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.
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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. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited PepsiCo‘s largest non-corporate owned bottler, G&J Pepsi-Cola, for seven workplace health and safety violations, […]
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. This latest class action lawsuit alleges that Coke contains phosphoric acid, which also goes by the name E338. According to Food Navigator, because phosphoric acid is not derived […]
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 in a new report issued today. This is no small issue. According to a press release yesterday, the global sugar trade is worth about $47 […]
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 natural’ labels According to Lexology.com, Naked Juice has agreed to settle the claims that it falsely advertised some of its juice and smoothie products as ‘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 as evidenced by the headline: Ten biggest food and beverage companies failing millions of people who grow their ingredients According to Oxfam, the “Big 10” […]
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 claims. PepsiCo, makers of Gatorade, has agreed to remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO), an ingredient that has been patented as a flame retardant, from its beverages. Oy! […]
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?