Children exposed to food ads on television consume significantly more calories afterward than those who watched toy commercials, a British study found. Kellogg has responded to concerns about food marketing to children by setting new nutrition guidelines for foods marketed to children younger than 12, and Kraft Foods has altered its nutritional guidelines for food marketed to children.
Coca-Cola reached a 10-year deal with International Speedway Corp. for the exclusive soft-drink and water rights to 10 of the 13 auto racetracks owned by International Speedway. Coke will be in the NASCAR venues, including Daytona International Speedway in Florida, by 2012, replacing Pepsi as the official beverage sponsor.
Connecticut authorities have seized more than 700 tubes of toothpaste, including counterfeit Colgate toothpaste and the Chinese-made brand Dentakleen. The toothpastes were found to contain diethylene glycol, a chemical that can cause liver and kidney damage.
More national retail chains are embracing the "green"
movement -- and its byproduct of lowering costs -- by seeking out packaging that uses less material, is more recyclable and requires less shipping and handling. Eighty-five percent of consumer business companies in the U.S. are pursuing sustainability initiatives, and the most common involve recycling and energy conservation, a study conducted for the Grocery Manufacturers Association/Food Products Association found.