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Ancient Grains Significantly Reduce Risk Factors For Heart Disease

October 2, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Ancient grains have a major advantage over modern grain varieties: because they are not heavily refined, they retain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and contain more vitamins B and E, magnesium, iron and potassium. Confirming these benefits is an Italian study that proves breads made with ancient grains significantly reduce the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The randomized crossover trial involved 45 healthy adults (average age 50) who ate breads made from conventional flour and ancient grains in three separate 8-week sessions. Researchers found that ancient grains breads significantly reduced total cholesterol and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, as well as levels of blood glucose.
Alice Sereni et al., "Cardiovascular benefits from ancient grain bread consumption: findings from a double-blinded randomized crossover intervention trial. International ", Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, October 02, 2016, © Sereni et al.
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American Economy Braces For Onslaught Of Older Millennials, And Their Kids

October 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The fact that Millennials are procreating is having a major impact on almost all industries, from foodservice to auto sales to home buying. There are 70 million Millennials (aged 18 to 35 years), and over the next decade 60 million of them will become parents. They will spend $200 billion annually beginning next year (up from $170 billion) and $10 trillion over their lifetimes. Despite opinions to the contrary, they will begin buying homes and cars, eat out at more healthful restaurants, and begin shopping for kid stuff. The impact is already being seen in restaurants and retail chains. McDonald's, Chick-Fil-A, Wendy's, etc., are getting rid of unwanted ingredients; Target, Walmart, and Kroger are changing their stores to appeal to Millennial moms.
Ashley Lutz, "Everything you know about millennial spending is about to change", Business Insider , October 01, 2016, © Business Insider Inc
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For A Healthier Diet, Eliminate Processed – Not Whole – Grains

September 30, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
People who try to eliminate all grains from their diet – many say it makes them feel better – are missing the point. Grains are in fact an excellent source of nutrients, but only when they are not highly processed. Whole grains retain B vitamins and fiber, minerals like selenium and copper, as well as carbohydrates and varying amounts of protein. Processed grains contain significantly lower amounts of these nutrients. Studies have shown that eating whole grains is associated with lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and death from all causes. But diets high in refined grains seem to increase the risk of these health problems.
Jenna Flannigan, "Is a Grain-Free Diet Healthy?", Healthline, September 30, 2016, © Healthline Media
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New Flavors, Smaller Sizes, Perk Up U.S. Pie Sales

September 29, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Traditional pie flavors – apple, pumpkin, cherry and pecan – still make up the lion’s share of pies sold in the U.S. But bakeries and consumers are more open these days to new flavors. Among these are peach praline, Honeycrisp apple (instead of Granny Smith), sweet potato, and even apple pies made with chili peppers. Supermarkets have also shaken up the pie category by offering smaller variations on traditional 10-inch pies. The smaller “mini” pies are cheaper but sell in higher volumes. The result: overall pie sales increased eight percent in dollars and 29 percent in volume in the past year.
"Consumers opt for smaller pies in fresh flavors", Supermarket News, September 29, 2016, © Penton
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Online Marketplace For Excess Fruits, Vegetables Goes Live In U.K.

September 27, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A British entrepreneur has created an online marketplace where supermarket buyers of food can find and purchase excess produce from growers quickly and easily. Fruitspot has attracted 600 users who can benefit from supply and demand imbalances. Growers can advertise excess stock ready for sale, and buyers can post notices of what they need for their stores. Users notify a verified network of buyers or sellers to receive quotes that solve their needs very quickly, according to Fruitspot founder Jose Baptista.
Kevin White, "Fruitspot Fruit & Veg Online Marketplace Goes Live", The Grocer, September 27, 2016, © William Reed Business Media Ltd
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Nestle Shuffles Senior Management Prior To Arrival Of New CEO Schneider

