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Update on Splenda Lawsuit Filed by Sugar Industry

Update on the lawsuit filed by the sugar industry against Splenda manufacturers who advertise claims that Splenda is natural and safe because it comes from sugar. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. District Court Judge Dale S. Fischer has set January 6, 2009 as the starting date for a potentially landmark civil suit against Johnson & Johnson over its alleged false advertising of the artificial sweetener Splenda. The central issue before the court is whether the advertising of Splenda -- a man made chemical sweetener containing chlorine -- makes consumers believe it is a natural product, by using taglines... Continue Reading

Posted on August 15, 2008 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (0)

Some Soft Drinks May Seriously Harm Your Health

Expert links additive to cell damage By Martin Hickman, Consumer Affairs Correspondent Published: 27 May 2007 A new health scare erupted over soft drinks last night amid evidence they may cause serious cell damage. Research from a British university suggests a common preservative found in drinks such as Fanta and Pepsi Max has the ability to switch off vital parts of DNA. The problem - more usually associated with ageing and alcohol abuse - can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver and degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's. The findings could have serious consequences for the hundreds of millions of... Continue Reading

Posted on June 19, 2007 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (0)

Equal, Splenda Settle Lawsuit Over Ad Claims

By MARYCLAIRE DALE The Associated Press Journal and Courier 5/11/NEWS PHILADELPHIA - The makers of Splenda and Equal on Friday settled a lawsuit over Splenda's disputed advertising slogan - "Made from sugar so it tastes like sugar." The settlement came after the jury announced that it had reached a verdict. Merisant Co., which makes Equal, accused Splenda of confusing consumers into thinking its product was healthier and more natural than other artificial sweeteners. Splenda's marketer, McNeil Nutritionals, countered that it simply has a better product backed by superior advertising. A McNeil spokeswoman in the courtroom said the amount of the... Continue Reading

Posted on May 15, 2007 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (0)

Makers of Artificial Sweeteners Go To Court

By LYNNLEY BROWNING Published: April 6, 2007 New York Times In one corner is the artificial sweetener in the blue packet, Equal; in the other is its best-selling rival in the yellow packet, Splenda. The maker of Equal contends that Splenda has been misleading millions of consumers by fostering the notion, through television and print advertising, that Splenda is made from sugar and is natural. Splenda’s maker counters that the process to make the sweetener does indeed start with sugar. Next Monday, a lawsuit brought by the maker of Equal, Merisant, against Splenda’s maker, McNeil Nutritionals, is scheduled to go... Continue Reading

Posted on April 6, 2007 in Aspartame, News, Splenda in the news | Link To This Entry | Comments (0)

Sweetener Soured

Times Online January 23, 2007 Sweetener soured Tosin Sulaiman Analysts are viewing Tate & Lyle's profit warning as a sign of excessive expectations in its sweeteners business. Investors' hopes had been fuelled by the sugar refiner's decision last year to focus on its sweeteners. However, Tate shares fell more than 15 per cent today as they absorbed the news that Splenda is not yet the hit that its makers had hoped it would be. One person who will not be surprised by today's statement is Charlie Mills, the Credit Suisse analyst who gave warning last week of the challenges facing... Continue Reading

Posted on January 30, 2007 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (0)

Bristol, Connecticut, schools join state program to limit artificial sweeteners, sugar, fats for 8800 students

Finally, we are getting somewhere within the education systems. When children do not have access to colas, diet colas, and processed "junk" foods on school campuses, they become nutritionally "coachable." Kids are always hungry, and they will eat nutritious foods when they have to - they know what fills them up and will never turn down a full tummy. So, weather the storm of social pressure and temper tantrums...teach your kids responsible eating, and what better place then in the schools? Do what I say, not what I do, parents and teachers!!?? Get those diet drinks out of the schools... Continue Reading

Posted on September 24, 2006 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (0)

