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Whole Foods reveals top 10 food trends to watch next year

By Mary Ellen Shoup

What will be trending in 2022? According to Whole Foods' annual food trends report, consumers are seeking products that contribute to their personal definition of wellbeing, whether it be less-boozy beverages, leafy greens grown locally, or ice cream...

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Sweegen to launch high intensity sweetener brazzein in 2022

By Elaine Watson

Sweegen will expand its high-intensity sweeteners portfolio early next year with the addition of brazzein, an ultra-sweet tasting protein found in small quantities in the fruit of a West African plant called oubli, that can be produced on a commercial...

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Private equity firm acquires raw honey brand, Local Hive Honey

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Marking its first acquisition for its new fund, Charlotte, North Carolina-based private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners has acquired raw and unfiltered honey brand, Local Hive Honey. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Sensient Technologies acquires assets of Flavor Solutions Inc.

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Sensient Technologies has acquired the assets of New Jersey-based Flavor Solutions, a custom product and flavor development company serving the food, beverage, and nutraceutical industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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SweeGen obtains GRAS status for Reb B stevia sweetener

By Mary Ellen Shoup

SweeGen Bestevia Reb B steviol glycoside (stevia sweetener) has received a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) Letter of No Objection from the FDA for use in food and beverage formulations.

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Grummies democratizes superfoods with a gummy format

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Many consumers are aware of the nutritional value so-called superfoods have, but few can commit to a daily diet packed with turmeric, ashwagandha, and elderberry (and even fewer enjoy the taste). This hangup was the impetus for Grummies, a brand of gummies...

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