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“As soon as you make an item on the nutrition label bold, you are venturing into public policy, which was the challenge with the design initially,” said Burkey Belser, who designed the original nutrition label.

Nutrition label update: A tweak or an overhaul?

By Maggie Hennessy

On Thursday the Obama administration unveiled the changes that the Food and Drug Administration drafted to the nutrition facts panel (see what the FDA is proposing here). In anticipation of the announcement, the Center for Science in the Public Interest...

Jarrow Rogovin calls for probiotics groups to come together to build science and win claims

Live from Probiota 2014

IPA calls for fresh global alliance in probiotics

By Shane Starling in Amsterdam

The founder of the International Probiotics Association (IPA) has called on the Global Alliance for Probiotics (GAP) to work with it to develop the science and dossiers that can win health claims in Europe and elsewhere.

'It’s always better to push on an open door’: Ex US trade rep

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‘It’s always better to push on an open door’: Ex US trade rep

By Mark ASTLEY

Rather than pine over the export potential of inaccessible India, the US dairy industry should focus on the opportunities that lie in South East Asia, former US Trade Representative, Ron Kirk, told sector stakeholders last week.

Dairy Farmers of America acquires Oakhurst Dairy

Dairy Farmers of America acquires Oakhurst Dairy

By Mark ASTLEY

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), the largest dairy cooperative in the US, has acquired Oakhurst Dairy, a family-owned, New England dairy processor, for an undisclosed sum.

Heinz got creative on social media at half time at the Super Bowl with this cheeky tweet

Super Bowl XLVIII: Who won the battle of the brands?

By Elaine WATSON

UPDATED: As the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos squared up at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday, the nation’s biggest food and beverage firms battled for supremacy during the commercial breaks. We know who won the game, but who won the...

The new got milk? MilkPEP unveils ‘next 20 year campaign’

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The new got milk? MilkPEP unveils ‘next 20 year campaign’

By Mark ASTLEY

The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), the organization behind the famous got milk? campaign, has unveiled two new national marketing programs, including one it believes will become its “next 20 year campaign.”

Professor Gregor Reid will chair Probiota 2014 in Amsterdam on February 4-5. Expect to be challenged...

“I get personal because they [EFSA] get personal to me"

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the probiotic community fought back against those forces that have for too long denied a perfectly valid body of nutrition science in the form of commercial claims. It’s...

USDA denies Greek yogurt school pilot expansion claims

USDA denies Greek yogurt school pilot expansion claims

By Mark ASTLEY

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has rubbished premature claims by Chobani, a Senator and a Congressman that it has approved an expansion of the National School Lunch Program's Greek yogurt pilot program.

Whole Foods to drop Chobani in early 2014

Whole Foods to drop Chobani in early 2014

By Maggie Hennessy

Whole Foods said Wednesday it plans to dump Chobani as a yogurt supplier at the beginning of 2014, citing a number of reasons—primarily that it has become more selective in shelf allocation with the recent explosion of Greek yogurt brands.

Got Chocolate Milk? Olympic campaign will 'extend product equity'

Got Chocolate Milk? Olympic campaign will 'extend product equity'

By Mark ASTLEY

The new Built with Chocolate Milk campaign, the flavored, mustache-free sister of Got Milk?, will provide the US dairy industry with an opportunity to develop the "brand and nutritional equity" of milk, the organisation behind it has claimed.

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