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Most Americans sit together for dinner, which more often than not is made from scratch, poll finds

Despite the intense focus in recent year on providing on-the-go food for time-crunched consumers, the vast majority of Americans still sit down together for dinner at least once a week,...

“Stealth health” could be strategy of the past as consumers embrace healthy reformulations

New research from market intelligence company CivicScience suggests changing consumer attitudes about healthy eating could mean manufacturers can shed their years-old “stealth health” approach to product reformulation without fear that...

Atkins’ expands beyond dieters to fitness enthusiasts with launch of Lift bars, drinks

Iconic low-carb diet brand manufacturer Atkins Nutritionals is expanding beyond its core weight loss and management consumer to reach the growing number of fitness enthusiasts and “protein-seekers” with the launch...

New sugar labeling a boon for alternative sweeteners

The added sugars portion of the newly revamped nutrition facts labels for food products will provide a significant opportunity for purveyors of alternative sweeteners, an industry expert says.

Celebrity endorsements, flashy marketing works – even for fruits and veggies, FNV campaign shows

Turns out flashy marketing, celebrity endorsements and the support of social influencers is just as effective at selling fruits and vegetables as it is salty snacks, sugary drinks and other...

Not all Millennials are the same, and other generation-based myths busted by CRA-backed study

Young adults move through several distinctly varied life stages from the ages of 18 to 34 years – high school graduation, moving out on their own, going to college, finding...

FDA OKs EverSweet GRAS determination, but commercial launch date still to be determined, says Cargill

The FDA has issued a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) no objections letter for EverSweet, Cargill’s hotly-anticipated ‘next-generation’ Reb D and Reb M sweetener – produced via fermentation rather than...

Stakeholders laud FDA’s potentially life-saving draft voluntary sodium reduction guidance

In an effort to prevent upwards of 500,000 premature deaths from heart attacks and strokes in the next 10 years, FDA has set ambitious sodium reduction targets for food manufacturers...

Green Sheep Water taps into demand for sustainability as a bottled water with a green conscience

Sustainability and environmentally-friendly claims are becoming increasingly influential among consumers with recent research from The Hartman Group finding almost a third of consumers always buy products based on social well-being...

Mobile is valuable tool to reach cost-conscious Millennial grocery shoppers, poll finds

Millennials may have an estimated $200 billion in annual buying power, but as a group that experienced the Great Recession at an impressionable early age, most take a “practical and...

Packaged cold brew coffee is gaining traction, & still has plenty of room for additional players

Cold brew coffee is creating quiet the buzz in the US with new brands streaming into the market and retail sales growing exponentially in the past five years. 

Mars Food teams with Partnership for a Healthier America to improve nutrition, transparency in 5 years

To help fight the good fight against the ongoing obesity epidemic in America, Mars Food is teaming with the Partnership for a Healthier America to offer more nutritious foods and...

USDA Sec. Vilsack advocates for mandatory, national GMO labeling at OTA Policy Conference

US Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack called on Congress to pass mandatory, national GMO labeling to eliminate the risk that consumer confusion triggered by inconsistent labels could destabilize and stymie growth...

'FDA is no longer recommending that this ingredient be labeled as dried cane syrup'

'Evaporated cane juice' should be declared as 'sugar,' says FDA; get ready for the lawsuits, say attorneys

The ingredient known as ‘evaporated cane juice’ should instead be declared as ‘sugar’ on food labels, says the FDA in new guidance that attorneys predict will unleash a wave of...

Dannon grows as it fulfills promise to improve its products’ nutrition, fund healthy eating research

As The Dannon Company nears the finish line for fulfilling its promise to improve the nutrition of its products that it made three years ago to the Partnership for a...

Bakers hit out at two-year deadline for bringing in new Nutrition Facts Label

Industry body the American Bakers Association has raised concerns over changes manufacturers must make to on-pack nutrition labels.

Nestlé backs Blumenthal and Pingree bill for federal expiry date standard

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) have sponsored a bicameral bill that they argue will help Americans “save money on their grocery bills and prevent perfectly safe food...

Kellogg slams 'meritless' whole grain lawsuit, but CSPI says shoppers are being misled

Most reasonable consumers would expect that crackers marketed as 'whole grain' would predominantly use whole grain flour, whereas in fact the #1 ingredient in Cheez-It Whole Grain Crackers is enriched...

Four lessons from animals and nature that helped propel EPIC Provisions’ rapid rise

The inclination for most when they see a storm brewing on the horizon is to run the other way and take shelter – but not bison, and not the co-founders...

NAS GM crops report will 'provide fodder for friends and foes of GE,' says plant scientist

There is no evidence that foods from genetically engineered (GE) crops are less safe to eat than their 'conventional' counterparts, according to a new report from The National Academies of Sciences, which will "provide fodder...

LA Superior Court approves preliminary “natural claim” settlement in flax beverage case

As many courts are putting “natural claim” class action lawsuits on ice as the FDA probes what the term “natural” means, some companies are settling to avoid the expense and...

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Courts, controversy and CSR – the palm oil story

There were more twists and turns this week in the controversy surrounding the IOI group, which was suspended by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) last month.

Data dive, hands-on approach both advocated as trend spotting methods

What drives new trends? Is this best discovered seeing them unfold in real time at hands of innovators, or are they better discerned via a deep dive into marketing data? ...

Improve organic product assortment, integration in stores to reach beyond core natural shoppers

Natural and organic are gaining momentum and driving sales across retail channels, but to capitalize fully on their potential stores and manufactures must work together to improve product assortment and...

$5 million investment will help meal kit service Purple Carrot better extol virtues of plant-based diet

An infusion of $5 million will help vegan meal kit delivery service Purple Carrot refine its branding and expand consumer awareness of the benefits of a plant-based diet, according to...

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