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“Consumers understand that chocolate can be good for them, but they may not understand the full mechanisms or research behind these benefits,” said Barry Callebaut's R&D group manager US Alan Slesinksi.

Special Edition: Polyphenols

Callebaut: More specific cocoa flavanol content claims will increase

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite the growing body of research extolling the health benefits of flavanols found in cocoa, chocolate product manufacturers have yet to fully embrace front-of-pack claims calling out these compounds—with many still opting for more general “antioxidant”...

Currently, the FDA has

Caramel colors under fire again: Is there a safe level of 4-MeI?

By Elaine WATSON

The FDA says it has “no reason to believe” that 4-MeI - an impurity generated during the manufacture of caramel colors III and IV - poses a health risk at current dosage levels, but says it is reviewing new data to determine whether it needs to revise...

A solid subscription snacking service needs to be have strength in logistics and consumer relationships - Graze.com was founded on both

Graze.com versus Nibblr: Let’s bet peanuts…

By Kacey CULLINEY

It takes no genius to realize that if you deliver ready-made, healthy, portion-controlled snacks to the millennial snacker they’ll gobble the concept right up. What it does take a genius to do is to give that concept legs.

Stevia has seen a rapid rise in its market share

Sugar concerns spark market gains for sweeteners

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The market for high intensity sweeteners is growing rapidly, with plant-derived stevia providing the fastest growth, according to a new report from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

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