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POM v Coca-Cola false advertising spat heads to Supreme Court, but what does this mean for your label?

It’s not quite as dramatic as the Oscar Pistorius trial, but in the world of food law, a false advertising case brought by POM Wonderful against rival Coca-Cola is being followed just as closely. And all eyes will be on the Supreme Court on Monday, when both sides will present...

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Chobani takes on oatmeal, ice cream and snacks with new summer launches

Chobani has unveiled a raft of new products that will start hitting shelves this summer, including Chobani Oats - yogurt mixed with fruit and oats; Chobani Indulgent - its first desserts; and Chobani Kids - snack packs for kids.

Rice eaters’ diets more in line with Dietary Guidelines: study

Consumers who eat white or brown rice every day tend to have better overall diet quality and nutrient intake, according to a study of five-year data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).  

Changes to Nutrition Facts panel may have limited impact on consumer perceptions, says Hartman Group

Proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel  on food and beverage labels are well-intentioned, but may not have as much effect on how consumers perceive products as policymakers hope, according to Hartman Group.

US cereal U-turn: 10% upswing over next four years, says Packaged Facts

Cereal makers can expect a turnaround year thanks to favorable consumption patterns and a booming young Hispanic population, says Packaged Facts.

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Fruit + Java = Frava: NY-based start-up bets on naturally caffeinated juice

Being a minnow in a pool of sharks is both scary and exhilarating, admit the entrepreneurs behind caffeinated fruit juice Frava. But “in the worst case scenario, it’ll make the subject of a good business school essay” (presumably about biting off more than you can chew), observes chief marketing officer Alex...

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Microalgae, protein fractions, and ‘co-products’: POS VP of technology talks next big trends from NutraIngredients-USA.com

With almost 40 years of working with companies large and small across numerous continents, POS Bio-Sciences has a top level view of what’s next on the horizon, and microalgae, protein fractions, and co-products are areas to watch, says the company’s vice president of technology, Dr Rick Green.

Hershey ‘tricking US consumers with fake Maltesers’, claims Mars from ConfectioneryNews.com

Mars has launched US legal action against Hershey accusing it of copying its Maltesers brand in all-red packaging.

PepsiCo CEO: 'Several of our brands virtually define their categories' from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Power brands like Doritos, Lay’s and Quaker Oats are allowing PepsiCo to stay strong in volatile market conditions, CEO Indra Nooyi says.

An effective strategy for public cardio-metabolic health promotion? Resistant starch shows blood lipid and body composition benefits from NutraIngredients-USA.com

Using resistant starch-enriched flour in place of regular flour may reduce cholesterol levels in people with metabolic syndrome, report researchers from South Dakota State University.

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The slow death of the microwave and the rise of the Crock-Pot: Can food be too convenient?

The slow death of the microwave and the rise of the Crock-Pot: Can food be too convenient?

Can food be too convenient? Just ask General Mills, which saw sales of its Betty Crocker instant...

Quirky, cult-like, aspirational, but affordable: The rise and rise of Trader Joe’s

Quirky, cult-like, aspirational, but affordable: The rise and rise of Trader Joe’s

If you want to see what success looks like in US grocery retailing, look no further than...

Quaker looks to patent lower cost soluble oat fiber

Quaker looks to patent lower cost soluble oat fiber

Oatmeal boasts a long list of health benefits, though this fiber-rich ingredient isn’t traditionally associated with the...

Is Big Food the new tobacco?
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Is Big Food the new tobacco?

As the class-action lawsuits pile up amid growing public health concerns over obesity and ongoing labeling debates,...

Two weeks to go! Register for FoodNavigator-USA’s Gluten-free in Perspective Forum

Two weeks to go! Register for FoodNavigator-USA’s Gluten-free in Perspective Forum

There are just two weeks to go until FoodNavigator’s live (and hopefully very lively) online debate on...

Mamma Chia CEO Janie Hoffman on saying no, not drinking your own kool aid, and managing explosive growth
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Mamma Chia CEO Janie Hoffman on saying no, not drinking your own kool aid, and managing explosive growth

Managing explosive growth is not a problem most entrepreneurs have to worry about. Most of them are...

FDA says firms can use natural blue food color spirulina in applications beyond gum & candy

FDA says firms can use natural blue food color spirulina in applications beyond gum & candy

The FDA has approved the use of Spirulina Extract as a natural blue coloring ingredient in everything from...

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