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Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Evolving views on breakfast create challenges, opportunities for CPGs

Breakfast has long been known as the most important meal of the day, but when people are eating it and what they are reaching for is quickly evolving and as...

Algatech teams with Lycored to launch astaxanthin beadlets aimed at functional foods

Israeli firms AlgaTech and Lycored have teamed to launch a line of astaxanthin beadlets in the North American market aimed at functional foods, gummies and other applications.

Fishpeople wants to fix the ‘fundamentally broken’ seafood industry with increased transparency

The seafood industry is “fundamentally broken” and crowded with businesses beholden to “old school thinking” that fails both the oceans and the consumers, according to Ken Plasse, the CEO of...

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...

Plant-based calcium and mineral complex offers digestive health potential

Red seaweed-derived calcium complex Aquamin is best-known for bone health benefits, but could also emerge as a force to be reckoned with in the digestive health ingredients market, predicts Cork-based...

Clean label drive spurs innovation in texturizers, preservatives

The challenges of clean label formulation might hit hardest at the humblest of ingredients, texturizers and preservatives—those behind-the-scenes stage hands that do the dirty work of making food formulations palatable...

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...

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BI launches new sweet potato-derived fiber ingredient

Ingredient company BI Nutraceuticals has launched a new sweet potato powder designed for adding fiber to baby foods, beverages, and snacks.

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: What snacks are hot and where consumers are buying them is evolving

US consumers are snacking more than ever, according to IRI data, but an analyst for the market research firm warns that CPG companies shouldn’t take this upward trend for granted...

Tate & Lyle launches 17 non-GMO starches

Specialty ingredient supplier Tate & Lyle will launch 17 non-GMO starches in order to meet a growing global demand, particularly in North America and Eastern Europe, it says.

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...

NACS, Cumberland Farms commit to expanding access to healthy options

Corner stores, bodegas and gas stations have a bad reputation when it comes to the healthfulness of the foods and beverages they offer, but the National Association of Convenience Stores...

Former First Lady Obama criticizes efforts to delay Nutrition Facts changes as insulting to consumers

Requests to delay the implementation of the updated Nutrition Facts panel, which includes a line to indicate added sugar and makes calories more visible, and a last-minute delay of menu...

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of the war on sugar

Despite significant headwinds generated by the escalating war on sugar and increasing consumer preferences for healthy products, the confectionery industry is holding its own with sales climbing 1.2% in the...

NMPF calls for FDA labeling crackdown of 'dairy imitators,' while Califia Farms trusts 'common-sense wisdom' of consumers

America’s dairy organizations are demanding that “dairy imitators” must start complying with federal regulations that require dairy products labeled as 'milk' to contain dairy milk.

Cellular agriculture advances mean ‘clean meat’ could be commercially available in less than 10 years

The idea of eating a burger grown in a lab rather than from a cow raised on a farm and slaughtered for its meat may sound like something out of...

FlavorHealth CEO: We have to move away from this black and white view of 'natural,' when there are shades of gray… the important thing is complete transparency

How are the next generation of natural flavors being developed? Elaine Watson caught up with Christian Kopfli, CEO of New Jersey-based FlavorHealth, which is taking high-throughput cell-based screening to the...

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Prova launches natural vanillin alternative Provanil-US7

The price of vanilla is expected to go higher due to supply shortages. Prova steps in with the launch of a new vanillin ingredient that falls within FDA labeling guidelines...

TerraVia algae butter to launch in early 2018, could be a ‘blockbuster,’ predicts CEO

While other irons in TerraVia’s fire are a little warmer right now, its much-anticipated algae butter - scheduled for commercial launch in early 2018 - has “the potential to be...

Could the biotech disclosure law help shift perception of GMOs from good vs evil to simply a choice?

In many ways, the conversation about GMOs has been a debate about good versus evil, but ingredient supplier Cargill wants to shift the discussion to one simply about choice –...

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Driving ecommerce sales with an omnichannel marketing approach

Sales of food and beverage online may be lagging significantly behind those of other consumer packaged goods, but analysts expect them to pick up exponentially in the coming years –...

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Ajinomoto’s Advantame sweetener approved in Canada

The zero calorie sweetener Advantame by Ajinomoto has been approved for use in Canada, the company announced this week.

Think clean label just means no artificial ingredients? Think again

CLEAN LABEL 2.0: Natural flavors and preservatives, pesticide residues, and Non-GMO in the spotlight

Think 'clean label' just means ditching ‘artificial’ ingredients and avoiding anything attracting negative press (warranted or otherwise)? Think again. Today, brands are also questioning whether ‘natural’ flavors, preservatives and sweeteners...

SmartLabel gains traction as a tool for brands to meet consumers’ mounting clean label demands

While SmartLabel is still in its relative infancy, manufacturers are flocking to the technology to help them provide the in-depth information that today’s consumers want as part of the clean...

Clean label: What works, what doesn’t, where is it headed, and what are the legal vulnerabilities?

The clean label movement may have started as industry’s response to consumers who wanted foods and beverages made without artificial or “chemical” sounding ingredients, but overtime as brands continued to...

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