Due to an editing error, a summary in yesterday's SmartBrief indicated Ken Powell was Kellogg's marketing chief. Powell is actually executive vice-president in charge of marketing at General Mills. SmartBrief regrets the error.
The legal tussle between McNeil Nutritionals and the Sugar Association over how artificial sweetener Splenda is marketed is indicative of a bigger fight going on in the food and drug industries, one writer contends.
RFID News & Solutions explores the pros and cons of chipless RFID tags versus tags containing an integrated circuit chip. Chipless tags cost less and can overcome some readability limitations, although because the data is permanent, chipless tags are read-only tags. Chipless tag technology may be especially useful in supply chain applications, the author contends.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest said the only way to curb Americans' salt intake is to require food manufacturers and restaurants to use less of it. The group filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration in an effort to force it to regulate added salt. An FDA spokesman said the agency would look at the concerns raised by CSPI.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says to be called "organic," milk must come from cows with access to pasture. Some organic farmers worry that larger dairy firms are keeping their cattle in open-air pens and restricting their pasture movements, which the farmers worry could confuse customers and cause a decreased interest in organic milk.
MasterCard's RFID-enabled PayPass will be available at National Football League stadiums in Seattle and Baltimore this coming season in a effort to reduce in-line wait times for fans. The contactless payment solution also will enable fans to gain points toward free merchandise, including season tickets and autographed jerseys.