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What do you do? Unlocking plant protein's potential

60-second interview: the day job

What do you do? Paul Niemann on unlocking plant protein's potential

By Maggie Hennessy

In the latest installment of our What do you do series, we caught up with Paul Niemann, who has been leading product development at quinoa snack firm eatKeenwa, on why new product development is more like problem solving, how many hats the EVP of a startup...

Mexico restricts junk food ads; time for rethink on advertising?

The RD's perspective

Mexico restricts junk food ads; time for rethink on advertising?

By Maggie Hennessy

Mexico announced last week that it was restricting television advertising on high-calorie food and soda in an effort to stem the rising tide of obesity. Registered dietitians weigh in on the impact of the measure, which is the farthest any country has...

NPD Group: Consumers slightly less concerned about sodium

Sodium still a concern, though down slightly: NPD Group

By Maggie Hennessy

As the US Food and Drug Administration prepares to issue voluntary sodium guidelines for food manufacturers and restaurants, US consumers are demonstrating less concern about sodium intake and seeking it out less on labels than in the past, according...

Natrose I flavor shows promise with stevia blends

Natrose I flavor shows promise with stevia blends

By Maggie Hennessy

Aiming for a lower cost way to boost flavor and mouthfeel of stevia extract, sweetener supplier Sweet Green Fields (SGF) launched Natrose I natural flavor at last month’s IFT 2014 show in New Orleans. 

Sustained energy driving market growth: Mintel

Insights from IFT 2014

The sky’s the limit for malleable energy category: Mintel

By Maggie Hennessy

The concept of “energy” is a multifaceted one, to be sure: it can come in bursts or slowly; via beverages, shots, biscuits or bars; with appeal that spans sports nutrition, weight management and even kids. 

Time for a rethink on saturated fat?

Special edition: Oils & fats

Time for a rethink on saturated fat?

By Elaine Watson

If the cover of TIME magazine earlier this month (headline: Eat Butter) is anything to go by, it would seem that the conversation about fat, and saturated fat in particular, is changing, at least in the media. But are policymakers sitting up and taking...

Portable and adventurous: Snyder’s-Lance on what’s next in snacks

Portable and adventurous: Snyder’s-Lance on what’s next in snacks

By Maggie Hennessy

Snacking is becoming more of a lifestyle than simply a between-meal indulgence for time-strapped US consumers, which means more opportunity to innovate in flavor, nutrition and delivery formats for snack food manufacturers like Snyder’s-Lance Inc. 

Is your product ready for nutrition label changes?

Insights from IFT 2014

Is your product ready for nutrition label changes?

By Maggie Hennessy

Food and beverage manufacturers are holding their collective breath in anticipation of the proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel put forth by the Food and Drug Administration and likely to be finalized next year. 

Packaged Facts: why there's still growth in protein

Macho yogurt, nuts & eco-eating: why there’s still growth in protein

By Maggie Hennessy

Growing consumer interest in positive nutrition, demographic shifts, new eating patterns, recent scientific findings, and the recommendations from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans all point to a bright future for protein-rich foods and beverages,...

Protein, sugar and hybrid products: Innova teases IFT agenda

Trendspotting from Innova Market Insights

Protein, sugar and hybrid products: Innova teases IFT agenda

By Maggie Hennessy

Can anything top protein? What’s a “silver consumer” and why should we care? Would salty caramel work in a soft drink? Innova Market Insights teased a very full agenda of trendwatching presentations at next week’s Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT)...

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