PepsiCo

A can of Fanta orange soda. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Coke, Pepsi dropping ‘BVO’ from all drinks

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola and PepsiCo said Monday they’re working to remove a controversial ingredient from all their drinks, including Mountain Dew, Fanta and Powerade. The ingredient, called brominated vegetable oil, had been the […]

05/05/2014

Advertisement for Doritos Locos Tacos shells. (AP Photo/Taco Bell)

Are more Dorito-flavored foods on the way?

NEW YORK (AP) — Dorito dust may be the new salt for more restaurant chains. PepsiCo Inc., which owns Cheetos, Fritos, Tostitos and other snacks, found success last year after teaming up with Taco Bell […]

12/12/2013

Bottles of Mexican Coca-Cola fill a prominent spot on the shelves of the Tarascas Latino Supermarket in Lawrenceville, Ga.  (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)

Mexican Coke in US will still use cane sugar

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of “Mexican Coke” in the U.S. need not worry about losing the cane sugar that sweetens their favorite drink. Americans who buy the glass bottles of Coke exported from Mexico […]

11/06/2013

A tour group enters the vault exhibit containing the “secret recipe” for Coca-Cola at the World of Coca-Cola museum, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Is Coke the same as it was 127 years ago? Maybe

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola keeps the recipe for its 127-year-old soda inside an imposing steel vault that’s bathed in red security lights. Several cameras monitor the area to make sure the fizzy formula stays a […]

08/26/2013

Bottle tops of Coca-Cola 8 oz. bottles are shown in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Coke to defend safety of aspartame in new ad

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola plans to run its first ad defending the safety of artificial sweeteners on Wednesday, a move that comes as the company looks to stem declining sales of diet soda. The […]

08/13/2013

Bottle tops of Coca-Cola 8 oz. bottles are shown in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Bad weather complicates Coca-Cola’s soda struggles

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is struggling to sell more soda in the U.S., and it can’t seem to catch a break. The world’s largest beverage maker on Tuesday blamed a confluence of factors including […]

07/16/2013

Rapper Lil Wayne (AP Photo)

Could rap lyrics shift after Wayne, Ross mishaps?

NEW YORK (AP) — Since it began, rap has found ways to offend. Whether for political content, sexual imagery, misogyny, violence or coarse humor, rappers have found themselves having to defend their words on a […]

07/13/2013

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CA exec gets 6 years in tomato price-fixing scam

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The former owner of a California tomato processing company was sentenced to six years in federal prison for engaging in a price-fixing scam that involved bribing purchasing managers at food giants including Kraft Foods and Frito-Lay.

02/12/2013

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Salt subtly trimmed from many foods amid campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Salt has quietly been slipping out of dozens of the most familiar foods in brand-name America, from Butterball turkeys to Uncle Ben’s flavored rice dishes to Goya canned beans.

02/11/2013

Gatorade

Gatorade to remove controversial ingredient

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. is removing a controversial ingredient from its Gatorade sports drink in response to customer complaints.

01/25/2013

Truck driver jobs hard to fill even in bad economy

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Trucking companies across America are scrambling to hire new drivers, who have been tough to find even during the recession. Now a supply chain expert says the U.S. faces a critical […]

10/30/2012

NY probes energy drink industry

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York officials are investigating marketing and health claims made by several energy drink makers. A person familiar with the inquiry, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation hasn’t yet […]

08/28/2012