Barclays downgrades US packaged food sector
Barclays Capital has adjusted its outlook for the packaged food sector in the US as it is not expected to see the benefits of lower commodity prices in the near future.
SunOpta board shake-up after resignation
SunOpta Inc has announced that Robert Fetherstonhaugh has resigned from his post as a director of the company.
Convenience helps drive breakfast market
Breakfast food manufacturers that offer the convenience factor as well as health and wellness could see the most growth in a market that is increasingly competitive, according to a new report.
Prebiotic-fortified fruit juice passes formulation test: Study
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) can be used to partially replace sucrose in fruit juices without detrimentally affecting physical characteristics of the juice, says new research from India.
Alcohol brand growth potential amid economic gloom
In the current economic climate consumers are turning to local alcoholic beverages rather than imports, providing opportunities for brand growth, according to a report from The Nielsen Company.
Clean-label, cheap fat replacers developed by TNO
Spreadable gels made from superheating starch and then cooling it may lead to inexpensive fat replacers, scientists from TNO Quality of Life tell FoodNavigator.
New food safety initiative in Asia welcomed
The US Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has welcomed moves to improve food safety in Asia Pacific with the launch of the APEC Partnership Training Institute Network.
Whole Foods signs up new fairtrade certifier
Whole Foods Market is turning to an alternative fairtrade certifier which claims to open certification up to a host of products that are not covered under the Fairtrade Labeling Organization (FLO).
Brand America boosted by Obama and melamine scare
The Obama effect and concerns about food safety could help boost US brands overseas which appear to be falling out of favor, according to a new report from Euromonitor International.
PepsiCo ready for stevia product launches
PepsiCo said it is poised to launch two drinks sweetened with stevia in the US as soon as it is given the green light by the FDA over its GRAS status.
Fish and shellfish cause most foodborne illness outbreaks - CSPI
Fish and shellfish are more likely to cause foodborne-illness than any other category of food product, according to the US Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
Cargill corn milling scoops presidential honor
Cargill Corn Milling, which produces corn sweeteners and other value-added food, feed and fermentation products, has received the 2008 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for innovation and performance excellence.
Early promise for almond’s prebiotic potential
Preliminary reports of a prebiotic potential of almonds are promising and intriguing, and impending human trials may reveal if the benefits can be translated from the lab to the layperson.
Symrise VP discusses dairy portfolio expansion
The new alliance between Symrise and First Choice Ingredients reflects the flavor company’s strategic march into the US dairy market as it positions itself at the heart of America's dairyland for raw material sourcing.
Calls for stricter allergen labels in Canada
The proposed new regulations governing allergen labeling on packaged foods in Canada do not go far enough and need to be strengthened, according to an association of dieticians.