Plant-based foods and beverages

Lebby Snacks introduces a softer, sweeter chickpea snack to US market

Lebby Snacks introduces a softer, sweeter chickpea snack to US market

By Elizabeth Crawford

Competition in the roasted chickpea snack segment is heating up as more players enter the field, including newcomer Lebby Snacks, which stands apart from the others by offering a soft and chewy – but still roasted – version of the legume rather than the...

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SPOTLIGHT ON BRAZIL: ‘Big CPG brands are changing their mindset’

By Elaine Watson

With unemployment rates approaching 14% after two years of recession, Brazil’s economy is projected to grow by less than 0.5% in 2017, while the president has become embroiled in a corruption scandal some commentators fear could endanger an economic recovery....

Judge: 'The FDA should at the very least have the opportunity to decide whether it will address the issue'

A tale of two plant ‘milk’ lawsuits: Court stays Whitewave lawsuit, but dubs near-identical case vs Blue Diamond as ‘patently implausible’ and throws it out

Court stays Whitewave almondmilk lawsuit: 'Whether plant-based 'milk' should be deemed an 'imitation' fits squarely within the FDA’s authority

By Elaine Watson

A lawsuit alleging Silk almondmilk is falsely advertised as nutritionally equivalent to dairy milk has been stayed by a judge on primary jurisdiction grounds, while a near-identical case filed by the same law firm over Almond Breeze has been thrown out...

Functional foods gain traction as alternative to OTC digestive aids

Functional foods gain traction as alternative to OTC digestive remedies

By Elizabeth Crawford

At the crossroad of Americans’ increasingly sedentary work- and lifestyles and their demand for decadent food is a growing need for digestive remedies and an opportunity for supplements and fortified foods to edge out over-the-counter treatments that...

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