26-Nov-2014 - The US dairy-free frozen desserts category could “double or triple” in the next five years as more consumers explore almond, coconut and other alternatives, predicts ice cream guru Malcolm Stogo, who is now bidding for a slice of the non-dairy action with his new DF (dairy-free) Mavens brand.
26-Nov-2014 - As widely predicted, county clerks in Oregon have been ordered by Secretary of State Kate Brown to conduct a hand recount of votes on GMO labeling initiative Measure 92 by December 12.
26-Nov-2014 - High-protein cookies will continue to soar in the mass market, says the president of Lenny & Larry’s as the company plans more US roll-outs in mass stores.
26-Nov-2014 - From bold Asian and Hispanic flavors, to nuts, gourmet coffee, and all-day-breakfasts, New York-based Comax Flavors highlights four hot trends likely to influence food and beverage development in 2015.
25-Nov-2014 - Aussie-style yogurt brand, Noosa Finest Yoghurt, has been snapped up by Advent International for an undisclosed sum.
25-Nov-2014 - Some food manufacturers still worry that using potassium chloride to replace salt in their recipes might compromise their clean label credentials. But the FDA’s recent proposal to include potassium as one of the nutrients that must be listed on the Nutrition Facts panel is helping to change that mindset, says NuTek Salt.
25-Nov-2014 - Food manufacturers are under increasing pressure to reduce sodium, but surveys suggest many shoppers are, well, not that bothered. So where does this leave firms plugging sodium reduction solutions?
25-Nov-2014 - The FDA released its much-anticipated final rules on calorie information on menus and vending machines today as part of the Affordable Care Act.
25-Nov-2014 - The ideas that wheat is genetically modified, bred to have more gluten, is addictive and causes inflammation are “myths” that the Whole Grains Council wants to bust.
25-Nov-2014 - Advances in technology can help firms more quickly and easily reduce sodium in breads and grain-based packaged foods – a previously repetitive and expensive trial and error process, according to Janice Johnson, food applications leader in salt at Cargill.
25-Nov-2014 - Coca-Cola is confident its premium Fairlife milk brand, due to launch across the US next month, will "rain money" once established in the market.
25-Nov-2014 - The American Heart Association says its recently launched consumer education campaign encouraging Americans to “break up with excess salt” seeks to “build an army of passionate and willing supporters” to pressure food manufacturers to reduce sodium in packaged foods.
25-Nov-2014 - Efforts to reduce consumer blood pressure and risk of hypertension by replacing normal salt with blends of potassium chloride, magnesium sulfate and less sodium chloride are working, but may be more effective in countries where the majority of salt comes from home cooking, according to a meta-analysis in the December American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
25-Nov-2014 - Salt replacer use is growing but low salt claims are not, as food companies favour a ‘quiet’ approach – but growth in gourmet table salts may threaten salt reduction efforts.
25-Nov-2014 - Sprouted brown rice flour can increase the protein, lipid and antioxidant activity in gluten-free breads, finds research.
24-Nov-2014 - Sales of herbal and other teas increased by 5.9% in the United States in 2013, capping off a decade of solid growth, according to a market report by the American Botanical Council. It was ABC’s first such report on the tea sector.
24-Nov-2014 - The International Cocoa Organization has quelled media reports of a chocolate crisis in 2020 and says there are sufficient cocoa stocks for the next five years.
24-Nov-2014 - The Coca-Cola Company is making bank on consumers who are willing to pay more for less soda in the name of health and wellness.
24-Nov-2014 - If you don’t like taking risks, don’t go into the beverage industry, says the founder of ChaiElixir, an Oklahoma City based start-up selling sparkling tea. “A significant portion of new products do not make it past year one or two, but that’s the nature of the industry, so you’ve just got to do your due diligence and be prepared to take a risk.