Nestle Implements Tougher Animal Welfare Standards For Thousands Of Suppliers

Nestle Implements Tougher Animal Welfare Standards For Thousands Of Suppliers

Several months after workers at one of its dairy suppliers were charged with animal cruelty after being caught on camera abusing cows, Nestle says that it is taking steps to ensure that the animals in its supply chain are treated properly.
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The Science Behind Those Never-Melting Ice Cream Sandwiches

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If you find the idea of ice cream that doesn’t melt after sitting out for hours in 80-degree heat unsettling, you aren’t alone. And because you can’t believe everything you hear on the news, our knowledge-thirsty compatriots at Consumer Reports decided to test out those never-melting ice cream sandwiches for themselves. [More]

The Consumerist Quiz: Can You Match Popular Food Brands With Their Corporate Parents?

The Consumerist Quiz: Can You Match Popular Food Brands With Their Corporate Parents?

How closely do you pay attention to the companies that make the products you and your family eat every day? Many of the most popular brands of packaged food and beverage items in the U.S. are owned by the same few dozen multinational companies, some of whom own several competing brands. It’s time to test your knowledge of which big companies are filling your pantry. [More]

Nestlé Recall: Because Even Hot Pockets Shouldn’t Contain Beef “Unfit For Human Food”

Nestlé Recall: Because Even Hot Pockets Shouldn’t Contain Beef “Unfit For Human Food”

Can someone please find Jim Gaffigan and hold his hand while he hears this news? After a beef processing plant announced a recall last week of almost nine million pounds of meat “unfit for human food,” Nestlé has announced it’s pulling certain flavors and batches of Hot Pockets from the shelf. And yes, I can hear the jokes you’re making. [More]

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Nestle Makes Deal To Buy Brain And Liver Cells For Nutrition Research

Yesterday, the news broke that Nestle, the Swiss food superconglomerate, made a deal to obtain lab-grown human brain and liver cells from Cellular Dynamics International. What’s this all about? Are they going to incorporate the cells in a new “Nestlé Crunch with Brains” candy bar for zombies with a sweet tooth? No, the truth is more mundane than that, but still kind of creepy. [More]

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Cadbury Is No Longer The Sole Marketer Of Candy In Purple Packages

We miss a lot of the fun food fights going on elsewhere in the world sometimes, so it’s always refreshing to hear that U.S. companies aren’t the only ones battling it out over what may seem to be silly points. But purple is a very serious business across the pond for Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate bars.
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New Monopoly Teaches Kids The Importance Of Xbox, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and EA!

This is a real thing that a real company is actually selling, and which some people will purchase.

The folks at Hasbro have never had a problem letting everything from towns to universities to movies to big-name commercial brands slap their names on licensed versions of Monopoly, but a new version of the classic board game is unabashedly all about learning the value of today’s biggest fast food, retail, tech, and entertainment companies — everything a growing child needs to get ahead! [More]

Will ‘Premium’ Hot Pockets Draw In Foodies And Other Snobs?

Will ‘Premium’ Hot Pockets Draw In Foodies And Other Snobs?

Is it possible to reach customers who turn their noses up at tasteless packaged foods with your tasteless packaged foods? That’s the dilemma that the nation’s food business faces as they try to attract the attention of a generation of farmer’s market-loving food snobs. How can they coax these people to buy canned soup and Hot Pockets? [More]

DiGiorno And California Pizza Kitchen Pizzas Recalled Because Plastic Fragments Are Not Desired Toppings

DiGiorno And California Pizza Kitchen Pizzas Recalled Because Plastic Fragments Are Not Desired Toppings

People will eat just about anything on a piece of flattened bread and call it a pizza, but most of us draw the line at small plastic fragments. That’s why the Nestlé Pizza Company has issued a recall for some frozen pizzas made under the DiGiorno and California Pizza Kitchen labels. [More]

Maybe You’re Better Off With 2 Fewer Ounces Of Nesquik Chocolate Milk, But It’s Still Sad

Maybe You’re Better Off With 2 Fewer Ounces Of Nesquik Chocolate Milk, But It’s Still Sad

Nesquik’s single-serving bottles of chocolate milk are caloriffic treats, but they go well with a grilled cheese sandwich and… well, with pretty much anything else, too. Raegan went to pick up a few bottles for herself and her co-workers for what sounds like a delicious morning at the office, and discovered that Nestle had shaved a few ounces off the full pint. Noooo! [More]

The recalled ravioli, along with details on where to locate the production codes on the box.

