Morning jolt? Swiss find cocaine stash amid coffee bean bags
Swiss police say an investigation is underway after workers at a Nespresso factory in western Switzerland came upon 500 kilograms (over 1,100 pounds) of cocaine, with a street value of $50 million, as they unloaded coffee beans that had arrived by trainwashingtonpost.com
Morning jolt? Swiss find cocaine stash amid coffee bean bags
Swiss police say an investigation is underway after workers at a Nespresso warehouse in western Switzerland came upon 500 kilograms (over 1,100 pounds) of cocaine, with a street value of $50 million, as they unloaded coffee beans that had arrived by train.
Nestle selling North American bottled-water brands for $4.3B
Global food giant Nestle is selling its North American bottled-water brands for $4.3 billion to a pair of private-equity firms that hope to reinvigorate sales. Swiss-based Nestle said it intends to sharpen its focus on its international premium water brands, including Perrier, S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, which were not part of the deal. The new owners, meanwhile, hope to boost the bottled-water brands, which have seen slower sales growth in recent years. AdU.S. bottled-water sales have grown every year since the 2009 recession, as health-conscious consumers have switched away from sugary soft drinks. AdIn Maine, home to Poland Spring, a water rights group is worried that the new owners will backtrack on agreements with local communities.
Got no milk: Nestle creates vegan KitKat bar
Kit Kat -- The first candy bar to be marketed around sharing, which helped turn chocolate into a social snack, Kit Kat was also the first to gain a global following. BERLIN – Coming soon to a selected retailer near you: a vegan version of the iconic KitKat candy bar. The KitKat V, which it said will be launched later this year in “several countries across the globe," is certified vegan and uses 100% sustainable cocoa, the company said. As the product is tested it will only be available in the company's boutique KitKat Chocolatory shops or online, and through select retailers. Nestle said it is not releasing information on other countries participating in the initial roll-out at the moment.
Nestlé recalls 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets
Pantry-loading has extended into freezer-stuffing in the pandemic, and that means frozen food items like Stouffer's Lasanga, Hot Pockets and Marie Callender's pies are flying off shelves. MOUNT STERLING, Ky. – Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling more than 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said. The problem was discovered when the company received four consumer complaints of extraneous material in pepperoni Hot Pockets, the department said. The company has received one report of a “minor oral injury” associated with consumption of the product, the USDA said. The recall is for 54-ounce packages containing 12 “Nestlé Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches: Premium Pepperoni made with pork, chicken and beef pizza garlic buttery crust.” Affected boxes have a “Best before Feb 2022” date and lot codes of 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614 and 0321544614, the department said.
A Girl Scout calls out link to palm oil industry and child labor in Girl Scout cookies
Then her father made her quit school to help meet his high company targets on the palm oil plantation where she was born. A batch of palm oil tree seedlings prior to being planted on a newly developed palm oil plantation over cleared tropical forest land on Indonesia's Borneo island. SAMSUL SAID / Getty ImagesMany producers, Western buyers and banks belong to the 4,000-member Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, a global association that provides a green stamp of approval to those committed to dealing with palm oil that's been certified as ethically sourced. And Kellogg's, the parent company of Pop-Tarts, said it was committed to working with suppliers to source "fully traceable palm oil." Now 14, Olivia, who lives in Jonesborough, Tennessee, has started a petition to get palm oil removed from Girl Scout cookies.cbsnews.com
46 tons of Lean Cuisine meals recalled after complaints of plastic pieces
Forty-six tons of Lean Cuisine baked-chicken meals are being recalled after consumers complained about plastic in the products sold nationwide. The problem came to light the prior day after five complaints about the packaged meals manufactured on September 2 by Nestle, which believes the plastic pieces are from a plastic conveyor belt that broke while producing mashed potatoes in the meals. NestleThe recalled meals involve 8 5/8-ounce (244 grams) carton trays of Lean Cuisine baked chicken with "white meat chicken with stuffing, red skin mashed potatoes & gravy." The FSIS has not received any reports of injury or illness from consumption of the recalled products, and has advised those concerned to contact a health provider. The agency cautions that the recalled products might be sitting in consumers' freezers.cbsnews.com
Nestle, Cargill at high court in child labor case
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court seemed concerned Tuesday about the impact of siding with food giants Nestle and Cargill and ending a lawsuit that claims they knowingly bought cocoa beans from farms in Africa that used child slave labor. The court was hearing arguments in the case by phone because of the coronavirus pandemic. Both Nestle and Cargill say they have taken steps to combat child slavery and have denied any wrongdoing. Alito, for his part, was also skeptical about this particular case against Nestle and Cargill. Cargill and Nestle are asking the court to take another step and rule out suits against U.S. companies.
Court could end claims Nestle, Cargill abetted child labor
The Alien Tort Statute, adopted in part to deal with piracy claims, went unused for most of American history. In 2013, the justices ruled that people or entities sued under the Alien Tort Statute must have a real connection to the United States. Two years ago, the court held that foreign businesses cannot be sued under the law. In the current case, the American arm of Switzerland-based Nestle and the agribusiness concern Cargill are asking the court to rule out suits against U.S. companies as well. Cargill and Nestle say they have taken steps to combat forced child labor.
