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

Minn. firms: Most trans fats already gone, but more work remains

Minnesota’s giant food companies have put a lot of work into eliminating trans fats in recent years.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 07:51 PM

Referendum on food labels is failing in Washington

State’s referendum issue would require labels on foods containing genetically engineered ingredients.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 08:36 PM

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

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