| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo is the world's second-biggest carbonated soft-drink maker, after longtime rival Coca-Cola Co. Its soft-drink brands include Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Mug; it also sells Tropicana orange-juice brands, Gatorade sports drink,...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Coca-Cola, the world’s top beverage company and perennial target for critics of sugary drinks, is taking an unusually public stance on obesity by defending its health initiatives on prime-time television.
In a two-minute advertisement set to debut...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 8:42 AM
IHOP has a Country Fried Steak & Eggs combo menu item with 3,720 milligrams of sodium. Johnny Rockets’ Bacon Cheddar Double burger has 50 grams of saturated fat. The Bistro Shrimp Pasta from the Cheesecake Factory has 3,120 calories.
Each one is...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Pop star Beyonce Knowles-Carter should make her $50-million endorsement deal with soda maker PepsiCo the best thing she never had, according to a health advocacy group.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is ringing the alarm on the diva&...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Brominated vegetable oil, a synthetic chemical that has been patented in Europe as a flame retardant, will no longer double as an ingredient in Gatorade sports drinks.
Molly Carter, a spokeswoman for Gatorade owner PepsiCo Inc., said the company has...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Responding to consumer concerns, PepsiCo today announced that it will remove brominated vegetable oil, an emulsifier, from citrus-flavored Gatorade.
Mississippi teenager Sarah Kavanagh had launched an online petition in November that drew recent media...
| Jan 26, 2013
Responding to consumer concerns, PepsiCo announced Friday that it will remove brominated vegetable oil, an emulsifier, from citrus-flavored Gatorade sold in the U.S.
Mississippi teenager Sarah Kavanagh launched an online petition in November that drew...
| Jan 28, 2013
After spending four miserable days in the hospital with gallstones, Chicago resident Priscilla Dias Hill resolved to improve her eating habits. Rather than working with a licensed dietitian, however, she chose a holistic health coach.
Dias Hill's coach,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Since launching in March, Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos have become the company’s most successful new product.
Now, Doritos will see if the appeal goes both ways by launching chips in a “Taco Bell” flavor.
The chips are to be...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:51 PM
As public health leaders step up their efforts to temper Americans' thirst for sugar-sweetened beverages, a new set of published studies has found that removing sugary drinks from kids' diets slows weight gain in heavy teens and reduces the odds that...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Now that Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and other sugary soda producers are planning to list health information on vending machines, calorie counts aren’t just for the likes of McDonald’s and fast food joints.
In full view of consumers, the...