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Combo deals gain popularity in QSRs

IFT News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:00
After spending time focused on weaning consumers off of the steep dealing used to drive visits during the recession, the major quick-service (QSR) hamburger chains are back to their roots of offering combo meal deals and consumers are responding, finds The NPD Group, a global information company.

GM crops planted on 2 billion hectares over 20 years

IFT News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:00
The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) has released its annual report—“20th Anniversary of the Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops (1996-2015) and Biotech Crop Highlights in 2015”—which shows that the global increase in biotech crop hectarage has increased from 1.7 million hectares in 1996 to 179.7 million hectares in 2015.

McCormick’s Faridi receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor

IFT News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:00
McCormick has announced that Hamed Faridi, McCormick’s chief science officer, will receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a ceremony in Ellis Island, N.Y., on May 7 for his research on the culinary health benefits of herbs and spices.

Nestlé, R&R create ice cream, frozen food joint venture

IFT News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:00
Nestlé and R&R, an ice cream company based in the United Kingdom, have agreed to set up Froneri—a joint venture with sales of around CHF 2.7 billion in more than 20 countries employing about 15,000 people.

Pinnacle Foods names Clouse CEO, board director

IFT News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:00
Pinnacle Foods has announced that its board of directors has named Mark A. Clouse as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective May 23, 2016, replacing Bob Gamgort, who is leaving the company at the end of this month.

U.S. childhood obesity has not decreased

IFT News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:00
A study published in Obesity shows that rates of childhood overweight and obesity have not decreased in the United States in recent years, and severe obesity is on the rise, especially for minority children.

Fresh Produce Trending Strongly in 2016

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:42
Move over meat! Fruits and vegetables are pushing animal protein off the plate, making fresh produce a go-to staple. Read more to find out why.

First Look: Who's Attending the 2016 World Perfumery Congress?

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:34
Global leaders in perfumery and brands are gathering in Miami to discuss the future of fragrance, sustainability and innovation. See who's going.

CRF Frozen Foods recalls frozen vegetables due to possible <em>Listeria</em> contamination

IFT News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:00
CRF Frozen Foods, Pasco, Wash., is voluntarily recalling 15 frozen vegetable items that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

DSM to expand plants in China; establish hydrocolloid innovation center

IFT News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:00
Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition, and materials, has announced two major plant expansions in China to boost gellan gum and pectin capacities.

EFSA sets five-year food safety plan

IFT News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:00
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published the “EFSA Strategy 2020” that maps out a course for the next five years to make the agency a stronger, more agile organization that is closely connected to its stakeholders and the public and which is equipped to answer the increasingly complex food-related questions of the modern age.

Pilgrim’s Pride expands poultry recall due to foreign matter contamination

IFT News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:00
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., Waco, Texas, is recalling approximately 4.56 million lb of fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, including plastic, wood, rubber, and metal.

Private equity firm to acquire Diamond Crystal Brands from Hormel

IFT News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:00
An affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, a private equity firm, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Diamond Crystal Brands (DCB), a manufacturer and distributor of portion-control and single-serve food and beverage products, from Hormel Foods.

Tetra Pak debuts bio-based plastic water bottle

IFT News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:00
Tetra Pak has announced that a new version of its Tetra Top package, more than 80% of which comes from plant-based materials, will make its global debut in the United States with JUST water.

Shaking Things Up With New Cocktail Flavor Trends

Perfume Flavorist - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 04:27
Mimosas made with Scotch? Rum steeped with Jamaican jerk seasoning? Today’s cocktail flavor combinations push the boundaries that could be the next favorite of consumers.

Aurochemicals Scores High With Quality

Perfume Flavorist - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 02:35
Aurochemicals received Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certification from the Safe Quality Food Institute.

AIDP to distribute Cypress Systems’ nutritional yeast products

IFT News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:00
Cypress Systems, a manufacturer of nutritional yeast products, has signed a sales and marketing distribution agreement with functional ingredients distributor AIDP.

FDA agrees to reconsider safety of ortho-phthalates

IFT News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to consider withdrawing its approval of 30 chemicals known as ortho-phthalates from use in food packaging and food handling equipment.

Hershey acquires <em>barkTHINS</em>

IFT News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:00
Hershey has purchased Ripple Brand Collective, a privately-held company based in Congers, N.Y., that owns the barkTHINS snacking chocolate brand.

IFT members elected to RCA officer, board roles

IFT News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:00
The Research Chefs Association (RCA) has announced the results of its recent board of directors election for the 2016–2017 term that began immediately following the association’s 19th Annual Conference in Denver in March.

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