18-Dec-2013 - Achieving salt intakes in line with the recommendations may reduce stroke cases by 6%, but many consuming are still consuming way too much, says a new analysis from The Netherlands.
18-Dec-2013 - The growing consumer desire for sophisticated, nuanced and personalized flavor experiences—with the enticing added benefit of health and wellness claims is what will dominate flavor trends in the coming year, according to global flavor and fragrance supplier Sensient Flavors.
18-Dec-2013 - It’s no secret that incidence of being overweight and obese have increased dramatically over the past few decades alongside a rise in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes. Concurrent with this, eating breakfast has declined overall.
18-Dec-2013 - The Coca-Cola Company is a ‘premier brand curator’ in consumer staples whose virtuous brand and product innovation cycle equips it grow faster than industry peers in the next three to five years.
18-Dec-2013 - Industry stakeholders have called for extra time to file comments on the GRAS status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), prompting the FDA to extend the deadline.
18-Dec-2013 - Land O’Lakes has launched a cheese-based seasoning that it says is a perfect fusion for the popular Tex-Mex flavor profile.
17-Dec-2013 - Hershey has committed to purchasing 100% traceable and sustainably-sourced palm oil by the end of 2014. Greenpeace has welcomed the move, but has reservations about timelines and terminology.
17-Dec-2013 - D.D. Williamson (DDW) has acquired the food coloring product line and related processing equipment from Danisco USA Inc., which had been part of DuPont Nutrition & Health since 2011. Financial terms of this transaction were not disclosed.
17-Dec-2013 - Red Bull is planning to roll out its best-selling energy drink in China after gaining the necessary permissions, and is building an office in Shanghai, a spokesperson told FoodNavigator-USA. The news was initially reported in Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung.
17-Dec-2013 - When 100-year-old food and beverage manufacturer Bolthouse Farms decided to launch its first ever consumer advertising campaign focused on beverages this year, the brand harnessed the visual power of Instagram after realizing the app’s potential among its existing consumers.
17-Dec-2013 - Brazil’s Guarani Indians are urging Coca-Cola not to source sugar from Bunge after the agri-business was attacked for alleged ‘land grabbing’ in a recent Oxfam report.
17-Dec-2013 - Israel-based flavor and food ingredient firm Frutarom Industries has acquired US-based Hagelin Flavor Technologies for $52.4 million, the company announced Friday. Hagelin has corporate offices in New Jersey. In addition, the company has offices in the UK and in South Korea.
17-Dec-2013 - Grupo Bimbo has developed a process that uses flavored fats to laminate pastry layers, enabling the end product to be toasted without flavor loss.
17-Dec-2013 - Monster’s lawsuit seeking to block the San Francisco City litigation seeking to force it to reform its energy drinks, packaging and marketing practices has been thrown out by a Federal court.
16-Dec-2013 - Adolescents who consume breakfast cereal in the morning are more alert, content and in some instances show improved cognitive performance, according to Kellogg-funded research.
16-Dec-2013 - Shifts in dietary patterns can radically alter the microbial make-up of our gut in less than a day, leading to rapid alterations in the functions of our microbiota, say researchers.
16-Dec-2013 - What will 2014 bring on the regulatory front for the food and beverage industry? From the stagnant farm bill to the ongoing debate on biotech to consumer confusion on the various forms of sweeteners, trade associations representing the sugar, HFCS and confectionery industry caught up with FoodNavigator-USA on regulatory wins and challenges in the previous and coming year. Stay tuned for Part 2 later this week, when we get views on the 2014 regulatory landscape from the snack food and beverage industry trade associations.
16-Dec-2013 - From declining interest in soft drinks to the ongoing war on caffeine and the explosion of raw juices and functional beverages, 2013 has certainly been an eventful one for the beverage category. Count on another strong year for premium juices, coconut water and other functional beverages, as well as growing interest in sweetener blends that can satisfy both low-calorie needs and demand for “natural” marketing claims.
16-Dec-2013 - Foods labelled ‘low fat’ or ‘low calorie’ may encourage consumers to eat more, according to a study published in the journal Appetite.
16-Dec-2013 - The University of Florida will further research to develop drought resistant peanuts – a big need for industry in light of extreme weather conditions, its lead crop physiologist says.