12-Mar-2014 - On day three of Natural Products Expo West, the FoodNavigator-USA team checked out education sessions on connecting with shoppers, natural claims, non-GMO Project certification, and consumer trends.
12-Mar-2014 - Butter might be winning the PR war in the spreads category owing to its all-natural credentials and short ingredients list; but from a nutritional standpoint, the healthier choice is margarine, says the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers (NAMM).
11-Mar-2014 - On day two of Natural Products Expo West, the FoodNavigator-USA team trawled the show floor and found a proliferation of protein, popcorn, quinoa, chia, gluten-free and non-GMO claims. But there was also some innovative stuff happening in the frozen meal aisle...
11-Mar-2014 - Senomyx has got the regulatory thumbs up to take its sweet taste modifier Sweetmyx (S617) to market with partners PepsiCo and Firmenich.
11-Mar-2014 - Baby food producer Beech-Nut is launching a new range of foods to restart the declining ‘tired and dated’ baby food category, with the products co-created with moms, says the company’s CEO.
11-Mar-2014 - As part of FoodNavigator-USA’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the US food and beverage industry, we caught up with David Sheluga, a veteran of F&B market research and consumer insights on the challenges of predicting trends 10 years down the road, how the learning never stops and what in the world a ‘King’s Breakfast’ is.
11-Mar-2014 - William E. Aziz has resigned as director of Canada Bread just one month after Grupo Bimbo purchased the company for C$1.83bn.
10-Mar-2014 - Five US senators have called on Kellogg to ‘act swiftly’ and resolve its Memphis lockout, which has seen more than 200 employees unable to work at the ready-to-eat cereal plant for over four months.
10-Mar-2014 - Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) plans to move into full-commercial scale production of CLARISOY - the ‘invisible’ soy protein developed by plant protein pioneer Burcon.
10-Mar-2014 - Despite recent improvements in the American diet, public health concerns about obesity and hunger still abound. At the center of the both issues is a call for better access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables.
10-Mar-2014 - Mondelez International has partnered with another social media titan in Facebook, months after announcing a deal with Twitter.
10-Mar-2014 - Recommendations to replace saturated fat with carbohydrates or polyunsaturated fat are “severely challenged” and should be revised, claims an editorial published in Open Heart, a new journal from the BMJ Group.
10-Mar-2014 - More clinical trials are needed for a US health claim on cocoa flavanols, according to the National Confectioners’ Association’s technical director.
10-Mar-2014 - Heinz is withdrawing six varieties of infant food sold in pouch and spout packaging in Canada due to a potential packaging defect.
10-Mar-2014 - It’s been gracing food labels for years, but more recently, it’s also prompted a tsunami of civil litigation against firms from Chobani to Trader Joe’s. So what exactly is ‘evaporated cane juice’ (ECJ), and does the name accurately reflect what it actually is?
08-Mar-2014 - Chobani will make its first foray into the organic market later this year with the introduction of 32oz grass-fed multi-serve packs of its Greek yogurt.
07-Mar-2014 - It’s 70 degrees, and there are a lot of free snacks, so the FoodNavigator-USA team did the decent thing and headed to Anaheim to bring you the highlights from the nation’s biggest natural products show: Natural Products Expo West…
07-Mar-2014 - Moving enzyme production largely into factories using genetically modification has resulted in better functioning enzymes, yet the bakery industry has been a poor communicator on both the ubiquity and benefits of GM enzymes, said one baking enzyme expert.
07-Mar-2014 - Impulse-reliant confectioners should be wary of emerging technology that could spell the end for in-store checkouts as we know them, says a retail expert.
07-Mar-2014 - Nutrition labeling will expose snacks for what they are, but we’re committed to being transparent and confident US consumers will remain a snacking nation, says the CEO of the Snack Food Association (SFA).