State probes Coke-Nestlé calorie-burning drink claims
Connecticut's attorney general has launched an investigation into claims by Coca-Cola Co. and Nestlé SA that a new green-tea-based soft drink they are marketing burns calories, saying he is concerned the assertion may be misleading and based on "voodoo nutrition."
Folate intakes drop
Americans are not consuming enough folic acid, a B vitamin that may prevent serious birth defects of the spinal cord and brain (i.e., neural tube defects) and may also protect against heart disease, cancer and Alzheimers disease, according to a report published in the November 2006 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
Americans adopt heart-healthier diets
Over the past 20 years, the diets of American adults have become more consistent with most dietary recommendations for heart disease prevention -- but the trend may not be continuing, research suggests.
U.S. smoothie market more than doubles
With on-the-go dining and snacking moving to the American meal forefront, the U.S. smoothie market has been flooded with consumers looking for a quick portable meal alternative.
Altria to spin off its stake in Kraft this month
Following a year or more of speculation, Altria Group Inc., the New York-based holding company that owns both Kraft Foods Inc. and cigarette-maker Philip Morris, said it would spin off its 89 percent stake in Kraft to its shareholders on March 30.
More new chiefs: Cargill, ADM, McCormick, IBC
Last month we reported an unusually large number of new execs at food companies. The trend continued into late January and February, including new chairman for two multi-billion-dollar agribusinesses.
Tyson unveils new R&D 'discovery' center
Tyson Foods, Inc. officially unveiled its new Discovery Center, a research and development facility designed to enhance the companys ability to create new foods and bring them to market more quickly.
Hershey announces three-year supply chain transformation
The Hershey Company announced a three-year supply chain transformation program. When completed, Hershey says the program will enhance its manufacturing, sourcing and customer service capabilities, and generate resources to invest in the company's growth initiatives.
Kraft sets path for overseas expansion
Kraft Foods Inc., signaling Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld's determination to make foreign acquisitions, is giving its international managers more power to engineer deals.