Food labeling and marketing

In 2011, there were 1,079 Prop 65 notices filed, 132 of which were against supplement companies. In 2010, there were 788 notices filed, 172 of which were against supplement companies. So far in 2012, there have been 564 notices filed, 51 of which are against supplement companies...

ANH-USA seeks support for Prop 65 replacement

By Elaine WATSON

While many companies targeted with Prop 65 notices end up settling because they cannot afford to mount a defense, a significant proportion of cases filed by one key plaintiff have been dropped when companies have chosen to defend themselves, says the...

On October 1, Kraft will split into two publicly traded companies: Kraft Foods Group, an $18.7bn North American packaged foods giant with a portfolio of brands including Kraft, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Planters and JELL-O; and Mondelēz International, a $36bn global snacks company with brands including Cadbury, Jacobs, LU, Milka, Nabisco, Oreo, Tang and Trident.

Big interview: Russ Moroz, VP Research Development & Quality, Kraft Foods

Kraft VP: There is no silver bullet on sodium reduction

By Elaine WATSON

Kraft Foods has made significant cuts in sodium across its portfolio - and is currently working on “proprietary approaches to take this work to the next level” - but there is “not yet a silver bullet in the toolbox”, admit R&D chiefs at the firm.

Plaintiff Kevin Anderson argues that Jamba Juice’s ‘all-natural’ smoothie kits deceive consumers because they contain “unnaturally processed, synthetic and/or non-natural ingredients” including ascorbic acid, citric acid, xanthan gum and steviol glycosides...

Jamba Juice all-natural lawsuit moves into new phase

By Elaine Watson

A California judge has granted in part a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against Jamba Juice over ‘all-natural’ claims, but has given the plaintiff the right to amend his complaint.

Yes on 37? No on 37? Everyone’s a loser…

Yes on 37? No on 37? Everyone’s a loser…

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

It doesn’t matter whether you support Prop 37 or oppose it; whatever happens in November when Californians vote on whether or not to label GMOs, everyone loses.

Snacking with less guilt: Brazil’s all-day snack culture

Snacking with less guilt: Brazil’s all-day snack culture

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

There is no direct translation of ‘snacking’ as Americans know it in Brazilian food culture, but snack foods form a significant part of the Brazilian diet, according to a new report from the Hartman Group.

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