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Non-GMO Verified sales hit $1bn

Non-GMO Verified sales hit $1bn

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Non-GMO Project Verified has become the fastest growing food eco-label in North America, as sales of certified products hit $1bn in 2011, according to findings unveiled at Organic Monitor’s Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco last month.

GMA report highlights ‘success stories’ in industry sustainability

GMA report highlights ‘success stories’ in industry sustainability

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Cargill’s reuse of methane, water-saving strategies from ConAgra and Coca-Cola, and Campbell Soup’s energy efficiency measures are among sustainability success stories highlighted in a new report from the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).

Walmart unveils new “Great For You” logo

Walmart unveils new “Great For You” logo

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Walmart has unveiled its new on-shelf and front-of-pack logo to highlight healthy choices among its own-brand products, including fresh and packaged fruits and vegetables.

US eating patterns see growing Hispanic influence, says NPD

US eating patterns see growing Hispanic influence, says NPD

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Hispanic influence on overall American eating habits is growing – and marketers should pay attention to US Hispanics’ dining traditions to stay ahead of the curve, according to market research organization The NPD Group.

Getting a taste of flavor chemistry

Getting a taste of flavor chemistry

By Claire Videau

From nature to the laboratory to supermarket shelves, FoodNavigator-USA takes a journey behind the scenes of flavor development. IFF flavorist Rich Dandrea tells us about his 20-year career in the industry.

IFT urges government to take a cautious approach to sodium reduction

IFT urges government to take a cautious approach to sodium reduction

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has submitted comments to government agencies suggesting that actions to reduce sodium should not go “too far, too fast”, and has raised concerns about consumer acceptance and the safety of reduced sodium foods.

January in pictures: FSMA, HFCS, orange juice and job cuts

January in pictures: FSMA, HFCS, orange juice and job cuts

By Elaine Watson

January has proved a challenging month for the food industry, which waited anxiously for more details about the Food Safety Modernization Act, grappled with an unauthorized fungicide in orange juice and unveiled plans to slash thousands of jobs to remain...

FoodJobs: People on the Move

FoodJobs: People on the Move

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

It has been another busy month for industry appointments, including a shuffle in the top jobs at Campbell's and Sara Lee. FoodNavigator-USA presents this latest photo gallery round-up of the big moves at major food manufacturing and ingredients companies.

Tropicana’s Pure Premium returns to Florida oranges

Tropicana’s Pure Premium returns to Florida oranges

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

PepsiCo is returning to using only Florida oranges in its Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice, saying that its decision was based on more people becoming interested in where their food comes from, rather than recent concerns over fungicide traces.

Are weight loss efforts working?

US obesity fell (slightly) last year

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The number of obese adults in the United States declined slightly in 2011, according to a new Gallup poll, from 26.6% of the population in 2010 to 26.1%.

Orange juice price spikes after carbendazim scare

Orange juice price spikes after carbendazim scare

By Mark Astley

The price of orange juice futures hit a 34-year high, after news that US food safety authorities would block imports of the fruit containing even low-levels of carbendazim – a fungicide commonly used in Brazil.

Brazilian citrus juice producers hope the current US carbendizem crisis won't leave them high and dry (Picture copyright: guigo.eu)

US juice trade association fights Brazilian fungicide fallout

By Ben Bouckley

The US Juice Products Association (JPA) has moved to allay consumer concerns that orange juice produced in the country is unsafe, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was blocking some Brazilian imports found to contain the substance.

Recession-induced comfort eating produces weight loss market boom

Recession-induced comfort eating produces weight loss market boom

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The US weight loss products industry is expected to grow 4.5% in 2012 to $65bn, as an increasingly overweight population looks to shift some of the extra pounds gained through recession comfort eating, according to market research organization Marketdata...

Global nutraceutical ingredient market worth €18.5bn in 2015

Global nutraceutical ingredient market worth €18.5bn in 2015

Demand for nutraceutical ingredients like botanicals, vitamins, minerals and omega-3s will grow 7.2% annually until at least 2015 to be worth €18.5 billion with newer markets like Mexico and South Korea helping drive growth in the sector, according to...

One of the recalled products

Canadian listeria cheese warnings reiterated in US

By Mark Astley

US health authorities have issued a warning in relation to a variety of cheese and dairy products potentially contaminated with listeria monocytogenes – weeks after Canadian officials recalled the same products.

Naturally-positioned sweeteners to lead market growth: Report

Naturally-positioned sweeteners to lead market growth: Report

The US alternative sweeteners market will grow by 3.3% a year to reach about $1.4bn in 2015 – and naturally positioned sweeteners like stevia and agave nectar will lead the way, claims a new report from market research organization Freedonia.

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