Food

General Mills hit with new natural lawsuit over xanthan gum

Is it safe to make 'natural' claims on products containing xanthan gum?

By Elaine Watson

General Mills has been hit with a second putative class action lawsuit alleging that shoppers are being misled by ‘natural’ claims on Annie’s salad dressings containing xanthan gum – a widely used thickener and stabilizer produced via microbial fermentation.

Amara Organic Foods: We’re creating a new category in baby food

Amara Organic Foods: We’re pioneering a new category in baby food

By Elaine Watson

Innovation in the baby food aisle has come in waves. First came jars, then shelf stable pouches, and most recently a new generation of HPP (high pressure processed) refrigerated brands carving out a premium niche in the category. But could freeze-drying...

Americans will eat slightly more chicken than last year's record amount

US set to eat record-breaking amount of chicken

By Aaron McDonald

Americans are expected to eat more chicken than ever before, despite foodservice and supermarket reports claiming consumption dropped by 6.9% and 3.4% respectively.

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