Kimberly Redmond | |

A US consumer advocacy group has filed a complaint against food and beverage giant The Kraft Heinz Company (NYSE: KHC) for disparaging fruits and vegetables in a series of print and television ads that depicted kids turning their noses up at healthy foods.

On Wednesday, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) said it filed the complaint with the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Better Business Bureau, an industry-funded self-regulatory body, alleging the advertisements flouted established standards.

Kimberly Redmond | |

Dole Food Company is merging with Ireland-based Total Produce in a deal that would create the world’s largest fresh produce company, the two companies announced Wednesday.

The combined company, to be called Dole plc, will be listed on a US stock exchange and have global headquarters in Dublin with American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.