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."
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.
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.
Coca-Cola North America confirmed that, as part of an industry initiative, it will continue the rollout of expanded nutrition labeling in the U.S. to include caffeine content on all of its beverages containing the ingredient.
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.
As debate began on the 2007 Farm Bill, Dick Bond, Tyson Foods Inc.s president and CEO, warned that boosting U.S. ethanol production would mean higher food prices, both domestically and across the globe.
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.
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.
The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company named Mary Kay Haben as group vice president and managing director, North America. Haben will report to Bill Perez, president and CEO and will lead the growth and development of Wrigley's U.S. and Canadian businesses, effective April 16, 2007.