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Quick fixes could quell rising tide of undeclared allergen food recalls

Simple changes in how food manufacturers handle and trace ingredients, packages and labels at production facilities could reduce dramatically the number of recalls due to undeclared allergens, which make up the vast majority of food recalls, according to FDA.

Quest for purity brought allergen-free positioning as a side benefit, chocolate maker says

The rising tide of food intolerances and allergic reactions bodes well for Pascha Chocolate, a brand that is founded on an allergen-free positioning. But co-founder Courtenay Vuchnich said the real message is purity, with allergen-free coming along for the ride.

Henry's Humdingers wants to spread word about spicy honey and the problems afflicting bees

CEO Henry Miller had a vision for his company, Henry’s Humdingers, when he founded it. He wanted to give consumers a new take on honey and at the same time help bring light to the plight of honey bees, beset by threats.  That was when he was 12.

Launching a baobab brand is about educating consumers and telling a story, says drink startup

Consumers need to be taught what the ‘unknown’ baobab fruit is, according to beverage newbie Matahi.

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FNCE 2014 highlights part 1: Protein red hot, fermentation on fire

FNCE 2014 highlights part one: Protein still red hot, fermentation on fire, and why self-discipline won’t defeat obesity

We’ve never had access to more information about how to get healthy. So why are two thirds...

FNCE 2014 highlights part two: RDIs based on your genotype? Hummus 2.0

FNCE 2014 highlights part two: RDIs based on your genotype? Hummus 2.0, Nutrition Facts in transition, & a metagenomic MyPlate?

FoodNavigator-USA brings you part two of our gallery of highlights from the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference...

‘Robust evidence’ supports oat beta-glucan’s cholesterol-lowering potential

‘Robust evidence’ supports oat beta-glucan’s cholesterol-lowering potential

Daily consumption of at least 3 grams of oat beta-glucan may reduce cholesterol levels, with greater effects...

AquaBall CEO: We have the ability to have 5% of the kids beverage market within 18 months

AquaBall CEO: We have the ability to have 5% of the kids beverage market within 18 months

After 18 months of rapid growth and a summer of reflection, True Drinks is ready to accelerate...

Time for the DGAC to look again at choline?

90% of Americans don't get enough choline. So why isn't it higher up the food policy agenda?

As the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are developed, there has been a lot of heated debate...

Sprouted seeds! The meteoric rise of Way Better Snacks
Consumers want to see what you are putting into the product as well as what isn’t in there

The meteoric rise of Way Better Snacks: ‘All-natural’ is all very well, but what really matters is nutrient density

With revenues going from zero to “north of $20m” in three years, the growth of Way Better...

Eat Well Embrace Life: 'We want to be the Chobani of hummus'
US hummus category could break $1bn barrier in a few years

Eat Well Embrace Life: 'Suddenly beans went from boring to exciting... We want to be the Chobani of hummus'

US sales of hummus have almost doubled since 2009 to top $600m, but could easily break through...

Evolva on synthetic biology: Its faster, cheaper & more sustainable.
Interview: Neil Goldsmith, CEO, Evolva

Synthetic biology is cheaper, faster, and more sustainable, says Evolva CEO: 'We’re proud of what we do'

What’s more sustainable? Using acres of land, water and energy to grow plants that produce minuscule quantities...

Beanitos on beans, healthy snacking and explosive growth

Beanitos: People aren’t against calories, they are against empty calories

Not so long ago, beans were something you’d more likely find in a dip than a chip....

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