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Kellogg's new cereal cafe will be five times the size of its original one. Pic: Kellogg

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Kellogg to open cereal café in New York City

By Douglas Yu

Kellogg will open its permanent cereal café in New York City’s Union Square neighborhood on December 14, 2017, after experiencing its first year of ‘success’ in Times Square.

FOOD VISION USA 2017: ‘You can’t create authenticity from a focus group’

Can big food still innovate?

FOOD VISION USA 2017: ‘You can’t create authenticity in a focus group’

By Elaine Watson

Will big food companies increasingly buy in innovation and serve as scale up platforms for more 'authentic' small brands they didn’t create, or can they make their legacy brands resonate with new generations of consumers? Here’s what we learned...

FDA promises menu labeling guidance as NYC agrees to delay enforcement

FDA promises menu labeling guidance as NYC agrees to delay enforcement

By Elizabeth Crawford

Two weeks after FDA filed a court document siding with industry’s effort to block New York’s controversial menu labeling law, the agency’s new head said the administration will soon issue compliance guidance for a similar federal law set to go into effect...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: What does it take to win a pitch slam?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: What does it take to win a pitch slam?

By Elizabeth Crawford

For time-strapped entrepreneurs who are brave enough to take the stage, competing in pitch-slams is a good way to secure funding, meet potential business partners and weave a network of supporters who can help shine a spotlight on them without investing...

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Summer Fancy Food Show

Manufacturers use quinoa for added nutrition, texture, color and function

By Elizabeth Crawford

Manufacturers have long-embraced quinoa for its many nutritional benefits, but at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in late June it became apparent that increasingly they also are incorporating the ingredient into their products for other reasons,...

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Summer Fancy Food Show

Coffee breaks free from mugs to enter new categories in new formats

By Elizabeth Crawford

While many Americans consider coffee a must have beverage in the morning, innovators showcasing products at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in late July demonstrated that coffee is not restricted to mugs.

New flavors, delivery platforms keep consumers engaged with tea

New flavors, delivery platforms keep consumers engaged with tea

By Elizabeth Crawford

Hoping to build on the momentum driving up sales of tea in the US, manufacturers are offering new flavors and delivery platforms that keep consumers engaged. At Expo East, companies showcased innovated tea bags, ready-to-drink options and even a tea consumers...

Chobani joins trade mission to Cuba led by Andrew Cuomo

Chobani CEO joins trade mission to Cuba led by Andrew Cuomo

By Elaine Watson

Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya has joined other business leaders on a trade mission to Cuba led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo - the first governor-led state trade mission to Cuba since President Obama began the process to normalize diplomatic...

Eggs remain a breakfast constant, but how served is changing, AEB says

What's for breakfast? Re-inventing the first meal of the day

Eggs remain a breakfast constant, but how they are served is changing, AEB says

By Elizabeth Crawford

The iconic “all-American breakfast” combination of eggs, meat and a carb is getting an update to better reflect the increasingly diverse U.S. population, but consumers’ growing expectation to customize their food means what is hot in one region likely...

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Robertet opens new $20M divisional HQ in Mount Olive, NJ

By Elaine Watson

 French flavor, fragrance and natural ingredients specialist Robertet has opened a new $20m, 115,000-square-foot facility in Mount Olive, New Jersey, that will serve as the new HQ of its US fragrance and ingredient division. 

RD Lisa Young: “It was the first attempt to really start regulating Big Food in a sense—not the label, not posting calories, but it was really about what they can sell. I think it was an excellent effort on the part of the public health department.

Bloomberg’s big soda cap is dead

By Maggie Hennessy

New York’s highest court has refused to reinstate New York City’s controversial limit on the sale of large sugary beverages, effectively killing the city’s final appeal. 

Lisa Young: “What this measure is trying to do is shift the norms. It’s not about if you can go back and buy more. It’s not a ban. It’s about how much is considered a reasonable amount of food or to drink to consume at one time.

The RD's perspective: Lisa Young, NYU

With current soda sizes, we’re not really giving consumers a choice, RD says

By Maggie Hennessy

Ahead of the June 4 vote on whether New York City delis and restaurants should be allowed to serve large sugary beverages, FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Lisa Young, RD, PhD of New York University on the importance of more radical approaches to curbing...

CSPI's Jim O'Hara: “The bottom line is, controlling portion size is a commonsense approach to the public health crisis we’re facing. We know that portion size influences peoples’ consumption, and we know that portion sizes have risen dramatically over the years.

Bloomberg’s proposed soda cap gets new life

By Maggie Hennessy

Two amicus (friend of the court) legal briefs have been filed in support of New York City’s proposed cap on sugary drink portions, saying the rule is a sensible step toward stemming the tide of obesity, diabetes and other diet-related chronic illnesses. 

The good news is, we have many options. The important question is which approaches work best under what circumstances. It would be tragic if five years from now, we were still lacking evidence to choose the best mix of policies,” said Nicholas Freudenberg, faculty director at the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College.

A recent Museum of Food and Drink round table debated the merits and shortfalls of the large soda ban.

Delving into Bloomberg’s proposed cap on super-size soda

By Maggie Hennessy

Earlier this month, New York City’s Museum of Food and Drink hosted a panel discussion at New York City’s CUNY School of Public Health examining New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed cap on super-size sodas, which was rejected by the state...

Bloomberg said styrofoam was 'impossible to recycle'

NYC mayor declares war on packaging waste

By Rod Addy

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to clean up the streets of his city in more ways than one – proposing to slash food waste and ban Styrofoam packaging.

Mayor Bloomberg: Bold action is needed as 58% of adults and nearly 40% of city public school students in New York City are obese or overweight

Soft drinks giants mull legal options as NYC soda ban gets green light

By Elaine WATSON

Beverage makers have blasted New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “discriminatory ban” on sales of super-sized sodas, while supporters have dismissed the industry’s “professionally manufactured outrage” and urged other states to follow suit.

USDA rejects NYC food stamps soda ban

USDA rejects NYC food stamps soda ban

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials have rejected a proposal from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would have banned sugary drinks from the list of products that can be bought with food stamps.

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