Kraft Foods Group has come under renewed fire over ‘natural’ claims this month, with a judge certifying a false advertising lawsuit over its ‘natural cheese’ and a plaintiff filing a new lawsuit alleging Capri Sun 100% juice is not ‘all natural’ as it contains citric acid from genetically engineered crops.
Increasing potassium intake via whole food or fortification reduces blood pressure in hypertensive patients not on drugs, Nestlé scientists have concluded in a 15-paper meta-analysis.
The insect protein market has been relying on its youthful enthusiasm and faith in sustainability but it needs a solid business plan to move forward, says Invenire as it seeks crowdfunding for its edible insect roadmap.
As the U.S. economy continues to recover, less expensive store brands are starting to lose their appeal – creating a long-awaited opportunity for national brands to regain market share that they lost during the great recession, new consumer research suggests.
Do you know how long the FDA has given the industry to phase out partially hydrogenated oils? Or who has agreed to settle a lawsuit over natural claims for $3.99m? And which European retailer is setting up shop in Virginia?
One year on from the ‘Taco Bell affair’ and Cargill is continuing to see growth in demand for its Trehalose additive, but the biggest challenge continues to be limited awareness of ingredient’s numerous functional properties.
Americans may increasingly seek bold new flavors and adventurous or exotic food for everyday cooking, but this Fourth of July most will turn to time-honored, traditional dishes and big name brands to help them celebrate, market research predicts.
Nestlé has filed a patent for probiotics to be taken during pregnancy and lactation, which it says help reduce the risk of allergies for the infant.
From biodynamic pasta sauce from Nello’s to new chia-, quinoa-, and hemp-packed offerings from Peace Cereals, this month’s gallery is packed with innovative new food and beverage products. We’ve also highlighted new ingredient launches, from World Food Processing’s cleaner-tasting pea protein to Comax Flavors’ novel pickled flavor collection.
Exercise physiologist Allen Lim, PhD, the founder of sports nutrition brand Skratch Labs, learned what works to fuel athletes in the crucible of one of the most challenging endurance events the world has to offer—the Tour de France. What he took away from that experience was the notion that rather than trying to reinvent the wheel, it’s best to work with the body’s natural processes.
DSM has launched a range of yogurt cultures for thick and creamy products its has called ‘Greek Legends’.
Two new treatments – one for people and one for peanuts – could significantly reduce the potentially life-threatening risk the legumes pose to the 2.8 million Americans who are allergic to them.
Sales of snacks with dried fruit and vegetables climbed 1.7% annually over the last five years and is predicted to reach revenues of $4 billion in 2015, thanks largely to shifting consumer demands for healthier snacks and a recovering economy that enables shoppers to pay the higher prices dried produce demands, according to market research by IBISWorld. Expecting this trend to continue and hoping to get in on the action, many snack makers are launching a wide variety of snacks featuring an ever growing spectrum of dried fruits and veggies.
Grupo Bimbo is clearly looking to stretch into sweet bakery with the acquisition of local bakery Panrico SAU in Spain and Portugal, says Mintel.
Members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have committed to halving food waste over the next ten years at an event in New York this week.
While turmeric is still a novel ingredient to many Americans, it’s only a matter of time before it moves from the niche to the mainstream of US food culture, predicts Temple Turmeric founder Daniel Sullivan, who has set his sights on conquering the conventional as well as the natural food retail channel.
Nutrinsic, a company that uses microbes to produce protein from food production waste streams, has a long term plan to enter the food and supplement markets with its product it brands as ProFloc.
The US fruit pouch category could be worth $1bn in next 3-4 years, predicts the firm behind GoGo SqueeZ, a resealable squeezable fruit snack that was developed in France in the late 1990s, entered the US market in 2008, and notched up US retail sales of $200m in the year to April 19, 2015.
Latin America, the Middle East and Africa are hot on the heels of the US and Europe in packaged cheese, and growth is set to stir up plenty of future M&A activity, says Euromonitor International.
Fructose may lead to overeating by creating fewer reward signals in the brain, suggests a small pilot study published in PLOS ONE.