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US judge dismisses milk price-fixing racket claims against Dean Foods

US judge dismisses milk price-fixing racket claims against Dean Foods

By Ben Bouckley

Dean Foods has announced the dismissal of a Tennessee retailer-led action alleging that – together with other defendants such as Dairy Farmers of America – it conspired to only buy milk from the latter in return for its virtual monopoly on milk retail...

Linda Eatherton: 'Consumers want food companies to behave more like NGOs. They want you to be activists and advocates for social change...'

Dispatches from IFT Wellness 2012

IFT Wellness 2012 trend watch: Protein is hot hot hot

By Elaine Watson

Once the preserve of sweaty men pumping iron, protein has emerged from an image overhaul as the ingredient of choice for food developers targeting consumers of all ages and both genders keen to battle the bulge and stay strong, according to one trends...

Lean finely textured beef is beef from trimmings that has been separated from the fat using a centrifuge. It is then treated with ammonium hydroxide to eliminate harmful bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella

Slimeageddon 2012: Who is really to blame for the pink slime debacle?

By Elaine Watson

With lean finely textured beef (LFTB) now off the menu at some of the nation’s biggest retailers and fast food chains, recriminations are flying thick and fast over who is to blame for the whole sorry, pink, slimy mess currently engulfing the food industry.

Dr Keen: 'We have to stop talking about the antioxidant property of food before it is consumed. These test tube results have no relevance.'

Dispatches from IFT Wellness 2012

Professor: Term 'antioxidant' should be banished from food labels

By Elaine Watson

The term ‘antioxidant’ should be banished from food labels and replaced with more specific claims about the health benefits of the phytonutrients and other ingredients in question, according to one leading academic.

Understanding the Hispanic market for new product success

Understanding the Hispanic market for new product success

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The growing Hispanic market holds huge opportunity for food manufacturers in the United States, but understanding cultural dynamics is vital to new product success, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Research Chefs Association conference...

Let’s Move! Two years on…

Let’s Move! Two years on…

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

It’s been two years since Michelle Obama launched her Let’s Move initiative with the aim of ending childhood obesity within a generation – and the First Lady claims that “we have begun to change the conversation about childhood obesity in America”.

IFF adds new culinary herb and mushroom flavor lines

IFF adds new culinary herb and mushroom flavor lines

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) is developing a line of culinary herb flavors to respond to demand for fresh flavors, and a line of mushroom flavors to help manufacturers build a complete savory profile, according to Kevin McDermott, executive...

Don't get slimed...

“Pink slime”: Safe, nutritious – and icky

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

An overwhelming chorus of “eww, that sounds gross!” alongside some scary junk science about ammonium hydroxide, has led to a safe, nutritious product being pulled from stores – but there is an important lesson here for industry.

Is smoke the new bacon?

Is smoke the new bacon?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Smoke flavors are becoming increasingly popular, leaving traditional bacon in their dust, according to an expert at Wild Flavors - although he still thinks that pork products taste (almost literally) divine.

Choice of a new generation? It’s not Pepsi…

Choice of a new generation? It’s not Pepsi…

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Oatmeal brand Better Oats has taken on Pepsi Cola’s old tagline “Choice of a New Generation”, after PepsiCo opted to let its rights to the slogan expire six years ago.

New: FoodNavigatorJobs USA service

New: FoodNavigatorJobs USA service

FoodNavigator-USA is pleased to announce the launch of its new jobs service for employers and job seekers in the US food and beverage industries: FoodNavigatorJobs USA.

Social media has changed how Americans eat, says Hartman report

Social media has changed how Americans eat, says Hartman report

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Increased communication via social media has changed the way Americans relate to food, including what they buy and cook, and how they plan their meals, according to a report from market research firm The Hartman Group.

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