Leggo My (Listeria-laden) Eggo

Leggo My (Listeria-laden) Eggo

The FDA is not pleased with Kellogg’s waffle manufacturing plant in Georgia. The federal authority sent the company a warning letter. Kellogg’s is reprimanded for the poor sanitary conditions at the factory, and requested to clean up its act. From … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution for the Food Industry – Honest Nutrition Labeling

A New Year’s Resolution for the Food Industry – Honest Nutrition Labeling

Just as the year is ending, the tireless consumer advocacy group CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) has sent a 158 page report to the FDA, entitled Food Labeling Chaos – the case for reform [download PDF]. In … Continue reading

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“Infomercial” for Preschoolers on Health Benefits of Froot Loops

“Infomercial” for Preschoolers on Health Benefits of Froot Loops

We posted a few days ago about how 80% of Kids Commercials on Nickelodeon are for junk food. Junk cereal is also in the mix. If you were wondering how bad the situation is, watch the spot below for Froot … 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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“Cereal Offenders” from Down Under

“Cereal Offenders” from Down Under

Australian consumer advocacy group The Parents Jury is interested in improving the food and physical activity environments of Australian children. Recently they compared a few breakfast cereals to see how close the touted health claims were to what was really … Continue reading

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Your Dietary Advice, Sponsored By …

Your Dietary Advice, Sponsored By …

The American Dietetic Association, the largest organization of dietitians in the US, has accepted a new sponsorship from Truvia. Truvia is the brand name of a stevia based sweetener manufactured by Cargill, recently approved as safe for consumption by the … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Scolded by UK Ad Standards Authority

Kellogg’s Scolded by UK Ad Standards Authority

From the UK, Marketing Week brings an interesting snippet: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an ad for Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Soft Oaties because it misleadingly implies the biscuits are healthy. The press and poster ads use the headline “Wholesome … Continue reading

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What Parents Have Learned from the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

What Parents Have Learned from the Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

In one sentence: Err on the side of caution – don’t buy a product with peanuts for the time being. If it hasn’t been recalled yet, it may be tomorrow. As parents and slightly paranoid consumers, when someone tells us … Continue reading

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Even More Upsetting: Factory Knowingly Shipped Contaminated Peanut Butter

Even More Upsetting: Factory Knowingly Shipped Contaminated Peanut Butter

More updates on the salmonella / peanut butter outbreak. According to USA Today: The government Tuesday accused the peanut butter manufacturer tied to a nationwide salmonella outbreak of shipping products in 2007 and 2008 after internal tests found bacterial contamination, … Continue reading

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Upsetting – The Salmonella Peanut Butter Plant is a Repeat Offender

Upsetting – The Salmonella Peanut Butter Plant is a Repeat Offender

The current salmonella / peanut butter crisis has caused 500 illnesses and 7 deaths, with more product recalls every day (see updated list at the bottom of this post). The New York Times reports that the processing facility in Georgia … Continue reading

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