Chocolate Cheerios, Corporate Growth, and Obesity

Chocolate Cheerios, Corporate Growth, and Obesity

Once upon a time there was “Cheerios”. For almost 40 years, up until the late 1970′s, consumers had only one Cheerios flavor to choose from. And then General Mills, corporate owner of the Cheerios brand, introduced Honey Nut Cheerios. It … Continue reading

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This is Why “Health Claims” On Foods and Supplements Really Suck

This is Why “Health Claims” On Foods and Supplements Really Suck

Last week, the FDA was taken to court. The Alliance for Natural Health sued the FDA over the right to make health claims about selenium consumption and the reduction of cancer risks. The “Alliance” has a very cool sounding name, … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars – Misleading? [Inside the label]

Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars – Misleading? [Inside the label]

Kellogg’s keeps getting slammed with lawsuits related to misleading consumers. This time the product line in question is Nutri-Grain breakfast bars. According to Food Navigator: The company is being sued in the US District Court of Southern California for violations … Continue reading

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Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Health claims on processed food packages are usually nothing more than marketing messages. So when Kellogg’s plasters the word “IMMUNITY” in quadruple font on the front of its Rice Krispies breakfast cereal, we just have to take a peek (thanks … Continue reading

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FDA Scolds Cheerios For Ridiculous Health Claim

FDA Scolds Cheerios For Ridiculous Health Claim

Image by Getty Images via Daylife We wrote a few days ago about the odd health claim General Mills has tacked on to its Cheerios breakfast Cereal. According to the cereal manufacturer, consuming Cheerios reduces cholesterol by 10% in a … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Reprimanded for Falsley Claiming Frosted Mini Wheats Will Turn Your Kid into Einstein

Kellogg’s Reprimanded for Falsley Claiming Frosted Mini Wheats Will Turn Your Kid into Einstein

  The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that Kellogg’s has admitted it falsely advertised the nutritional merits of kids breakfast cereal Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Bite Size Cereal. From the LA Times: Kellogg’s national TV ads asserted that attentiveness improved … Continue reading

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Nestle, Coke Back off on Tea Drink Health Claim

Nestle, Coke Back off on Tea Drink Health Claim

  It took a lawsuit, but Nestle and the Coca Cola Company, who jointly market Enviga Green Tea, need to stop claiming it reduces weight. From the LA Times: Connecticut Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal began an inquiry in 2007 seeking … Continue reading

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Soy – Good or Bad for My Health?

Soy – Good or Bad for My Health?

Edamame, Soy sauce, tofu, tempeh, cereal, bread, oils, etc… the descendants of the green soybean are found in thousands of supermarket items. For a relatively bitter, beany legume that until the 17th century was unkown in the western world, soy … Continue reading

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FDA to Coca Cola: You’ve been Warned!

FDA to Coca Cola: You’ve been Warned!

The FDA issued a warning letter to the Coca-Cola Company regarding the labeling of Diet Coke Plus: the product makes a nutrient content claim but does not meet the criteria to make the claim. The product’s labeling describes the drink … Continue reading

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