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British Beverage Firm Debuts Functional Collagen-Infused Water

January 12, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
U.K. beverage company Protein Water’s new line of protein-rich collagen water is designed to meet growing consumer demand for collagen and its purported benefits for hair, nail, and skin health. The company says the new line dovetails neatly with the "athleisure beauty and glowing skin" trend of 2018. Each $3.20 50 cl bottle in the skin maintenance range, available in Apple & Strawberry and Purple Grape flavors, contains 10 grams of collagen blended with water but no added sugar. The makers of a collagen-infused gin (Collagin) were warned last year by an alcoholic beverage trade organization last year about its claims that their product had therapeutic qualities or could help with a consumer's appearance. 
Andy Morton, "Protein Water Co Aims to Harness "Athleisure" Trend with Skin Maintenance Collagen Water", Just-Drinks, January 12, 2018, © just-drinks.com
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Unable To Make A Dent, Danone Abandons The Indian Dairy Market

January 12, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
France’s Danone is discontinuing dairy brands in India that have been underperforming, including ultra-high temperature processing (UHT) brands and fresh dairy products, which have accounted for only ten percent of the company’s revenue in the country. Danone’s dairy portfolio comprised flavored yogurt, lassi and misti doi, and milk. India’s estimated $14 billion dairy market is dominated by cooperatives like the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd that owns the Amul brand. The decision means Danone’s factory at Rai, Sonipat, will stop production. The company said it will re-emphasizse the marketing of its portfolio of nutrition brands in the country.
Sounak Mitra, "Danone to Shut Down its Dairy Business in India", LiveMint, January 12, 2018, © HT Media Ltd.
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Food Waste Start-Ups Face Four Key Organizational Challenges

January 11, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
A number of companies have launched in recent years to tackle the staggering problem of fruit and vegetable produce that never reaches the consumer’s shopping cart because it is deemed below commercial grade. Cosmetically challenged produce nevertheless retains intrinsic value: it is edible, nutritious, and marketable, at least somewhere. Though still small, companies like Imperfect Produce, Hungry Harvest, Full Harvest, and the new iPhone app goMkt, are pursuing solutions to the problem of delivering edible discarded food to the needy. More such initiatives are likely to emerge in the coming years. According to a university professor, each of these businesses faces four challenges: schematizing of quality distinctions to allow useful pricing; creating an efficient distribution system; nailing down liability issues when produce deteriorates prior to delivery; and ensuring profitability.  [Image Credit: © Hungry Harvest ]
"Beneath the Bruises: A New Market for Old and Ugly Fruit and Vegetables Takes Shape", The Economist, January 11, 2018, © The Economist Newspaper Limited
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Walton Family Invests In Colorado Food Waste Company

January 10, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
A Colorado-based start-up whose mission is to cut food waste by buying at a discount excess or rejected foods from supermarkets and selling it to foodservice companies has caught the eye of an investment arm of the billionaire Walton family. Foodmaven completed an $8.6 million fundraising round, including Walton money, to continue acquiring, for example, still edible frozen pizzas with a mistake on the box, excess chicken from supermarkets, and produce rejected for cosmetic reasons. FoodMaven has 700 customers in Colorado, including restaurants, hospitals, and large institutional cafeterias, and expects $10 million in revenue this year. [Image Credit: © Colorado Restaurant Assoc. ]
Craig Giammona, "Second-Hand Pizza Seen as Next Big Thing by Richest U.S. Family", Bloomberg Quint, January 10, 2018, © Bloomberg L.P.
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Potato Chip Company Turns Ugly Spuds Into Gold

January 10, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Rather than discard potatoes deemed too small or too large or too blemished for regular potato chip production, Pennsylvania’s Dieffenbach Potato Chips has launched the “It’s Good to be Ugly” campaign to reduce waste and fight hunger. The campaign follows the launch of its Uglies Kettle Chips last year. The company works with local farmers to acquire surplus and blemished potatoes, which are cooked in small batches like its regular potatoes. A total of 350,000 pounds of potatoes have been kept from landfills since the launch of Uglies Kettle Chips last year, according to the company..  [Image Credit: © Dieffenbach's ]
Gill Hyslop, "Ugly Chips are All the Rage in Fight against Food Waste in America", BakeryAndSnacks.com, January 10, 2018, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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British Fruit Farm Cotchel Juices Its Unsold Pears, Apples

January 8, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
On a mission to reduce food waste, British fruit juice company Cotchel has unveiled four variants of bottled apple and pear juice using fruits that can’t be otherwise marketed because they are too big, too small, or too ugly. The unsold apples and pears used to make the juices are grown, pressed and bottled on a family farm in Essex. They are sold in four versions, including Braeburn; Opal; Topaz and Evelina; and Conference, Topaz and Evelina. “Cotchel is all about creating a great-tasting fruit juice using fruit we can’t sell,” says farmer Pete Thompson, “and taking small steps towards reducing food waste.”
"Cotchel unveils four-strong juice range made with unwanted fruit", FoodBev , January 08, 2018, © FoodBev Media Ltd
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GAC’s “Brookie” Merges Two Chocolate Favorites

