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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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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.

Post continues buying spree with $2.45bn mega-deal to acquire Michael Foods

Cereal maker Post Holdings has made its biggest acquisition since it was spun off from Ralcorp in 2012, splashing out $2.45bn for egg, potato, and dairy products maker Michael Foods from affiliates of private-equity groups GS Capital Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners and other owners.

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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...

Grocery shoppers ready to embrace mobile apps, but only if they save time and money

The good news? Two-thirds of primary household shoppers who own smartphones have used their mobile devices on a shopping trip. The bad news? Most of them were not bowled over by the experience.

In conversation with Goya VP Bob Unanue on the $250 mn US expansion

Goya: from ingredient to prepared foods company in 10 years

Historically a mainstay brand in ethnic grocery stores and the international aisle of supermarkets, Goya has grown into much more than an ingredient company—with a portfolio of more than 2,000 SKUs ranging from beans and olive oil to coconut milk and prepared meals and a goal of making a notable...

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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.

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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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