September 27, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Nestlé announced that Luis Cantarell, who is retiring as head of European, Middle East and North African operations, will be replaced by waters division chief Marco Settembri [left]. Russia/Eurasia chief Maurizio Patarnello will in turn replace Settembri as head of the waters division, which includes San Pellegrino and Vittel. The changes will take effect on January 1, when the company welcomes its new CEO, Ulf Mark Schneider. The company also announced that the foodservice unit, Nestlé Professional, will be managed regionally, rather than globally, supported by a “strategic business unit.” The move is a response to demand for more locally customized products.
Dean Best, "Nestle Announces Changes to Senior Team with New CEO on Horizon", Just-Food, September 27, 2016, © just-food.com
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Single-Serve Coffee Pods Are An Environmentally Unsound Option

September 27, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Despite what the coffee pod machine makers say, single-serve pods are not recyclable, according to Mother Jones editor Maddie Oatman. True, they are made from recyclable materials. But most recycling facilities can’t handle them because they are too small. The beverage division of Mars Inc., for example, claims its own machines use newly designed pouches, dubbed "freshpacks," helped it achieve its sustainability goal by reducing its carbon footprint by 31 percent. But “thirty-one percent from what?” asks Oatman. The company doesn’t say.
Maddie Oatman, "There Is No Such Thing as a "Sustainable" Coffee Pod", Mother Jones, September 27, 2016, © Mother Jones and the Foundation for National Progress
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Price Pack Architecture Helps CPGs Find Optimum, Profitable, Product Sizes

September 26, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The emergence of pioneering research known as price pack architecture (PPA) has allowed the development of profitable – and popular – food packaging innovations such as 7.5-oz. Coca-Cola “mini-cans.” Coke has experienced a steady downturn in soda sales, so PPA’s findings have been more than welcomed. PPA combines consumer insights, competitive dynamics, and a company’s capabilities to identify ideas and analyze test results. Coca-Cola found that consumers not only liked compact serving sizes (i.e., 7.5-oz mini cans and 8-oz glass bottles), they also didn’t mind paying more per ounce. Annual revenues for Coke’s standard sizes fell one to two percent from 2011-15. But sales of the mini sizes soared 10 percent to 15 percent through the period.
Manny Picciola et al., "The New World of Mini Consumer Packaged Goods", Harvard Business Review, September 26, 2016, © Harvard Business School Publishing
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Progresso Soup Is Taking Clean-Label Seriously

September 26, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The Progresso soup brand of General Mills announced that all of the chicken breast meat used in its 36 chicken soup varieties is free of antibiotics and hormones. In addition, the soups contain no artificial flavors and 60 percent of them contain no artificial colors. The company hopes to eliminate all artificial colors within three years.  The soup brand has reduced sodium levels in more than 40 soup varieties, added seven soups to its certified Gluten Free product line and is increasing its vegetarian soup options.
"Progresso Completes Move To Antibiotic And Hormone Free Chicken Breasts In All Chicken Soup Varieties", News release, Progresso, September 26, 2016, © Progresso
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Mango Flour Proving To Be Suitable Substitute For Wheat In Baking

September 26, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A Philippines-based baking company is now offering “healthilicious” treats made with mango flour. Because it is gluten-free, the flour is trickier to use, requiring substitute ingredients that provide binding capacity. In the case of Magic Melt Foods, egg white was the gluten substitute along with other healthful ingredients. This allowed them to make muffins, bread, energy bars, and sandwiches using mango flour. Their decision to offer mango-based baked goods is well-timed: market research projects consumer demand for natural and healthy bread and baked food products to reach $310 billion this year.
Jeandie O. Galolo, "Pastry chain goes gluten-free, using mangoes", Sun Star , September 26, 2016, © Sun Star Publishing, Inc.
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Cinnabon Debuts BonBites With Twitter-Based Contest, Movie Tie-In

September 23, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Cinnamon-roll bakery chain Cinnabon has launched a marketing campaign for its new bite-sized BonBites treat that includes a social media contest and a promotional tie-in with the new animated movie “Storks.” The company says the introduction of the tiny desserts follows a growing trend toward bite-sized snacks: Technomic reports that 34 percent of consumers are more likely to order a dessert if a mini-portioned option is available. The marketing campaign involves submission of baby pictures online that will earn fans a coupon for the purchase of the 100-calories BonBites and a chance to win a trip to Warner Bros. studios.
"Cinnabon BonBites Deliver Bite-sized Happiness Nationwide", News release, Cinnabon, September 23, 2016, © Cinnabon
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Report Says Europe Making Progress Toward Food Waste Reduction

