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Sun-Maid recruits kids to provide product development feedback

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Raisin snack brand Sun-Maid - which has just acquired baby food brand Plum Organics - has recruited six kids from across the US to be part of its first "Board of Imagination", a new feedback and decision-making group.

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Lawsuits mount over heavy metals in baby food, but do they have legs?

By Elaine Watson

Lawsuits are piling up against companies cited in a recent Congressional report into heavy metals in baby food. But how might courts decide if these complaints have legs, and what can be reasonably expected from food manufacturers given that the FDA has...

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FDA weighs in on heavy metals in baby food as lawsuits pile up

By Elaine Watson

In the wake of the recent congressional report into heavy metals in baby food, the FDA says its goal is to reduce exposure to toxic elements in foods through research and collaboration, but has not said if it plans to issue guidance on upper limits for...

WEBINAR Nov. 4: FOOD FOR KIDS Beverage Trends

WEBINAR Nov. 4: FOOD FOR KIDS Beverage Trends

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Kids are drinking less milk and juice as they get older, but what are they drinking instead, and is it good for them? How do parents evaluate what types of drinks are good for kids? What are parents looking for on food labels?

WEBINAR Oct 28: Kids and the plant-based trend

WEBINAR Oct 28: Kids and the plant-based trend

By Elaine Watson

Do children like oatmilk and Beyond Burgers? Research* shows that US families with children over-index for plant-based milk and yogurt sales and that parents of children under 18 are more likely to think that plant-based proteins are healthier than animal-based...

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FDA takes aim at claims for infant food allergy prevention

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration has taken action against two companies that claim their products can help prevent children from developing food allergies. The claims turn the products into unapproved drugs, the Agency claims.

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