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2008-10-01 00:14:07

By The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) - British candy maker Cadbury announceda recall Monday of chocolate made in its Beijing factory after it was found to contain melamine, the industrial chemical that has sickened tens of thousands of Chinese children.The 11 recalled items were sold in parts of Asia and the Pacific, the company said in a statement. Cadbury's chocolates sold in the United States were not affected, said a spokesman for Hershey's, Cadbury's sole U.S. distributor.Meanwhile,...

2008-09-30 09:00:12

By Min Lee Associated Press HONG KONG -- British candy maker Cadbury said Monday it is recalling 11 types of Chinese-made chocolates found to contain melamine, as police in northern China raided a network accused of adding the banned chemical to milk. A Cadbury spokesman said it was too early to say how much of the chemical was in the chocolates made at its Beijing plant, and another company official said the factory was responsible for only 0.5 percent of global sales and supplies...

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2008-09-28 18:25:00

The list of products facing recall due to potential contamination with the chemical melamine grew larger Friday with the inclusion of many processed foods that contain milk and protein, such as chocolate and other snack foods.   Food companies throughout the world are now rapidly assessing their products and establishing strategies to prevent potential problems. "We have to think about any processed food with milk or protein in it," James Rice, China country manager for Tyson Foods...

2008-09-26 00:00:10

By The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) - An industrial chemical that made its way into China's dairy supplies and that authorities blame in the deaths of four babies has turned up in numerous Chinese-made exports abroad - from candies to yogurt to rice balls.British supermarket chain Tesco removed Chinese-made White Rabbit Creamy Candies off its shelves as a precaution amid reports that samples of the milk candy in Singapore and New Zealand had tested positive for melamine - an industrial...

2008-09-15 18:00:26

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Ana Paula Cruz of Kraft Foods Inc., +1-847-646-4538, cec@kraft.com NORTHFIELD, Ill., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) today announced it will donate $250,000 in humanitarian aid to support the victims of Hurricane Ike. The donation consists of $100,000 in cash and $50,000 in products to the American Red Cross, and $100,000 in products to Feeding America. Donated products include Kraft favorites such as Planters nuts, Cornnuts...

2008-08-26 15:00:47

Kraft sees double-digit organic net revenue growth for middle east & Africa regionStrategic investments and pricing drive regional success Kraft Foods Inc (NYE: KFT) reported strong second quarter 2008 results, with global net revenue for the same period increasing by 21.4 percent to $11.2 billion and operating income jumping by 27.1 percent to $1.5 billion. Continuing in previous trends, Kraft Foods' Middle East and Africa operations delivered double digit organic net revenue growth...

2008-07-23 09:00:50

GLENVIEW, Ill., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kraft is introducing new LiveActive Chewy Granola Bars, the first-ever, non-refrigerated bar containing both a live probiotic culture and fiber. Probiotics are live cultures that exist naturally in the digestive system and are important to healthy digestive functions. They are also found in dairy products like yogurt and some natural cheeses. With many Americans experiencing digestive health issues, these new bars offer a flavorful snack that...

2008-07-04 00:00:20

Kraft Foods Inc. Media Michael Mitchell 847-646-4538 Cec@kraft.com or Investors Chris Jakubik 847-646-5494 Chris.Jakubik@kraft.com Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) will release its second quarter financial results on July 28, 2008, at 7 a.m. EDT and will host a conference call at 8 a.m. EDT that day. Investors and analysts may participate via phone by calling 1- 800-322-9079 from the United States and 1-973-582-2717 from other locations. To ensure timely access,...

2008-06-16 15:00:34

NORTHFIELD, Ill., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Kraft Foods Inc. has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.27 per common share of Class A stock. This dividend is payable on July 16, 2008, to stockholders of record as of June 27, 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080605/AQTH531LOGO) ABOUT KRAFT FOODS INC. For more than a century, Kraft (http://www.kraft.com/) has offered delicious foods and beverages that fit the way consumers...

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2008-05-02 09:00:00

Unlike their iconic American counterpart, some Oreos sold in China are long, thin, four-layered and coated in chocolate. But the cookies have this in common: Both are now best-sellers. The Oreo has long been the top-selling cookie in the U.S. market, but Kraft Foods had to reinvent the Oreo to make it sell well in the world's most populous nation. Although Chinese Oreo sales represent a tiny fraction of Kraft's $37.2 billion annual revenue, the cookie's journey in China is an example of the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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