January 8, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Mall-based retail bakery chain Great American Cookies has introduced a hybrid baked treat that blends a chocolate brownie with a chocolate chip cookie. The “Brookie” is available at GAC stores on a buy three, get one free basis. “Brownie and cookie,” the company says. “In our book, they are the sweetest royal couple." Great American Cookies, known for its signature Cookie Cakes, operates in shopping malls in the United States, Bahrain, Chile, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.   [Image Credit: © GAC]
"Great American Cookies® Premieres "The Brookie"-- A Bakery Love Story for the Ages", News release, GAC, January 08, 2018, © Great American Cookies
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Start-Up May Have Sweetener Formula That Makes Sugar Obsolete

January 8, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
An Israeli entrepreneur and former PepsiCo exec has patented a clean-label sweetener he promises is a “breakthrough product that could ultimately make sugar obsolete.” Heylo is a proprietary combination of acacia and stevia, blended in a precise ratio using a technique that delivers clean taste and functionality. Unavoo Technologies, the brainchild of Yuval Maymon, says do-it-yourself concoctions of the two ingredients cannot duplicate the result. The patent protects the levels [of acacia and stevia], the formulation, and the interaction of the carrier with the sweetener. The sugar replacement market is large – as much as $20 billion – but current offerings have major problems that Heylo avoids. The biggest one: bulking agents (i.e., erythritol, maltodextrin, dextrose, maltitol and sorbitol) that comprise 80-90 percent of replacements. 
Elaine Watson, "Heylo! There’s a New Sugar Replacer in Town… and this One’s a Game-Changer, Says Ex-PepsiCo Exec", FOODnavigator-USA.com, January 08, 2018, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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Desire For Skillfully-Cooked Veggies Transcends Vegetarianism

January 7, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Diners looking for restaurants that serve good vegetarian or vegan cuisine can now thank WalletHub for its list of the best cities for veggie-based cuisine. (Top of the list: New York City, but there are many others.) Chefs in New York once thought of vegetarianism as a fad, but now acknowledge it is “becoming a concrete cultural shift," as Sean McPaul of New York’s High Street on Hudson put it. But the shift encompasses much more than veganism and vegetarianism. An increasing number of diners simply want to eat more vegetables that are cooked well. The shift includes other concepts as well, including the farm-to-table movement, which supports local farmers. The end result: chefs are getting very skilled at cooking fresh vegetables well.  
Melissa Kravitz, "There's Something Big Shifting in American High Cuisine", AlterNet, January 07, 2018, © Independent Media Institute
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“Naked Cakes” Skip The Frosting, But Not The Decadence

January 6, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
A minimalist trend is overtaking the cake-baking community: “naked cakes” shun frosting or fondant, but still manage to hold onto a certain sugar-rich decadence. The basic idea is to highlight the texture of the cakes themselves and the fillings between layers. They are embellished with fresh blooms, gum paste-molded flowers, edible pearls and gems, chocolate chips, crumbs, cookie dough, candy sprinkles, and fresh berries. The basic idea is to highlight the texture of the cakes and the fillings between layers. Christina Tosi, owner of the award-winning U.S. and Canadian bakery Momofuku Milk Bar, is said to have come up with the idea. But many other pastry chefs and bakers are featuring the desserts, including Martha Stewart and wedding resource The Knot.  [Image Credit: © Momofoku Milk Bar ]
"Frosting-Free Cakes the Latest Trend", Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, January 06, 2018, © Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
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Survey: Eating Healthful Foods Goes Hand In Hand With Clean Labels

January 4, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
A survey of 1,023 Americans by a product transparency advocacy group has found that two-thirds have made buying healthful or socially-conscious foods a priority in 2018, along with labels that are transparent regarding ingredient identification. The main emphasis will be on cutting down sugar consumption, with almost half saying they will eat less sugar or buy more “no sugar added” foods and beverages. According to Label Insight, the survey found that Americans want better-defined and more transparent food labels, especially ones that provide information they can better understand in 2018 (25 percent). Greater transparency into ingredients (14 percent) is another desire, along with and easier-to-identify “clean” or minimally processed products (14 percent).  [Image Credit: © Del Monte ]
"Americans are planning to Avoid Sugar and Eat More Sustainably in 2018, Says Survey from Label Insight", News release, Label Insight, January 04, 2018, © Label Insight
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Dunkin’ Removes All Synthetic Dyes From Donuts

January 4, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Dunkin’ Donuts has removed all artificial dyes from its donuts in the U.S., almost a year before its original deadline. Calling the accomplishment ”an incredible milestone moment,” the company said it took years of research to make the transition to simpler donut ingredients and hopes to continue the trend with “innovative new flavors” in the months ahead. The company said it is on track to meet its end-of-2018 deadlines for removing synthetic dyes from its entire menu, including donut icings, fillings and toppings, and frozen beverages such as Coolatta frozen beverages, baked goods, breakfast sandwiches and coffee flavorings. Sister brand Baskin-Robbins is also working to remove synthetic dyes from its products. [Image Credit: © Dunkin' Donuts ]
"To Ring in the New Year, Dunkin' Donuts Removes Artificial Dyes from Donuts", News release, Dunkin' Donuts, January 04, 2018, © Dunkin' Donuts
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Would Knowing What The USDA Means By “Natural” Make For Smarter Meat Buying?

