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'We'll defend ourselves rather than contribute to a toxic environment that encourages more shakedown lawsuits'

Propylene glycol in the spotlight as Hint Water is targeted in ‘all-natural’ lawsuit with a new twist

Propylene glycol (PG) is an FDA-approved synthetic substance widely used as a solvent in ‘natural flavors‘– which are clearly defined in law. But would consumers expect to find it in a product marketed as ‘all-natural’ – a term that doesn’t have a clear legal definition? Not according to a class...

Hint Water hit with ‘all-natural’ lawsuit over propylene glycol

Meteoric sales growth at Primal Kitchen: 'Things just exploded as soon as we launched'

“We did everything you’re not supposed to do,” observes the COO of Primal Kitchen, which exploded out of the blocks with a sugar-free avocado oil-based mayo in February 2015, notched up revenues of $13.2m in 2016, and is expecting to almost double that in 2017. 

Marine greens and curry culture: Here are some trends spotted in Campbell Soup's Culinary Trendscape 2017 report

According to the culinary trend experts at Campbell Soup, 2017 will see more adoption of food as medicine, modern middle eastern cuisine, and a plethora of new condiments.

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Soup-To-Nuts podcast: How doing good can also be good for business

In today’s highly competitive landscape, many food and beverage manufacturers try to set their brands apart by tapping into consumers’ desire for products that not only are better for them but also better for the planet or for society. 

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Safe for babies: FDA has no objections to GRAS status of Ganeden's BC30 probiotic strain for use in infant formula

The FDA has no objections to Ganeden BC30s GRAS status for use in infant formulas, the company announced this week.


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