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Promise Gluten Free brings healthier, fluffier and uniquely baked-in-store gluten-free bread to US
With the US launch of Promise Gluten Free, consumers looking for celiac-safe breads will no longer be restricted to the freezer aisle or required to choose between tasteless loaves without structural integrity or more flavorful and chewy options that are also higher-fat and -sugar.
Should babies eat meat? Serenity Kids’ says yes, points to nutrient density of its meat & veggie pouches
While many parents eat meat, poultry and fish, the idea of feeding these foods to babies might sound strange to them based on the majority of baby foods currently marketed, but startup Serenity Kids is turning this preconception on its head with its line of high-fat meat and veggie pouched purees.
Sen McConnell pushes FDA to clear path for hemp-derived CBD products
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced language into a congressional spending report that would require the FDA to issue formal enforcement discretion on the sale of hemp-derived CBD products within 120 days, clearing a path for the lawful marketing of such products.
Medical and nutritional organizations weigh in on what children should drink in first five years
Children under the age of 5 years should skip flavored-, toddler- and plant-based milks as well as caffeinated beverages, and instead stick to breast milk, infant formula, water and plain milk depending on their age, according to a joint recommendation from leading medical and nutritional organizations.
What’s next beyond soy, pea, and wheat for plant-based meat? In conversation with ADM
Soy, wheat, and peas currently dominate the plant-based meat market, but whatâs next? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Ana Ferrell (AF), VP of marketing, and Kurt Long (KL), commercial director of protein specialties and flexitarian solutions at ADM, to talk plant proteins.
RTD coffee drives a 'hot bed’ of innovation in coffee category
The US coffee market has been heating up with innovation and consumer interest, with ready-to-drink (RTD) products taking off and driving most of the category growth, according to Nielsen research.
Protein-based systems and clean label driving demand for gellan gum: CP Kelco
Discovered in a Pennsylvanian lily pond in 1978, gellan gum has grown into a 5,000 MT global market, with its clean label profile and the rise of plant-based, alternative proteins helping to drive future growth.
Deforestation pledge by companies ‘will very likely’ not be met
Five years after a landmark pledge to cut the rate of natural forest loss by half and restore 150 million hectares of land by 2020, the global state of forests has dramatically worsened, reveals a report.
Plant-forward diets may reduce greenhouse gases, but to meet nutritional needs, emissions would increase
Just as there is not only one diet that is best for the health of all people, so too is it true for the health of the planet, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.
Apeel Sciences expands trial of longer-lasting avocados with Kroger
Longer-lasting avocados from Apeel Sciences â which makes invisible plant-based âedible skinâ proven to dramatically extend the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables â are rolling out to 1,100+ Kroger stores, says the retailer, which is also testing longer-lasting asparagus and limes in Cincinnati stores and clementines in a trial with UK retailer Asda.
‘By 2030, the US dairy and cattle industry will have collapsed,’ as microbial protein factories take over, predicts think tank
âBy 2030, the US dairy and cattle industry will have collapsed,â as âprecision fermentationâ â producing animal proteins more efficiently via microbes â disrupts food production as we know it, predicts think tank RethinkX, which critics argue is living in âa vegan fantasyland.â
Atlas Bar cuts through the clutter of the protein bar category, readies for launch into brick-and-mortar
Building off its success as a direct-to-consumer business, emerging brand Atlas Bar will soon enter brick-and-mortar retailers nationwide, carving out a space in the competitive protein bar category with its low-carb, keto-friendly bars.
Mary’s Gone Crackers highlights nutritional, environmental benefits with new packaging
At Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore last week, organic and gluten-free front-runner Maryâs Gone Crackers unveiled new packaging designed to clarify consumer confusion around its name, better stand out on shelf and highlight both its nutritional and environmental benefits.
Smart Fat: Novel technology to transform liquid oils into solid fats could boost juiciness in plant-based meats, reduce sat fat, claims Cubiq Foods
Barcelona-based start-up Cubiq Foods has developed a mechanical process it claims can convert liquid oils from sunflower to olive oil into solid or semi-solid structured fats that can improve juiciness and reduce saturated fat levels in plant-based burgers, without using hydrogenation or interesterification.
CSPI petitions the USDA to change rules on the labeling of nitrites, nitrates in processed meats
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and Consumer Reports have asked the USDA to prohibit firms from labeling processed meats as âuncured,â and/or âNo nitrate or nitrite addedâ if they are cured with natural sources of nitrate and nitrite, such as celery powder (as opposed to traditional synthetic sources, such as sodium nitrite).
Brain food for babies? Cerebelly launches ‘veggie-first’ line nationwide at Whole Foods
While most responsible baby food brands work with pediatric dietitians to ensure their products meet babiesâ nutritional needs, Cerebelly â the brainchild of Canadian neurosurgeon Teresa Purzner, MD, PhD - takes this to the next level with a granular focus on delivering nutrients required for cognitive function/growth during key developmental windows.
Expo East trendspotting: From all things keto and jackfruit to new uses for eggs, bison & more
More than 29,000 members of the natural and organic food and beverage industry descended on Baltimore last week to showcase and scout products at the forefront of the health and wellness trend at Natural Products Expo East. Among the products exhibited by more than 1,550 companies, several trends emerged and others were reinforced, including all things keto, fresh twists on shelf stable staples, new uses for eggs and much more.
Walmart expands unlimited delivery option for online grocery orders, Kroger announces 5th fulfilment center with Ocado
Walmart is expanding a subscription-based, unlimited-delivery option for its online grocery service to 1,400 stores this year following trials in Houston, Salt Lake City, Miami and Tampa; while Kroger has announced the location of its fifth atuomated fulfilment center for handling online grocery orders with Ocado.
Moms Across America launches 'gold standard' certification for food and beverages to give parents 'peace of mind'
Moms Across America, a national non-profit whose mission is to ensure a safe food supply with an emphasis on eliminating GMOs and glyphosate, has launched a three-tier 'gold standard' seal for products that have achieved specific levels of organic practices and eco-friendly procedures.
‘Cultivated’ meat could be the most-consumer-friendly term for cell-cultured meat, suggests Mattson/GFI research
The term âclean meatâ is confusing (and carries the tacit implication that regular meat is 'dirtyâ), while âcell-based meatâ â a more neutral term favored by some startups â doesnât poll well with shoppers. âLab-grownâ is a food marketerâs nightmare. But âcultivated meatâ might just tick all the boxes when it comes to describing growing meat from animal cells, without slaughter, suggests new research.
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