January 4, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
New research from Arizona State University shows that food shoppers not only misinterpret labels on food products, they’re willing to pay a premium price for a “natural” steak without really knowing the USDA’s explanation of the term: no artificial ingredients or added color and only minimally processed. The online study of 663 beef-eaters tested their willingness to pay for steak labeled with different attributes, such as natural, grass-fed, or raised without growth hormones. Half were given the definition of natural, half were not. Uninformed consumers were willing to pay $1.26 more per pound for the “natural” beef, and $2.43 more for natural beef with no growth hormone. Informed consumers, however, were unwilling to pay a premium for the “natural” claim alone, but were willing to pay $3.07 more per pound for steak labeled as natural with no growth hormones. [Image Credit: ©   Arizona State University]
Rebecca Ferriter, "Is 'Natural' Beef Label Misleading?", Arizona State University, January 04, 2018, © Arizona Board of Regents
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Kroger Continues To Expand Its Clean-Label Product Offerings

January 3, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Kroger’s “Simple Truth” product line, which are free from more than a hundred artificial preservatives and other undesirable ingredients such as GMOs and antibiotics, is being expanded, the company announced. Simple Truth brand includes more than 1,400 natural and organic products in categories such as grocery, meat, produce, deli, bakery, baby, household essentials and personal care. New Simple Truth products will debut this year that “align with customer trends, including increasingly popular categories like beverage, snacking and non-animal proteins." The company said Simple Truth 3rd quarter sales grew 19 percent.  [Image Credit: © Kroger ]
Alissa Marchant, "Kroger Will Expand Its Simple Truth Lines to ‘Align With Customer Trends’", The Shelby Report, January 03, 2018, © The Shelby Report
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Ancient Grains Find A Modern Audience In U.S.

January 3, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Today’s health-conscious consumers have taken foods considered staples in ancient civilizations – grains like quinoa, amaranth, farro, and spelt – and made them new again. Industry data show that case shipments to U.S. foodservices rose by double-digit rates compared to processed wheat grains. Shipments of highly popular quinoa rose 18.5 percent in the 12 months that ended in October 2017 compared to a year ago. Shipments of spelt and farro also increased by double digits. Consumers are turning to ancient grains because they are richer in protein, fiber, and vitamins than modern grains. But the increasing popularity among foodservice operators is also due to the fact that chefs appreciate their unique flavors.  [Image Credit: © Bob's Red Mill ]
Kim McLynn, "Everything Ancient is New Again: Case Shipments of Ancient Grains to Foodservice Outlets Increased by Double-Digits", The NPD Group, January 03, 2018, © The NPD Group, Inc.
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Croissant-Sushi Hybrid Gets Decidedly Mixed Reviews

January 3, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Some fans call it the “California croissant,” but its creators have named the croissant-sushi hybrid the “crossushi.” A product of Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, located in Los Angeles and Seoul, the crossushi is a French-style croissant topped with sesame seeds and stuffed with smoked salmon, nori seaweed, pickled ginger, and wasabi. The bakery’s owners say the crossushi is "actually pretty amazing and sells out super fast," but an online consensus is building that is far from favorable. In fact, some say the creation is "revolting," while others plead "Stop Crossushi 2k18.".  [Image Credit: © Novotaste.com ]

 
Brittany Bennett, "Crossushi, A Cross Between Croissants & Sushi, Is The 2018 Food Trend You Never Saw Coming", Bustle, January 03, 2018, © BUSTLE
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U.K. Supermarket Store Gives Away Cartloads Of Unsold Holiday Produce

December 30, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
An Asda supermarket branch in Wales decided it didn’t want to waste the unsold produce accumulated over the holidays. It created a sensation in the Barry community as shopping carts full of leftover carrots, broccoli, parsnips, and brussels sprouts were given away free of charge to surprised and happy shoppers. Some of the food was collected for the homeless, charities, soup kitchens or owners of livestock. Store managers at other Asda outlets apparently were free to do the same thing at their own discretion. [Image Credit: © Aled Williams/Wales Online ]
Tom Houghton et al., "Supermarket Gives Away Trolley-Loads of Free Food Left Over from Christmas to Make Sure Nothing Goes to Waste", Mirror (U.K.), December 30, 2017, © MGN Limited
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Fermentation Of Veggies: One Tactic In War On Food Waste

December 27, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A farm family in Maine has hit upon a healthful and tasty solution to the food waste, especially vegetable waste, problem. Each day they take vegetables from their farm that were not sold at the local farmers market and ferment them using brine, or just salt, in jars stored for later consumption. Fermented vegetables are filled with nutrients, digestive enzymes and "good bacteria" known as probiotics, as are other fermented foods like kombucha, kefir, yogurt, and beet kvass (fermented beet juice). Says Mary Margaret Ripley: “It's inexpensive, it's a way to use extra vegetables before they go bad, and it results in healthy, flavorful food.”
Aislinn Sarnacki, "How to Reduce Waste with Fermented Vegetables", Bangor Daily News, December 27, 2017, © The Bangor Publishing Co
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Harnessing Information/Communication Technology To Study Food Sharing

