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Warm Up to Sweet Soup

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 02:02
The European market is giving in to nostalgia with sweet, fruit-based soups, bringing a healthier option to the comfort food table.

Confectionery Market Hits Sweet Spot in 2022

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 23:52
A recent market report indicates that the confectionery market will see strong gains through 2022. Innovations in classic products like candy and chocolate are leading the way for growth.

Bugeater Foods wins USDA grant to develop cricket pasta

IFT News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 01:00
According to the Omaha World-Herald, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) awarded start-up Bugeater Foods, operating out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Food Innovation Center, $100,000 to find new ways to turn insects into safe, healthful staple food products that taste good.

CRISPR patent battle continues

IFT News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 01:00
According to an article published in Nature, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has
ruled that the Broad Institute of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., could keep its patents on using CRISPR–Cas9 in eukaryotic cells.

Gluten-free diet may increase arsenic, mercury levels

IFT News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 01:00
A study published in Epidemiology suggests that a gluten-free diet may increase blood levels of arsenic and mercury.

Maple Leaf Foods to acquire Lightlife Foods for $140 million

IFT News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 01:00
Maple Leaf Foods has signed a definitive agreement with Brynwood Partners VI L.P. to acquire Lightlife Foods, a manufacturer and brand of refrigerated plant-based protein foods in the United States, for $140 million.

Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

IFT News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 01:00
A study published in the journal Pain shows that eating a Mediterranean diet may decrease the chances that an overweight person will experience regular pain.

Raising dietary potassium to sodium ratio may reduce heart, kidney disease

IFT News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 01:00
A study published in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism shows that increasing dietary potassium may be as important to improving the risk factors for cardiovascular and kidney disease as limiting dietary sodium.

Tate & Lyle completes energy efficiency project in Tennessee

IFT News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 01:00
Tate & Lyle, a global provider of specialty food ingredients and solutions, has opened its new co-generation plant at its corn wet milling facility in Loudon, Tenn.

Tyson Foods announces new leadership team

IFT News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 01:00
Tyson Foods has announced a new enterprise leadership team to propel the company forward and accelerate growth.

US Foods to acquire All American Foods

IFT News - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 01:00
US Foods has agreed to acquire All American Foods, a broad-line distributor based in North Kingstown, R.I., with annual sales of nearly $60 million.

Blue Bell President to Retire

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 23:41
After helping navigate Blue Bell Creameries from a food safety crisis in 2015, Paul Kruse will retire and pass the company on to the first person outside of the Kruse family.

Kerry Appoints Edmond Scanlon as CEO

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 23:38
Kerry Group, has appointed its new CEO, Edmond Scanlon, who will be succeeding Stan McCarthy.

Assessing the stability of rebaudioside A in UV light

IFT News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 01:00
A study published in the Journal of Food Science examines the degradation rate of rebaudioside A in water, phosphate buffer, and citrate buffer when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light.

Foodborne illness associated with imported foods on the rise

IFT News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 01:00
According to a study published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Emerging Infectious Diseases, there is a small but increasing number of foodborne disease outbreaks associated with imported foods, most commonly fish and produce.

Report: National food safety strategy needed

IFT News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 01:00
According to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the federal government’s oversight of food safety is too fragmented, with 16 federal agencies responsible for various aspects of food safety and quality.

Restaurant Brands acquires Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for $1.8 billion

IFT News - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 01:00
Restaurant Brands International (RBI) and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen have announced that the companies have reached an agreement for RBI to acquire Popeyes for $79.00 per share in cash, or $1.8 billion.

Cheese recall expands

IFT News - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:00
According to Food Safety News, more than 130 additional cheeses and products containing cheeses are under recall because of Listeria monocytogenes found in cheese produced by Deutsch Kase Haus.

Mondelēz expands health and wellness offerings

IFT News - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:00
At the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) conference, executives of Mondelēz International detailed the company’s strategy for both top- and bottom-line growth to deliver strong shareholder returns.

FMI, GMA propose new date labels

IFT News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 01:00
The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced a new product labeling initiative intended to reduce confusion caused by variable ways companies use to present date labels, including Sell By, Use By, and Best By.

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