• Vermont No-Strings-Attached GMO Labeling Bill Heads to Governor
    MONTPELIER, Vt.—The Vermont Legislature has passed the first no-strings-attached bill that would require labeling of genetically modified foods. Pending signature by Gov. Peter Shumlin, the legislation would take effect July 1, 2016. By a vote of 114 to 30, the state ...More
    13 minutes ago Posted in News
  • CDC: Campylobacter, Vibrio Infections on The Rise
    While foodborne illnesses from Salmonella have decreased during the past three years, Campylobacter infections rose 13% and Vibrio infections hit the highest levels reported since 1996, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ...More
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  • South American Foods Drive New Industry Trends
    Indigenous foods from South America may hold the key to new opportunities in the food industry, according to research from Packaged Facts, which opens a whole realm of unique food items to pique consumer interest. ...More
    3 hours ago Posted in News, Sauces / Gravies / Soup
  • Rice Ingredients Provide Health, Functional Benefits
    Rice's popularity as both a food ingredient and as a trendy culinary selection of many restaurant menus is on the rise, serving as the go-to solution for consumers looking for gluten-and allergen-free choices rich in nutrients, according to a new article published in IFT's ...More
  • Ginseng May Treat Influenza, RSV
    Using ginseng as an ingredient may benefit consumers in treating and preventing influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to new research published in the journal Nutrients. ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News, Nutraceuticals
  • General Mills Contrite After Arbitration Clause Causes Ruckus
    General Mills was probably seeking to limit its exposure to class-action suits—a common and shrewd move that, if not exposed by the media, could have saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars or millions in legal expenses. ...More
    Yesterday By Josh Long Posted in Blog, Bakery / Cereal
  • No Chocolate Milk In Schools Decreases Protein, Calcium Intake
    For many children eating school lunch, chocolate milk is a favorite choice. Removing it from the menu not only makes lunchtime less tasty, but can cause children to waste more and receive less of important nutrients like protein and calcium, according to a new study ...More
    April 21, 2014 Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal, Colors, Flavor
  • Hazelnut Farming Initiative Promotes Sustainability
    Confectionery product formulators could soon see improvements in hazelnut ingredients as UTZ Certified launches a 3-year initiative in Turkey that aims to bring sound sustainability standards to hazelnut farming. ...More
    April 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • Edible Flowers May Prevent Chronic Disease
    Transitioning from table decorations to functional ingredients, flowers could soon become the next trend in the food and beverage industry. Due to some flowers' phenolics and antioxidant capacities, new research published in the Journal of Food Science indicates food and ...More
    April 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • 10 Functional Food Trends of 2014
    A heightened interest in natural products and an emphasis on protein make up a couple of the major trends impacting how consumers today shop and purchase their food products. New insights from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), gathered from a variety of industry ...More
    April 21, 2014 Posted in News