December 21, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Though urban food-sharing initiatives are gaining momentum in the U.S., not much is known about the impact of activities on cities or on the nation as a whole. There is very little data that can be shared with municipal governments or with the citizenry. ShareCity is trying to plug that data gap by collating information on the nearly 4,000 initiatives – especially those using information and communication technologies – identified in 100 cities in 43 countries. It created a project website with an accessible online database. The organization found that food sharing occurs not only in urban areas celebrated for being “smart cities,” but also in cities facing immense social, economic and environmental challenges. Ultimately, the database allows for more consistent and comparable analysis of how food sharing is accomplished globally.  [Image Credit: © Airdrie Food Bank ]
"Food Sharing as a Means to Reduce Waste and Boost Urban Sustainability", Phys.org, December 21, 2017, © Phys.org
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FMCG Spending Grows In China, Report Shows

December 20, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Consumer spending on fast-moving consumer goods in China grew 5.5 percent during the 12-week period ending November 3, 2017, compared with the same period in the previous year, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Data from the market research firm revealed modern trade expanded 3.1 percent during the period, faster than the same period in the previous year. Also, smaller-store formats grew the fastest, with supermarket and convenience stores growing by 3.9 percent and 4.8 percent, respectively, data showed. Among China's largest retailers, Yonghui grew the fastest at 11 percent, while Sun Art group, owner of the RT-mart brand, grew 5.7 percent, reinforcing its market-leading status.
"FMCG in China reported new record recovery", Kantar Worldpanel, December 20, 2017, © Kantar Worldpanel
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MoonPie’s Twitter Strategy Wins A New Generation Of Customers, And Huge Sales

December 20, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A Tennessee snack cake company that makes only one iconic product – MoonPie – has built a social media reputation, and sales, by being quietly, hilariously funny, especially on Twitter. It carefully crafted a social media strategy to attract younger customers without losing its older base. Its biggest Twitter success, garnering 500,000 likes and 1.1 billion impressions across media channels, was a brief response to competitor Hostess’s Tweeted declaration last August that its Golden Cupcakes were the official snack of the Solar Eclipse. MoonPie’s Tweeted reply was simply “lol ok.” The Tweet not only caught the attention of younger snack cake buyers, it generated huge demand. One month after the “lol ok” Tweet, MoonPie's sales were the highest on record in the company's 100-year history. [Image Credit: © MoonPie ]
Maseena Ziegler, "How MoonPie Became the Unexpected Top Social Media Brand Of 2017", Forbes, December 20, 2017, © Forbes Media LLC
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New Manhattan Bakery Not Exactly Dedicated To Healthful Eating

December 19, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Apparently, there will always be a market for sweet decadence, even in a time of health-conscious eating. Manhattan’s newly-opened Supermoon Bakehouse is already building a reputation for “quirky croissants” that come in flavors like pecan pie and banana split sundae. Also available is an eggnog cruffin – a croissant-muffin hybrid – filled with an eggnog-nutmeg-rum flavored cream, and popular twice-baked pecan-pie croissant. It’s baked once plain, stuffed with brown-butter pie filling and pecan cream, then again to a crispy flakiness. Not exactly the stuff of a Mediterranean diet. [Image Credit: © Supermoon Bakehouse ]
Hannah Sparks, "These Crazy Croissants are the Ultimate Dessert", New York Post, December 19, 2017, © NYP HOLDINGS, INC
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Big Grocery Chains Can Do A Lot To Reduce Food Waste

December 19, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Three business and management scholars writing in the Harvard Business Review suggest several ways large food retailers – Kroger, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Carrefour, Walmart, etc. – can help reduce food waste in their supply chain, stores, and communities. The four-pronged strategy includes the following suggestions: upgrade inventory systems with the latest technology; partner with farms, where seven percent of U.S. produce is left unharvested; modify or eliminate traditional store practices that increase waste, e.g., focusing too heavily on the cosmetics of produce; and team up with consumers, only three percent of whom attach a social stigma to throwing away food. [Image Credit: © Walmart ]
Yasemin Y. Kor et al., "How Large Food Retailers Can Help Solve the Food Waste Crisis", Harvard Business Review, December 19, 2017, © Harvard Business School Publishing
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Pork Suppliers Say They Have Greatly Reduced Reliance On Antibiotics

December 19, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
The National Pork Board, which represents the 60,000 pig farmers in the U.S., says its constituents have made great strides in reducing the use of antibiotics while continuing to protect the health and welfare of pigs. Data from the USDA support the progress, says NPB President Terry O'Neel, a Nebraska pig farmer, though figures for antibiotic use are not species-specific. Nevertheless, USDA numbers show that America's pig farmers produced over five million more market hogs in 2016 than in 2009, as market weights increased by 16 pounds. The figures suggest that pig farmers are using far less total antibiotics per pound of pork produced, and are using them in close cooperation with veterinarians to ensure that they are FDA-approved. 
"Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Drops", AgriNews, December 19, 2017, © agrinews-pubs.com
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Mass. Cage-Free Eggs Law Is Targeted By 13 States In Supreme Court Suit

December 18, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Led by Indiana, thirteen states have sued Massachusetts in the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent enforcement of a state law that bans the sale of eggs produced by caged chickens, and meats from caged pigs or calves. A similar action is being pursued by states against California and its cage-free law. The plaintiffs claim that Massachusetts is attempting to impose its own regulatory standards on farmers in other states, in violation of the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Massachusetts law defines an overly restrictive cage as one that would prevent an egg-laying hen, breeding pig or calf raised for veal from standing up, turning around or fully extending its limbs.  [Image Credit: © Eggland's Best ]
"13 States Sue to Stop Cage Free Eggs Law in Massachusetts", Daily News, December 18, 2017, via The Associated Press, © The Associated Press
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No Need To Toss Out Sprouted Potatoes: They’re Safe To Eat