Coke to phase out Vanilla Coke in US

By Anupama Chandrasekaran Fri Nov 4, 5:52 PM ET Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest soft drink maker, said on Friday it would phase out its Vanilla Coke, Vanilla Diet Coke and Diet Coke With Lemon beverages in the United States by end of this year. Coca-Cola shares were down 1.1 percent in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The announcement came a day after Coca-Cola said it would phase out Vanilla Coke and Vanilla Diet Coke in the United Kingdom early next year. The company said sales have declined. Coca-Cola added that it plans to introduce Diet Black... Continue Reading

Posted on November 9, 2005 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (4)

The Makers of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Launch Integrated

May 23, 2005 FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company and the makers of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, recently launched a comprehensive educational effort designed to help US Hispanic families take small positive steps towards healthier eating by reducing sugars and calories. The increasing prevalence of obesity among Hispanic populations, as in all other ethnic groups in the U.S., is a mounting health concern. In fact, Mexican-American children are more likely to be overweight (22 percent) than black children (20 percent) and non-Hispanic white children (14 percent). With cooking and baking at... Continue Reading

Posted on May 25, 2005 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (0)

Pepsi Cola To Dump Pepsi Edge By Year's End

May 18th, 2005 by Elliot Maras Pepsi Cola will dump its slow-selling Pepsi Edge by the end of the year, marking a short shelf life for a drink that, like competitor Coca-Cola C2, offers about half the calories of regular colas, reported the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Pepsi's plans, reported Friday by Beverage Digest and confirmed by the company, raise questions about the future of Coke's C2. While Coke is holding to claims it will keep selling the brand, C2 hasn't had a strong start. U.S. sales totaled 25 million cases during C2's six months on the market in 2004, according... Continue Reading

Posted on May 21, 2005 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (1)

Coca-Cola Announces Plans To Launch Coca-Cola Zero

COCA-COLA ANNOUNCES PLANS TO LAUNCH COCA-COLA ZERO Coca-Cola North America has now introduced Coca-Cola Zero, a new zero-calorie cola, to be on the grocery shelves in the United States in June. "Coca-Cola Zero is exactly what young adults told us they wanted - real Coca-Cola taste, zero calories and a new brand they can call their own," said Dan Dillon, vice president, Diet Portfolio, Coca-Cola North America. "Young people today do not want to compromise on flavor or calories and we think Coca-Cola Zero's taste and personality will appeal to them." Coca-Cola Zero will be supported by an extensive... Continue Reading

Posted on April 6, 2005 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (4)

Tate sweetener hides taste of rising costs By Times Online,,9065-1545889,00.html March 29, 2005 Tate sweetener hides taste of rising costs By Times Online Tate & Lyle today said that its flagship sweetener was helping ward off problems in other parts of its business as it reported continued good trading. Tate said that a strong performance by Splenda sucralose had offset lower sweetener margins in its European food and industrial ingredients business. Splenda had also helped it to reduce the impact on the group of higher cost export licenses in its European sugars operation. Tate, which makes sweeteners and other ingredients for food and drink firms, said it was using... Continue Reading

Posted on April 5, 2005 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (1)

Splenda, the Artificial Sweetener, Adds a Brown Sugar Blend

By MELANIE WARNER Published: April 4, 2005 Splenda, the popular artificial sweetener, is going brown. The manufacturer of Splenda, the brand name given to the chemical sweetener sucralose, is releasing a version that can be used as a replacement for brown sugar. It will be called Splenda Brown Sugar Blend. "People can use it for baking their favorite recipe or sprinkle it on top of cereal the same way they would use brown sugar," said John Leahy, marketing director for Splenda at McNeil Nutritionals, the division of Johnson & Johnson that sells and markets the sweetener. Made from a blend... Continue Reading

Posted on April 4, 2005 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (2)

Should be, Dieters may face Shortage.

Dieters May Face Splenda Shortage By J.M. HIRSCH Associated Press Writer An unidentifed woman pours Splenda into a cup in a coffee shop in Boston Friday, Dec. 3, 2004. Dieters hoping for a slew of new products with the sugar substitute Splenda may be disappointed next year. That's because the maker of sucralose, the key ingredient behind the increasingly ubiquitous no-calorie sweetener, is having trouble keeping up with demand. Dieters hoping for a slew of new products with the sugar substitute Splenda may be disappointed next year. That's because the maker of sucralose, the key ingredient behind the increasingly ubiquitous... Continue Reading

Posted on February 23, 2005 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (4)

Are Splenda shortages opening the way for Neotame?

