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CDC Reports Some Progress in Fighting Food Poisoning (May 15, 2015): One in six Americans gets food poisoning every year. A new CDC report says some salmonella infections are down, but obscure pathogens are on the rise.
Listeria Fears Shut Down Blue Bell and Jeni's Ice Cream Production (April 25, 2015): Listeria contamination hits two popular, small ice cream brands: Blue Bell and Jeni's. FDA is looking for a connection.
SNL Spoofs Starbucks' Racetogether Campaign (March 29, 2015): SNL did a hilarious spoof of the disastrous Starbucks racetogether campaign. Now Pep Boys wants their mechanics to #genderflect and discuss gender and identity issues.
Will Ferrell Announces He is New Face of Little Debbie Snack Cakes (March 20, 2015): Will Ferrell dressed in a gingham dress and wig to announce he is the new face of Little Debbie Snack Cakes. This was news to the company, which found the gag hilarious.
Heinz Launches Sriracha Flavored Ketchup (February 11, 2015): Heinz has launched Sriracha flavored ketchup. It is currently available at select retailers including Walmart and Target.
Yankee Candle Launches Girl Scout Cookie Candles (January 21, 2015): Yankee Candle has launched a line of candles that smell like Girl Scout cookies.
Nabisco Jumps on Red Velvet Trend With Red Velvet Oreos (January 20, 2015): Nabisco is jumping on to the red velvet food trend with a new product, Red Velvet Oreos.
Starbucks Launches Flat White Espresso (January 9, 2015): Starbucks has introduced a new espresso beverage called the Flat White. The espresso is already popular in Australia and the UK.
Martha Stewart Creates Gingerbread Downton Abbey (January 1, 2015): Martha Stewart made a gingerbread version of the Downton Abbey mansion. It required 66 cups of flour.
Krispy Kreme's Holiday Doughnuts Include Snowman and Wreath (December 6, 2014): Krispy Kreme has launched its holiday themed doughnuts. This year's offerings include a snowman and a wreath.
Girl Scouts Go Digital for Cookie Sales (December 1, 2014): This will be the first year you can buy Girl Scout cookies online. Digital Cookie has gone live, giving more access to Thin Mints and Samoas.
FDA Issues Calorie Count Labeling Regs Just in Time for Thanksgiving (November 25, 2014): The FDA has issued its final regulations for calorie count labeling for pizza chains, restaurant chains, movie theaters and grocery stores. Even alcohol must be labeled now.
Starbucks Takes Eggnog Latte Nationwide After Customers Complain (November 7, 2014): Starbucks has taken sales of its Eggnog Latte nationwide after customers complained it was only available in the Pacific Northwest.
Baskin-Robbins Launches Camouflage Ice Cream for Veterans Day (November 6, 2014): Baskin-Robbins has launched a new camouflage ice cream flavor, First Class Camouflage, for Veterans Day.
Pumpkin Macarons, Mummy Brownies and Graveyard Cupcakes for Halloween (October 23, 2014): Williams-Sonoma is carrying some interesting items for Halloween this year including Pumpkin Macarons and Graveyard Cupcakes.