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Crafty Kraft changed mac 'n' cheese without telling us

Kraft foods announced it was thinking of changing its macaroni and cheese ingredients. Then months later it changed them. Then, a few months after that, it let consumers know. In the interim, it seemed no one noticed.

Kraft Heinz cuts 2,500 jobs in Canada, U.S. after recent merger

Chicago - Saying that it intends to cut costs, Kraft Heinz Co. is slashing about 2,500 jobs now that the two companies have merged. Employees affected by this are in the U.S. and Canada and will be notified in person, said spokesman Michael Mullen.

Will trans fat get banned in the U.S?

The Food and Drug Administration ruled Tuesday that artificial trans fat will be removed from the United States food supply within the next three years.

Europe, US at odds over cheese names

Arlington - What’s in a name? Apparently plenty, if it’s a cheese name. The European Union (EU) is apparently readying marketing restrictions on the names of cheeses it deems as indicative of European regions and/or cultures.

Kraft profit up on retiree benefit gain, cost savings

Kraft Foods Group Inc <KRFT.O> on Thursday reported a higher quarterly profit on lower costs and a large accounting gain related to retiree benefits.

Kraft removing artificial preservatives from 'Kraft Singles'

Kraft is planning to remove artificial preservatives from its "Kraft Singles," which is the company's most popular individually wrapped cheese slices.

Velveeta recall issued over mislabled products

A total of 1.77 million pounds of “Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Singles" – "Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac” will be recalled by by Truitt Brothers Incorporated, a company in East Bernstadt, Kentucky. The recall was issued Sunday.

Op-Ed: Food companies market products to kids via smartphones

It's not that surprising to see food companies are increasingly advertising to kids through smartphones. Advertisements are already implemented on smartphones, specifically via the Android application market.

New England Patriots' owner to donate $25K to assist Sandy Hook

The owner of the football team, The New England Patriots, plans on donating $25,000 to help Newtown, Connecticut and its people.

Kraft to split company and slash 1,600 jobs

Last summer Kraft Foods, Inc. announced its plans to make some significant changes in the corporation in 2012. Yesterday the company issued a statement that outlined several moves it intends to make in the near future.

Kraft recalls Velveeta mac and cheese, may contain wire bristles

In a Sept. 30, 2011 press release, Kraft Foods Global, Inc., has indicated the company is conducting a voluntary recall of several varieties of its Velveeta Shells and Cheese Microwaveable Cups products.

Marketing breakfast panel explores branded content and ecosystems Special

At an Advertising Women of New York breakfast on Thursday, a marketing panel discussed the evolving role of branded content, its impact on consumers, and the multiplatform distribution challenges facing advertisers.

Oscar Mayer wienermobile is on ebay

Kraft foods has announced the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is now available on ebay. The national winners will be riding "shotbun' for the day if they win the bid for the giant Wiener ride, which is currently at $1111.11 and run through June 4.

Greenpeace boycotts Nestle: 'Don't have a Kit Kat break today'

Nestle's Kit Kat chocolate bars are best remembered by the advertising refrain, 'Have a break, have a Kit Kat.' But now an environmental group wants Nestle to take a break from supporting rainforest-killing companies.

Kraft to reduce sodium in foods 10% by 2012

Kraft Foods Inc. announced that it will be cutting the sodium content in its products by 10 percent over the next two years. For instance, they intend to reduce the salt in their Oscar Mayer bologna by 17 percent.

Kraft deal to purchase Cadbury moves ahead

The board of U.K.-based confectionery company Cadbury has finally agreed to a takeover bid from U.S. food company Kraft. The purchase price is £11.5 billion ($18.9 billion), or 840 pence ($13.70) a share.

Cadbury Steps Up Defense Against Kraft Bid

On Tuesday Kraft made a "hostile" bid to buy Cadbury PLC but Cadbury once again rejected the offer that was made by Kraft Foods Inc..

Salmonella Fear Causes White Chocolate Recall

Kraft Canada is recalling baker's white chocolate baking squares due to possible salmonella contamination. No illness have yet been reported and the product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

Kraft Has New Butter Flavor Containing Diacetyl, The "Popcorn Lung"

After numerous complaints of serious illness from popcorn workers and one complaint of illness from a consumer, ConAgra and Pop Weaver removed diacetyl from its microwave popcorn. Now Kraft thinks it's a good idea to use it.

Police probe suspected tampering of Kraft cookies

Christie Chewy Chunks Ahoy! cookies may have been tampered with. Police are investigating after small, sharp metal objects were found in the packages.
 

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