Jupiter man leads new player into sweetener market By Susan Salisbury Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Sunday, February 06, 2005 For those keeping track of these things, the average stick of chewing gum holds its flavor about seven minutes. So says Mike Scott, who adds that he's got something better: a sweetener so powerful it will keep Juicy Fruit doing the tropical mambo on your taste buds for a full half-hour. That product is called neotame, and its advocates say it's the coming thing in artificial sweeteners. "Neotame is 8,000 times sweeter than sugar," said Scott, 50, a... Continue Reading

Posted on February 23, 2005 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (8)

American Diabetes Association and McNeil Nutritionals Partnership

(The following is a corporate-generated article.) American Diabetes Association and McNeil Nutritionals, Maker of SPLENDA® Brand Products, Announce Sponsorship SPLENDA®, the Nation's Number-One No Calorie Sweetener, Supports National Diabetes Cause New York, NY (January 20, 2004) – McNeil Nutritionals, maker of SPLENDA® Brand products, announced today that it has provided the American Diabetes Association (ADA) with a sponsorship to support the Association's efforts to fund research, information and advocacy programs on behalf of people with diabetes. This is just one example of how the makers of SPLENDA® have demonstrated their commitment to the diabetes cause. McNeil Nutritionals' support is... Continue Reading

Posted on February 23, 2005 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (3)

Johnson & Johnson faces lawsuits over Splenda

IMPORTANT SPLENDA LAWSUIT: © Copyright Reuters Ltd. All rights reserved. The information contained in this news report may not be published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of Reuters Ltd. J&J faces lawsuits over Splenda marketing campaign By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is facing a raft of lawsuits over a marketing campaign related to its artificial sweetener Splenda, which accuse the company of misleading buyers to believe Splenda is a natural product. Splenda, which has enjoyed rapid sales growth on the back of a boom in low-carbohydrate eating in the last... Continue Reading

Posted on February 23, 2005 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (7)

Generation Green Letter

Generation Green is an advocacy group made up of parents and other concerned citizens throughout the United States favoring corporate and governmental policies to secure children grow up protected from exposure to harmful toxins. They have taken a public stand against Splenda, and sent the following letter to the Federal Trade Commission lodging a formal complaint against their advertising practices, as well as the toxic quality of the chlorine used to manufacture Splenda. January 13, 2005 Generation Green P.O. Box 7027 Evanston, IL 60201 Division of Advertising Practices Bureau of Consumer Protection Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC... Continue Reading

Posted on February 23, 2005 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (0)

Splenda Marketing Campaign Seeks to Mislead, Confuse Consumers

Splenda Marketing Campaign Seeks to Mislead, Confuse Consumers; Generation Green Asks the FTC to Investigate PRNewswire Thursday - January 13, 2005 WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Generation Green today called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the misleading marketing campaign being conducted by Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Nutritionals LLC for its artificial sweetener, Splenda. "McNeil is intentionally misleading and confusing consumers into believing that Splenda is natural by repeatedly using the word 'sugar' in its advertising campaign," said Generation Green Executive Director Rochelle Davis. "This couldn't be farther from the truth. Splenda is a man-made chemical compound unrecognizable... Continue Reading

Posted on February 23, 2005 in News | Link To This Entry | Comments (5)

NY Times Today Mentions Splenda and Aspartame

By MELANIE WARNER Published: December 22, 2004 Vance Collins, the chief executive of Fuze Beverage, had planned to introduce three more flavors in the company's fast-growing line of Slenderize juice and tea drinks next year. But now, he will introduce only one. Cadbury Schweppes will be selling two new Snapple flavors beginning in January but is rethinking what other new products it will be able to offer next year. The problem, these companies say, is that they cannot get enough sucralose, the no-calorie artificial sweetener that has grown from a tiny piece of the sweetener market four years ago to... Continue Reading

Posted on February 23, 2005 in Aspartame, News | Link To This Entry | Comments (0)

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