duck with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza...

BhuFoods-Recall-072417.jpg Bhu Foods of San Diego, CA is recalling several flavors of Protein bars, as the supplier of organic sunflower seeds, Hudson Valley Foods, Inc., notified that ingredients sold to the company have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There has been no reported illness to date from this recall.

ABInbev-Hiball-072017.jpg Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev NV or AB InBev on Thursday said it is acquiring Hiball Inc., a San Francisco-based maker of organic energy drinks and carbonated juices and water. The company did not disclose the terms of the deal.

Chipotle-071817.jpg Mexican food chain Chipotle confirmed that it has shut down a restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, due to several customers getting sick after eating there. Shares of Chipotle is currently down 6 percent on the NYSE. Several customers reported symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, severe stomach pain,...

SodaTax-Chicago-071217.jpg An Illinois appeals court has upheld a temporary restraining order on implementing Cook County's tax on soft drinks and other sweetened beverages. The penny-per-ounce tax was supposed to take effect from July 1. The temporary hold, issued June 30, could now be in place until at least July 21.

jawbone-070717.jpg Jawbone, a maker of fitness tracker and bluetooth speaker, has gone out of business, according to a report in The Information. The company was expected to shut down with several rumors making rounds since last year that it was seeking buyers and planning to close its speaker division. Jawbone...

The USDA decision to completely suspend Brazil's imports of fresh meat, announced yesterday, raised market fears over the risk that other relevant buyers will halt the entry of Brazilian protein. The concern is due to the very short timespan between the nonconformities alleged by the Americans and investigations known as "Weak Meat Operation."

US-brazil-062317.jpg The U.S. has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil due to recurring concerns about the safety of the products. The suspension of shipments from Brazil, the fifth largest exporter of beef to the U.S., will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture takes corrective action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or USDA said in a statement.

ChefBoyardee-061217.jpg Food products maker Conagra has recalled over 700 thousand pounds of Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatball products due to "misbranding and undeclared allergens."

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