All news articles for December 17, 2015

Inside a No Frills store in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Photo: Raysonho/Wikimedia Commons

New study reveals Canadian attitude towards free-from products

By Adi Menayang

There’s a widening sense of distrust from Canadian consumers against food manufacturers, especially when it comes to free-from claims on packaging. A Mintel study conducted in September found that a whopping 65% of Canadians see the free-from label as...

This Nestlé campaign helped raise awareness of the consequences of iron deficiency (like anaemia) in the Philippines from 19% to 65% in one year

Special edition: Battling malnutrition. Exclusive with Nestlé head of public health nutrition

Nestlé: Profit is not a dirty word in the race against global malnutrition

By Shane STARLING

Commercial and public health gain needn’t be opposed bedfellows in the battle against malnutrition among the world’s poorest people, says the chief of public health nutrition at the world’s biggest food firm.

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Special edition: Food for kids

Healthy NPD should be the starting point for kids' food

By Niamh Michail

The ‘good for you’ trend in children’s food is growing, and small companies would do well to focus on healthy new product development in order to compete with big players who have the money to reformulate and rebrand, says one analyst.

Source: Dole

Dole “reinvents” celery to boost fruit & veggie consumption

By Elizabeth Crawford

Fresh produce provider Dole Food Co. hopes to boost Americans' fruit and veggie intake by expanding its “Get Up and Grow” healthy eating initiative and launching three new products, including “less stringy” celery.

FOOD VISION USA CEO vox pop: What is 'natural?'

FOOD VISION USA CEO vox pop: What is 'natural?'

By Elaine Watson

The FDA has just cranked open Pandora’s box with its surprise bid to explore a working definition of ‘natural’ on food labels. As part of our Food Vision USA program, FoodNavigator-USA quizzed food & beverage CEOs to find out what they think it means,...

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