Trade associations including the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association have warned the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that failing to implement federal GMO labeling legislation in a timely manner could cause major headaches...
Pepsi won’t be rolling out Mug Root Beer with Sweetmyx 617 nationwide
Despite the ‘NO’ vote on Prop 37, the momentum behind sourcing non-GMO ingredients remains as strong as ever, with non-GMO Project verified sales up 66% and a new class action lawsuit against a major food brand over ‘all-natural’ claims on products containing...
Consumers, market researchers tell us, want foods that are ‘wholesome’, ‘authentic’, and above all ‘natural’, although few of them can articulate what this means. And they are not alone. Regulators have not had much of a stab at defining ‘natural’ either,...
Barely a week goes by without another food company being challenged in court over its use of the word ‘natural’ – and it’s just a matter of time before the claim loses its front-and-center on-pack appeal.
New standards to underpin the use of the word ‘natural’ on meat & poultry products and snacks & cereals should be released by the Natural Products Association (NPA) next year as part of its Natural Seal certification scheme.
Once upon a time sugar was sugar, and sugar was most definitely not good for you. So the Corn Refiners Association move to rebrand high fructose corn syrup as corn sugar is a daring move – but should do little to sweeten its reputation.
Debate over high fructose corn syrup, lessons from a salmonella scare, putting omega-3 into alcoholic beverages, and the potential of black garlic... the FoodNavigator team shares thoughts on the second day of the IFT trade show in Anaheim, California.
It is hard for food companies not to get drawn into the temptation of using attractive label claims that may be shrouded by a veil of doubt. But the real risk comes when the 'if you don't know, don't ask' question is finally answered.
A US study presented last week claimed to establish a link between
high fructose corn syrup and diabetes, particularly in children -
but researchers say a compound found in tea could reduce the
The maker of a new functional beverage that claims to burn calories
by increasing metabolism says products with net negative calories
are the next step in the evolution of the diet drinks market. But
can consumers be assured that...
As demand for soybean oil in food formulations keeps on rising US
agri giant Cargill has opened opens its sixth processing plant in
Brazil. But at the same time, the €1.04bn private firm said poor
returns on its High Fructose Corn...
US ingredients giant ADM saw double-digit sales growth for the year
but overall profits were dragged down by a recent payout of
millions of dollars to leading food and beverage manufacturers to
settle a lawsuit linked to the popular...
Ending a long running lawsuit the US unit of UK starch and sugar
group Tate & Lyle will pay out £55 million (€89m) to settle an
anti-trust lawsuit on high fructose corn syrup, a popular sweetener
used by soft drinks giant Coca-Cola...
After months of unsuccessful talks, the US yesterday successfully
secured a World Trade Organisation panel to investigate its claim
that the Mexican 'discretionary tax' introduced for corn sweeteners
such as high fructose...
UK ingredients maker Tate & Lyle faces paying out a hefty sum
as the sweetener firm seeks to settle a US lawsuit alleging that
its US unit AE Staley played a role in fixing the price of high
fructose corn syrup, a sweetener used...
Ingredients supplier Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) said on Thursday
that it had reached a $400 million (€333m) settlement in an
anti-trust case that claimed the US firm conspired to fix the price
of the food sweetener high fructose...