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CSPI report: We're not making progress on junk food advertising to kids

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Junk food advertising on kids’ television channels has not decreased since 2012 despite uniform nutrition criteria introduced by the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) in 2013, according to CSPI’s analysis of 72 hours of kids...

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Kerry report: How are consumers’ perceptions of clean label evolving?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Many consumers subscribe to a basic understanding of ‘clean label’ – for most, it loosely means products with fewer, recognizable ingredients free from preservatives and artificial additives – however, new research from Kerry shows that this definition...

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Low FODMAP food for kids? Study demonstrates diet's effectiveness

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Low FODMAP, a diet low in carbohydrates that trigger digestive discomfort and stomach pain, could be a useful treatment for children and adolescents with gastrointestinal issues, say researchers from the University of Otago in Australia.

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'The number one consumer driver is natural or clean label, followed by glycemic index and keto friendly...'

Sweeteners in focus: Where next for allulose, stevia, isomaltulose?

By Elaine Watson

Are sugar alcohols losing their luster, will allulose take off, and is stevia still hot? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Icon Foods, Cargill and Beneo to explore formulation trends as brands come under increasing pressure to reduce sugar and keep labels...

Natural and clean label trends 2019: Have you registered yet?

Natural and clean label trends 2019: Have you registered yet?

By Elaine Watson

We clocked a number of brands using terms from 'clean candy' to 'clean protein' on the showfloor at Expo West, but what does 'clean eating' mean, is 'clean' a term that brands should use on product labels, and where...

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Soom Foods sees bright future for date syrup in the US market

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Soom Foods spent over five years educating American consumers on the versatility of tahini (sesame paste) that can be used in anything from milkshakes and smoothies to a popcorn topping and as a salad dressing. The company’s next conquest is silan, a...

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Color trend alert: shades of yellow and orange to shine bright in 2019

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Move over millennial pink, because shades of sunshine are expected to be the color of choice for food and beverage manufacturers in 2019 driven by consumers seeking to enhance their mood through food, according to global colorings company GNT Group.

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