Despite increased transparency into how food is sourced, who makes it and how, much of the research on which nutrition policy is based and how it is funded remains notably opaque – a situation that the founder and CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks wants to change.
Ambitious sodium reduction targets for the next two and 10 years laid out by FDA in draft voluntary guidance released last summer not only could save lives, but they could generate huge cost savings based on new research published this week in The BMJ.
New research that demonstrates a clear association between eating whole grains and the reduced risk of chronic diseases supports the 2015 dietary guideline’s recommendation that Americans “shift” their diet by making at least half their grains whole grains.
Walmart is asking meat and poultry suppliers to stop using antibiotics and antimicrobials for non-therapeutic purposes (eg. to promote growth and boost feed efficiency rather than exclusively for treating sick animals) amid concerns the practice may be...
McDonald’s USA has made the decision to only source poultry from suppliers who do not use medically important antibiotics to raise the birds, in a move that looks set to raise the bar for the US restaurant industry.
The market capital of a wellness industry that aims to promote and maintain good health will vastly exceed the current treatment-focused disease industry, says Dr Lee Hood, MD, PhD, President & Co-Founder, Institute for Systems Biology.
Cargill’s Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms turkey brands have now removed growth-promoting antibiotics from all turkeys produced at the network of independent farms it works with, in what the company claims is an industry first for a major US turkey...
A number of US federal agencies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the aim of providing a more comprehensive approach to dealing with foodborne health hazards, associated with meat, poultry and processed egg products.
Canada’s federal food inspection agency has released a new set of standards for biosecurity in beef products, which will aim to minimise the spread of endemic and infectious foreign diseases while strengthening Canada’s beef industry.
Representatives of the American meat industry have expressed mixed reactions to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) publication of a draft guidance on the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry production.
Scientific reviews of the evidence linking sugary drink consumption with health impacts such as obesity and type-2 diabetes are often of low quality, claim the authors of a new paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it is seeking someone to fill the newly created position of chief outbreak director, putting one person in charge of foodborne illness outbreaks, the FDA has said.
Probiotic mechanisms of action, new delivery systems for the healthy bacteria and an overview of the latest clinical trials in humans will be core topics of discussion at the IPA World Congress early next year.
ReGen and Metagenics are preparing for the launch of Colostrinin
with the presentation of data on the nutraceutical's potential for
cognitive function before a group that could be instrumental in its
success - natural health...
Danisco has developed a new formulation of probiotics called Howaru
Protect, specifically targeted to reducing cold and 'flu symptoms,
and is exploring its use by the food, supplements and
Advitech's psoriasis nutraceutical is set come to market next year,
as the Canadian biotech enters into its first marketing agreements:
Cothera is to market and distribute Dermylex in France, and further
announcements for the...
Functional food could present a solution to the crisis of chronic
diseases that is crippling health care systems across Europe, but
the emphasis should be on action over education, according to
Professor Hans-Ulrich Klõr of Universität...