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Expo West 2016

Plant-based innovations help manufacturers meet consumer demand for animal-product alternatives

Consumer interest in plant-based alternatives for animal products is driving innovation across categories from dairy and eggs to meat and desserts as showcased by manufacturers at Natural Products Expo West. ...

'Our enforcement priorities will focus on willful violations of the labeling law'

Vermont AG offers 6-month safe harbor on GMO labeling enforcement

In a memorandum on the new GMO labeling law coming into force in Vermont in July, attorney general William H. Sorrell says enforcement action will “focus on willful violations of...

Food Preservation

4 strategies for preservative-free food from Grain-Free JK Gourmet

Retailers and manufacturers that want to meet consumers’ growing demand for food free from preservatives need to rethink their strategies for packing, shipping and stocking products, suggest the husband and...

Expo West 2016

Safe Catch entices consumers back to canned tuna category with low mercury product

Despite doctors’ recommendations to eat more fish for its many health benefits, many consumers steer clear of tuna – an affordable, sustainable source of omega-3s and beneficial nutrients because they...

BraunHagey & Borden LLP sets up practice group to target emerging food brands

Legal issues every food SME should deal with now, or risk paying later...

Failure to seek legal advice when you launch your business can prove ruinous later on - especially when you are trying to raise money, or engineer an exit - says...

News in brief

ConAgra latest to unveil nationwide GMO labeling initiative

First was Campbell Soup, then General Mills, Mars and Kellogg... and now ConAgra Foods has become the latest major food company to roll out GMO labeling nationwide in order to...

Expo West 2016

Could the launch of Nut Butter Filled CLIF Bars usher in a new era for the category?

Clif Bar – a company that helped transition the bar category from strictly slick slabs of finely blended ingredients to one with products made from recognizable grains and inclusions that...

Expo West 2016

Kombucha must overcome taste, texture perceptions to appeal to mainstream, KeVita exec says

Explosive consumer interest in functional beverages and bold flavors have prompted retailers in the natural channel to pack their shelves with national and regional brands of kombucha – completely saturating...

News in brief

Kellogg unveils nationwide GMO labeling plan: 'A special label for Vermont would be costly for us and our consumers'

Kellogg has joined CPG giants Mars, General Mills, and Campbell Soup in opting to roll out GMO labeling nationwide in order to comply with a GMO labeling law that comes...

Hello, Peanut! eases parents' fears about introducing ground nut to kids

Assured Bites Inc.’s launch of Hello, Peanut! in early March gives caretakers a much-needed tool with which they can confidently, safely and systematically introduce children to peanuts to reduce the...

POM loses false advertising case vs Coca-Cola; case offers 'rare glimpse' into how jurors regard such claims, say lawyers

It famously persuaded the Supreme Court that there was a case to be heard in 2014, but POM Wonderful this week failed to convince a California jury that Coca-Cola willfully...

CFSAF: 'Gen Mills was forced to make decision because of Senate’s failure to act'

General Mills and Mars to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Vermont deadline looms: 'We can’t label our products for only one state'

It was prompted by pragmatism, rather than an ideological shift, but General Mills and Mars have resolved to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Congress has proved unable to hammer...

Expo West 2016

Bare Snacks overhauls packs & launches new products that underscore its simple, transparent values

Fruit chip maker Bare Snacks is overhauling its packaging to create an iconic brand block on store shelves that will better standout from the competition and communicate to consumers its...

Expo West 2016

Bean pasta category emerges to meet demand for high-protein, fiber-packed and gluten free options

Ongoing interest in products that are gluten free and better for you are colliding with the international push to celebrate 2016 as the year of the pulse to create a...

Expo West 2016

New line of Ridges, packaging refresh gives popchips a leg up on conventional competition

Ruffles may have ridges, but now so too do popchips – and with significantly less fat and fewer calories than the conventional competitor the better-for-you brand is in a strong...

Mintel GNPD data: 15.7% of new US food/bev products made non-GMO claims in 2015 vs 2.8% in 2012

Organic and Non-GMO claims are both gaining strong traction on US food and beverage labels, while there has been a slight decline in the percentage of new launches featuring 'natural'...

Breaking news

Back to square one on federal GMO labeling, as Pat Roberts' bill is defeated in the Senate

Sen. Pat Roberts’ GMO labeling bill (S. 2609) has been defeated in the Senate (48:49), as lawmakers proved unable to hammer out a compromise that all stakeholders could get behind...

GUEST ARTICLE: What’s in your Parmesan, (wood) pulp fiction or fact?

Eating Parmesan is not going to leave you swallowing splinters.  But you’d never know it after reading articles such as, ‘The Parmesan You Sprinkle on Your Penne Could be Wood,’...

News in brief

Vote expected this week on revised version of Sen Pat Roberts' GMO labeling bill

A vote in the Senate is expected Wednesday on a revised version of Sen. Pat Roberts’ GMO labeling bill (S. 2609), which would preempt state GMO labeling laws.

PepsiCo rolls out ‘PepsiMoji’ campaign, as packaging gets more creative and personal

PepsiCo is expanding its ‘PepsiMoji’ campaign across more than 100 markets this year, championing the use of a ‘universal language system’ to engage with consumers worldwide. 

Terra's Kitchen cuts through the meal kit competition by cutting waste

The top complaint of most consumers of the increasingly popular meal kits is the extensive individual containers needed for each prepared ingredient and the waste generated by packaging for doorstep...

Veggie fries disrupt the frozen food aisle... and triumph at Expo West pitch slam

Boston-based start-up Farmwise – the maker of veggie fries - has triumphed at New Hope's pitch slam event at Expo West, which pitted entrepreneurial food and beverage brands against each...

Expo West 2016

New mini Zing Bars fill underserved demand for smaller snacks for smaller people, CEO says

Individually wrapped snacks and bars have revolutionized how busy Americans eat by offering on-the-go convenience, but their current, standard size range also could offer too many calories, suggests the CEO...

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...

True Foods Inc.'s explosive success shows healthy foods can lead to healthy profits

True Foods Inc. wants to make everyday foods “healthier, more delicious and better for our world” by packing them with more vegetables and less added sugar – an ambitious mission...

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