As The Dannon Company nears the finish line for fulfilling its promise to improve the nutrition of its products that it made three years ago to the Partnership for a Healthier America, the company also is demonstrating that what is good for Americans’ health is also good for business.
Kite Hill - a San Francisco-based brand on a mission to disrupt the dairy case with its cultured nut milk products – has closed an $18m fundraising round led by 301 INC (General Mills’ business development and venturing unit) and CAVU Venture Partners.
US sales of organic food and drink surged 10.6% to $39.8bn in 2015, significantly ahead of the 3% growth in the overall food market, with some segments up more than 30% year-on-year, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA).
A report by Packaged Facts estimates the total US retail sales of the natural and specialty cheese market at $17.4bn, growing at CAGR of 4.1% since 2011, largely driven by lower prices and the consumer snacking trend.
There is no evidence that foods from genetically engineered (GE) crops are less safe to eat than their 'conventional' counterparts, according to a new report from The National Academies of Sciences, which will "provide fodder for friends and foes of GE," according to one plant scientist.
The US Food and Drug Administration is developing a next-generation toolbox for analyzing live microbial products, including DNA microarrays, metagenomic sequencing and analysis, and a whole genome database development.
Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi and yogurts containing ‘live and active cultures’ are healthy and tasty, but they are not necessarily packed with probiotics, says Ganeden Inc, the Ohio-based firm behind one of the best-known probiotic strains, BC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086).
There is yet another probiotic product in town, this time in nut butter form, launched last week at national stores including Walmart, Kroger, and ShopRite, by California-based Naturally More.
The “loose structure” and voluntary process for companies to self-determine if new ingredients are “generally recognized as safe” without required input from FDA undermines the agency’s ability to ensure the US food supply is safe and should be strengthened, Sen. Edward Markey argues.
Private litigants, or so-called ‘bounty hunters’, may start targeting food manufacturers over alleged violations of Vermont’s new GMO labeling law from day one (July 1), lawyers at Hogan Lovells have warned.
Today’s shoppers are demanding higher quality cheeses with new flavors and convenient formats, but often are unwilling to pay the higher prices necessary to cover the added cost of innovation – placing manufacturers between a rock and a hard place.
As the nascent bone-broth category comes into its own, early pioneers in the space are rebranding with professionally polished packaging that communicates their products’ benefits and points of differentiation to better take advantage of the segment’s rapid growth.
The fermented beverage will gain even more momentum this year as taste influencers and conventional grocery stores are putting the spotlight on kombucha.
West L.A.-based Health-Ade Kombucha has received more than $7M in venture funding from CAVU Venture Partners.
Ingredientsonline.com is promising to change the industry by allowing manufacturers in the US to purchase raw materials directly from overseas factories, providing considerable cost and time savings.
It was prompted by pragmatism, rather than an ideological shift, but General Mills and Mars have resolved to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Congress has proved unable to hammer out a federal solution that all stakeholders can get behind before new labeling laws take effect in the state of Vermont in July.
Rising food, beverage and agriculture start-ups joined leading retailers, investors and celebrity chefs at Rabobank North America Wholesale's FoodBytes! Brooklyn pitch-slam March 3 to discuss advancing food culture, sustainability and farming.
Putting on a happy face could help children have happy plates, suggests new research that links parents’ anxiety and depression with an increased risk of children becoming “fussy eaters.”
With the launch of two new Wish-Bone lines, Pinnacle Foods hopes to reinvigorate the salad dressing aisle in the struggling center-store by enticing back consumers who left to make their own dressing or to buy refrigerated options they perceive as fresher.
Probiotic manufacturer Ganeden launched a program for companies to innovate with probiotics within the food and beverage industry.
Once a staple in lunchboxes and at dinner tables across America, sugary and artificially sweetened sodas have fallen out of favor as c...
The snacking sector is very active, with millennials driving snack sales growth and reshaping food habits: more and more consumers now...
What are the fastest-growing snacks categories and what consumer trends are successful firms tapping into? Find out which snacks categ...