While the consumer price index (all food) rose a modest 1.4% in 2013, it is likely to rise 2.5-3.5% in 2014, predict USDA economists, who believe food price inflation will “return to a range closer to the historical norm”.
Are consumers who say they’re avoiding gluten really just avoiding wheat? Can we trust survey data about the number of people following ‘gluten-free diets’? Are market researchers' (wildly differing) estimates about the size of the gluten-free market - and its predicted growth - to be trusted?
Grupo Bimbo will have its work cut out baking up success in Canada and could be disappointed if it expects too much, says analyst.
Mediterranean carob seed flours hold potential as a novel, antioxidant ingredient for cereal products, according to scientists.
While market researchers predict continued healthy growth for the US gluten-free market*, not everyone is convinced that it is built on a solid foundation.
How big is the US gluten-free retail market? And how should we define it? Depends who you ask.
If there is a natural ceiling to the gluten-free market, we’re nowhere near hitting it yet, according to Weston Bakeries, which is rolling out its new All But Gluten fresh bakery range across Canada and the US.
A major new player in the flour milling industry may not now emerge until the second quarter of this year, as regulators continue to scrutinize the proposed merger of ConAgra Mills and Horizon Milling (a joint venture between Cargill and CHS) to create Ardent Mills.
First there was the leaked GMA discussion document; now the industry’s biggest players have put their cards on the table via the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food , which is seeking federal legislation to create an FDA-administered voluntary program to regulate food labels claiming the presence, or absence, of GMOs.
This week Nestlé announced the sale of its sports nutrition business under the Powerbar and Musashi brands to Post Holdings. As the aging brand assumes new ownership, industry experts to weigh in on whether Powerbar will get an update to stay relevant in the growing energy bar category.
The fiber and whole grain intakes of many Americans are still falling well short of the recommendations, but food such as ready to eat cereals, yeast bread/rolls, and oatmeal are making significant contributions in the right direction, says a new study funded by General Mills.
More than half (56%) of US shoppers say they are cutting back on white bread - but not necessarily because wheat or gluten are the enemy, says Packaged Facts.
We know that almost a third of the population has a genetic predisposition to celiac disease, in that they have particular versions (DQ2 or DQ8) of a cellular receptor called the human leukocyte antigen (HLA). But why do only a fraction of those with this predisposition actually develop the disease?
Regular consumption of quinoa appears to be safe for people with celiac disease, according to research published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Cereals giant Post Foods has unveiled non-GMO verified Original Grape Nuts, just days after General Mills announced it had reformulated Original Cheerios to remove GMOs.
Is it possible to have your non-GMO cake and eat it?
What might give the food and beverage industry's regulatory affairs teams sleepless nights in 2014? From more evaporated cane juice lawsuits to proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel, stay up to date with this FoodNavigator-USA gallery…
Three people were injured in an explosion at the Corbion Caravan factory in Kansas City, Kansas, in the early hours of Friday morning.
As the FDA prepares to conduct consumer research into whole grain labeling statements before it issues finalized guidance for industry, the debate over precisely what should constitute a ‘whole grain’, as well as how the amount of whole grain should be disclosed, continues to rage.
Jatropha protein concentrate can be used to fortify bread without adverse textural impact and bakers should consider using the ingredient more, researchers say.
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