A “striking” increase in the consumption of no- and low-calorie sweeteners over 13 years combined with conflicting data on their connection to obesity, diabetes and other health issues escalates the need for more research on their chronic health effects, according to a study published this month in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
If 50% of eating occasions are now snacks,* do we have to rethink what a snack is? An occasional treat or an everyday healthy indulgence? A fresh mini-meal? A quick energy boost? And when it comes to snacks, what new formats, flavors, label claims and ingredients are trending?
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released shipments of refined stevia from PureCircle coming in from China that had been held at the border based on allegations that they contained stevia produced using forced labor.
Partners Evolva and Cargill have made “solid progress” on EverSweet - their hotly-anticipated ‘next-generation’ Reb D and Reb M sweetener – but it will not launch until 2018, two years later than originally anticipated, Evolva revealed this morning.
The FDA has attempted to clear up some of the confusion over defining and calculating added sugar, in new draft guidance designed to help firms get to grips with the key changes it is making to the Nutrition Facts panel.
By blurring the line between subscription boxes and home delivery meal kits, industry newcomer SoBakeable takes the best parts of each category to create a unique business model that promises sustained consumer engagement – an essential component that continues to elude many meal kit providers.
New data from Nielsen outlining the fastest-growing categories in grocery in 2016 reveals rapid growth in deli items and meal solutions, pre-prepared fruits and veggies, and ready-to-drink tea and coffee.
Maple syrup has long been a staple in American pantries, but increased demand for clean label products means consumers today are much more discriminating when it comes to choosing which brand they’d welcome in their households.
The FDA has extended the comment period on the use of the term 'healthy in food labeling from January 26 to April 26.
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Cacao is best known for its antioxidant-rich nut that is used to make chocolate, but the fruit has more to offer -- including a sweet white pulp that helps set Suavva Cacao Smoothies apart from other RTD juices and shakes.
Getting retailers to give up valuable space in the chiller for nutrition bars was a tough sell when Bill Keith first started knocking on doors in 2006. Today, Perfect Bars are the third best-selling snack bar in the natural channel, and their success has prompted many retailers to completely rethink the way they merchandise snacks.
Launching a new brand in the ready-to-drink tea market is not for the faint-hearted, but Shaka Tea - one of three winners in this year's trailblazers challenge at Food Vision USA - has unique attributes that set it apart from the competition, says co-founder Bella Hughes.
From fruit- and herb-infused apple cider vinegar to bitter melon & green tea combos, and collagen-laced waters, new beverage concepts are hitting the market every week. But which emerging trends have real staying power and what really interests VCs and strategic investors? FoodNavigator-USA headed to BevNet Live in Santa Monica to find out…
Nestlé plans to introduce a faster-dissolving sugar across some of its confectionery range from 2018.
Too much sugar remains a top consumer concern, but confusion about how to read product labels and general distrust of their accuracy means many Americans are at a loss as to how to reduce sugar, a new Healthline survey reveals.
As widely rumored, two major players in the functional beverages space are to change hands, with PepsiCo to acquire KeVita for an undisclosed sum and Dr Pepper Snapple Group to acquire Bai Brands – in which it already has a small stake – for $1.7bn. And for the time being, both will continue to be run by their founders.
Global stevia company PureCircle says it has refined the sweetener specifically for clear beverage use with a new release called Sigma-Beverage.
Coca-Cola has launched its stevia-sweetened Coca-Cola Life in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The white paper outlines the technical issues associated with common stevia sweeteners and how Almendra has overcome them with Stevios...