September 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A coalition of executives from European governments, businesses, international organizations, and others has issued a report citing progress in reducing food waste but calling for greater efforts to cut it in half globally by 2030. That is the goal of the coalition, known as New Champions 123, which says food loss and waste worldwide are responsible for $940 billion in economic losses and eight percent of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Eighty-eight million tons of food are wasted each year in the European Union, an amount that could feed 200 million people. Among the Europe-based participants in Champions are executives of Tesco, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Nestlé, Sodexo Group, and Unilever.
"Europe Makes Progress on Reducing Food Waste but More Work Needed Worldwide", News release, Tesco PLC, September 22, 2016, © Tesco Stores Ltd
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Sodexo’s Deli Eateries Serve Up Exotic Bread Varieties

September 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Foodservice facilities manager Sodexo’s deli unit has introduced a line of freshly baked breads with nontraditional compositions and flavors. More than 100 SubConnection eateries are located at schools and universities, corporate offices and healthcare facilities in the U.S. The new bread flavors include maple bacon and jalapeno cheddar Old Bay cheddar, roasted garlic and parmesan, salt and pepper, sriracha and orange peel, thai, buffalo, parmesan herb, pretzel, white wheat, Southwest white wheat, and rolled oat white wheat. Customers at the delis can pair their bread selections with quality meats, fresh vegetables, toppings and sauces.
"Sodexo's SubConnection Rolls Out New Bread Flavors for the Adventurous", News release, Sodexo, September 22, 2016, © Sodexo
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Americans Avoid Wonky Fruits And Veggies, Unless They're Cheaper

September 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A large majority of the 2,025 Americans surveyed by the Harris Poll recently said that they prefer produce that is not “wonky” – i.e., ugly, misshapen, blemished, etc. Of the 81 percent who felt that way, 43 percent said good looking fruits and vegetables are very or extremely important. The only criteria more important are price and seasonality. Not so important are the source (local or shipped), the grocer's food waste practices, or organic. Sixty-two percent said they would be at least somewhat comfortable eating ugly produce, but many of these said it should be cheaper. Nevertheless, only 30 percent admitted to buying wonky fruit or veggies in the past year.
"Eight in Ten Americans Say Appearance is At Least Somewhat Important When Shopping for Fresh Produce", News release, the Harris Poll, September 22, 2016, © The Harris Poll
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Simple Test Provides Fast Way To Detect Salmonella Contamination

September 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
U.S. researchers have come up with a quick, more accurate way to detect dangerous Salmonella bacteria in food samples. Using artificially contaminated food, the researchers used Salmonella-specific antibodies coupled with a signal amplification technique (tyramide signal amplification) after only 15 hours, instead of the two to three days it takes using a Petri dish culture. The test provides a simple monitoring system for foodborne pathogens, especially in beef and poultry. Contamination of food with pathogens causes 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths annually in the U.S.
Gene P. D. Herzig et al., "Magnetic Bead-Based Immunoassay Coupled with Tyramide Signal Amplification for Detection of Salmonellain Foods", Journal of Food Safety, September 22, 2016, © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Plant-Based Pastas Deliver High-Protein, High-Fiber, Gluten-Free Nutrition

September 21, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Ancient Harvest says its new family of plant-based pastas contain simple, recognizable ingredients such as beans, lentils, or quinoa that deliver twice the protein of traditional pasta. Naturally gluten-free, the new fiber-rich varieties include black bean elbows, red lentil rotini and linguini, and green lentil penne and spaghetti. Also available are mac & cheese mild cheddar elbows, mac & cheese sharp cheddar shells, mac & cheese white cheddar shells, and     pasta meals Cubanitos and Italiano. All are available at select natural food stores and grocery stores across the country.
"Ancient Harvest POW! Pasta Packs a One-Two Punch", News release, Ancient Harvest, September 21, 2016, © Ancient Harvest
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Chipotle Reassures Customers About Safe Food Handling In New Marketing Campaign

