Mark Singleton: 'Snack taxes are punitive; to punish one sector of the food economy for obesity defies all logic'

60-second interview: Mark Singleton, outgoing chairman of the Snack Food Association; vice president of sales & marketing, Rudolph Foods

SFA outgoing chairman: The lines between meals & snacks are blurring; we’ve seen remarkable changes in consumption patterns

By Elaine Watson

According to the March 2015 report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, most Americans now consume two or three snacks a day - news that came as no surprise to the outgoing chairman of the Snack Food Association, Mark Singleton. Elaine Watson...

The water lentil: The “world's most nutritionally complete and sustainable food source?

Lentein has more essential and branch chain amino acids than any other plant protein

Could the water lentil be the next big thing in plant-based protein?

By Elaine Watson

A new form of non-GMO plant-based protein boasting an amino acid profile comparable to whey, plus high levels of calcium and other nutrients, is now available in commercial quantities from Parabel Ltd, which has developed a proprietary process for producing...

Euromonitor analyst says millennials are growing and have a surging spending power - 'it’s very important to connect with them now'

Dispatches: Snaxpo 2015

Why millennials are your most important snackers…

By Kacey Culliney

With close to 44 million in the US and a combined spending power of around $1.1 trillion dollars, millennials are a consumer group snack makers must not miss out on, says Euromonitor International.

Tate & Lyle said it expected to finalise a plan to maximise returns from Splenda by the end of the month.

Ajinomoto denies Splenda buyout rumours


Ajinomoto has denied claims published in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper that it was eyeing Tate & Lyle’s Splenda sucralose business.

Will 2015 be the year of tempeh?

Will 2015 be the year of tempeh?

By Elizabeth Crawford

Manufacturers are cautiously reinvesting in tempeh, which is well-positioned to capitalize on multiple growing consumer trends, but they realize that before it can take-off it must clear a major hurdle: Most consumers have never heard of it. 

Competition heats up as new frozen desserts launch

Competition heats up as new frozen desserts launch

By Elizabeth Crawford

With the arrival of Spring, the weather is heating up and so is the competition in the frozen dessert aisle as firms launch new ice creams, gelatos and frozen novelty treats. Here are a few of the new desserts hitting store shelves with the goal of keeping...

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