Ingredients


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    Daring’s new CEO sees the company as a ‘bright spot’ in a contracting category

    The plant-based chicken producer is focusing on profitability while bringing a clean ingredient product to the masses.

    By Updated 17 hours ago
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    Food companies aren’t ready to comply with traceability rule, says former FDA official

    Frank Yiannas, who helped the agency craft its new food safety tracking policy, said the system is not even a third of the way to meeting the 2026 deadline.

    By April 15, 2024
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    Trendline

    Big bites: The evolution and future of snacking

    Once a nation defined by three daily meals, more consumers have abandoned the tradition in favor of snacking.

    By Food Dive staff
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    Kerry cuts sodium with Tastesense Salt

    The breakthrough allows formulators to use 60% less sodium in snacking products like chips, according to the company. 

    By April 11, 2024
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    General Mills packs protein into Ghost cereal

    The launch of the two varieties, Marshmallow and Peanut Butter, furthers the cereal giant’s aim to improve the health halo of its portfolio as the breakfast staple faces waning interest from nutrition-minded consumers.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Kraft Heinz’s Lunchables have high amounts of sodium and lead, Consumer Reports finds

    The watchdog group said the popular meal kit marketed toward kids should not be allowed on school menus and urged the USDA to remove it as an option.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Congress needs to up funding for food safety oversight, FDA official says

    Deputy Commissioner Jim Jones said more money is key to supporting new initiatives including food safety, supply chain resiliency and modernizing its infrastructure and facilities.

    By Updated April 11, 2024
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    What’s in your beer? Brewers lead the way in nutritional transparency

    Nutrition and ingredient disclosures not only help consumers make good decisions about what they drink but also highlight the real differences between beer, wine and liquor, writes the president and CEO of the Beer Institute.

    By Brian Crawford • April 10, 2024
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    Consumers seeking new flavors to excite their taste buds

    Growing interest in international cuisine crossovers is creating an appetite for exotic food innovations.

    April 8, 2024
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    Debate surrounding state food additive bans heats up

    Food industry executives argue the proposals lack scientific standing and could wreak havoc on the industry, while opponents link consumption of the food substances to serious health problems.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Why Coors Banquet believes it is thriving in a flailing beer category

    The brand attributed its sales growth to nostalgia and its legacy brand status, as parent company Molson Coors faces an ongoing strike at one of its plants.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Tech tool Yuka gives transparency to complicated ingredient lists

    The app aims to help consumers decipher food product labels, empowering them to make informed shopping decisions and hold CPGs accountable for their "healthy" claims.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Cal-Maine ceases operations at Texas facility after bird flu detected

    The nation’s largest egg producer depopulated nearly 2 million birds as a result of the outbreak as cases now mount in U.S. dairy herds.

    By Nathan Owens • April 3, 2024
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    Danone enters $1B yogurt mix-in category with healthy focus

    The dairy giant is introducing the new Remix banner to its Oikos, Too Good & Co. and Light + Fit brands to attract consumers hesitant to try other mix-ins seen as overly indulgent.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Tequila takeover: Casa Azul’s new CEO says natural ingredients drive the future of cocktails

    Dennis Carr, who took the reins of the agave-based soda brand last month, said drinkers are shifting to spirits because of their lower calorie count as malt-based RTD offerings see a decline.

    By April 2, 2024
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    Person tests positive for bird flu after contact with infected dairy cows in Texas

    This is the second case of avian influenza identified in a person in the U.S. as a peculiar strain of the virus spreads to cattle across the country.

    By Nathan Owens • April 2, 2024
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    How Mason Dixie Foods’ CEO is forcing a rethink of the frozen aisle

    Ayesha Abuelhiga started her brand in a Washington D.C. food desert, and now aims to bring back using real food in the natural and organic food industry.

    By April 2, 2024
  • Packages of American Style, Cheddar Style and Provolone Style Kraft NotCheese slices lean up against a light blue surface with a white surface below them.
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    Kraft Heinz, NotCo targeting deeper presence in plant-based foods, exec says

    Despite a sales slowdown in the animal-substitute category, the joint venture is planning to tap into its valuable brand equity and technology to launch more items in 2024.

    By April 1, 2024
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    Sponsored by Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition

    The flavorful and economical potential of kokumi

    Kokumi is primed to take center stage as the next trend in taste, but there’s still so much about it that’s left to uncover.

    April 1, 2024
  • Frozen fresh spirulina cubes from We Are The New Farmers
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    Danish scientists unlock plant-based protein source from microalgae

    A University of Copenhagen professor and his team were able to produce a novel, bacteria-based protein that has a similar texture to meat.

    By March 28, 2024
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    The Weekly Sip: White Claw takes a shot at tequila | Pistachio brand percolates into coffee

    The alcohol giant is debuting an agave-based seltzer this week, and Robert Downey Jr.’s Happy spreads joy on shelves with canned RTD coffee.

    By Food Dive staff • March 28, 2024
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    PepsiCo, Unilever launch Pure Leaf Zero Sugar sweet tea

    An executive overseeing the nearly $1 billion brand said a “top barrier” preventing people from buying a tea offering is the absence of an option without sugar.

    By March 27, 2024
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    How a Japanese company plans to take over plant-based pantry items in the US

    The firm’s Chicago business, called Zen B, aims to reinvent everyday foods such as pasta and crackers with yellow peas and other better-for-you ingredients.

    By March 26, 2024
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    Nestlé launches pair of initiatives to decarbonize cocoa supply chain

    The global food company said its new projects aim to reduce and remove more than 500,000 metric tons of carbon during a 20-year period.

    By Zoya Mirza • March 25, 2024
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    Just Ice sales heat up a tea segment abandoned by Coca-Cola

    Sales of the organic, less sweet offering are expected to top $20 million this year by tapping into many of the attributes that made its predecessor Honest a success.

    By March 25, 2024
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    Sponsored by Alianza

    The future of wellness: Exploring lipid-based foods in the food-as-medicine movement

    Discover how the burgeoning food-as-medicine movement, driven by cutting-edge research and technological innovations, is reshaping perspectives on nutritional well-being.

    By Camilo A. Castro, PhD • March 25, 2024