September 21, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The Chipotle fast-casual restaurant chain has launched a marketing campaign to reassure customers that the E. coli outbreaks that made dozens of people sick in last year will never happen again. To do that it has implemented the recommendations of a former chief medical officer at the USDA and FDA, and redesigned and implemented a thorough food safety program in all 3,862 restaurants. Chipotle’s number one priority now is to serve fresh food – safely – so new safety protocols are applied at every level. All ingredients, for example, are tested for pathogens by suppliers, then tracked from farm to warehouse to restaurant. Several pathogen-killing procedures are followed in the restaurants. And all restaurant managers are trained and certified in proper food handling.
Julie Jargon, "Chipotle Explains Food-Safety Practices in New Ad Campaign", The Wall Street Journal, September 21, 2016, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Selling Surplus Food Is Easier With New Online Auction Marketplace

September 21, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Selling surplus food – caused by overruns, irregular sizing, package changes, discontinued items, overstock, etc., – is a real hassle because the process is “chaotic, difficult, frustrating and extremely time consuming.” The key problem is the lack of a true marketplace where surplus product is exposed and sold. That problem may be solved, however, with the emergence of My FoodBids, a sort of eBay for food. The auction-style online marketplace is a quick, easy and safe way for food manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers to sell surplus inventory anonymously. The service is free to buyers; sellers pay a standard 10 commission on a sale.  It is designed to encourage higher bid prices, and faster sales, through open bidding without pricing caps. 
"My FoodBids: The First Online Food Auction Marketplace for Surplus Foods. Think Ebay for foods", News release, My FoodBids, September 21, 2016, © My FoodBids
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British Lawmakers Tiptoe Toward Food Waste Legislation

September 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A U.K. Parliament panel is receiving advice and comments about how to deal legislatively with Great Britain’s food waste problem. Food industry sectors, including farmers and consumer groups, have submitted comments to the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee. France, Italy, and Denmark all have laws targeting food waste on the books. The Labor Party last year scrapped plans to include a ban on food waste in its manifesto after Conservatives claimed that such a ban would cost £477 million ($621 million). Eight million tons of food are wasted post-manufacture in the U.K. annually. Experts suggest sixty percent of the waste could be avoided, equivalent to £16 billion ($21 billion) in food a year.
Hazel Sheffield, "U.K. Parliament Considers Legislation to Ban Food Waste in Britain", Independent, September 20, 2016, © Independent Digital News and Media Ltd
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Most Of The Top 25 Fast-Food Chains Flunk The Antibiotics Use Test

September 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The Natural Resources Defense Council and other consumer advocates have flunked 17 of the top 25 fast food chains in the U.S. on the basis of antibiotics use in their menu items. Big name eateries that earned the F grade because of a lack of a strong policy on antibiotics use include KFC, Burger King, Starbucks, IHOP, and Little Caesars. The stars of the class, earning A’s, were Chipotle and Panera Bread. Subway and Chick-fil-A earned a B, while McDonald’s snagged a C+. The FDA discourages producers from using antibiotics routinely in feed to promote growth, but does not prohibit the practice. It also supports routine use in meat and poultry production for disease prevention. The ratings appear in NRDC’s “Chain Reaction” report.
Tara Duggan, "Chipotle, Panera lauded over antibiotics rules; many chains fail", San Francisco Gate, September 20, 2016, © Hearst Communications, Inc
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Food Waste Supermarket Flourishes In Denmark

September 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A Danish charity (Folkekirkens Nødhjælp) that earlier this year opened a supermarket in Copenhagen dedicated to selling surplus food says the project has been successful enough to open two more stores. Food and other items sold in the stores would normally be thrown away because they are past their sell by date or have other imperfections. The WeFood store collects items from a variety of suppliers and sells them at a 30 – 50 percent discount. The store is part of a Danish government initiative to reduce food waste – 700,000 tons a year – in the country.
Hazel Sheffield, "Denmark Plans Two More Food Waste Supermarkets Selling Surplus Produce", Independent, September 20, 2016, © Independent Digital News and Media Ltd.
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Widespread Contamination Found In Baby Food Products

