Food labeling and marketing

Soozy's at the Winter Fancy Food Show in January this year

'It’s more about a lifestyle and philosophy of eating ...'

Soozy’s raises $2.5m: ‘We’re not sure what the shelf-life of the Paleo trend will be, but the philosophy behind it is here to stay’

By Elaine Watson

If some of the trends Soozy’s is tapping into – Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free – lack universal appeal, its broader philosophy of “clean eating,” minimally processed foods with “ingredients you can pronounce” and no “fillers, stabilizers and additives,”...

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...

Organic players consider new options to promote their industry after USDA cans checkoff proposal

Organic players consider options after USDA cans checkoff proposal

By Elizabeth Crawford

Organic stakeholders are considering how they can promote their industry and raise funds for organic agriculture research and extension efforts after the US Department of Agriculture “blindsided” them by terminating the check-off program that many worked...

USDA outlines three prong plan to detect and prevent fraud in organic

USDA outlines three prong plan to detect and prevent fraud in organic

By Elizabeth Crawford

The US Department of Agriculture has launched a comprehensive and aggressive three-prong approach to detect and prevent fraud in the organic industry, after the discovery last year that some imports from Eastern Europe were falsely labeled as organic,...

Organic stakeholders test pilot to root out fraud

Organic stakeholders test pilot to root out fraud

By Elizabeth Crawford

Starting next month, a small but diverse group of organic stakeholders from across the supply chain will test-drive a rigorous set of fraud prevention, detection and mitigation strategies that once fine-tuned will become subject to the annual inspection...

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