December 28, 2010

Frito-Lay will reformulate half of its snack products to be completely natural by the end of 2011. The products will include no artificial or synthetic ingredients, no artificial flavors and no preservatives, including MSG.

December 27, 2010

Post Foods has announced that as of January 2011, the company’s Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles cereal will have a lower sugar content — 9 g per serving.

December 22, 2010

The philanthropic arm of Coca-Cola donated funds to 38 organizations that support water conservation, community recycling, active healthy living and education.

December 22, 2010

The European Food Safety Authority has granted GlaxoSmithKline a positive opinion for a health claim related to its "toothkind" drinks, according to BeverageDaily.com, an online news service.

December 22, 2010

Jelly Belly is offering customers a new treat at store checkouts nationwide.

December 21, 2010

Two companies have united to address the increasing popularity of fish tacos.

December 21, 2010

Ken's Foods will utilize all-plastic pallets with embedded radio frequency identification tags developed by Intelligent Global Pooling Systems, iGPS announced.

December 20, 2010

Kroger recalled select packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products may contain aflatoxin, a naturally occurring toxic chemical byproduct from the growth of a certain fungus.

December 17, 2010

A certified gluten-free crackers brand has gained retail distribution in Walmart Supercenter stores.

December 16, 2010

Yogurt brand Dannon agreed to drop what government officials are calling "exaggerated health claims" for two of its products.

December 16, 2010

Tropicana is rolling out a new product for kids.

December 15, 2010

Beech-Nut has rolled out a new line of baby foods it has co-branded with Green Giant.

December 15, 2010

Procter & Gamble on Tuesday afternoon named a healthcare veteran to its board. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, 53, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco was named to the board, effective Dec. 13.

December 15, 2010

Kimberly-Clark has joined more than 8,000 companies and groups in participating in the world's largest corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative.

December 15, 2010

A new Consumer Reports poll released Monday found that only one-fifth of U.S. adults were aware of having purchased food, medication or a product (other than a car) that was recalled in the past three years.

December 14, 2010

Beech-Nut and Disney Consumer Products have teamed up to unite nutritious foods with characters that toddlers love.

December 14, 2010

Two members of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group executive leadership team have been promoted to the level of EVP, the company announced.

December 14, 2010

Kraft Foods is continuing its commitment to the fight against hunger with its football-themed hunger-relief initiative.

December 13, 2010

Healthy eating behavior varies by generation, according to new research by NPD.

December 13, 2010

Among those getting their health on track in time for New Year's resolutions are consumers who are concerned about the long-term, negative effects of drinking unhealthy beverages.

December 13, 2010

Grand Rapids-based Spartan Stores has announced the introduction of its new Michigan-made Indulgent Creations premium ice cream.

December 10, 2010

PepsiCo has upped its investment in O.N.E., a coconut water company.

December 10, 2010

Sunny Delight is refocusing its North American business with the acquisition of a manufacturing plant owned by the J.M. Smucker Co., and is updating all five of its North American manufacturing facilities and data systems.

December 9, 2010

Coca-Cola is looking to spread holiday cheer by asking consumers to donate their My Coke Rewards points to help generate gifts for unprivileged children.