September 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A new nonprofit watchdog organization has compiled a list of baby and toddler foods that are contaminated by harmful ingredients. The Clean Label Project’s list highlights the products that meet or exceed standards established by its medical advisors based on independent lab analyses. Eighty-one percent of the 628 tested products failed to meet the standards. Baby foods were tested for toxic and heavy metals – e.g., arsenic, lead, cadmium – pesticides, bisphenol A (BPA), antibiotics, food coloring and flavors, and other unwanted substances that do not appear on ingredient labels. Eighty percent of infant formulas and 60 percent of meat and dairy baby food jars contained detectable antibiotic residues. One-third of jars and meals tested had detectable pesticide residues.
"Clean Label Project reveals baby food brands with least contaminants", News release, Clean Label Project, September 20, 2016, © Clean Label Project
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Vietnam Tells Unilever To Pay Back Taxes

September 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Vietnam's General Department of Taxation has told Unilever Vietnam to pay tax arrears covering the period 2009 to 2013 when the company expanded its local business operations. According to GDT, the country's laws did not offer corporate income tax incentives to investors who expanded their business during the period. GDT, however, has accepted the company's request to exempt it from paying the related fine.
Kim Chi, "Unilever Vietnam Asked to Pay Tax Arrears", VietnamNet, September 19, 2016, © VIETNAMNET Bridge
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Blue Apron’s Meal Kit Facilities Throw Away Far Less Food Than Grocers

September 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The Blue Apron meal kit delivery company is managing to keep food waste to a minimum at its prep facility, according to a study by a nonprofit sustainability advocate. BSR found that Blue Apron trashed only 5.5 percent of its food, compared to the to the 10.5 percent thrown out by grocery stores. The organization also found that buyers of Blue Apron kits threw away only 7.6 percent of the meals, instead of the 24 percent usually thrown away after home cooking. The key reason for the company’s lower waste generation is the fact that it knows exactly how much food it needs for each kit.
Adele Peters, "Cooking With A Meal Kit May Waste 62% Less Food Than Grocery Store Ingredients", Fast Company, September 19, 2016, © Mansueto Ventures, LLC
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Feed The 5000 Anti-Food Waste Events Coming To The U.S.

September 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A British nonprofit environmental organization is taking its food waste awareness festivals to the U.S. this fall with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation. As part of its mission to end food waste at every level of the food system, Feedback will be sponsoring Feeding the 5000 events – begun in the U.K. but now conducted in more than 40 cities worldwide – in Portland, Me., Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Denver, Colo., in October. At the events, free meals crafted entirely with surplus food are served to the public. In addition to demonstrating that surplus food is delicious, the events are meant to raise awareness among supermarkets and big businesses of the need to end practices that lead to food waste.
"Feeding the 5000 Events Spread Across America as Heat Rises in Fight Against Food Waste", News release, Feedback, September 19, 2016, © Feedback
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General Mills To Revamp Yogurt Business As Shoppers Turn To Organic, Greek Products

September 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
After spending a lot of time and money last year revamping its cereals business – discontinuing some brands, introducing new ones – General Mills is turning its attention to another ailing product line. Yogurt lovers have shown a strong preference for organic yogurt, and for thicker, low-carb Greek-style products, to the detriment of the sweet Yoplait brands. The company admitted to investors in July that the $2.8 billion Yoplait business needs refurbishing: U.S. sales fell seven percent in fiscal 2016, a major red flag after five percent growth in 2015. Look for more organic varieties in the future, for example. But Wall Street analysts doubt that customers looking for more natural and more nutritious yogurt will come back to Yoplait, which doesn’t sound very Greek to most shoppers.
Annie Gasparro, "General Mills Looks to Stir Up Yogurt Sales", The Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2016, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Unilever Plans To Expand Investments In Pakistan

September 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever plans to invest more in Pakistan, according to Jeannette Seppen, The Netherlands' ambassador to the country. During a meeting with Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Seppen also thanked the government for creating a business environment that is friendly for multinational companies.
Ali Zain, "Unilever planning further investments in Pakistan", Daily Pakistan, September 18, 2016, © Daily Pakistan
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Real Junk Food Project Repurposes Surplus Food In A Network Of Affiliated Cafes

