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FDA not ready to start FSMA registration process

The Food and Drug administration announced via e-mail alert late Friday that the procedure for food facility registrations will not be ready to be implemented by Monday, Oct. 1, the...

Mars and Hershey: beneficiaries of US Halloween candy glut, says analyst

US Halloween candy spending is projected to rise this year and the major players Mars and Hershey will be raking in the profits with seasonal variants of popular brands, according...

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JBF to build giant bio-glycol plant in Brazil to help Coca-Cola meet PlantBottle 2020 target

JBF Industries will build a giant new plant in Brazil dedicated to the production of the recyclable PET material used in Coca-Cola's PlantBottles to help the soft drinks giant meet...

Group asks Trader Joe's to sell only antibiotic-free meat

A group delivered a petition to Trader Joe’s via a news conference outside one of the food retailer’s stores in New York City yesterday to ask that the chain stop...

Frito-Lay and Innovia Films settle film patent dispute out of court

Frito-Lay and Innovia Films have reached an out of court settlement over patent rights for a biodegradable film used in packaging for crisps and snack bags.

Stevia set to be a ‘mass volume, mainstream ingredient’, says PureCircle after striking deal with Coca-Cola

PureCircle says it is one step closer to establishing its high-purity stevia as a “mass volume, mainstream ingredient” after signing a joint development and supply agreement with soft drinks giant...

September 2012 in pictures: Prop 37, Greek yogurt overcapacity, pink slime fights back and the birth of ‘New Kraft’

The food industry has rarely been out of the headlines this month, with NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s super-size soda ban getting the green light, a defamation lawsuit filed vs ABC News...

FoodJobs: Who’s on the move in fall 2012? Coke, Pepsi, Hormel, Flowers Foods, McCormick, Ingredion…

With changes at the top at beverage big guns Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, and new appointments at Hormel, Flowers Foods, McCormick, Ingredion, Caravan Ingredients and the GMA, we have an action-packed...

New ingredient targets satiety at lining of gut

A new line of financing will help Elcelyx Therapeutics further develop its satiety ingredient Lovidia, the company announced recently.  Lovidia, a proprietary blend of GRAS ingredients, is aimed at the...

Campbell's to close plants in California, New Jersey

Campbell Soup Company has taken steps to cut costs and reallocate manufacturing capacity in light of volume declines in the canned soup business in the United States, the company announced...

Big interview: Russ Moroz, VP Research Development & Quality, Kraft Foods

Kraft VP: There is no silver bullet on sodium reduction

Kraft Foods has made significant cuts in sodium across its portfolio - and is currently working on “proprietary approaches to take this work to the next level” - but there...

US gum sales below expectations for Rev7 degradable gum makers

British polymer firm Revolymer, the creators of Rev7 degradable gum, has suffered a loss in its first half results as US sales were lower than expected.

Fiber-rich yogurt success: Hide the fiber for greater consumer acceptance

Market success of yogurts formulated to be high in fiber and low in sugar could depend on how visible the fiber is in the formulation, suggests data from 700 young...

Aurora Algae: ‘There is a lot more recognition of the standalone EPA story now’

There is a “unique opportunity for high purity EPA as a standalone ingredient” as the omega-3 market becomes more sophisticated, says algal omega-3 specialist Aurora Algae as it prepares to...

‘Breakout hit’ Satiereal expands NA IP & readies for fight against trademark infringements

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has granted Patent # CA 2648985 to INO’Réal and company founder Cédric Bourges for the saffron extract Satiereal, as the company builds and defends its...

Special edition: Life stages 2012…

BASF: Millennials love new delivery formats… Above all, they love snacks!

We’ve heard from the branding experts and the market researchers. But what do ingredients firms working with some of the biggest names in food, beverages and supplements think about how...

PepsiCo savors $363m US tax triumph over IRS

PepsiCo has won a US Tax Court judgment against the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) which claimed the firm owed it circa. $363m in unpaid tax relating to operations in...

Delivery format key to reaching Gen Y supplement users

Kids don’t listen to the music their parents did.  When they got their driver’s licenses, they didn’t drive the family Buick, unless there was no choice.  And now that they...

Breaking news

Dean Foods seeks buyer for Morningstar

Dallas-based dairy giant Dean Foods is inviting potential buyers to cast a slide rule over its Morningstar warehouse delivery business - the smallest of its three divisions - as it...

Could quinoa have stomach health benefits?

The potential benefits of quinoa may extend to gut health, suggests the first study to report that polysaccharide fractions from the seeds may have anti-ulcer activity.

Judge: No reasonable consumer would be misled by Benecol’s claims

A judge has dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit vs Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Nutritionals over the labeling and marketing of cholesterol-busting spread Benecol.

ConAgra to create 80 new jobs in plant expansion for PF Chang’s and Bertolli products

ConAgra Foods is pumping $100m into expanding its facility in Russellville, Arkansas, to make Bertolli and P.F. Chang's frozen meals in a move that will create 80 new jobs.

Multistate venture aims to boost food safety research

Three US universities have joined forces in a bid to strengthen food safety research and ensure experts state-wide work together.

Special edition: Life stages 2012…

Datamonitor: Millennials have a love-hate relationship with private labels…

Do consumers in their early 20s care as much about brands as their parents and grandparents? And if not, can retailers do more with private label ranges to attract young people?...

Special edition: Life stages 2012…

How to sell more products using, totally, like, mind-blowing arcade games and you know, facebook…

What do teenagers want? Kraft, which has just launched a gum targeting this demographic, believes it has the answer.

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