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Dr Michael Jacobson: 'Yes, the issue has lost momentum, though excess sodium is killing just about as many people this year as four years ago'

Special edition: Sodium reduction

Is sodium reduction falling down the food policy agenda?

By Elaine Watson

Four years ago sodium was public enemy #1. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was calling for the FDA to modify the GRAS status of salt and slash the daily value for sodium to 1,500mg, and the food industry was on high alert. Today, sugar is the new bogeyman,...

Trade spending, the elephant in the boardroom?

Trade spending: The elephant in the boardroom?

By Elaine Watson

Tune into an earnings call from a big consumer packaged goods (CPG) company, and you’ll likely hear a lot of frustration over the ineffectiveness of trade spending. But is weary resignation (‘it’s just a cost of doing business') a constructive response?

Price increase drags down Smucker’s coffee sales

Price increase drags down Smucker’s coffee sales

By Elizabeth Crawford

J.M. Smucker Company’s notable 9% list price increase on Folgers, Dunkin’ Donuts and other packaged coffees in the U.S. announced last June has finally caught up with the food maker, dragging down its second quarter sales an expected 5%.

June Jo Lee of The Hartman Group presents consumer trends impacting whole grain consumption. Source: Whole Grains Council

Oldways Whole Grains Breaking Barriers Conference

Smartphone use among 5 key trends driving interest in healthy eating

By Elizabeth Crawford

Unprecedented access to information about foods through smart phones and social media is a driving factor in consumers’ increasing interest in healthy eating, according to a leading food culture researcher.

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