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Coke fails to disclose use of artificial flavoring and/or chemical preservatives, claims lawsuit

Judge allows class action lawsuit vs Coca-Cola over ‘artificial’ phosphoric acid to proceed, but admonishes money-grabbing plaintiffs

Coca-Cola: 'As we have maintained all along, these meritless lawsuits are a play by class action lawyers to profit under the pretense of protecting people'

A class action lawsuit alleging that Coca-Cola misrepresents its flagship product as being free from added preservatives and artificial flavors, has been allowed to proceed by a judge in California.  

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Private label takeover imminent? Picture more complex, says Hartman Group

Despite market watchers’ predictions that private label will all but take over the world, its share of the packaged food market has remained relatively flat since 2008. 

Cargill soluble fiber nears commercialization; big potential for kids’ products

Just over a year on from Cargill’s purchase of soluble wheat bran extract from health and nutrition firm Fugeia, the supplier is edging closer to commercializing the soluble dietary fiber and powerful antioxidant, as consumers worldwide (and at all ages) continue to fall short on fiber needs.

Cereal chartbusters 2014: America’s top 10 best-selling brands

BakeryandSnacks has dug into fresh IRI data to dish up the latest list of top 10 best-selling cereal brands in the US for 2014.

"We've identified a bacterial population that protects against food allergen sensitisation"

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies offer probiotic promise

Common gut bacteria from the class Clostridia could prevent sensitisation to allergens in food, according to new research that may pave the way for probiotic products aimed at battling food allergies and intolerances.

Young people eating snacks to ‘round out’ meals, says NPD Group

Younger consumers are reaching for snacks to accompany and round out meals, and the better-for-you category is set to benefit most, finds The NPD Group.

Global Industry News

Nespresso launches $550m sustainability strategy from BeverageDaily.com

Nespresso has launched a sustainability strategy, ‘The Positive Cup,’ which sets out the steps the company will take to meet its sustainability goals by 2020, and is based on a CHF500m ($550m USD) investment over six years.

Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition from NutraIngredients.com

It’s free, jammed full of sports nutrition sector insights – and it’s just days away: Sports Nutrition 2014 .

‘Small but significant’: Antioxidant vitamin supplements may support healthy arteries from NutraIngredients-USA.com

Daily supplements of vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of arterial stiffness, with effects most notable in healthy, young individuals, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Innovating with microalgae: A day at the Solazyme HQ

Algae dream becomes reality for Solazyme: ‘Today we’re making products, not power point presentations’

Given its apparently limitless potential to feed and fuel the world, there is a huge buzz around...

Gluten-free market: what's next?
What new gluten-free product launches, market analysis tell us

The gluten-free definition has been standardized; now what?

Aug. 5 marked the deadline for manufacturers making voluntary gluten-free label claims to ensure they meet the...

Nutrition Facts changes could impact perceptions of dairy products

Milk would no longer qualify as an excellent source of vitamin D or a good source of potassium in new-look Nutrition Facts panel

FDA proposals to increase the RDI for certain nutrients as part of an overhaul of the Nutrition...

Bottled water co Nirvana Inc files unfair competition lawsuit v Nestlé
Nestlé offered stores financial incentives to stop carrying rival's products, claims lawsuit

Nestlé Waters North America engaged in ‘deceptive, fraudulent and predatory behavior’ says Nirvana Inc in unfair competition lawsuit

Nestlé Waters North America engaged in “deceptive, fraudulent and predatory behavior” in a bid to drive a...

Nutrition Facts proposal's bizarre consequences for fruit juice
100% juice from concentrate may have to declare its sugar as 'added'

GMA: Nutrition Facts ‘added sugar’ proposal could have bizarre consequences for fruit juice labels

One bizarre consequence of FDA proposals to include ‘added sugars’ on the Nutrition Facts panel would be...

America's 1st kettle chip? Saratoga Chips heads back to the future
The small guy can still win in the snacks aisle, says Jim Schneider

Saratoga Chips head back to the future: Second time lucky for America’s first kettle chip?

The ‘Saratoga chip’ - a snack food sensation first cooked up in 1853 by George Crum in...

Mintel, Datamonitor: Slowdown in natural claims ‘inevitable’
Special edition: Natural & Clean Label Trends

Slowdown in natural claims ‘inevitable’, say market researchers

Natural claims on food and beverage products appear to be leveling off, according to recent product launch...

Natural vs organic: What’s the difference, and do shoppers care?

Natural vs organic: What’s the difference, and do shoppers care?

How clean is your label, and who decides - plaintiff's attorneys or Whole Foods Market? Are ‘all-natural’...

Stevia-sweetened Coca-Cola Life makes US debut
US version of Coca-Cola Life has 60 calories per 8-oz glass bottle

Coca-Cola Life makes US debut, but can it reverse the cola category’s flagging fortunes?

Stevia-and-sugar-sweetened Coca-Cola Life is making its US debut this week following successful launches in Latin America and...

Natural claim tarnished, but still meaningful: RD
Special edition: Natural & Clean Label Trends

RD: ‘Natural’ claim tarnished, but still meaningful

Despite the legal hot water in which many manufacturers and retailers have found themselves in recent months...

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