Impossible Foods slashes wholesale prices by 15%
A sandwich made with plant-based pork product is served at the Impossible Foods Inc. booth during CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Impossible Foods is slashing wholesale prices on its products by 15% on average. In January, Restaurant Brands International's Burger King added the meatless Impossible Whopper to its 2 for $6 promotion. It is unclear how Impossible's price cuts for distributors will impact what consumers pay for an Impossible Burger in restaurants. Nestle, Perdue and Tyson Foods have rolled out their own plant-based meat products in recent months.cnbc.com
Coronavirus spreads faster outside China as fears of U.S. impact hit markets
U.S. health authorities, managing 59 cases so far - mostly Americans repatriated from a cruise ship in Japan - have said a global pandemic is likely. It said only 10 new cases were reported in China on Tuesday outside Hubei. Chinas National Health Commission reported 78,064 total confirmed cases in mainland China, with a death toll up 52 to 2,715. There have been nearly 50 deaths outside China, including 12 in Italy and 19 in Iran, according to a Reuters tally. (Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus here)feeds.reuters.com
Germany 'heading for epidemic' as virus spreads faster outside China
While radical quarantining measures have helped to slow the rate of transmission in China, elsewhere it is accelerating. The World Health Organization (WHO) said China had reported 411 new cases on Tuesday - against the 427 logged in 37 other countries. The WHO says the outbreak peaked in China around Feb. 2, after measures that included isolating Hubei province. The WHO said only 10 new cases were reported in China on Tuesday outside Hubei. There have been nearly 50 deaths outside China, including 12 in Italy and 19 in Iran, according to a Reuters tally.feeds.reuters.com
Kellogg's Incogmeato to launch vegan bratwurst and Italian sausage
Kellogg's Incogmeato line will introduce meatless pork products this summer, following the lead of Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat. Ahead of the March launch for the burgers, Ingcogmeato unveiled two new products: bratwurst and Italian sausage. Like the Incogmeato burgers, the bratwurst and sausage will be found in grocery stores alongside the products they're imitating. Incogmeato also plans to offer imitations of chicken nuggets and tenders but has not provided more detail on their release dates. While pork is the most consumed meat around the world, it is only the third-most consumed meat in the United States, falling behind chicken and beef.cnbc.com
Nestle's plan to reinvigorate bottled water growth includes caffeinated water
A woman pushes her shopping cart down the bottled water aisle at a supermarket in Los Angeles, California on March 15, 2018. As bottled water's sales growth flattens, the world's largest bottled-water maker is betting on new products to try to make water exciting again. New products from Nestle slated for 2020 launches include an energy water drink and mineral-infused bottled waters. In March, Coca-Cola plans to launch AHA, flavored sparkling water with caffeine. Unlike traditional sports drinks, Nestle Pure Life Plus will come without artificial sweeteners or sugar.cnbc.com
Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is August 4
Copyright 2019 CNN(CNN) - It's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, when we celebrate the gooey, melty, nourish-your-soul goodness of this American staple. A Google search for "chocolate chip cookie recipe" yields more than 2.2 million results, each boasting of being the "best ever." The classic Nestle chocolate chip cookie originates from a tale of chance at a lodge in Whitman, Massachusetts -- the Toll House Inn -- owned by Ruth Wakefield and her husband. The chocolate chip cookie, originally called the "Toll House Crunch Cookie," recipe was published in a Boston newspaper and quickly became one of America's favorites, according to Nestle. The chocolate chip cookie has been replicated many different ways over the years -- crunchy, soft, thick, thin, nuts, no nuts.
Nestle introduces a new kind of chocolate
CNN(CNN) - Nestle has introduced a new chocolate bar without added sugar, as the company tries to stay ahead of changing consumer tastes and trends. The 70% dark chocolate bar is made using the entire cacao fruit, including the pulp around the cacao bean that is typically thrown away. Using a new patented technique, Nestle is turning the pulp into a powder and adding that to chocolate as a sweetener instead of refined sugar. Although the new bar contains the fruit-derived fructose, regular chocolate bars are loaded with sucrose, an unhealthier type of sugar. Still, Satrini said the new bar is better for you compared to a regular KitKat bar because it's 70% dark chocolate, which contains more health benefits than other chocolate types like milk chocolate.
Nestle to sell a chocolate made without added sugar
For chocolate lovers around the world, a new invention by Nestle cuts out added sugar so that customers can enjoy its 70% dark chocolate with less guilt. The Swiss multinational company's new "Cacao Fruit Chocolate" will be made wholly from cacao fruit with white cacao pulp as a natural sweetener. A new cacao fruit juice with lime granita, which also features the cacao pulp, will be available even earlier, on July 18, at the KitKat Chocolatory Ginza store. The cacao fruit chocolate will be priced at 400 yen ($3.70) while the cacao fruit juice will cost 750 yen ($6.93). In March 2018, the company released Milkybar Wowsomes in Ireland and the United Kingdom its first chocolate bar to use "new sugar reduction technology," which advertised 30% less sugar.cnbc.com
Watch: New humanoid robot helps Nestle sell coffee machines
Watch: New humanoid robot helps Nestle sell coffee machines Nestle Japan will introduce humanoid robots at shops to promote the sales of its coffee machines. Starting in November the company plans to place about 1,000 of the robots in home appliance stores across Japan.cbsnews.com