• Mediterranean Diet Slows Diabetes Progression
    Those recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may benefit from following the Mediterranean diet— high in olive oil, fish and whole grains—which slows progression of the disease more than following a low-fat diet, according to a new study published in the journal ...More
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  • Report: Alternatives to Antibiotics in Food Production Animals
    As consumers become more inquisitive and discriminating about the origins of their food, the feed animal industry has faced a great deal of scrutiny regarding its use of antibiotics and antimicrobials. ...More
    2 hours ago Posted in News, Nutraceuticals
  • Hippity Hop, Easter Candy Sales Reach $2.26 Billion
    Easter is the second top-selling confectionery holiday behind only Halloween. U.S. retail sales of Easter-themed candy and chocolate is estimated to reach $2.26 billion this year—up 4% over 2013 due to three extra weeks of merchandising, according to results of a ...More
    3 hours ago Posted in News, Flavor
  • Low Vitamin D Levels May Impact Cognitive Health
    Vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment are common in older adults, but there isn't a lot of conclusive research into whether there's a relationship between the two. A new study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, has strengthened the ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News, Nutraceuticals
  • Post Inks $2.45B Deal to Buy Michaels Foods
    Post Holdings, Inc., has agreed to pay $2.45 billion to acquire Michael Foods from affiliates of GS Capital Partners, affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners and other owners. The transaction, Post’s largest to date, is expected to be complete by second quarter 2014. ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal
  • Sunflower Oil Drops Saturated Fat in Shortbread
    Replacing butter with high oleic sunflower oil in shortbreads decreased the final saturated fatty acids (SFA) content by 52% and 61%, respectively, while maintaining quality attributes similar to those of traditional shortbreads, according to a new study published in the ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal
  • Despite Grab-and-Go Breakfast Culture, Cereal Still Prevails
    While the American culture has led to more on-the-go breakfasts consisting of granola bars, yogurt or bagels, a new report from Packaged Facts reveals U.S. cereal producers can rest easy knowing 3 in 4 Americans still report regularly eating cereal. However, the major ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News, Bakery / Cereal
  • Food Product Design Survival Guides Consistently Receive High Engagement, Interest
    VIRGO (vpico.com), an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel the U.S. and world economies, recently launched topic-focused, downloadable Survival Guides under the Food Product Design brand, which ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News, Colors