November 14, 1987 |
Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp., the nation's second-largest baby food producer, pleaded guilty Friday to 215 felony counts of intentionally shipping millions of jars of bogus apple juice for babies. According to the government, Beech-Nut knew that the jars were filled with a cheaper mix of other juices and sugar syrups. U.S. District Judge Thomas C.
February 11, 2010 |
Successfully responding to a corporate crisis -- like, say, having to recall millions of vehicles because they accelerate out of control or have trouble stopping -- isn't that complicated. The experts say you need to tell customers everything you know as soon as you know it, and you should never ever give the appearance that you're spinning the story or, worse, covering up bad news. "You can't hide," said Bob Grupp, president of the Institute for Public Relations, an industry-funded think tank.
October 5, 2012 |
Cider has been picked on as a sugary drink not meant for consumption by serious craft beer fans. But its modern reputation is unfair, says Paul Thomas, founder and president of Julian Hard Cider based in Julian, Calif. In fact, this country was founded on hard cider. When the colonists came in the 1600s they brought apple seeds, and it wasn't to make apple juice. Now that craft brewers and micro-pressers are getting into the cider act (including Julian, Sacramento's Two Rivers and Oregon's Wandering Aengus)
December 23, 2010
Nuit rouge Total time: 40 minutes, plus cooling time for the syrup Servings: 1 Note: Adapted from Vincenzo Marianella, Copa d'Oro. Make cranberry ice cubes by placing cranberries into 1-inch ice cube molds and pouring cranberry juice to fill. Freeze until set. Cinnamon-allspice syrup 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 4 cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces 1 to 11/2 teaspoons allspice 1 (4-inch) vanilla bean, split 1. In a saucepan , combine the water, sugar, cinnamon and allspice.
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.
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.
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.