Food safety and labeling

Farmhouse Culture rebrands to reach younger consumers, highlight organic

Farmhouse Culture rebrands to reach younger consumers, highlight organic

By Elizabeth Crawford

To attract a broader base of younger consumers and “get credit” for only using organic ingredients, the fermented food and beverage manufacturer Farmhouse Culture has overhauled its branding with brightly-colored, playful packaging and a prominent new...

Grain Millers works to keep up with year-round demand for oats

WATCH: Grain Millers works to keep up with year-round demand for oats

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Grain Millers - an industry supplier of oats in various forms from oat bran to whole oat flour - is evolving to meet the year-round demand for oats, which were once a seasonally driven crop, says Grain Millers' VP of product development, Roberto...

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New mouse study finds level of liver toxicity for CBD

By Hank Schultz

A study published recently has found a level of liver toxicity for CBD, putting up a big caveat to the notion within the hemp/CBD world that its products have nothing in the way of safety concerns.

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Cancer institute head named acting FDA chief

By Hank Schultz

Dr Ned Sharpless, MD, who is the current head of the National Cancer Institute, will be the interim head of the Food and Drug Administration when Dr Scott Gottlieb, MD, leaves next month.

Natural and clean label trends 2019: Have you registered yet?

Natural and clean label trends 2019: Have you registered yet?

By Elaine Watson

We clocked a number of brands using terms from 'clean candy' to 'clean protein' on the showfloor at Expo West, but what does 'clean eating' mean, is 'clean' a term that brands should use on product labels, and where...

Freedom Foods taps RDs to spread the word about prebiotics

Freedom Foods taps RDs to spread the word about prebiotics

By Elizabeth Crawford

By tapping registered dietitians at retailers and in local communities, Freedom Foods has magnified the impact and reach of its recent launch in more than 2,000 stores in the US of nutritional bars and cereals featuring BarleyMax – a unique grain packed...

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Study: Virtual reality provides immersive environment for food testing

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Food sensory judgements – taste, texture, and aroma perception – can be influenced by the surrounding environment, and virtual reality (VR) technology can be an effective and affordable way of replicating various environments when conducting consumer...

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