Soda industry sponsorships seem to be everywhere, and that’s no accident. Coke and Pepsi spend big money to keep health groups from taking a hard line against their products.
Quaker Oats’ parent company – PepsiCo – has spent millions to stop GMO labeling initiatives. Let’s ask them to change their tune.
As consumers across the country are embracing healthier foods, PepsiCo announced that it’s removing aspartame, the controversial artificial sweetener in its popular Diet Pepsi soft drink. The company says it is switching to a sucralose-based sweetener, better known as Splenda, an artificial sweetener the company believes is less controversial than aspartame and could help declining sales rebound.
SweetMyx is the latest artificial sweetener to receive Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status, but how safe is it?
One of Pepsi’s largest US bottlers, G&J Pepsi-Cola, faces $87,000 in US Labor Department OSHA penalties for exposing workers to repeat safety violations. According to an OSHA News Release, the U.S. [ … ]
In the tsunami-like wake of lawsuits filed against major food brands for misuse of the word “natural” to market unnatural synthetic and genetically modified ingredients in products like Wesson Oil and Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish (which also don’t contain any goldfish if anyone else wants to jump in on another class action suit), PepsiCo has decided to drop its use of “natural” for a simpler word. Literally. “Simply.”
With both diet and regular soda sales slumping, it’s no surprise that Pepsico is looking at ways to capitalize on its other offerings. And it appears that its Frito-Lay division’s Doritos snacks may be the next terrible food trends. And it’s not one of the healthy restaurant trends that Mary talked about last month.
The Coca-Cola Company is facing its third lawsuit in the last three months over the claims that its products do not contain preservatives and artificial flavors, despite containing phosphoric acid. [ … ]
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods are the world’s biggest producers and buyers of sugar are not doing enough to stop land grabs and conflicts in their supply chains, says Oxfam [ … ]
PepsiCo brand Naked Juice will stop using ‘all natural’ to describe its products after agreeing to settle a US class action suit for $9 million. Naked Juice: No More ‘all [ … ]
A new Oxfam campaign published today, Behind the Brands: Food Companies Scorecard, ranks social policies of food and beverage companies and things aren’t looking good for the top 10 food companies [ … ]
It certainly is a week for beverage news reports. MINUTE MAID changed its fruit punch formulation to include an artificial sweetener. Mott’s Immunity Support Fruit Punch was sued for false advertising [ … ]
Recent reports declare Pepsi is modifying its products to appeal to the more health conscious consumer. Will the misinformed shopper buy into their marketing tactics?