Breaking News on Food & Beverage Development - North AmericaEU edition | Asian edition

Top Headlines

FDA: We are eveloping draft voluntary targets for sodium reduction

CSPI sues FDA for dragging its feet over sodium reduction; FDA still working on voluntary targets

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is suing the FDA in a bid to compel it to respond to a 2005 petition requesting that it revoke the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status of salt and treat it as a food additive under the law.

Has sodium reduction been moving down the food policy agenda?

Vermont Creamery’s aged goat cheese: ‘leap of faith’ turned growth engine

When Vermont Creamery debuted aged goat cheese 15 years ago, almost no one in the U.S. had heard of this French-style cheese with its telltale wrinkly rind and creamy interior. But the risk paid off, as the line is now the company’s fastest-growing, prompting a $4 million expansion to its...

Back to the Future? Ferrara engages millennials in the confectionery aisle with focus on gummy, chewy, spicy, and sour

While we’re often told that millennials are rejecting the brands their parents grew up with, the same rules don’t necessarily apply in the candy aisle, notes the CEO of Ferrara Candy Co (est. 1908), who says millennials and Gen Z-ers are driving the double-digit growth of brands such as Trolli...

Which new food and beverage products had the highest purchase intent scores in September?

With holiday season approaching, pumpkin spice features heavily in the September edition of Instantly's shelf score ranking of new products. However, the top new product based on purchase intent scores is the latest addition to Chobani's Indulgent range: cherry & dark chocolate.

Food Vision USA: How do you maintain a challenger brand mentality as a mainstream player?

‘Challenger’ brands – anarchic, agile brands which disrupt established categories – are Davids outmaneuvering industry Goliaths. And Chobani is probably the perfect example, going from zero to a billion dollars in less than a decade. But what happens when challenger brands grow up?

News in brief

Nestlé Health Science to open $70m product technology center in Bridgewater, NJ, in 2016

Nestlé Health Science (NHS) is investing $70m in a product technology center in Bridgewater, New Jersey, that will become its new US HQ and research hub.

News in brief

DDW opens new site in Louisville dedicated to natural food colors

DDW has opened a site in Louisville, Kentucky dedicated to manufacturing food colors from natural sources. 


Key Industry Events