September 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
While Britain’s lawmakers ponder possible legislation on curbing food waste, private organizations and entrepreneurs have taken matters into their own hands with some eye-popping success. The Real Junk Food project, founded only three years ago, maintains a 6,000-square-foot warehouse in the city of Leeds that collects between two and 10 tons of food daily from a variety of sources, including supermarket chain Morrisons. Food collected is then distributed to one of 30 Real Junk Food cafes around the city. There are 125 such cafes throughout the U.K., and in Israel and Australia, and is growing exponentially worldwide. The surplus food is sold to anyone for any amount they can afford, including donated labor and services.
Carole Cadwalladr, "The Real Junk Food Project: Revolutionising How We Tackle Food Waste", The Guardian, September 18, 2016, © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies
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Lack Of Sustainability Plan Gets Malaysian Palm Oil Supplier In Hot Water

September 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Three multinational food and personal care companies that are among the pillars of the global sustainability movement have dropped a Malaysian palm oil producer because it lacks a sustainability plan. Mars, Kellogg, and Unilever have all rejected IOI Group as an approved supplier until it comes up with an approved plan. IOI is one of the 10 largest suppliers of palm oil, a key ingredient in countless personal care and food products. The company has been accused of being a major contributor to deforestation in Indonesia. It is expected that delisting IOI as an approved palm oil supplier will have a major impact on the Malaysian economy.
Edward Mungai, "How Sustainable Procurement Supports Business", Business Daily, September 18, 2016, © Nation Media Group
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Unilever Plans To Lay Off 100 Employees In Switzerland

September 17, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever is cutting its workforce in Switzerland by 100 jobs, due to its move to relocate logistics operations to Rotterdam. Scheduled to take effect in summer of 2017, the layoffs will affect a third of employees at the company's location in the country's northern canton of Schaffhausen.
"Unilever cuts 100 additional jobs in Switzerland", swissinfo.ch, September 17, 2016, © swissinfo.ch
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Canadian Educators Tackle Waste Problem With “LItterless Lunch” Policies

September 16, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Canadian school children who eat a disposable lunch – e.g., a Lunchable plus fruit juice or soda – generate about 67 lbs. of packaging waste in a school year. That adds up to 1,625 lbs. a year for a class of 25. To battle this problem, school boards are increasingly introducing “litterless lunch” policies that encourage parents to pack home-made sandwiches wrapped in cloth or reusable waxed paper, stainless-steel lunchboxes, and drinks in thermos flasks. It helps solve the waste problem, and saves families money. Parents can save over a dollar a day by sending their kid to school with a sandwich, a reusable water bottle, and fresh fruit or yogurt.
Charlie Sorrel, "With Litterless Lunches, Canadian Schools Try To Get Parents To Pack Zero-Waste Meals", Fast Company, September 16, 2016, © Mansueto Ventures, LLC
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USDA Unveils Nutrition Database On Branded Foods

September 16, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The USDA has launched a free online resource that contains nutrition details on more than 80,000 name brand prepared and packaged foods available at restaurants and grocery stores. The Branded Food Products Database was created for families, the food industry and researchers by the USDA with the help of the International Life Sciences Institute North America (ILSI North America), GS1 U.S., 1WorldSync, and Label Insight. The database has a user-friendly interface to make it easier for private food companies to add and update data. Common consumer health and nutrition apps may use the data to inform consumers on a phone or watch in real time while shopping or dining out.
"USDA Announces New Open Data Partnership for Public Health", News release, USDA, September 16, 2016, © USDA
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Composting Service Helps Consumers, Farmers, And The Environment

September 16, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A Massachusetts start-up is offering a composting service that benefits consumers, businesses, farmers, and the environment. Bootstrap Compost provides its customers with composting buckets with compostable liners and lids. The buckets are filled with fruit and vegetable scraps, then picked up by the company either weekly or biweekly. Once finished, the compost is taken to farms, but some is reserved for customers to use in their own gardens. Using a composting bucket saves the water that would be used to run food scrapes down a kitchen disposal, and makes household waste lighter, less smelly and easier to manage.
Emma R. Murphy, "Local Company Brings Easy Composting to Needham", Needham Wicked Local, September 16, 2016, © GateHouse Media, LLC
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Nissin Moves To Make Its Salty, Fatty Cup Noodles More Healthful

