Mike Hughlett

Reporter | Food industry
Phone: 612-673-7003
Mike Hughlett covers the food industry for the Star Tribune,.including General Mills and Supervalu. Previously, he was a food reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

Recent content from Mike Hughlett

Cargill says it will identify ‘finely textured beef’ with labels

Surveys showed consumers wanted more transparency toward the hamburger product called “pink slime” by its critics.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 08:48 PM

Minnesota's sugar beet growers endure a soft year

Sugar prices are down as Mexican imports surge, and Minnesota beet farmers’ incomes are expected to suffer as a result.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 08:39 PM

March 22, 2012: 'Pink slime' backlash may hurt Cargill

Kroger Co. on Thursday joined two other national food retailers in saying it will no longer sell hamburger with finely textured beef, a move that could hurt Minnetonka-based Cargill Inc.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 03:32 PM

Minnesota farmers running short on propane

Minnesota’s corn crop was planted late, leading to a late harvest. Farmers need to dry the wet crop, but propane...

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 08:03 AM

A big quarter for Buffalo Wild Wings

Shares soared 10% in after-hours trading after the company's profit handily surpassed market expectations.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 05:59 AM

Pearson Candy's bite-size bars just in time for li’l vampires

This year, Pearson Candy in St. Paul -- the maker of the popular Salted Nut Roll -- is making a big play at Halloween, adding a packaging line for bite-size bars that are perfect for trick-or-treaters.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 10:50 PM

Animal advocates allege cruelty at Pipestone hog farm

A video shows sows confined in cramped gestation crates — a common practice — and piglets getting castrated or having their tails removed without anesthesia, squealing all the way.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 09:18 PM

Mosaic buys Florida phosphate business for $1.4 billion

Plymouth firm gets a 22,000-acre phosphate mine and processing plant close to another mine it is building southeast of Tampa...

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 05:51 AM

Organic crusader wants food labels to spell it out

Ronnie Cummins and his Minnesota-based Organic Consumers Association have been instrumental in making genetically modified labeling a prominent national food issue. Next month, voters in Washington will be the latest to consider whether GM-containing foods should be labeled as such in their state.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 05:45 AM

Beef recalled at Costco in Coon Rapids after E.coli incident

A child became ill from E. coli after eating ground beef bought at the Coon Rapids store. The company has...

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 11:09 PM

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