July 24, 1998 |
Odwalla Inc., whose tainted apple juice killed a baby and sickened dozens of other people in 1996, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and will pay a $1.5-million fine, the biggest ever in a food-poisoning case, officials said Thursday. The company, based in Half Moon Bay, agreed to plead guilty to 16 counts of shipping an adulterated food product after an outbreak of bacteria traced to its juice, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Fresno.
October 29, 1987
The current trend is for parents to plan children's Halloween parties at home. Games and prizes take the place of traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, with refreshments rounding out the evening of fun. A mulled tea punch, appropriately named Hobgoblins' Brew, combines brewed tea with apple juice and spices. Orange half-slices, studded with whole cloves, provide the finishing touch.
June 2, 1992 |
The label says "Very Cherry," but the fine print says the bottle holds mostly white grape and apple juice, a consumer group said. The Center for Science in the Public Interest said the truth about what's in fruit-juice products is usually hidden in small type on the back of the bottle.
June 17, 1992 |
Juice Maker Pays $6 Million to Settle With Pentagon: A California company has agreed to pay the government $6 million to settle charges that a plant manager sold the Department of Defense diluted juice at the price of pure orange juice. The settlement by Paramount Citrus Assn. of San Fernando kept the case from going to court, U.S. Atty. Michael M. Baylson announced in Philadelphia.
March 31, 1989 |
A federal appeals court panel Thursday reversed the conviction of a former Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. executive for distributing apple juice for babies that was basically water with added sugar. But because the charges were dismissed for jurisdictional grounds, they could be brought again in Upstate New York where the criminal acts allegedly occurred. In a 2-1 vote, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York dismissed 350 counts against Niels Hoyvald, former chief executive of Beech-Nut.
November 2, 1996 |
Odwalla Inc. completed its recall of apple and carrot juice products as health officials reported more than 30 confirmed or suspected E. coli cases in three states. One of the most seriously affected victims, 2-year-old Tara Azizi of Concord, Calif., was listed in critical but stable condition with kidney failure, but doctors said she is expected to recover. Odwalla, based in Half Moon Bay, Calif., launched the recall in seven Western states and Canada after E.
October 30, 1997 |
Last Halloween found Odwalla Inc. yanking all its products off store shelves after an outbreak of E. coli illness was linked to its unpasteurized apple juice. A year later, the episode--which sickened more than 60 individuals and caused the death of a Colorado toddler--continues to haunt Odwalla, based in the seaside hamlet of Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco. It has wrought dramatic changes in the company and its products, most of which are now pasteurized.
September 18, 1992 |
Procter & Gamble Co. said Thursday that it is closing its Citrus Hill orange juice division, ending a decade-long effort to squeeze its way into the pure fruit juice business. Chairman and Chief Executive Edwin Artzt said the company decided to quit the 100% juice business after it started slowly and was unable to gain on its two main rivals, Seagram Co. Ltd.'s Tropicana and Coca-Cola Co.'s Minute Maid. "You can't make money in a business if your primary entry is a No.
August 23, 2010 |
Six months ago, my doctor diagnosed me with psoriasis and prescribed creams and lotions. I searched the Internet and found that some people use the spice turmeric to treat this skin problem. After one day taking turmeric, I quit the topicals, because my itching had stopped. Soon my psoriasis disappeared from my scalp, and my body has started to clear. Why don't doctors tell us about this remedy instead of just prescribing topical drugs? Doctors like evidence. While there are many testimonials on the benefits of the yellow spice turmeric or its active ingredient curcumin, placebo-controlled trials are inconclusive (Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, April 2008)
September 20, 1990 |
Apple picking is under way in Oak Glen, Southern California's largest apple-growing region. This year's crop, however, is slightly delayed by the hot weather, says David (Robie) Robertson, president of the Oak Glen Apple Growers Assn. Golden and Standard Delicious and Glen Seedlings, which are similar to pippins, are ready now, and more varieties are due in October. Fresh cider and apple juice are also for sale.