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Cream of Wheat, Mrs. Butterworth confront race in packaging

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(AP) -- Colgate, Cream of Wheat and Mrs. Butterworth are the latest brands reckoning with racially charged logos.

New York-based Colgate-Palmolive say it's reviewing its Darlie toothpaste brand, which is popular in Asia.

Prior to 1989, the brand was known as Darkie and featured a singer in blackface as its logo.

New Jersey-based B&G Foods, which makes Cream of Wheat hot cereal, said it’s reviewing its logo, which features a smiling black chef holding a bowl of cereal.

And Chicago-based Conagra Brands says its female-shaped Mrs. Butterworth's bottles are intended to evoke a “loving grandmother.”

But the company said the packaging could be misinterpreted.

The soul-searching comes in the wake of PepsiCo’s announcement that it’s renaming its Aunt Jemima syrup brand.

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