Dietary Guidelines

Consumers are looking at certain specialty grains such as wheat in a new light, according to Trouba. ©GettyImages/Radu79

IFT 2018: Ardent Mills takes ancient grains into modern era

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Leveraging its established capabilities and market presence in flour milling, Ardent Mills is betting big on ancient grains with a new bolt-on business unit dubbed The Annex focused on scaling its supply of specialty grains for broader industry use.

Trust is one of the most influential factors when making a food purchase and big food companies are scrambling to regain it. ©GettyImages/Goran13

Rabobank: What can big food companies do to rebuild consumer trust?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Big food manufacturers have increasingly recognized that their scale and robust supply chains aren’t enough to stay competitive and turn around years of little to no growth, and are refocusing their efforts on restoring consumer trust, says Rabobank.

Products with the Heart-Check mark are growing at a faster rate than their category averages, according to Nielsen sales data. ©GettyImages/Goran13

Label Insight and AHA collaborate to uncover heart healthy products

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Label Insight has worked with the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide a new data-driven Heart Check Standard Certification Industry View to help brands, retailers, government agencies, and researchers better understand which products are heart...

Manufactured by Australian company Freedom Foods, Messy Monkeys is set to make its US launch.

Messy Monkeys balances nutrition with affordability for US launch

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Finding nutrient-dense snacks becomes more of a challenge for moms once they exit the baby aisle and right around the time 'picky-eater syndrome' sets in. To fill this gap, Messy Monkeys is positioning itself as an affordable and healthy snack...

Hemp, an oilseed which like chia contains short-chain omega-3 fatty acids, is steadily creeping into a wide range of food and beverage products. Picture: Manitoba Harvest

Where next for the US hemp food and beverage market?

By Elaine Watson

With industrial hemp in the spotlight following Mitch McConnell’s recent intervention (he’s promised to introduce a bill to remove it from the controlled substances list and legalize it as an agricultural commodity), FoodNavigator-USA checked in with...

Popular diets could create opportunity for fiber ingredients

Special edition: Weight management

Popular diets could create opportunity for fiber ingredients

By Hank Schultz

The explosion of new diet plans that demonize carbohydrates offer a unique opportunity for fiber ingredients that can be added to foods or be offered as standalone dietary ingredients.

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Seafood group ramps up educational resources

By Hank Schultz

The nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) has announced the availability of new online education programs and resources aimed at teachers and individuals to promote the benefits of a seafood-rich diet. 

Sloan Trends at IFT: Moves away from fortification 'very troubling'

Sloan Trends: 'The move away from fortification is very troubling'

By Elaine Watson

Manufacturers have been ‘cleaning up’ food labels for years, but the pressure to oust 'unpronounceable' ingredients has now become so great that important vitamins and minerals (which often have chemical-sounding names) are also being ditched...

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Potential compromise reached on food fight about school meals

By Elizabeth Crawford

A bipartisan Senate agreement and proposed legislation slated for markup Jan. 20 could end the long, drawn out food fight over healthier school meal standards laid out in the aggressive Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

The term 'healthy' landed KIND in hot water with the FDA and prompted a flurry of class action lawsuits

KIND petitions FDA to update ‘outdated’ food labeling rules

By Elaine Watson

KIND has filed a citizen petition with the FDA to update 'outdated' regulations governing the use of the term healthy on food labels and address the disconnect between what Americans are encouraged to eat in the Dietary Guidelines and the criteria...

USDA, HHS: 2015 dietary guidelines won't factor in sustainability

'The Dietary Guidelines are not the appropriate vehicle for this important policy conversation about sustainability'

USDA, HHS: 2015 dietary guidelines won't factor in sustainability

By Elaine Watson

Sustainability will not factor into the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, say the US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, prompting praise from the meat lobby and anger from environmental and consumer/health advocacy groups.

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