Decaffeination is the act of removing caffeine from coffee beans, mate, cocoa, tea leaves and other caffeine containing materials. While caffeine-free soft drinks are occasionally referred to as “decaffeinated,” some are better termed “uncaffeinated”: prepared via simply omitting caffeine from production.
General Foods Corporation was a company whose direct predecessor was established in the USA by Charles William Post as the Postum Cereal Company in 1895. The name General Foods was adopted in 1929, after several corporate acquisitions. In November, 1985 General Foods was acquired by Philip Morris Companies for $5.6 billion, the largest non-oil acquisition to that time.