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Study points to new natural rye bran alternative to synthetic preservatives
Antioxidants found in grain bran (alkylresorcinols) could serve as a natural alternative to synthetic preservatives, helping manufacturers meet demand for cleaner labels, according to a new study by researchers at Penn State University.
More change to come in the food industry in the next 10 years than in the last 50, says Accenture Strategy
The food industry will continue to drastically reshape itself in terms of food retailing, production, and consumption, pointing to more change "in the next 10 years than in the last 50," according to global consulting firm Accenture Strategy.
Consumer push-back against plastic will spur manufacturers to seek new packaging in 2019
The fast and furious dismissal of straws by food service and consumers in 2018 was only the beginning of the end for single-use plastic packaging, which analysts with Euromonitor International predict will accelerate in 2019.
VIDEO The secret to success in the snacks aisle? Keep it simple, and focus on longer-term trends, says The Daily Crave
Tempting though it can be to jump on every culinary or nutritional trend, from adding collagen or CBD to embracing keto or Paleo diets, successful snack brands tend to have a longer-range strategy, says the founder and CEO of Folsom, CA-based chips brand The Daily Crave.
This Bar Saves Lives unveils kids line: ‘We must be the best tasting product after you take the wrapper off and strip away the mission’
Celebrity-backed brand This Bar Saves Lives â which is built around a social mission: You buy a bar, weâll donate a live-saving pack of food to a child in need â has launched a new line of allergy-friendly oat bars aimed at children.
RISE Brewing Co. looks to convert more coffee drinkers to cold brew, accelerating nationwide distribution
RISE Brewing Co. is looking to attract more coffee drinkers to its nitro cold brew products entering the mass channel this April with new distribution at 2,000 Walmart locations.
Startup Kalahari Biltong brings in ‘hired gun’ CEO to speed scaling process, navigate crowded category
For most company founders, the thought of handing over â or even just sharing â control of their startup with an âoutsiderâ is a non-starter, but bringing in a âhired gunâ who knows the industry ropes can help a young brand scale successfully more quickly, according to the team behind Kalahari Biltong.
Senators seek clarity from FDA on CBD question
Two senators from Oregon have urged that CBD be made legal for supplement and food products in interstate commerce.
Kale finally falls from the top 10 list of superfoods to make way for plant-based milks, fermented food
For years kale dominated supreme as the top superfood sought by Americans, but the leafy green has finally fallen off the top 10 list â replaced by fermented foods in the top spot, followed by avocados and seeds in the second and third, according to the 7th annual Pollock Communications and Todayâs Dietitianâs âWhatâs trending in nutritionâ survey.
VIDEO: Jon Sebastiani on Yumble... ‘There is a wide open gap in the marketplace for a premium [kids’ food] brand’
While some of the luster has worn off the subscription-based meal kit market, Yumble's proposition â prepared meal delivery for kids - is inherently âstickierâ with busy parents, says Sonoma Brands, the lead investor in its Series A funding round.* The insights accrued from the online operation could also help inform a retail launch further down the road, it predicted.
VIDEO: Vertical soy? TerViva seeks to commercialize pongamia as a high-yielding source of plant-based protein, oils
Demand for plant-based proteins and oils is increasing steadily, while the arable land available to grow them is constrained. But what if you could grow something like soy â but with a far higher yield - on trees?
Beverage and culinary flavors to become even more regionally targeted and exotic, says Monin Americas
Monin Americas - a manufacturer of syrups, fruit purees, and flavor concentrates selling to the food service industry and direct-to-consumer online - foresees that consumer interest in more exotic and region-specific flavors will continue to accelerate in 2019.
VIDEO Miyoko’s Kitchen plans new nut-free line, defends ‘butter’ and ‘cheese’ labels: ‘We’re not going to tiptoe around’
Miyokoâs Kitchen â which has built a rapidly growing brand of plant-based cheeses and butters around cultured cashew nuts and coconut oil â is expanding into new territory via a new line of nut-free cheeses made with legumes, seeds, and potatoes with a lower price point.
Soom Foods sees bright future for date syrup in the US market
Soom Foods spent over five years educating American consumers on the versatility of tahini (sesame paste) that can be used in anything from milkshakes and smoothies to a popcorn topping and as a salad dressing. The companyâs next conquest is silan, a date syrup, made from steamed and pressed dates from Israel.
Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Could a new clinic focused on plant-based eating signal a shift in the mainstream diet?
The idea that a plant-based diet could improve the health of people and the planet was once niche, but is rapidly gaining mainstream momentum with two pivotal developments this week, including an endorsement by the high profile EAT-Lancet Commission and the launch of the first-ever plant-based lifestyle program to help patients manage chronic disease.
A more modern maté: Coca-Cola Brazil launches Leão yerba maté & tea pods
Under its LeÃo brand, Coca-Cola Brazil has launched a range of yerba matÃ pods it says will meet Brazilian demand for practical and convenient healthy drinks.
Sprouted grain claims in the spotlight as Ezekiel 4:9 brand is targeted in a lawsuit
What claims can firms marketing products featuring sprouted grains make without getting into legal hot water?
VIDEO: Hemp juice fuels Lumen's new superfood shots... ‘We’re not isolating or extracting anything’
Launching online and in Erewhon and Lazy Acres stores in Los Angeles this month, Lumen hemp elixir is a HPP (high pressure processed) superfood shot with a 60-day shelf life featuring cold pressed hemp juice and on-trend ingredients such as ashwagandha and turmeric.
Tyson Foods steps up sustainability efforts with Environmental Defense Fund partnership
On its endeavor to be a leader in sustainable food production, Tyson Foods has partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to accelerate its environmental stewardship targets -- such as, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30% by 2030 -- and meeting increasing consumer demand for sustainable food products.
Bolsonaro's controversial first weeks: What's in store for Brazil's food industry?
Brazilâs controversial president Jair Bolsonaro has got off to a controversial start, from disbanding the National Council of Food and Nutrition Security (CONSEA) to giving the agribusiness sector greater control over the Amazon in his first weeks in office. We get reactions from key stakeholders.
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