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Sens Booker and Lee propose checkoff reform bill as a 'direct response to egg board scandal'

Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have proposed legislation designed to bring more “transparency and accountability” to federal commodity check off programs as “a direct response to the egg board scandal and past checkoff program misconduct.”

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HorizonScan helps spot food safety risks before they affect consumers, Global ID exec says

Food safety incidents, including contamination of food-borne illnesses, mold and adulteration, increased double-digits in several major food categories in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the prior year, according to data pulled from the global web-based information system HorizonScan, which is now launching in North America. 

Your guide to IFT 2016: From eBeam processing to brainfood, plant-based proteins & genomics

Are all these 'alternative proteins' as sustainable as we think? Is there real money to be made from acid whey? And will electron beam processing be as disruptive as high pressure processing? Check out FoodNavigator-USA's guide to the hottest topics at the Institute of Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago on July 16-19.

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Dow launches Wellence Fat Free at IFT to help meet returning demand for low-fat claims

Low-fat and fat-reduction claims may be on the upswing again soon as consumer confusion mounts around whether fat really is back and their desire for healthier options increases, according to a marketing manager for Dow Food Solutions. 

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Lotito Foods’ Folios could revolutionize how consumers use cheese

Consumers walking down the dairy aisle at a typical grocery store see a wide variety of cheese formats – from blocks to bricks to strings to shakers – but now there is a new format that could revolutionize the way consumers use cheese. 

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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Five trends spotted at Summer Fancy Food Show

With thousands of startups, innovators and established brands packed into one convention center, the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City is a hotbed for spotting emerging and maturing trends in the food and beverage space.

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Children’s snacks are ‘complete white space’ for paleo products, says exec from The New Primal

As the primal or paleo trend continues to mature, subscribers are no longer restricted to fitness enthusiasts and CrossFitters who served as ground-zero for the diet, according to Jason Burke, co-owner and founder of meat snack company The New Primal. 

Federal GMO labeling bill hailed as 'true compromise,' but critics say it's woefully inadequate

Attempts to reach a federal GMO labeling solution have failed miserably to date. However, a bipartisan deal requiring mandatory GMO labeling (via smartlabels, symbols or as yet undetermined wording) thrashed out in the Senate on Thursday looks like it could prove the exception to the rule.

Field Trip Jerky unveils new packaging, targets 250% growth in 2016

Five years ago, all-natural credentials, premium packaging and culinary-inspired flavors were novel territory for jerky. Today, they are simply de-rigueur, and enterprising brands must find new ways to stay ahead of the game, says Field Trip Jerky, which has unveiled quirky new packaging following a $3-5m capital raise to fuel its aggressive expansion plans.

First Fresh Foods CEO: Chicken sausage category sales boost as number of health-conscious consumers rise

There’s a growing demand for lean protein, and according to CEO of First Fresh Foods, consumers are increasingly looking at value-added chicken products to mix up the meat in family meals.

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Taste Test Friday: Banza chickpea pasta with One Hop Kitchen Bolognese offers a twist on a classic

On the menu for this edition of Taste Test Friday is a blind sampling of a classic American-Italian meal: pasta with Bolognese sauce – but with a twist. 

Green packaging makes food seem healthier - but not for discerning organic shoppers

Discount shoppers believe a product tastes healthier if it comes in a 'healthy', green packaging - but organic shoppers have a more critical eye and are less affected by packaging, researchers have found.

One Hop Kitchen expands edible insects beyond baked goods into pasta sauce

The nascent edible insect category is growing quickly, but finished product manufacturers have mainly focused on baked goods made from insect flour – until now. 

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Kids, claims and variety – the key opportunities for snacks growth

Families, ingredient claims, and variety in packaging and flavors have been flagged up as key drivers of growth in the US snacking market.

Love With Food gains credibility, trust with acquisition of Send Me Gluten Free, CEO says

With the acquisition of competitor Send Me Gluten Free, snack subscription company Love With Food continues to build its credibility as a service that not only “surprises and delights” consumers with new natural products but as a trustworthy business that provides safe options for people with celiac disease and gluten-intolerance.

World Meat-Free Day shines light on evolving market

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Paleo diet linked to faster weight loss, but also lower intake of key micronutrients, study finds

New research supports the controversial but long-held belief that the paleo diet, which encourages the consumption of lean meats, healthy fats and no grains, is a more effective way to lose weight quickly compared to a more typically balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, grains and less fat. 

DiMario ‘snack sticks’ continue Italian legacy of a Chicago family’s hobby

More meat snacks are coming to the market, but Chicago-based DiMario Foods believes the founding-family’s meat-curing tradition is a rare find on store-shelves, and it’s a quirk that can win the hearts of consumers, especially families.

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Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Strategies for growing sales of plant-based products

When many mainstream consumers think of plant-based alternatives to animal products they think of non-dairy milks – and for good reason: it is one of the fastest growing sub-categories and a key driver in the growth of the overall plant-based segment.

Most Americans sit together for dinner, which more often than not is made from scratch, poll finds

Despite the intense focus in recent year on providing on-the-go food for time-crunched consumers, the vast majority of Americans still sit down together for dinner at least once a week, if not more often, according to a recent Harris Poll.

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