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A scientific first: Study highlights potential cardiometabolic benefits of prebiotics

Supplementing the diet with inulin-type fructans may improve the function of the endothelium in blood vessels and reduce the risk of metabolic disorders-related cardiovascular diseases, says a new study.

What is a probiotic? IPA releases guidance document on qualifying probiotics

The definition of probiotic varies by region, and an increasing number of products potentially mislabeled as “probiotic”. In response, the International Probiotics Association has released a guidance document.

Free Flavor Trends Webinar, June 14 at 11:30 EST

Looking at foodservice, what flavor trends can CPG food and beverage follow?

There’s been an increase of ‘global’ flavors in menu items, according to Mintel’s 2017 Foodservice Trends report.

Taste Test Friday: Consumers’ love the simple taste of Bobo, but not its simplistic packaging

In the highly-saturated bar category, Bobo’s nut butter filled oat bars stand out for balancing decadence and better-for-you ingredients for an easy to eat and satiating snack, but in our...

SPOTLIGHT ON BRAZIL Plant-based foods, beverages: 'We're sensing a tremendous business opportunity,' says GFI

The plant-based trend is gaining traction in North America, but does it have similar appeal in Latin America? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Gustavo Guadagnini, managing director at the Good Food...

BC30 probiotic may help with plant protein digestion, according to new Ganeden-backed study

Plant protein, when digested with a patented probiotic strain, increased bioavailability of amino acids in the upper gastrointestinal tract, leading to a healthier colon environment, according to an in vitro...

Evolve BioSystems completes series B financing to fund commercialization of products

California-based microbiome company Evolve BioSystems has completed a $20 million Series B financing to fund the commercialization of its initial products.

ABA: Fiber suppliers are stuck in a 'holding pattern'

Nutrition Facts overhaul proves double-edged sword for inulin

The arrival of the new-look Nutrition Facts panel (which will require manufacturers to list added sugar), is generating renewed interest in inulin: a widely-used ingredient from chicory root that also...

Flavor Trends free webinar, June 14 at 11:30 EST

How do you make a flavor trend work for your brand?

Is there a science to flavor preferences and combinations? And how can companies market and brand products designed to satisfy the emerging American 'global palate' trend authentically?

Standardized language for expiration dates should help reduce food waste, according to GMA

According to the nonprofit Feeding America, 126 billion pounds of food is wasted each year in America – a staggering number that prompted USDA and EPA to challenge producers, manufacturers...

Timing of probiotic consumption 'unimportant’ for colonization: Study

Should probiotics be consumed on an empty stomach or with a meal? A new study from the University of Milan suggests it doesn’t matter.

New US index will evaluate publicly how companies address malnutrition’s ‘double burden’

To stimulate public debate about the “double burden” of malnutrition in the United States and spur food and beverage companies in the nation to improve the nutritional profile of and...

Evolve BioSystems: We’re facing a ‘generational loss’ of critical gut bacteria in infants

Research into the gut microbiome suggests that the ‘generational loss’ of a specific variety of beneficial bacteria - B. infantis - in the infant gut could increase the risk for a...

Study links SDA, ALA to cognitive support, health of region in cerebral cortex

An intriguing study has linked three long chain fatty acids, including ALA and SDA, to the health of a structure in the brain and the effect on ‘fluid intelligence’ in...

Delaying added-sugar labeling could hurt manufacturers in the long run, experts warn

Industry efforts to delay added-sugar labeling and the new Nutrition Facts panel could damage manufacturers’ long-term sales by eroding consumer trust in them, and pushing shoppers to more transparent options,...

Probiota Americas built around cutting edge research

Experts from diverse research fields including infant health, skin health and global microbial demographics will expand the view of the microbiome at the upcoming 2017 IPA World Congress + Probiota...

Will changes to the Nutrition Facts panel lead to a wave of ‘defortification’?

Updated daily values (DVs) for vitamins and minerals that will roll out with the new-look Nutrition Facts panel, coupled with changes to serving sizes, may reduce the nutrient density of...

McBurney: ‘Nutrition status measurements will enter the era of home pregnancy testing’

We should ‘shift from measuring food intake to measuring nutritional status,’ argues expert

“It is time to change the nutrition dialogue from an obsession about what foods we put into our body to objective measures of nutritional status,” according to one nutrition thought...

Millennials are aging, what’s driving their snack purchase decisions now?

When data on marketing food and beverages to Millennials first came out, they tended to portray this age group as adventurous (and broke) twenty-somethings. But members of this generation have...

Can 'low oxalate' be the next low sodium or sugar? Ingredient startup Entring LLC thinks so

Florida-based startup Entring LLC is launching a nature-identical enzyme of the oxalate decarboxylase type found in blue green algae. Branded as Nephure, it was formulated to support urinary tract health...

US consumers ‘sorely lack’ nutritional literacy, according to IFIC survey

A majority of consumers, 78%, said that they encounter a lot of conflicting information about what to eat and avoid, according to a new survey by the International Food Information...

Leading candy companies make historic commitment to reduce pack-sizes, increase label transparency

Leading chocolate and confectionery companies are taking an offensive position in the ongoing war on sugar by together committing to reduce calories in single serve products and increase transparency with...

Are you an innovation trailblazer? Then take center stage at FOOD VISION USA 2017

We’re searching for trailblazing, entrepreneurial start-ups to present their red hot food and nutrition innovations at Food Vision USA in Chicago on November 13, 2017. 

Bugs could hold the key to fighting childhood obesity, suggests former President Clinton

According to former President Bill Clinton bugs could hold the answer to fighting the childhood obesity epidemic and to stemming the rising tide of Americans developing type 2 diabetes and...

Holistic approach that downplays RCTs best path to optimal nutrition, paper says

A holistic approach to optimal nutrition that would include other research modes beyond RCTs will be the best way to get a handle on the modern plague of obesity, authors...

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