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DRY's positioning as premium soda brand lets it prosper as sales in overall category dry up

When creating her DRY line of premium carbonated beverages 10 years ago, founder Sharelle Klaus sought to create a new niche in the beverage world.  Which was a fortuitous thing,...

Regularly eating spicy foods associated with a lower risk of death, BMJ study suggests

The mouth-burning, eye-watering and cough-inducing sensations that come with eating spicy foods might make some people feel like they are dying, but in reality eating spicy food could reduce their...

Kellogg suffers fall in sales and profit

Kellogg, the US cereals company, has suffered a fall in net sales and reported operating profit for the second quarter to July 4 2015.

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Bean-to-bar chocolate makers circle India for single origin opportunity

At least five premium chocolate makers are looking to build up India’s cocoa sector to produce single origin Indian chocolate.

Fast food fever: Modern diets impact immune health of you and your kids

Modern ‘Western diets’ can lead to poor immune functioning and increased risk of inflammatory conditions, allergy, and auto-immunity, researchers warn.

Food taxes and subsidies: A balanced approach needed, says review

Fiscal policies can form a valuable part of efforts to drive changes in dietary behaviours, but such policies must be balanced against each other, say researchers.

Dairy Innovation Forum highlights: Hip cottage cheese, gut-friendly milk, tarte asian yogurt and why fat is back

From the challenges of sourcing organic milk, to the threat 'alternatives' milks pose to the dairy sector and the 'scary' promotional dynamics of the yogurt category, the FoodNavigator-USA Dairy Innovation...

JULY 2015 NEWS QUIZ: From GMO labeling to added sugars, are you up to speed?

Do you know what the FDA thinks the daily value (DV) for added sugar should be… and which major food manufacturer thinks the FDA is on the right track? And...

Lawsuits have echoes of POM v Coke case, says attorney

WhiteWave's Silk almond milk brand also under fire in '2% almond' false advertising class action

WhiteWave Foods has been accused of falsely advertising its Silk almond milk by the same legal firm suing Blue Diamond over the way it markets Almond Breeze, and as the...

Local food movement spawns new advocacy group

Wresting local control of the food supply is an idea that continues to spawn advocacy groups.  The latest, called Local Food Shift, has cropped up in Colorado with the goal...

“Applegate’s mission is to change the meat we eat and we believe we can help them to do that."

Hormel Foods on running Applegate at arm’s length, organic sourcing challenges, and ‘swim lanes’

When Applegate - the #1 brand in natural and organic prepared meats – got into bed with Hormel Foods, which owns Spam and Stagg, some diehard fans were not happy. But...

Meet the people behind a2 milk, Yasso, Smári Organics, Tarte Foods, and good culture

The FoodNavigator-USA Dairy Innovation Forum is now available on demand!

Missed our Dairy Innovation Forum? No problem, it's now available on demand to registered delegates for the next three months.

Hampton Creek CEO says letter to presidential candidates seeks 'authentic leadership on food'

For Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick, food lies at the heart of the debate about what path the country should take in the upcoming presidential election. That’s why he recently...

Dave Lefkow: 'You’d be amazed how many people are obsessed with bacon...'

J&D's Foods builds a food empire: ‘Making everything taste like bacon since 2007’

The Eureka moment came on a business trip in 2007 when Dave Lefkow’s co-worker Justin Esch casually observed that bacon flavored salt might taste pretty good. The cash to make...

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ConAgra Foods: Trans-fat labeling is a matter for the FDA, not the courts…

ConAgra Foods has urged a California court to throw out a lawsuit* alleging it misled consumers with the '0g trans-fat' claim on its Crunch 'n Munch popcorn, and stressed that...

US consumers are pretty clueless about gluten, reveals new survey from NSF

While celiacs – by necessity – are pretty clued up about gluten, most Americans are less well-informed, with a sizable number erroneously believing rice and potatoes contain gluten, according to a...

FDA proposes including DV for added sugars on the Nutrition Facts panel

UPDATED: The FDA is proposing that manufacturers include a percent daily value (DV) for added sugar on the Nutrition Facts panel – set at 10% of total energy intakes (calories)...

GMA: 'HR 1599 protects the consumer from a costly and confusing 50 state patchwork of labeling laws'

House passes Pompeo bill that would prevent state-mandated GMO labeling

The US House of Representatives has passed the industry-backed voluntary GMO labeling bill - The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act 2015 - by 275 votes to 150, and rejected...

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House to vote on Pompeo voluntary GMO labeling bill today

The US House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 1599 – The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act 2015 – at approximately 1 p.m eastern time today.

MegaFood supplements to carry Lundberg rice branding in supply deal

FoodState, the makers of the MegaFood line of dietary supplements, has entered into a new supply deal that will allow it to cobrand some of its supplements with the name...

Almond Breeze almond milk only contains 2% almonds, claims false advertising lawsuit

Consumers understand that almond milk must contain some water, but they would be surprised to learn that the leading brands contain just 2% almonds, alleges a class action lawsuit vs...

Eight things to know about the Pompeo voluntary GMO labelling Act

There are two bills about GMO labeling floating around Congress, but the momentum appears behind the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. Here are eight things to know...

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FDA to issue evaporated cane juice guidance before the end of 2016

The FDA says it aims to issue finalized guidance on whether 'evaporated cane juice' (ECJ) is the common or usual name for certain cane-sugar-derived sweeteners before the end of 2016. ...

Talking Rain (Sparkling ICE) CEO: We might acquire brands, or build our own new brands

The Sparkling ICE brand notched up sales of more than $500m in 2014, is on course to top $600m in 2015, and has a fighting chance of reaching its well-publicized...

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Welch’s wants to Concord the world

Welch’s is expanding its reach beyond finished consumer goods and into new countries with the launch last fall of its Global Ingredients Group. 

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