Health, Wellness & Nutrition

NutraCast: Are energy drinks under attack? FoodChain ID weighs in

NutraCast: Are energy drinks under attack? FoodChain ID weighs in

By Danielle Masterson

As caffeine content in energy drinks climbs to new heights, some countries and retailers are banning the products or imposing age restrictions. In the US and UK, there are no national regulations that ban the sale of highly-caffeinated energy drinks,...

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Futureproofing the Food System

Will ‘healthy’ iconography help consumers select better options?

By Deniz Ataman

While the FDA is updating its current definition of healthy and exploring voluntary iconography for packaging, the term means many different things to many different people, which could complicate the impact of the icon and product marketing, suggests...

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Futureproofing the Food System

[Watch-on-demand] “Your AI is going to be as good as your data”

By Deniz Ataman

Understanding how to identify and leverage useful data into a consistent and predictive algorithm is critical for a nimble and productive business strategy. How can businesses across the food sector—from ingredient discovery and product development to...

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Spilling the tea (and coffee) on natural beverage trends

By Deniz Ataman

The functional and perceived health benefits of tea and coffee paired with their familiarity and diverse usage occasions across dayparts make them ideal platforms for beverage manufacturers to meet consumers’ evolving preferences for indulgence, health...

Will Ozempic be the catalyst to a healthier food, beverage industry?

Will Ozempic be the catalyst to a healthier food, beverage industry?

By Ryan Daily

GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy have garnered consumer attention for their ability to curb unhealthy food and beverage cravings, leading to weight loss, as large CPG companies and major retailers might be able to use the moment to refocus on providing...

Exploring how consumers define ‘healthy’ through dietary patterns

Futureproofing the Food System

Exploring how consumers define ‘healthy’ through dietary patterns

By Deniz Ataman

Consumers’ relationship with food continues to evolve through diets that target more specific needs while simultaneously shifting how they define healthy, according to results from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Food and Health survey.

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The anti-energy drinks trend: Who will be the Red Bull of relaxation?

By Olivia Brown

There has been a rising consumer demand for functional drinks promoting relaxation and wellbeing over boosting energy following the COVID-19 pandemic, but an expert says a ‘hero ingredient’ and ‘hero brand’ are needed to propel the category into the spotlight.

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Olipop gets prebiotic verified via NutraStrong certification

By Claudia Adrien

Olipop is the first beverage to join the NutraStrong prebiotic verified product certification, which is administered by SGS Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services. The new program was developed in collaboration between the Global Prebiotics...

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