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Latest food ingredients trends from natural sweeteners to ancient grains

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Want to stay up to speed with the latest developments in sustainable palm oil, natural sweeteners, ancient grains, plant-based proteins, gluten-free ingredient trends, probiotics, prebiotics and omega-3s? Keen to stay on top of clean-label and natural trends, the challenges around replacing partially hydrogenated oils, BVO and Azodicarbonamide? Bookmark this section to see what the big names in ingredients supply are up to from Cargill and ADM to Givaudan, Bunge, PureCircle, Ingredion, GNT, DDW, Tate & Lyle and CP Kelco.

Tomorrow’s foods: How do you sway consumer choice and acceptance?

The rise of alternative ingredients, technological innovations and new approaches to gastronomy all look to provide more sustainable sources of nutrition in the future. But as food is changing to...

Move over ghost peppers, common black pepper heats up in 2017, McCormick predicts

Exotic and over the top hot peppers have claimed the limelight the last few years, but in 2017 common black pepper -- a pantry staple in many homes -- will...

Food industry should be ‘praised’ not ‘pilloried’ for sugar-reducing efforts

The food industry should not be pilloried for making food safe, affordable and enjoyable, according to the chairman of food consultancy Zenith International.

Positive consumer reviews, practitioner recommendations help Kabrita expand goat milk formula sales

Kabrita USA cuts through the competition in the infant and toddler formula category to earn shelf space and parents' trust by cultivating consumers' positive reviews and healthcare providers' recommendations. 

Startup The Little Kernel shows when it comes to RTE popcorn smaller can be better

Based in part on the idea that good things come in small packages, the founders of The Little Kernel earlier this year launched a line of tiny pre-popped popcorn, which...

L.V. Lomas to be exclusive distributor of Novozymes' enzymes for food, nutrition applications in the US & Canada

L.V. Lomas has struck a deal with enzymes specialist Novozymes under which it will become the exclusive distributor of Novozymes' enzymes sold into food and nutrition applications in the United States and...

Transparent labeling could boost sales, consumer loyalty, Label Insight survey finds

Providing transparent, accurate information about products that go beyond what is legally required can boost sales, market share and consumer loyalty, suggests new research by Label Insight.

News in brief

Ingredion to be exclusive global distributor of SweeGen, Inc's stevia-based sweeteners

Ingredion has struck a deal to become the exclusive global distributor of SweeGen, Inc's stevia-based sweeteners in all markets except China (where it will be a non-exclusive distributor)....

Elevate and expand deli options to drive foot traffic, sales storewide, FMI study says

While the freshly prepared deli category already generates a whopping $24 billion annually, it currently is achieving a fraction of its potential, suggests new research from the Food Marketing Institute.

Four flavor trends for 2017 speak to complexity and comfort, Comax predicts

Change, whether good or bad,can be disquieting and push people toward the familiar, as likely will be the case for food and flavors in American in 2017 as a new...

Online grocery sales surge 55% in two years on success of different strategies

Charging a fee to deliver food and beverages ordered online is a double-edged sword that can boost basket size but also reduce reorder rates, suggests new research from 1010data Market...

6 steps companies can take to “do good” and expand their appeal to modern consumers

Modern Americans expect much more from food companies today than they did in the past -- now not only do they want food that is better for them, but they...

Another study associating saturated fat with heart disease prompts calls for healthier dietary patterns

The question of whether butter, as a stand-in for saturated fat, “is back” and safe to eat in large amounts or not is a false and distracting dichotomy in the...

Consumers seek ‘low-sugar’ claims, but remain confused & distrustful of nutrition labeling

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...

DIC Corp pumps $13m into spirulina-derived natural blue color extraction facility in CA

DIC Corporation is investing $13m into expanding production capacity in California for Linablue, a natural blue color derived from the edible algae Spirulina, which is grown by its US subsidiary...

New Pop sets itself apart in crowded RTE popcorn category by offering first ‘skinless’ option

Already recognized by many as the epitome of a convenient and better-for-you snack, ready-to-eat popcorn is about to become even healthier and easier to enjoy, claim the founders of New...

Pure Growth Organic seeks to make organic accessible & acceptable to children

Rightly or wrongly, organic snacks often are stereotyped as “esoteric” products that sacrifice flavor and fun for nutrition and are “hard on the wallet” compared to their conventional counterparts, according...

PureCircle launches new stevia ingredient Sigma-Beverage

Global stevia company PureCircle says it has refined the sweetener specifically for clear beverage use with a new release called Sigma-Beverage.

NOSB votes to keep ‘GMO 2.0’ techniques out of organic

To protect organic crops and products form the “incursion” of rapidly developing genetic engineering, the National Organic Standards Board voted last week to recommend USDA expand and strengthen the definitions...

Consumers feel more connected to retailers that reflect their communities, C Space survey finds

Offering a small selection of locally produced food and beverages is no longer enough to set retailers apart -- now the entire store needs to reflect the community it serves...

Americans' desire for international food remains strong despite rising nationalism

A renewed nationalism by a vocal portion of the US population, fueled by Trump’s presidential campaign and victory, likely will not dampen consumers’ desire for international flavors and dishes, according...

NOSB’s vote to delist carrageenan viewed as ‘dangerous precedent,’ restrictive

The National Organic Review Board’s decision Thursday to remove carrageenan from the list of allowable non-organic ingredients in organic products will limit consumers’ organic options, result in inferior products and...

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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Expanding cranberries’ appeal beyond the holidays & to a new generation

For most Americans cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving staple, but it isn’t the dish everyone clamors for -- which the fruit’s industry stakeholders hope to change with aggressive marketing campaigns,...

Future of Nutrition Facts, menu labeling & food safety are unclear under Trump, CSPI says

While President-elect Trump’s position on food policy is relatively unclear still, changes to the exhaustively researched and intensely debated Nutrition Facts label, menu labeling rule and food safety regulations could...

Pros & cons of carrageenan weighed at NOSB ahead of vote to delist it

Advocates for and against allowing organic products to continue using the non-organic thickener carrageenan argued their cases in front of the National Organic Standards Board Wednesday ahead of the advisory...

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