December 18, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
British food scientists have determined that potatoes that have begun to sprout are not harmful to eat and needn’t be thrown away. Noting that people in the U.K. waste £230 million ($311 million) worth of potatoes every year, the scientists at the University of London said consumer only need to cut the sprouts to get them to taste the same as fresher potatoes. Even soft and spongy potatoes are still edible, but may have a slightly different flavor. 
Imogen Blake, "Stop Throwing Them Away! Scientists Chastise Shoppers for Binning Sprouted Potatoes as They Confirm They ARE Edible (and they're Definitely Not Poisonous)", Mail Online, December 18, 2017, © Associated Newspapers Ltd
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Morton Salt Attacks Food Waste With Consumer Education Campaign

December 18, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Morton Salt has launched a campaign to educate consumers about food waste and “create opportunities for broad-scale change.” The “Erase Food Waste” campaign includes a video directed by Oscar-nominated director Bryan Buckley that will be shown on digital and social platforms during the holiday season. The integrated campaign also includes out-of-home advertising, chef and influencer partnerships, and educational tools. At the heart of the campaign is the "Questions" video series, which sheds light on the food waste epidemic through biting social commentary. The idea is to challenge viewers to question the behaviors that lead to food waste at home, dining out or when shopping. The videos feature tongue-in-cheek scenarios that pivot to a powerful ending. [Image Credit: © Morton Salt ]
"Morton Salt is Getting Salty About Food Waste", News release, Morton Salt, December 18, 2017, © Morton Salt
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Non-Alcoholic Beverage Price War In Japan Cools, Profits Rise

December 15, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Intense price competition has suppressed profits among Japan’s major non-alcoholic beverage producers for years, but the price war is easing and margins are starting to rise. But other factors are driving the trend as well, including cost cutting and marketing of products with greater added value, including functional benefits, at higher prices. The average margin of majors Kirin Holdings (green and black tea), Asahi Group Holdings (Calpis yogurt-based drinks), Suntory Beverage & Food (soft drinks, tea, etc.), and Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan should reach 6.7 percent this year, the highest since the 2008 recession. Market leader Coca-Cola is sharpening its focus on profit by “rebalancing price and sales volume.” That shift in business focus toward profit has cooled industry price competition.
"Japan Beverage Companies Enjoying Flow of Wider Profit Margins", Nikkei Asian Review, December 15, 2017, © Nikkei Inc.
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Frito-Lay Settles False Labeling Suit Over GMOs

December 15, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Settling a class action suit filed in 2012, snack maker Frito-Lay has agreed to remove the package claim “All Natural” from any products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The suit had accused Frito-Lay of violating several false labeling and consumer protection statutes, and generally misleading consumers. The crux of plaintiffs’ argument was that GMOs do not occur naturally, therefore a product containing them cannot be called “all natural.” The company agreed to pay up to $2.1 million in plaintiffs’ attorneys' fees and costs and spend $215,000 to inform consumers about the settlement. As much as $5,000 was awarded to each of the named plaintiffs. A final decision is pending because two unnamed plaintiffs objected to the settlement, which does not create enforceable law regarding GMOs. [Image Credit: © Frito-Lay ]
Andrew M. Levad, "Frito-Lay Removes "All Natural" Label From Products Containing GMOs", Mondaq, December 15, 2017, © Mondaq Ltd
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Chickpea Pasta Company Improves Product Distribution, Shelf Placement

December 15, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Whether chickpea-based pasta will have a major impact on the sales of the wheat-based version remains to be seen. But the Banza brand of chickpea pasta is certainly trying hard. The company announced deals with supermarket chains Kroger and Ahold to place the brand in 2,000 additional stores, bringing the total distribution points to more than 8,000. Besides increasing distribution, the company’s other main goal is to place its product right next to conventional pasta in stores to make it “the most productive pasta in the set.” [Image Credit: © Banza ]
Elaine Watson, "Banza Chickpea Pasta Rolls Out to 8,000+ Stores: ‘We’re One of the Most Productive Pastas in the Set’", FOODnavigator-USA.com, December 15, 2017, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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Proper Marketing Could Boost Foods Made With Discarded Ingredients

December 14, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A Drexel University study found strong evidence that value-added surplus food products (VASP) – made from discarded ingredients – would find consumer acceptance and even preference. In addition, the researchers said, converting surplus foods into value-added products would feed people, create opportunities for employment and for entrepreneurship, and lower the environmental impact of wasted resources. Specifically, the study found that participants: identified value-added foods as a unique category, separate from organic and conventional foods; preferred the label terms upcycled and reprocessed to other terms, such as rescued or reclaimed; and said consuming value-added products will generate greater benefits to others than themselves.  [Image Credit: © Sofi Pechner/Martha Stewart ]
Will Chu, "Finding Value in Surplus Food: Study Finds High Levels of Consumer Acceptance", FOODnavigator.com, December 14, 2017, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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New Wheat Variety Is Rich In Healthful Resistant Starch

