It was a fascinating month for the US food and beverage industry, with California rejecting Prop 37, ConAgra Foods finally agreeing a deal to acquire Ralcorp, Hostess Brands throwing in the towel, and FDA exercising its FSMA muscle.
Consumers have high expectations of chocolate in terms of taste and mouthfeel – so how easy is it to tinker with chocolate formulations to create an indulgent product that also appeals to the health conscious consumer?
A US student who launched an online petition demanding that PepsiCo brand Gatorade remove patented flame retardant brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from its sports drinks has gained over 180,000 signatories.
Some food and nutrition messages are being heard by American consumers, with survey data from the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) indicating that 70 and 63% of consumers trying to consume less sugar and HFCS, respectively.
The organic dairy industry has for a long time boasted of its nutritional superiority over conventionally-produce dairy products. Now, according to a US study, the organic dairy sector can also lay claim to being more economically beneficial.
Prop 37, Coca-Cola thinking like a lean start-up, sodium reduction, and natural sweeteners dominated this year’s discussions at SupplySide West. In this special focus, FoodNavigator-USA round-ups its exclusive coverage of the event.