All news articles for October 2014

Kellogg CEO on Special K: 'We really need to move that to a weight wellness discussion, really away from reduced calories to the food itself which has tremendous nutrient benefits'

Special K global rebrand set for 2015

By Kacey Culliney

Kellogg will overhaul Special K next year to pull the failing brand away from its weight management focus, the company CEO says.

Danisco opened the Brabrand R&D centre in 1964. It has become the hub of an R&D network that spans 14 centres worldwide

DuPont: ‘We will launch 4000 products by 2020’


DuPont’s nutrition & health division will play a big part in the launch of 4000 food-related products in the next six years, its chief said as the company celebrated 50 years at its Brabrand base in Aarhus, Denmark yesterday.

Kashi granola with Kamut joins Target’s Made To Matter collection

Kamut for the masses!

By Maggie Hennessy

When the nation’s largest cereal manufacturers and mass merchants say they want to use your ancient wheat as a primary ingredient in a granola line as part of a “better for you” brand collection, you say yes. Even if it’s on very short notice.

ABIEC expects exports to reach US$8bn by the end of this year

Brazil looking to push sanitary guarantees in export drive

By Georgi Gyton

The Association of Brazilian Beef Export Industries (ABIEC) said its believes the "sanitary status guarantees" offered by the industry are key to its success, and it will look to reinforce these concepts as part of its promotion of Brazilian...

The future is looking brighter for the US pig industry

US pork production set to rise in 2015

By Poorna Rodrigo

American pig meat analysts have confirmed to GlobalMeatNews that the recovery in US pork production will be sustained, with the pig meat industry recovering strongly from the porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) outbreak.

Quick fixes could quell rising tide of undeclared allergen food recalls

Quick fixes could quell rising tide of undeclared allergen food recalls

By Elizabeth Crawford

Simple changes in how food manufacturers handle and trace ingredients, packages and labels at production facilities could reduce dramatically the number of recalls due to undeclared allergens, which make up the vast majority of food recalls, according...

The greatest number of burger restaurants in the US can be found in California

Proof that the burger is winning in the US

By CHD Expert

Americans love a good steak, but they crave a good burger. So which state dominates the burger industry? Texas would be the likely guess, but it would be the wrong one.

‘Snack’ is in the eye of the beholder

Special edition: Snacking trends

‘Snack’ is in the eye of the beholder

By Maggie Hennessy

In a nation of consumers who like their names on their Cokes and the chance to have a say in the next Lay’s potato chip flavor or create the next Dorito’s commercial, it’s no wonder that eating occasions themselves are now just as customizable—no longer...

Food and Agriculture Research: The Key to Feeding a Hungry and Growing World

Food and Agriculture Research: The Key to Feeding a Hungry and Growing World

By Dan Glickman, senior advisor at APCO Worldwide; former U.S. secretary of agriculture; former congressman from Kansas; vice president, The Aspen Institute

The food and agriculture industries are incredibly important parts of the U.S. and world economies. Food and agriculture exports are critical to farm incomes in the United States and in many parts of the developing world. Open markets for agriculture...

Packaged Facts private label maturing

Private label evolving; hindered by still tepid economy

By Maggie Hennessy

Private label growth has slowed from the last several years when consumers flocked to the category due to the recession, according to a report from Packaged Facts. While retailers continue to launch and promote store brand products, a persistently sluggish...

Whole Foods ups sustainability ante with new ad campaign

Whole Foods ups sustainability ante with new ad campaign

By Hank Schultz

Whole Foods Markets has decided to go big, with a national TV ad campaign that kicked off during a recent World Series game.  The message is one of “values,” talking about the natural grocery store chain’s commitment to sustainability and transparency.

Zero-calorie sweeteners: There's not enough human evidence to warrant new advice

Do zero-calorie sweeteners increase diabetes risk?


“Artificial sweeteners may boost diabetes risk” ran the headline in the New York Times last month – but experts have said to take recent research with a pinch of salt.

Special K Protein delivers 10 g protein per 22 serving - made possible using wheat gluten, soy protein isolates and added lysine

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Kellogg NPD scientist: Protein has plenty of challenges

By Kacey Culliney

Cereal and plant proteins hold huge potential for breakfast cereal and snack bar fortification but taste and texture remain challenging, say Kellogg’s lead product development scientist.

Nielsen: Global snacks consumer data

Who is the global snacker?

By Kacey Culliney

Close to $400bn is spent annually on snacks worldwide, but who is the global snacker and what are the purchase motivators?

Smugglers use specially stripped out cars to move contraband meat. Credit: Policía Fiscal y Aduanera, Cucuta

Special report

Venezuelan controls encourage major meat and livestock smuggling to Colombia

By James Bargent, in Cúcuta, Colombia

The Venezuelan government’s economic policies have created a boom in the smuggling of contraband meat and livestock to neighbouring Colombia. The trade is pushing down Colombian prices, putting consumers at risk and threatening the country’s hopes of...

The AWI said the NCBA's Beef Quality Assurance Program did not meet OIE code

Animal Welfare Institute questions US cattle handling

By Georgi Gyton

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has been sent a written appeal by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) requesting that it revises the association’s guidelines for the handling of cattle raised for beef, in the USA.

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