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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?

Impossible Foods raises $108m; prepares to launch plant-based burger by end of 2016

Impossible Foods, one of a new wave of Silicon Valley-backed companies promising to “transform the global food system”, has raised $108m in its latest round of financing, and says its first product – a plant-based burger that precisely replicates the taste and texture of meat – should hit the market...

JUST Water opts for a carton to package “ethically sourced” spring water

Yet another packaged water company eschews plastic in favor of a paper carton to help it stand out in the crowded category.

60-second interview: Kevin Brennan, CEO, Quorn

Quorn growing 30% YoY in the USA, says CEO

Meat & dairy alternatives are hot right now, if VC interest in Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, Kite Hill and Hampton Creek, plus the recent acquisitions of Vega, So Delicious and Gardein are anything to go by. But what will Monde Nissin’s £550m ($838m) acquisition of Quorn Foods mean for the...

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.

TPP trade agreement ‘good news' for US confectioners: SUA president

The recent finalization of the Trans Pacific Partnership is good news for confectioners and sugar-using manufacturers across the US, according to Rick Pasco, president of Sweetener Users Association (SUA).


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