December 13, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Australian scientists have developed a high-amylose wheat variety that contains more than ten times the amount of resistant starch compared to regular wheat. Farmers in Minnesota and Washington have become the first to harvest the wheat, whose amylose content is 85 percent rather than the normal 20 to 30 percent, for processing into flour. U.S.-based Bay State Milling Company is bringing the new wheat into the U.S. market under the brand name HealthSense high fiber wheat flour. It will be incorporated into a range of food products, including bread. Resistant starch improves digestive health, protects against the genetic damage that precedes bowel cancer, and helps combat Type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, it is missing from the diets of millions of people globally..  [Image Credit: © Bay State Milling ]
"CSIRO New Type of Wheat Could Transform Daily Fiber Intake", News release, CSIRO, December 13, 2017, © CSIRO
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Reduction Of Food Waste Is Only One Benefit Of N.Y. City App

December 12, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
New York-based goMkt, which provides a multi-channel, end-to-end smartphone platform to manage food and organics waste streams, has launched a food shopping app designed to match consumers with retailers offering discounted food that could otherwise go to waste. Participating retailers advertise on the app in the form of discounted "flash sales." Once an offer is published, goMkt users can then make a purchase before heading to the retailer to pick up their items. Transactions are completed electronically, and thus seamlessly. Aside from the savings – and helping to reduce food waste – consumers connect with their favorite stores to easily find discounts and specialty items, as well as discovering new locations.  [Image Credit: © goMkt ]
"With U.S. Food Waste Topping $200 Billion a Year, goMkt Launches New Service ", News release, goMkt, December 12, 2017, © goMkt
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When It Comes To Diet Sodas, Moderate Imbibing Is Fine

December 12, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A pediatric physician/researcher says consumers needn’t worry too much about drinking a Diet Coke once in a while. Aaron Carroll M.D. writes in “The Bad Food Bible” that if someone has a yen for a soft drink, a diet version is a better health choice, because the danger is “incredibly small.” It’s better to skip the sugar, which has been strongly linked to diabetes and obesity. Artificial sweeteners just haven’t been scientifically proven to be harmful to humans. However, a researcher who specializes in the health effect of artificial sweeteners says studies have  shown that regular ingestion has been linked to Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes, dementia and obesity. But she agrees that a Diet Coke once in a while is okay..  [Image Credit: © Amazon ]
Hannah Sparks, "Diet Coke Might Not Be So Bad For Your Health After All", New York Post, December 12, 2017, © NYP HOLDINGS, INC.
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Decorate A Yule Log Cake At Home With A Kit From La Madeleine Bakery

December 7, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
La Madeleine French-style bakery has created for the holiday season a decorate-it-yourself kit specifically for yule log cakes, known in France as Bûche de Noël. The kit enables customers to follow the French Christmas tradition of decorating and eating the Bûche de Noël at home with family and friends. The yule log cake starts as a vanilla sheet cake that is topped with chocolate mousse, then rolled into the iconic yule log shape. A fully decorated take-out cake is available for about $32.00. La Madeleine has more than 80 corporate and franchised bakery-cafés in ten states and Washington, D.C. [Image Credit: © La Madeleine ]
"La Madeleine Introduces New Decorate Your Own Bûche de Noël Kit for the Holiday Season", News release, La Madeleine French Bakery & Café, December 07, 2017, © La Madeleine French Bakery & Café
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Arca Unit Acquires Clean Label Snack Maker Deep River

December 6, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
One of Coca-Cola’s largest Latin American bottlers and the owner of Wise Snacks has acquired Connecticut-based Deep River Snacks, a clean label, “better-for-you” food company. Fifteen-year-old Deep River, whose annual sales are about $45 million a year, produces “clean and conscientious,” non-GMO snacks for the U.S. market. The company also donates a significant share of its profits to charitable organizations annually. The acquisition will give Deep River access to Arca Continental’s strong distribution network, and will allow the company to invest more heavily in innovation. Arca is Coke’s second largest bottler in Latin America.. [Image Credit: © Deep River Snacks ]
Gill Hyslop, "Wise Snacks Boosts GMO-Free and BFY Snacks Portfolio with Deep River Acquisition", BakeryAndSnacks.com, December 06, 2017, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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Nestlé Expands Presence In Cuba With New Coffee Factory

December 6, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Nestlé is investing $54.4 million in a Nescafé coffee plant in Cuba that will employ 260 people by its third year of operation. The plant, a joint venture between Nestlé and Cuban food enterprise Corporación Alimentaria, S.A. (Coralsa), will also produce the local Cuban roast and ground coffee Serrano, Nestlé Fitness cereal based snacks, the Nesquik powdered beverage, and Maggi cooking aids. Nestlé has been operating in Cuba since 1908.
"Nestlé invests in new factory in Cuba", News release, Nestlé, December 06, 2017, © Nestlé
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Clean Label Reformulation Made Easier With New Citrus Fiber Ingredient

