Food attorney: The honey guidance could suggest the FDA is responding to pressure created by food labeling litigation, as in the case of reopening the comment period on the draft evaporated cane juice guidance.

FDA honey guidance: a response to labeling litigation?

By Maggie Hennessy

Honey mixed with other sweeteners must be labeled as a blend, rather than just “honey”, according to a draft guidance issued by the US Food and Drug Administration last week. So what’s the most interesting part about the guidance? 

POP! Gourmet Popcorn founder David Israel:

Big intervew: David Israel, Founder and CEO, POP! Gourmet Popcorn

Who makes Oprah’s favorite gourmet popcorn? Meet the king of pop…

By Elaine WATSON

In year one of launching its first retail products, POP! Gourmet Popcorn notched up sales of almost $1m. In year two, it’s looking at $3-4m. Next year, it's aiming for $10m, says founder David Israel, who’s on a mission to turn the bland stuff we...

OatSweet contains proteins, fibers and lipids as well as maltose and glucose (which provide the sweetness).

Special edition: Natural sweeteners

Novel oat-based sweetener rides crest of non-GMO wave

By Elaine WATSON

The first wave of products containing a new natural sweetener from oats called OatSweet have hit shelves in the US, and the firm behind it is now in talks with leading food and beverage manufacturers about incorporating it into everything from ice cream...

Martling: Open innovation

60-second interview: Scott Martling, International Food Network

The secret to bigger, better, faster NPD? Share the love …

When it comes to ground-breaking NPD, two heads – or possibly six or seven - are always better than one, International Food Network’s (IFN’s) group leader Scott Martling tells Elaine Watson

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