'Mega-brands' have become so imbedded in the consciousness of
American consumers that they continue to dominate and shape the
food industry, despite often being at odds with the USDA's Dietary
Consumers are increasingly looking for quality seals and trust
marks on food products, which provide a fast and easy indication of
the item's benefits, according to research conducted by ConAgra
Carmine and cochineal extracts, the red food dyes made from the
dried bodies of the cochineal insect, should be removed from the
food supply once and for all, claims the non-profit Center for
Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
The National Nutritional Foods Association has adopted a new
mission statement, and proposes changing its name to the Natural
Products Association to better represent the market and challenges
faced by its members.
The majority of food recalls around the world are caused by
preventable problems, with poor allergen control and failure to
follow international standards as the major culprits, according to
a UK consultancy.