Stories by Candice Choi

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Study details sugar industry's attempt to shape science

NEW YORK - The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar's role in heart disease - in part by pointing the finger at fat - as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of ...
By Candice Choi

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hershey rejects takeover offer from Oreo maker

NEW YORK - Hershey on Thursday rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez that would bring some of the world's best known cookies and chocolates under one company.
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Food makers turning everything into snacks

As around-the-clock grazing upends the way people eat, companies are reimagining foods that aren't normally seen as snacks to elbow in on the trend. 
By Candice Choi

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Coke, Pepsi marketing to hipsters

NEW YORK — Soft drink giants are following the lead of craft beers by buying brands, raising pricing and cutting the size of bottles and cans.
By Candice Choi

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Burger King looking to be hot dog king, too

NEW YORK - Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23.
By Candice Choi

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Chipotle urges sick employees to stay home

NEW YORK - Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick as executives went over new food safety procedures Monday, keeping all of its U.S. locations shuttered early ...
By Candice Choi

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

McGriddle gets its moment

NEW YORK - Basking in the fanfare over its all-day breakfast menu, McDonald's is pushing its operational limits by testing the addition of another morning favorite to the lineup: the McGriddle.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Campbell says it backs federal GMO labeling

NEW YORK - Campbell Soup says it now supports mandatory national labeling for products containing genetically modified ingredients and that it will stop backing efforts opposing such disclosures.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Startups seek meat alternatives that taste authentic, appeal to masses

Impossible Foods is part of a wave of startups aiming to wean Americans off foods like burgers and eggs, and their efforts are attracting tens of millions of dollars from investors. 
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Chipotle changing cooking methods after E. coli outbreak

After an E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 50 people, Chipotle is tweaking its cooking methods.
By Candice Choi

Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

CDC investigates new cases of E. coli by Chipotle customers

NEW YORK - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that it is investigating a more recent batch of E. coli cases linked to Chipotle but does not know yet whether they are linked ...
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

E-mails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But e-mails show the company was instrumental in shaping the Global ...
By Candice Choi

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

New deal to replace McDonald's Dollar Menu

McDonald's strikes on replacement for Dollar Menu: 'McPick' 2 items for $2.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Making Coke at home? Keurig introduces 'Kold' machine

Making Coca-Cola at home: Keurig turns to cold beverages with new machine.
By Candice Choi

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Starbucks: Mobile order-and-pay now available nationally

Skip the line: Starbucks says mobile order-and-pay now available nationally.
By Candice Choi

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Fast-food's new target: The snack attack

NEW YORK — Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack. After years of slinging super-sized servings, some fast-food chains are starting to see the benefits of offering ...
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a McWhopper

NEW YORK — This probably isn’t what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald’s to join forces to create a “McWhopper.”
By Candice Choi

Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

Popular foods taking on new hues without artificial dyes

Food makers are purging their products of artificial dyes as people increasingly eschew anything in their food they don't feel is natural. But replicating the vivid colors Americans expect with ...
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Subway's latest challenge: Getting out from Jared's shadow

NEW YORK — Subway benefited hugely from Jared Fogle’s weight loss story. Now the sandwich chain needs to figure out how to prevent him from overshadowing its future.
By Candice Choi

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Kraft Heinz slashing 2,500 jobs after merger

The Kraft Heinz Co. said it had about 46,600 employees before the cuts. The job cuts are not surprising, given the reputation of the company's management on Wall Street.
By Candice Choi
 
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