Yakult USA confident of "eventual and ultimate vindication" in probiotics class action

Yakult USA defends probiotic claims as class action proceeds

Probiotic specialist Yakult USA has challenged allegations in a class action alleging it is misleading US shoppers about the digestive health benefits of its fermented drinks and says it is confident of "eventual and ultimate vindication at trial, if not before".

Evolva makes vanillin via a microbial fermentation process using baker's yeast

Lux Research: Cost, speed & sustainability benefits of synthetic biology will make it a ‘permanent and growing aspect' of flavors market

Small, rotating flavor portfolios engage but don't overwhelm consumers

Small, rotating flavor portfolios engage but don't overwhelm consumers, expert says

Fine-tuning flavors could help Moose Munch The Popcorn Factory sales

Fine-tuning flavors could help Moose Munch & The Popcorn Factory boost sales

Just Mayo is made from canola oil, yellow pea protein and other ingredients... but no egg

FDA warning letter to Hampton Creek could trigger new wave of lawsuits, predict attorneys

A greater focus on the nutritional quality of foods, rather than the calories contained in them, is vital to reducing the obesity-related burden of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, argue the researchers.

Stop counting calories and start promoting nutritional value, urge researchers

Oscar Mayer products have been recalled

Kraft Heinz recalls 2m pounds of turkey bacon

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Pre hypertension link to risk in young adults widens scope for grape seed extract, Polyphenolics says

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Heartland Food buys low-calorie sweetener Splenda from J&J subsidiary

Heartland Food buys iconic low-calorie sweetener Splenda from J&J subsidiary

Mushroom pioneer MycoTechnology secures $6.7m investment

Mushroom pioneer MycoTechnology secures $6.7m investment

Is savory yogurt ready for prime time? Sensient on new flavor trends

Garlic, onion, parsley, chili... and yogurt? Sweet & heat is a hot new trend, says Sensient

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AUGUST 2015 NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to speed?

AUGUST 2015 NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to speed with the latest food & beverage industry news?

Judge: 'Whether small amounts of [artificial] trans fats can lawfully be used as a food additive is a complicated question requiring agency expertise.'

Judge stays Gen Mills trans fat lawsuit, but FDA has left firms exposed to civil litigation, argue attorneys

FDA tells industry whole stevia leaf isn't GRAS approved food additive

FDA warning letter reminds industry whole stevia leaf is not GRAS or an approved food additive

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Canadian company claims its liposomal delivery massively boosts CBD bioavailability

Canadian company claims its liposomal delivery massively boosts CBD bioavailability

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Pizza makers should re-think marketing, formulation to appeal to health-conscious women, study finds

Most Americans love ice cream, but are divided on favorite flavors

Americans are united in their love for ice cream, but divided over their favorite flavors

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Cereal’s ‘Great Depression’ erodes the center aisles, Euromonitor analyst says

Cereal’s ‘Great Depression’ erodes the center aisles, Euromonitor analyst says

Berkeley soda sin tax isn’t serving its purpose, say economists

Berkeley soda sin tax isn’t serving its purpose, say economists

General Mills will remove artificial colors, flavors from fruit snacks

General Mills will remove artificial colors, flavors from fruit snacks

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Smart water bottle company Hidrate gets huge launch from Kickstarter

Smart water bottle company Hidrate gets huge launch from Kickstarter

Smart Groceries blends online shopping, meal kit delivery services

Smart Groceries marries elements of online shopping & meal kit delivery services, creator says

Suja CEO Jeff Church: 'Three years ago, we hadn’t even sold our first bottle'

Suja CEO on the Coca-Cola deal: 'It’s been a wild wild ride.. three years ago, we hadn’t even sold our first bottle!'

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New hires at Coca-Cola, ConAgra, PepsiCo, Califia Farms, Sambazon

New hires: James Quincey moves up the ladder at Coca-Cola, ConAgra taps Darren Serrao for growth, and Califia Farms hires Annie’s exec to drive sales

Taylor Collins: It's time to reclaim meat as a superfood

EPIC Provisions: ‘If an opportunity came with the right strategic partner, we would absolutely take it’

“Decent vegan cheese has only just hit the market,” says Miyoko Schinner

Miyoko’s Kitchen founder: ‘Artisanal vegan cheese will go mainstream in 5-10 years’

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Soylent's latest iteration is a ready-to-drink product: Soylent 2.0

Soylent case reignites debate over Prop 65: 'It's basically extortion,' claims attorney

Picture: Buffalo jerky from Patagonia Provisions

New snacks gallery: From buffalo jerky and salad bites to superfood pouches and bean chips

New products, from steel cut oat sides to smoked basmati rice

New products gallery (breakfast, dinner, dairy): From oat-based savory sides to smoked basmati rice

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