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Amazon for ingredients: New e-commerce platform rolls out with transparency and factory-direct pricing is promising to change the industry by allowing manufacturers in the US to purchase raw materials directly from overseas factories, providing considerable cost and time savings.

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Glanbia launches OatPure gluten free oats in the US

Glanbia Nutritionals has launched OatPure gluten free oats in the US, containing less than 10 parts per million of gluten, far exceeding US FDA requirements for gluten-free claims.

Whey, pea protein suppliers team up for line of functional proteins aimed at sports nutrition

For sports nutrition blending proteins to achieve customized delivery profiles is the big trend, and two companies, one from the plant world and the other from the animal kingdom, have...

Durham Ranch: Bison demand surges as formats of meat products diversify

Once popular mainly among the food-service industry’s experimental chefs, bison demand grows as meat products from protein bars to bone broth compete for consumers.

At Expo West 2016, North American tastes turn up the dial for heat tolerance

More North American consumers are able to identify the nuances of spicy flavors, and the ingredients behind them, demanding more complexity in their spicy foods. Brands are happy to oblige.

Now it is just a question of 'when' and not 'if'

GLG a step closer to realizing a commercially viable Reb M extract from stevia leaf

Vancouver-based GLG Life Tech has developed a new variety of stevia containing unusually high levels of sought-after steviol glycoside Reb M, a breakthrough it claims is “a very important step...

Solazyme rebrands as TerraVia, raises $28m as part of plan to focus on food, nutrition, personal care: 'We’re redefining the future of food'

Microalgae ingredients pioneer Solazyme has unveiled plans to spin off its industrial products division and focus exclusively on food, feed and personal care, under a new name: TerraVia.

Givaudan draws upon 'Noah’s Ark of citrus' to unveil new global flavor collection

I’m getting creamy, peppery notes, with a hint of cinnamon… and definitely some raspberry… 

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All Things Bugs unveils new GrioPro cricket protein brand

Edible insect expert All Things Bugs has unveiled a new brand name for its cricket powder: GrioPro (based on grillo – Spanish for cricket; and Pro for protein), which it...

Veterans behind Rumi Spice source saffron directly from Afghan farmers

Sold in a variety of channels, including direct to consumers and to foodservice entrepreneurs, Rumi Spice delivers quality saffron in a category full of mistrust.

Plant Based Products Association launches to fuel growth of alternatives to animal-based products

Manufacturers of meat alternatives, tofu, tempeh, nut milks and vegan dairy replacements have a new champion in their corner and in Washington to help them level a playing field that...

Masienda wants to elevate tortillas by importing nonGMO, biodiverse corn

New York-based startup Masienda wants to elevate the $6.8 billion corn tortilla market in the US by importing biodiverse, heirloom corn from Mexico to create a better tasting, nonGMO alternative...

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Herbalife seeks companies willing to pitch innovative ingredients, products

Herbalife has announced an upcoming event in which companies can pitch their new product ideas. The North American Innovation Meeting is set for May 18 and 19 at the company’s...

Sodexo will blend mushrooms into burgers at schools to boost produce consumption

The Mushroom Council and Sodexo hope to encourage children to eat more produce by introducing “Blend Burgers” and expanding the Eat Brighter marketing campaign into school cafeterias.

For Frutarom, small is beautiful when looking at acquisition targets

In US basketball lingo they call it playing small ball. Frutarom, which supplies flavors, fragrances and dietary supplement ingredients, has grown to one of the world’s largest companies in the...

Dieting is out – find out what is “in” at our Weight Management forum March 16

Normally about this time of year the airwaves and social media begin to buzz with messages about getting ready for bikini season or offers to help consumers shed the last...

There continues to be growth for convenience meats, NAMI report says

A survey on the habits of Americans when shopping for meat reveals continued growth in the segment across all sectors.

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Is the shift away from calorie-counting to eating more nutritious food doing more harm than good?

The current shift away from dieting and calorie-counting towards eating more whole, nutrient dense foods is a double-edged sword when it comes to fighting the obesity epidemic in America, according...

Ahold USA announces goal of 100% cage-free eggs by 2022

The US operation of retailing giant Ahold Group has set a goal to sell exclusively cage-free eggs by 2022.

Crush Cubes offer fresh flavors & convenience in frozen aisle

Fresh ingredients may be the must-have foods of the moment, but they also often require time-consuming prep and can lead to food waste when they come in amounts far exceeding...

USDA expands insurance for farmers transitioning to organic production

The financially daunting three-year transition to certified organic production just became a little less risky for farmers thanks the USDA expanding crop insurance to better reflect the product’s actual value....

House passes bill that gives grocery stores wiggle room on menu labeling regulations

Legislation passed in the House Feb. 12 would give grocers wiggle room to comply with FDA’s menu-labeling requirements, which they and others complain is overly burdensome and unrealistic for how...

Ganeden sets up Probiotic Jumpstart Program to stimulate food and beverage innovation

Probiotic manufacturer Ganeden launched a program for companies to innovate with probiotics within the food and beverage industry.

Whole Foods explores promotions as way to shake “whole paycheck” moniker

After Whole Foods Market failed to shake its unwanted moniker “whole paycheck” by lowering prices on produce and other items that drive in-store traffic, the retailer is now trying its...

Low cal sports nutrition products are big stevia opportunity, Cargill says

The exploding sports nutrition market offers significant opportunity for alternative sweeteners taking stevia and erythritol beyond their applications as food ingredients, said Cargill experts.