Some Lean Cuisine Ravioli Recalled Because “Fragments Of Broken Glass” Wasn’t Listed As An Ingredient

Some people like crunchy food, but most of us don’t enjoy the sensation of chewing on glass. This is why Nestlé has recalled some of its Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli. [More]

FDA Still Not Sure Why Chinese Jerky Made 1,000 Dogs Sick

FDA Still Not Sure Why Chinese Jerky Made 1,000 Dogs Sick

Pet owners think that we’re doing our pets a favor by purchasing treats for them that are just pure dried meat: no flour, no soy, no additives, just meat. But these treats may not be as healthy as they seem. Many dog owners claim that these treats have made their pets ill with problems ranging from diarrhea to kidney failure, and many animals have died. The Food and Drug Administration continues to investigate, even sending inspectors to the production facilities in China, but can’t determine what causes the illnesses. [More]

Nestle Zaps Lil' Drums With Rare Grocery Growth Ray

Nestle Zaps Lil' Drums With Rare Grocery Growth Ray

We are humbled and delighted to report that our previous report that Nestle’s Lil’ Drums frozen dairy-like dessert products has shrunk from ten cones per package to twelve was inaccurate. Nestle reached out to Consumerist and shared the amazing news that our tipster spotted the packages in the wrong order: the number of Lil’ Drums in a package is actually increasing, from ten to twelve. [More]

Lil' Drums Ice Cream Cone Packages Now Even More Lil'

Lil' Drums Ice Cream Cone Packages Now Even More Lil'

Fans of Nestle’s perfectly dessert-sized mini Drumsticks will be disappointed this summer. While the individual cones have stayed the same size, there are now only ten to a box instead of the former twelve. Update: Nestle let us know that the change is actually the other way around: the package is becoming less lil’, not more. [More]

DiGiorno’s Pizza And Cookies Combo Is Watershed Moment In American Obesity

DiGiorno’s Pizza And Cookies Combo Is Watershed Moment In American Obesity

DiGiorno is rolling out a new combo box that includes both frozen pizza and a batch of Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough. While you heat up your pizza, why not also make a side of cookies? The only thing this is missing is a side of lard dipping sauce. Yes, you would dip both products in it. [More]

Great, Now Even Flour Can Carry E. Coli

Great, Now Even Flour Can Carry E. Coli

Remember that frozen cookie dough that was making everyone sick? Well, apparently the e. coli might have been in the flour. Yes, the flour. [More]

Nestlé Agrees To Stop Promising Boost Kiddie Drink Is Anti-Diarrheal, Pro-Studying

Nestlé Agrees To Stop Promising Boost Kiddie Drink Is Anti-Diarrheal, Pro-Studying

Nestlé is the latest company to slap some nutrients (or in this case probiotics) in a product, call it “functional food,” and market it to shoppers as a healthy and smart product. Last week, the FTC got the company to agree to stop claiming that its chocolate Boost Kid Essentials–which comes with a straw lined with probiotic bacteria (mmm delicious!)–will do things like protect them from diarrhea and improve school attendance rates. The FTC says the claims aren’t substantiated with adequate scientific research. [More]

Iran Bans Coca-Cola, IBM And Other U.S. Brands

Iran Bans Coca-Cola, IBM And Other U.S. Brands

While U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are waiting to hear if they’ll get their American fast food faves back, people in Iran who are fans of U.S.-based brands like Coke and IBM are going to have to turn to the black market because the country’s government just isn’t having them anymore. [More]