December 5, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
The challenge for food companies trying to achieve clean labels is to reformulate using alternative ingredients that can withstand food processing conditions. New ingredients re needed to replace starches, gums, emulsifiers, and stabilizers. To help companies meet that challenge, Fiberstar, Inc., has developed a natural plant-based fiber ingredient that improves quality, texture, and health. Citri-Fi is a natural citrus fiber derived from citrus juicing and produced without chemicals, alcohols or other processing aides. The production process opens up the fiber to create high surface area to better hold water and improve emulsification. Comprising insoluble and soluble fibers, Citri-Fi is about 40 percent native pectin that can be activated to produce gelling properties. [Image Credit: © Fiberstar ]
"Fiberstar Announces Natural, Plant-Based Fibers to Improve Clean Label Food Products", News release, Fiberstar, December 05, 2017, © Fiberstar, Inc.
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Six-Slot Toaster Helps Meet Consumer Demand For Quick Hot Tortillas

December 5, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Retail tortilla sales have risen 2.1 percent over the last 12 months to $2.2 billion, fueled by rapidly expanding Latin American and Hispanic population. Tortilla manufacturers are marketing products that offer more healthful and fresher alternatives, more variety, and more usage options that surpass traditional, authentic Mexican cuisine. Into this burgeoning market comes Nuni, developer of a toaster that heats six tortillas at once. Founder Elliot Benitez says he created Nuni to meet the demand for hot tortillas during meals. It includes an automatic shut-off that deactivates the unit after each toasting cycle.  [Image Credit: © Nuni Toaster ]
Jessica Parise, "Innovative Brand Nuni Is Changing The Tortilla Industry Market", News release, Nuni, December 05, 2017, © Nuni
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Minnesota Bakery Is Famous For Its “Texas Doughnuts”

December 5, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Hans’ Bakery in Minnesota continues a tradition begun in the 1970s of baking massive glazed or chocolate-covered treats known as “Texas doughnuts.” The pastries are about five times the size of a normal doughnut – as big as your head, as some say – and are a hit on social media. People flock to Hans’ Bakery just to take selfies holding them next to their faces or taking bites. The original Hans’ Bakery closed in 2010, but after a couple of personal and financial setbacks, new owner Kelly Olsen decided to revive it. The Food Network followed her journey. The shop re-opened in 2014 and became – along with its giant-size doughnuts – an instant hit. 
 
 
Sharyn Jackson, "Minnesota Bakery’s Doughnut is ‘as big as Your Head’", TheStar.com, December 05, 2017, © Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd.
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How Online Grocery Shopping Could Worsen Food Waste Problem

December 4, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
The increase in the number of online food grocery options may exacerbate America’s food waste problem: 130 billion pounds of food are wasted a year. Online grocery sales are growing at an incredible pace. Amazon’s U.S. grocery sales, for example, surged 93 percent year-on-year to $575 million in the third quarter of 2017. But a new scientific paper by a Hofstra University professor says that trend could make the food waste problem even worse. Consumers shopping in a store invest energy and time buying food, and feel responsible for its use and disposal. But with online food purchases, that energy is transferred to the store’s employees. This impacts the “psychological ownership” of the food, reducing responsibility. And that leads to food waste. [Image Credit: © Wharton ]
Stephen Daniells, "Could e-Commerce Boost Food Waste vs Conventional Retail?", FOODnavigator-USA.com, December 04, 2017, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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Is There A Role For Google’s AI Research In Baking And Cooking?

December 4, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Employees at Google’s office in Pittsburgh thought their work in artificial intelligence (AI) needed to be applied to projects smaller than optimizing parts for airplanes and spaceships. So, working with an in-house chef, they turned their attention to baking, specifically to cookies. Then the founder of the Gluten Free Goat Bakery got involved. Jeanette Harris worked with Google's AI research team to develop a cookie recipe using machine learning and artificial intelligence. A lot of testing was done, with some batches turning out bad, others turning out pretty good. It took about 60 batches – one of them surprisingly includes cardamom in the recipe – to get it right. Harris and her counterpart at Google said AI probably would not be useful for a small bakery, but they could see it potentially helpful in larger baking and cooking operations. [Image Credit: © Future Of Life Institute ]
Aaron Aupperlee, "How Google's Artificial Intelligence is Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies", Trib Live (Pittsburgh, Pa.), December 04, 2017, © Trib Total Media, LLC
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Bakery Introduces Canada To The Flavor – And Eco-Benefits – Of Novel Grain

December 2, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A Canadian bakery recently hosted a reception at which freshly baked loaves of a novel bread were tasted by guests. The bread was made with a perennial grain – the trademarked name is Kernza – that has been developed from a forage crop called intermediate wheatgrass. Researchers and bakers alike are excited about Kernza because it is a sustainable root-based grain that reduces the amount of soil tillage normally required by annual seed-grown grains. The flour used in the tasting reception was a blend of other grains, because Kernza’s gluten quality is poor. Kernza is being used on a small scale in the U.S. to make bread, crackers, designer beers, and even whiskey. [Image Credit: © Land Institute ]

 
Laura Rance, "Kernza More than Just a New Food Trend", Winnipeg Free Press, December 02, 2017, © FP Newspapers Inc.
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Kellogg UK Revamps Cereal Line To Make Products More Healthful

