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98% of packaged foods exceed sodium recommendations, JAMA study finds, but reduction tools exist

New research showing that 98% of packaged food still exceeds the recommended amount of sodium despite drastic reductions in the last 15 years should be a wake-up call for manufacturers...

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My/Mo mochi ice cream to hit 6,000 stores in September

Mochi ice cream is quickly catching up to North American frozen treat staples like ice cream sandwiches and Klondike bars, according to category newcomer My/Mo, with market research firm IRI...

As organic gains prominence, shoppers increasingly seek lower cost and higher value

Rising sales and household penetration of organic is a double-edged sword for the industry in the US as more Americans have started looking for lower prices, bulk packaging and easier...

Nourish Snacks revamps packaging, skips free-from claims for fun patterns and happier messages

When Nourish Snacks decided earlier this year to ditch its old white packaging in favor of bold patterns and bright colors it did so not only to standout better, but...

Soup-to-Nuts podcast: The opportunities & challenges of consumers' return to home kitchens

Despite continued pressure from the on-the-go lifestyles that dominate today’s culture and have fueled the rise of convenience foods, packaged snacks and quick service restaurants, new research shows many consumers...

The Chaat Company, Hargol FoodTech, Funny Farm to take center stage at FOOD VISION USA as our 2017 trailblazers

From turmeric paste and green banana flour to sprouted mung bean snacks and cauliflower wraps and pizza bases, the entries to our 2017 trailblazers challenge are at the cutting edge...

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Potential cocoa substitute: Jackfruit seeds create chocolate aroma, say researchers

Jackfruit seeds are a waste product that can be fermented, roasted and converted to flour imparting a chocolate aroma, according to research.

Researchers call for more leniency for SNAP benefits for higher ed students

Being a poor college student unable to afford books or a night out is one thing, but being a poor college student who also is unable to afford groceries or...

Kwik Trip illustrates how c-stores are an emerging go-to channel for better-for-you products

Manufacturers of healthy and better-for-you snacks looking to enter the convenience store channel might find an in with Kwik Trip, which, according to the Partnership for a Healthier America, is...

RXBAR extends minimalist philosophy to school lunchboxes with new kids line

Chicago-based RXBAR’s new kid’s line is now available in 3,000 stores nationwide, providing a smaller version of the fastest growing bar by dollar growth in the natural and conventional channels,...

Barnana rolls out to 8,000 Starbucks stores

Banana-fueled snack Barnana is rolling out to 8,000 Starbucks stores nationwide in chocolate, and chocolate and peanut butter flavors in single serve bags with customized brown and gold packaging.

Door to Door Organics CEO: Amazon/Whole Foods deal a ‘huge wake-up call’

Americans buy everything online, from books to vacations. But when it comes to groceries, bricks, not clicks, still rule. That was until Amazon struck a deal to buy Whole Foods,...

Amazon Instant Pickup and Aldi’s partnership with Instacart illustrate gains of online grocery shopping

The launch of Amazon Instant Pickup and Aldi’s new partnership with Instacart, both announced this week, propel forward online grocery shopping, which according to industry analysts is quickly gaining momentum...

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Blue Diamond increases almond flour production to meet record demand

With demand for almond flour at an “all time high,” Blue Diamond Growers is increasing its production capacity for the on-trend ingredient via a new processing line at its Salida...

Consumers want more purple in their diets, but are hard pressed to find it, Welch’s research shows

Consumers seeking more functional benefit from their foods and beverages are increasingly turning to the color purple, but according to recent research from Welch Foods, Inc. only 18% of Americans...

ConnectFood helps small businesses comply with FSMA ahead of fast-approaching deadline

Small size food manufacturers have only five weeks left before the deadline hits to develop food safety plans under the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Preventive Controls for Human Food –...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Key strategies for innovation & renovation from Kraft Heinz

A commonly held perception of the ongoing renaissance in the food and beverage industry is that only small, nimble startups are innovating to meet consumers’ evolving needs, and that large,...

Chosen Foods products get ‘Glyphosate Residue Free’ certification from The Detox Project

San Diego-based Chosen Foods' flagship products—100% Pure Avocado Oil, Chosen Blend Oil, and four Avocado Oil Mayo flavors—have been certified ‘Glyphosate Residue Free’ from The Detox Project.

Food litigation 101: Non-functional slack fill... are you up to speed?

Does the empty space in your food package serve a useful purpose? If not, you could be at the receiving end of a lawsuit over what is known in the...

Court filings indicate resurgence' in ‘all-natural’ litigation in 2017, but will appropriations bill spur the FDA into action?

There has been a resurgence in ‘all-natural’ litigation in 2017 as the industry has waited in vain for the FDA to provide a definition of the much-maligned term. However, a...

RAW•BITE packaging is ‘strikingly’ similar to LÄRABAR, says General Mills lawsuit

There are “striking” similarities between the wrappers and caddies of Danish snackbar brand RAW•BITE (which launched in Europe in 2008 and was introduced to the US in summer 2016) and...

NuturMe CEO shares what it takes to secure accounts with ‘top tier’ retailers

After years of knocking on the doors of top tier retailers and hearing no, baby and toddler food company NuturMe is finally hearing yes from major players including Target, Kroger...

Ancient grain freekeh offers solutions to modern day consumer problems

With its “chameleon-like” versatility, nutrient-density and strong structural integrity, the ancient grain freekeh is a triple threat to many modern day eating woes that plague time-crunched consumers seeking something healthy...

Augmented reality and packaging: A passing fad or a limitless digital canvas for tomorrow’s food marketers?

Back in 2011, it looked as if augmented reality (AR) might become as ubiquitous as the barcode on food packaging as marketers sought new ways to entice consumers with more...

NEW HIRES GALLERY: Foraker to exit Annie’s, Dr Pepper waves Bai to Ben Weiss; all-change at PepsiCo, Mondelez

Check out who’s moving onwards and upwards at General Mills/Annie’s, PepsiCo, Bai Brands, JM Smucker, Mondelez, Campbell Soup, Beanfields Snacks and Tyson Foods in FoodNavigator-USA’s latest round-up of new hires...

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