Nutrient-rich foods including peanut butter and dried tart cherries with low levels of added sugars would not meet new criteria proposed by the FDA governing 'healthy' claims on food labels, according to industry stakeholders submitting the...
Despite an ongoing recall of Jif peanut butter, JM Smucker eked out better than expected net sales thanks to the success of its popular coffee brands, including Café Bustelo, Folgers and Dunkin, and its Uncrustables brand – all of which faced their own...
Voyage Foods – one of a new wave of startups reverse engineering common foods from coffee (without beans) to chocolate (minus the cacao) using more sustainably and ethically-sourced ingredients - will debut its cacao-free chocolate in September in a filled...
US per capita peanut consumption has risen to an all-time high of 7.6 pounds in 2020, up 3.2% on 2019 driven in part by increased demand for peanut butter and at-home snacking as food consumption has shifted towards the home during the coronavirus pandemic.
At the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston this week, emerging and maturing trends showcased on the show floor included more watermelon-based products, variations on peanut butter and lots of fruit- and vegetable-forward convenience foods.
Post Holdings is to buy rival MOM Brands in a $1.15bn cash and stock deal that will solidify its position as #3 in the US ready-to-eat cereal category (behind Kellogg and General Mills) and boost its presence in bagged and hot cereal.
Beyond the focus group? Next generation concept testing
A new mobile app enabling CPG companies to get instant feedback on new product concepts from target consumers while they are grocery shopping will slash the time and money spent on testing new ideas, claims consumer insights expert uSamp.
It’s hard to find an American pantry that doesn’t contain peanut butter, chocolate hazelnut spread or some variation therein. But there’s still room for growth in the $3.9 billion nut-based and sweet spread category, according to a report from Mintel.
Sometimes it’s hard to think inventively about the ingredient that comprises half the ubiquitous peanut butter and jelly sandwich or is passed to us in small pouches on most airplane rides. But from flours and spreads to use as a legume, the potential...
We’ve been talking about the health benefits of peanuts for years, so what’s new? Quite a lot, according to experts gathered at a three-day event in Napa Valley hosted by the Peanut Institute on May 4-6. FoodNavigator-USA headed to wine country for a...
The company at the center of the recent peanut butter-Salmonella issue, Sunland Inc., is to meet with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to request the re-opening of it peanut shelling facility only.
Sunland has denied releasing any products that it knew to be contaminated after a US FDA inspection showed that peanut or almond butter was distributed despite the firm’s testing system identifying the presence of salmonella.
Hershey’s has dropped a trademark infringement case against Mars, in which it had accused the rival candy maker of using packaging for Dove peanut butter Promises similar to that of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
The Hershey Company has sued Mars for allegedly mimicking the packaging design of its Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups by using a similar orange color and pack design for Dove peanut butter milk chocolate Promises.
Peanut sales have soared in the US, up 18.6 percent in August over the same period last year, due to the weakened economy, increased food bank use, a marketing push, and peanut butter’s all-American appeal.
The US peanut harvest is now underway and, eight months after salmonella-tainted peanut products led to one of the biggest recalls in US history, the National Peanut Board says the recession has boosted demand.
A glut of peanuts on the back of a bumper crop could come as a blessing for food manufacturers, providing a supply of peanuts for those who eventually wish to replace products that have been discarded.
The US Food and Drug Administration joined the Justice Department on Friday in a criminal investigation of the PCA, the manufacturer at the center of a salmonella outbreak which has sickened 529 people and may have caused eight deaths.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has highlighted the difficulty of investigating ingredient-driven illness and called on manufacturers to inform consumers of the origin of their peanut ingredients.
A leading US food lawyer claims that the second major US Salmonella outbreak in less than 24 months involving peanut butter suggests an industry wide problem and shows the need for more intense regulation, as well as faster detection methods.
At a time when so many resources are being pumped into improving
consumer health through food, it is pitifully ironic that more and
more people are getting sick or dying from what they eat because of
Just one serving of peanuts or peanut butter a day can help
children and adults meet requirements for nutrients often lacking
in American diets, according to a a new study from the Pennsylvania
Smooth or crunchy? Which ever way you prefer your peanut butter,
the ingredients contained within could well keep diabetes at bay.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in the US report
this week that consuming a daily...