November 30, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Kellogg UK announced the launch of the “Better Starts Plan,” a healthful breakfast initiative that involves revamping its cereal line, mainly by cutting sugar content. The company says it will, for example, reduce sugar in Coco Pops by 40 percent and in Rice Krispies by 20 percent. It will also launch a range of vegan and organic cereals, and continue to cut salt levels. The company says it is able to do all of this because its food development team was able to maximize flavor with cocoa and grains to maintain taste without using artificial sweeteners. The new plant-based cereal range called WK Kellogg will include no added sugar, low sugar, organic and vegan options. [Image Credit: © Kellogg UK ]
"Kellogg UK Commits to Making Breakfasts Healthier with the Launch of Its New Better Starts Plan", News release, Kellogg UK, November 30, 2017, © Kellogg Co.
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Abbott Labs Develops A Way To Make Curcumin Useful As Dietary Supplement

November 30, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Though the yellow compound curcumin found in turmeric has been shown to have health benefits, especially in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis applications, it is not bioavailable because it is insoluble in water. To solve that problem, Abbott Laboratories developed a curcuminoid formulation that uses phosphatides and dextrins to improve oral bioavailability. The company’s global patent application says the chemicals can be used in food-grade applications because they have been approved by regulatory agencies, a stumbling block for other attempted remedies. The patent application said that its blend of curcuminoids, dextrins, and phosphatides “significantly increased” the aqueous solubility of the curcuminoid. 
Kacey Culliney, "Abbott Labs Develops ‘Better Bioavailability’ Curcuminoid Blend", NUTRAingredients-USA.com, November 30, 2017, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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Cinnamon Compound May Provide Therapy For Obesity

November 30, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Exposing fat-derived human stem cells to a cinnamon compound results in thermogenesis (heat production) and metabolic remodeling that could reduce obesity, according to research by Chinese and U.S. scientists. Cinnamaldehyde, the compound that gives cinnamon its flavor and scent, is known to protect against obesity and hypoglycemia in mice, so the researchers wanted to test its impact on human cells. They observed that cinnamaldehyde consistently activated thermogenesis in the human tissue in vitro, making it a “promising therapeutic target for obesity.” 
Adi Menayang, "Cinnamon May Have Anti-Obesity Benefits", NUTRAingredients-USA.com, November 30, 2017, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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Book Provides Details Of Humane “Clean Meat” Technology

November 30, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A new book, available for purchase in January, details the advanced technology behind “clean meat,” animal-based protein that is produced in a bioreactor using living cells from cattle. The cells are replicated to produce food-grade beef, bypassing the necessity of killing and butchering animals. The technology could redefine the entire animal agriculture industry, resulting in meat, eggs and dairy products that are identical to familiar animal protein foods. The new book is Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World, by Paul Shapiro, vice-president of policy at the Humane Society of the United States. [Image Credit: © Cleanmeat.com ]
Lisa Kramer, "‘Clean Meat’ could be a Major Revolution for the Agriculture Sector", The Globe and Mail, November 30, 2017, © The Globe and Mail Inc.
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Chipotle Founder Exits Company Battered By Food Safety Disasters

November 29, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Chipotle Mexican Grill founder and CEO Steve Ells [left] has resigned under pressure from investors unhappy with the failure to turn around the troubled chain over the last two years. Chipotle’s sales have never fully recovered from a string of E. coli, salmonella and norovirus outbreaks that sickened hundreds of U.S. customers in 2015. Chipotle shares, down more than 20 percent this year, rose more than five percent to $301.99 with the news of Ells’ departure. Prior to the food safety problems, the stock had reached a high of $742. [Image Credit: © Cornell University ]
Lisa Baertlein, "Chipotle Founder Out as CEO as Investor Patience Expires", Reuters, November 29, 2017, © Reuters
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British Government Issues New Standards On Food Storage

November 29, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
The British government and anti-waste organizations have issued an advisory on ways to cut food waste through better storage practices. Supermarkets will be expected to use a new Little Blue Fridge icon for foods that should be kept chilled at home, or benefit from being kept in the fridge to prevent them going bad. The icon will be placed on many foods not typically kept in the refrigerator, including fruits like apples, pears, and oranges. In addition, supermarkets should only select a Use By date when there is a food safety concern. A Best Before date should be used otherwise. Stores must also include only one date label on any product, and no Display Until date. The anti-waste charity Wrap says businesses are also exploring whether the Open Life date on bagged salads could be extended so people would have an extra day to eat the salad once opened. 
Katie Morley, "Keep Apples and Oranges in the Fridge and Not in the Fruit Bowl, New Guidance Says", The Telegraph, November 29, 2017, © Telegraph Media Group Limited
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Gold Medal, Pillsbury Baking Products Reformulated Without Artificial Colors, Flavors

November 29, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
General Mills’ Gold Medal and Pillsbury baking mixes and frozen baked goods will no longer be formulated with artificial flavors or colors “from artificial sources.” The revamped line of products includes bread, biscuit, brownie, cake and muffin mixes, and frozen cinnamon rolls, muffins, and scones. According to the company, the products were reformulated to help bakeries, restaurants, and food service operations better meet the needs of customers with food intolerances or allergies, or who are following avoidance diets. Revamped Gold Medal muffin, brownie, and cake mixes will be available in June 2018. The new Gold Medal products will also have redesigned packaging with updated graphics, photography, and easier-to-read instructions.. [Image Credit: © Pillsbury ]
Rebekah Schouten, "General Mills Launches Clean Label Baking Products", BakingBusiness.com, November 29, 2017, © SOSLAND PUBLISHING COMPANY
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