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Dannon attacks ‘daisy-chained’ logic in all-natural lawsuit over GM feed and dairy products

Should brands making dairy products from cows that may have consumed GM feed be allowed to market their wares as ‘all natural’? Absolutely, insisted Dannon in court papers filed this week urging the judge to dismiss the “daisy-chained” logic of a false advertising lawsuit filed in New York.

Arctic Zero’s new social media video campaign shows how ‘clean label’ is more than just ‘free-from’

With the launch of four new varieties, Arctic Zero produced a video to tell consumers the story of how the ingredients were sourced.

USDA reassures poultry farmers that their organic status is safe if birds moved indoors to avoid flu

USDA encourages organic poultry farmers in areas where outbreaks of avian flu have been reported recently to bring their birds inside, and reassures them that doing so will not risk their organic status, according to a memo released this week. 

The brothers behind Sunniva Super Coffee tap into student demand for more energy

“We’ve always known this is a product for college students and young professionals, and the best way to reach them is foodservice,” Sunniva CEO Jimmy DeCicco told FoodNavigator-USA

Plant-based products may need to boost visibility of dairy-related allergen warnings

An FDA-issued alert from frozen dessert brand Dream reiterating that some of its products contain traces of milk also warns other plant-based product manufacturers that they may need to go beyond legally mandated allergen warnings when it comes to dairy because consumers may not expect animal-based ingredients in these products.

Globally, consumers ‘confused’ about food labels and claims, says study

A new survey found that there was disconnect between what consumers think labels like organic, antibiotic-free, or ‘no added hormones’ mean, and what the labels actually mean.

Legislation seeks to overhaul commodity checkoff programs, make them voluntary for participants

Bipartisan legislation introduced this week in both the House and Senate seeks to overhaul commodity checkoff programs, which critics say have been “hijacked” by corporate interests so that they no longer benefit small family farmers and entrepreneurs.

Califia Farms taps into growing RTD coffee & dairy alternative beverage markets in Canada

Califia Farms has rolled out its almond beverage and cold brew coffee ranges into Canada: a market where non-dairy alternative milks grew by 225% during a three-year period, with almond milk projected as the fastest growing segment, according to Allied Market Research. 

Powerful Yogurt to drop 'yogurt' from name as it expands in thriving protein space

If anyone is doubting protein’s staying power as a sought-after call-out on packaged products, let the growth of Powerful Yogurt (soon to be just Powerful) be an indicator.

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New twists and techniques energize coffee & tea categories

New ways to make and enjoy coffee and tea continue to flood the market with companies at Natural Products Expo West offering twists on pour over, cold brew and iced coffee, nitro-infused tea and coffee and plant-based creamers. There were even options for eating instead of drinking tea and coffee. 

NMPF takes on plant-based ‘milk’ at House Ag committee hearing: ‘It’s a battle and we intend to win’

While the FDA’s radio silence on plant ‘milk’ labeling implies to some that it's comfortable with terms such as ‘almondmilk,’ the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) says the agency has a legal duty to enforce federal standards of identity for milk (which limit it to the lacteal secretions of cows).

ProYo high protein ice cream rolls out nationwide as retailers expand better-for-you pint set

With frozen yogurt sales still “tanking,” retailers are increasingly turning their attention to ice cream products that offer similar benefits (more protein, less sugar and fat), but truly deliver on taste and texture, says Santa Barbara-based ProYo, which is rolling out new high-protein pints to 3,000 stores this month.

High cheese consumption does not raise cholesterol levels, Irish study suggests

Despite the link between cheese consumption and saturated fat levels, a study has observed little effect between the amount of cheese eaten and a person’s cholesterol levels.

Whey 2 Be! introduces 'cold-pressed' whey protein cookies

Bars, beverages, meat snacks—as the conventional protein segments crowd, newcomers are coming up with new delivery formats to stand out from the crowd. Whey 2 B! is bringing cold-pressed protein cookies to the market.

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Animal welfare movement ‘parallels’ the opportunities and challenges of the organic movement

There is a “tremendous parallel” between the emerging consumer demand for improved animal welfare in the US and the organic food movement, including notable business opportunities and significant challenges, according to Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey.

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Certified Transitional helps conventional farms make the switch to organic

Despite organic’s strong appeal with double-digit year-over-year growth since the early 1990s, and the promise of a significant premium price over that of its conventional counterparts, many American farmers are hesitant to jump on board – creating a sourcing nightmare for some manufacturers.

My/Mo continues Mikawaya’s ice cream mochi legacy with conventional US ice cream flavors

A common dessert staple at Japanese restaurants in the US, increased familiarity to mochi ice cream hinted that the dessert was ready to enter mainstream grocery retailers. My/Mo seized the opportunity, offering a range of mochi ice cream in conventional flavors at Safeway, Whole Foods Market, Kroger, and more.

Chobani appoints Nestlé Waters North America CEO Tim Brown as president and COO

Greek yogurt maker Chobani has hired Nestlé Waters North America CEO Tim Brown as its new president and chief operating officer, reporting to founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.

General Mills invests in organic to boost sales, ‘do the right thing’

General Mills’ splashy commitment last year to double the number of organic acres it sources from by 2019 not only is a strategic business move to boost sales, but part of a larger effort to “do the right thing,” according to the company’s organic ambassador. 

Irish study says people with highest dairy consumption have lower BMI

A new study looking at dairy consumption and its relationship with metabolic health has delivered some promising results for the dairy industry.

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