Gluten free

Source: Suji's Korean Cuisine

Suji’s Korean Cuisine balances authentic with the familiar

By Elizabeth Crawford

Today’s consumers claim to want bold, authentic flavors, but many still shy away from unrecognizable foods – giving manufacturers the difficult task of presenting new products or flavors in a familiar way that still respects their authenticity. 

Source: Grain-Free JK Gourmet

Food Preservation

4 strategies for preservative-free food from Grain-Free JK Gourmet

By Elizabeth Crawford

Retailers and manufacturers that want to meet consumers’ growing demand for food free from preservatives need to rethink their strategies for packing, shipping and stocking products, suggest the husband and wife team behind Grain-Free JK Gourmet. 

Glanbia tracks its supply chain to make sure oats aren't contaminated by gluten, marketing its OatPure product as an ingredient for the thriving gluten free scene. Photo: Glanbia Nutritionals

Glanbia launches OatPure gluten free oats in the US

By Adi Menayang

Glanbia Nutritionals has launched OatPure gluten free oats in the US, containing less than 10 parts per million of gluten, far exceeding US FDA requirements for gluten-free claims.

Zemas founder serves up ancient grain goodies

Zemas founder serves up ancient grain goodies

By Adi Menayang

With a tagline that goes “Treat Yourself Well,” Zemas Madhouse Foods founder Jill Motew wanted to create healthy snacks that tasted great so her children won’t “feel like they’re missing out.”

Inside a No Frills store in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Photo: Raysonho/Wikimedia Commons

New study reveals Canadian attitude towards free-from products

By Adi Menayang

There’s a widening sense of distrust from Canadian consumers against food manufacturers, especially when it comes to free-from claims on packaging. A Mintel study conducted in September found that a whopping 65% of Canadians see the free-from label as...

Karma Baker: Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free… and delicious

Karma Baker: Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free… and delicious

By Elaine Watson

If you’re going to launch a gourmet organic, vegan and gluten-free bakery business, L.A. is probably the place to do it, acknowledges Karma Baker’s founder Celine Ikeler. But if you plan to stick around, you’ve got to make products that will appeal to...

US gluten-free market in 100s of millions, not billions, says Schär

60-second interview: Robert Cruz, director marketing, Dr Schär USA Inc

Where next for gluten-free, and what’s the real size of the prize?

By Elaine Watson

The #1 gluten-free brand in Europe, Schär entered the US market in 2007 and set up a manufacturing facility in New Jersey in 2012, and is now the #2 player in the US gluten-free bread market behind Udi’s Gluten-Free. FoodNavigator-USA (FNU) caught up...

Enjoy Life Foods elevates baking mixes with functional ingredients

Expo East in review

Enjoy Life Foods elevates baking mixes with in-demand, functional ingredients

By Elizabeth Crawford

Retailers that initially warned Enjoy Life Foods not to enter the baking mix segment are now clamoring to stock the manufacturer’s new line of five ready-to-use mixes in large part because they go beyond the convenience of competitors to include hot functional...

Upton's Naturals launches a line of marinated jackfruit for easy meatless main dishes.

Expo East in review

Jackfruit is ready to go mainstream with duel RTE launches

By Elizabeth Crawford

Jackfruit, a previously hard-to-find but popular meat substitute among vegans, is going mainstream in the US with two manufacturers launching ready-to-eat product lines featuring the fibrous plant as a main ingredient. 

Source: Oldways Whole Grains Council

Assessing whole grains consumption: Part 2

Consumer confusion about gluten is a double-edge sword for whole grains

By Elizabeth Crawford

Ongoing consumer interest in gluten-free foods has opened a door for less common ancient grains to step into the limelight that wheat, rye and barley have dominated for so long. But at the same time, lingering consumer confusion about the exact definition...

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