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Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch: From animal-free milk and gelatin to treenut cheese, paleo pancakes and beany brownies

FoodNavigator-USA's latest pick of entrepreneurs to watch in the US food and beverage market features a clutch of firms spanning everything from animal-free milk and gelatin to cashew nut ‘cheese,’ brownies made with 40% chickpeas, paleo pancake mixes, kid-friendly meal kits, and chocolate-covered candied jalapenos…

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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast:The rise & future potential of grass fed claims

Grass-fed claims on products are a beacon for consumers who are health-conscious, want minimally processed food and care about animal welfare, and as such manufacturers increasingly are using them on products across categories and channels to drive up sales sharply.

FOOD VISION USA: Let’s get personal. Your microbiome, your blood sugar and you

Could your microbiome explain why you find it harder to regulate your blood sugar than the next person?

Kraft Heinz could be ‘on the prowl again' before the year-end, says analyst

Kraft Heinz may be “on the prowl again,” according to Susquehanna analyst Pablo Zuanic, who predicted the CPG giant could be back on the acquisition trail before the year-end in an August 25 note to investors.

Who’s raising the bar? Top 10 snack bar brand performance in first half of 2016

IRI data reveals how the 10 biggest brands in key US snack bar categories have performed in dollar and unit terms in the first six months of 2016.

ProTings closes $1.2m financing round, changes name to Protes after spat with Original Tings

Brooklyn-based pea protein chip pioneer Proformance Foods has closed a $1.2m financing round led by a leading CPG company, and changed its brand name from ProTings to Protes following a trademark dispute with B&G Foods, which owns the Original Tings brand.

New research tackles carrageenan safety concerns

New research attempts to set the record straight on the safety of carrageenan – a controversial but widely used stabilizer and thickening ingredient that has been called into question as a potential cause of inflammation. 

General Mills targeted in latest ‘100% natural’ lawsuit over glyphosate

General Mills is the latest major CPG company to be targeted with class action lawsuits alleging it misrepresented the oats used in selected Nature Valley bars and snacks as ‘100% natural’ because they contain trace levels of pesticide residue (glyphosate).


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