There is “no silver bullet” to reverse the growing trend of alienation from today’s farms, according to the Center for Food Integrity (CFI), a non-profit industry-backed group that aims to ease consumer fears about the US food supply.
Negative publicity concerning the possible adverse effects of energy drinks has only encouraged US energy drink growth in recent years, with consumers attracted by ‘edgy’ product positioning, but another formula is needed to boost growth.
Penford Food Ingredients has developed a new potato-based resistant starch ingredient for adding fiber to a wide range of foods, including both gluten-free and gluten-containing baked goods, cereals, yogurt and snacks.
Cal Poly has opened a new meat processing center that involves students and industry in the entire production chain, from animal care and nutrition, to making, marketing and packaging innovative ready-to-eat meat products.
A new report by a leading US research organisation has criticised leading soft drinks producers such as PepsiCo, Coke and Dr Pepper for aggressively marketing high sugar products to children and teens.
The food, beverage and consumer products industry directly employed more than 1.7m workers in manufacturing in 2009, according to a new study commissioned by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).