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PepsiCo Swaps Artificial Sweetener in Diet Pepsi to Revive Slumping Sales

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.

April 26th

Pepsi Bottler Fails US Workers

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, […]

March 7th

It Was Just a Matter of Time: PepsiCo Ditches ‘Natural’ for ‘Simply’

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.”

February 14th

Coca-Cola Sued Again For False Advertising

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 […]

December 3rd

Oxfam Slams Coke, Pepsi Sugar Land Grabs

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 […]

October 3rd

Kellogg’s, General Mills Among Oxfam’s Top 10 Food Bullies

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” […]

February 26th

PepsiCo Removes Flame Retardant From Gatorade

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! […]

February 1st