July 29, 2013 |
Every day, 34 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for choking on food, and the food they're most likely to be choking on is candy, according to a new study. Hard candy accounted for 15.5% of the nonfatal choking incidents documented in a report published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, making it the food item most frequently cited. No. 2 was “other candy,” which caused an additional 12.8% of choking incidents requiring serious medical attention. By the time kids were 4 years old, a whopping 55.2% of choking incidents involved some kind of candy.
October 31, 2011 |
Dollars to doughnuts, the ghosts and goblins and Angry Birds who show up at your door Monday night will not have their little hearts set on baby carrots or celery sticks. And statistics show — surprise! — that most won't have to settle for them either. Candy flies off the shelves at Halloween — about 600 million pounds of it every season, including roughly 90 million pounds of chocolate, according to market researchers at Nielsen Co. The total bill for all these treats will run to $2.3 billion this year, the National Confectioners Assn.
November 8, 2011 |
If your typical breakfast consists of leftover chocolate cake washed down with a swig of Coke, you may be a candidate for a nutritional makeover. We're looking for volunteers to participate in our "Pantry Raid" series, in which we overhaul diets and give you practical suggestions for eating and cooking more healthfully. We'll come to your house with a registered dietitian, who will go through your refrigerator, freezer and cabinets and suggest ways to improve your eating habits.
June 11, 2002 |
A 68-year-old woman with a mild case of dementia apparently survived nearly two weeks alone in the woods by nibbling candy. Vernita Frazier was hospitalized in good condition in Bremerton, where she was treated for hypothermia, cuts and scrapes. Police said Frazier endured temperatures as low as 37 degrees. Frazier vanished May 28 after going for a walk. She "apparently left home with some candy in her purse, and she'd been eating a little of it every day," hospital spokeswoman Patti Hart said.
November 2, 1998 |
Tablets were found hidden in candy given to a young girl who was out trick-or-treating here for Halloween, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said Sunday. "A small child told her parents that she had bitten into a piece of bubble gum and found a white tablet," Det. Steve Norton told Reuters. A total of four tablets were found among the candy, and they have been sent to a lab for analysis. The girl suffered no ill effects, and authorities are investigating the incident, Norton said.
August 22, 2012 |
The worst drought in decades has destroyed more than half the U.S. corn crop, pushing prices to record levels and squeezing livestock owners as they struggle to feed their herds. To cope, one Kentucky cattle farmer has turned to a child-tested way to fatten his 1,400 cows: candy. "It's so hard to make any money when corn is eight or nine dollars a bushel," said Nick Smith, co-owner of United Livestock Commodities in Mayfield, Ky. The chocolate and other sweet stuff was rejected by retailers.
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May 11, 2003 |
A Santa Clara County jury will decide whether a Taiwanese sweets maker is responsible for the death of a San Jose girl. The family of 12-year-old Michelle Enrile sued Sheng Hsiang Jen Foods, alleging that the girl fell into a coma in 1999 after she choked on one of the gel candies. The child died in July 2001. Based on that and other incidents, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the sticky sweet. The girl's family is seeking $16.6 million in damages.
December 14, 2009 |
Candy Spelling is already famous or infamous; it can be hard to tell these days. The wife of the late TV mogul Aaron Spelling, she's also owner of one of the most expensive homes in the country -- complete with a doll museum and three rooms devoted to gift wrap -- and mother to " Beverly Hills 90210" star Tori Spelling, with whom she's had a publicly tumultuous relationship for years. Now she enters that not-so-rarefied world of fringe celebrities on reality TV. Tonight at 10, she will be the anchor judge on the new Ryan Seacrest-produced E!
November 21, 2009 |
Eight months ago when Candy Spelling, widow of legendary TV producer Aaron Spelling, put her 4.7-acre estate in Holmby Hills up for sale, the $150-million listing price raised more than a few eyebrows. The 56,500-square-foot mansion remains the most expensive residential listing in the U.S., and there's no price reduction in sight. FOR THE RECORD: Candy Spelling's mansion: In Saturday's Business section, an article on the Manor, the most expensive residential listing in the U.S. at $150 million, gave the impression that Sally Forster Jones of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills East office had one-third of the listing.