U.S. inspectors at border crossings repeatedly rejected shipments of contaminated peppers from Mexico during the months leading up to the recent salmonella outbreak that was traced to Mexican chilies, according to an Associated Press review of FDA records. Agency officials have said they were surprised by the outbreak because the imported peppers were not deemed a problem until they were linked to the salmonella cases.
Sweets such as Botan Rice Candy from Japan and Kinder Surprise from Italy can open up your taste buds to how the world looks at candy. Some treats, such as Scandinavian Salmiak, or salted licorice, can be a bit shocking but enjoyable.
Cadbury's core U.K. brands, such as its Dairy Milk line, buoyed sales in the first half of this year, the company noted. Even with commodity prices on the rise, Cadbury's chief executive expects further growth with core brands.
Cadbury's premium chocolate brand, Green & Black's, launched its first billboard poster campaign that aims to promote the brand and its various flavors across the U.K. The campaign hopes to "cut through in an increasingly busy marketplace" and to attract consumers of premium and organic products.