September 15, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Acknowledging healthful eating trends and consumer concerns about processed food ingredients, Nissin has reduced the sodium content of its Cup Noodles – to 45 percent of a person’s recommended daily salt intake from 60 percent – and eliminated artificial flavors and colors. The move follows on the heels of last year’s decision to enlarge the styrofoam cups and make them microwaveable. Nevertheless, the soup still contains more than a third of the saturated fat an adult should eat in a day.
Annie Gasparro, "Cup Noodles Dials Down the Salt", The Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2016, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Barry Callebaut Buys Mondelēz Belgian Chocolate Factory

September 15, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Swiss chocolate and cocoa products maker Barry Callebaut said it will buy the Mondelēz International chocolate factory in Halle, Belgium. Mondelēz will then supply Barry Callebaut with 30,000 tons of liquid chocolate. Barry Callebaut will in turn manufacture certain consumer products for Mondelēz that are already produced at the Belgian chocolate plant. The deal is expected to close by December; no financial details were disclosed.
"Barry Callebaut to Extend Strategic Supply Partnership with Mondelēz International in Belgium", News release, Barry Callebaut, September 15, 2016, © Barry Callebaut
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British County Joins Big Food Companies In Fight Against Food Waste

September 15, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A British county is working with the local waste partnership to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable. They have signed the voluntary 2025 Courtauld Commitment whose goal is to reduce the environmental impact of food and beverages from farm to table. The Hampshire County (U.K.) Council is working with the Integra waste organization to accomplish three key goals: a 20 percent reduction of food and drink waste; a 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas intensity of food and drink consumed; and a reduction in the impact of water use in the supply chain. Food and drink companies in the U.K. and abroad – including grocery retailer Waitrose, food manufacturer Nestlė, and restaurant chain Pizza Hut – have all signed the Courtauld Commitment.
"Hampshire's War on Waste", News release, HantsWeb, September 15, 2016, © Hampshire County Council
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Target Not Becoming Full-Service Grocery Store, CEO Says

September 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Target Corp. does not want to become a full-service grocery store, according to company CEO Brian Cornell. Since 2014, when Cornell became the retailer's chief executive, the company has focused on several important categories, such as style, baby, children, and wellness, to help drive sales growth. Grocery is one of Target's important categories, accounting for 20 percent percent of its $74 billion annual revenue.
Khadeeja Safdar, "Target CEO Says Retailer Won’t Become Full-Service Grocer", The Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2016, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Whole Foods Market Opens Third 365 By Whole Foods Store

September 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Whole Foods Market opened its third 365 by Whole Foods Market store in Bellevue, Washington. Smaller than the retailer's regular stores, the 30,000 sq ft store has lower operating costs and offers products at lower prices than its bigger counterparts. Through the retailer's Friends of 365 program, the store works with external suppliers to offer more foodservice options.
Stewart Samuel, "Third 365 by Whole Foods Market Opens", Retail Analysis, September 14, 2016, © The Institute of Grocery Distribution and IGD Services Limited
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Chickpea-Based Spaghetti Joins Banza’s Past Family

September 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Already noted for its high-protein chickpea-based boxed pastas, Banza has introduced spaghetti to its product line. The company’s offerings – penne, rotini, elbows, and shells, all made from chickpea flour – have twice as much protein, and four times as much fiber, as conventional wheat-based pasta. They also contain 40 percent fewer net carbs, are gluten-free, low glycemic, vegan, Kosher, and Non-GMO Project Verified. The products, which also include macaroni and cheese, are available at the company’s website (eatbanza.com) and on Amazon.com, as well as at HEB, Jewel-Osco, and ShopRite stores.
"Banza Launches Spaghetti Noodle, Giving Pasta Night a Healthy Twirl", News release, Banza, September 14, 2016, © Banza
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Community Fridge Provides Collection Point For Surplus Food In Quebec

September 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A community development organization in Quebec says a refrigerator it set up in the city of Sherbrooke collected four tons of surplus food from restaurants, farms, business and local citizens in just three months. Dubbed Frigo Free Go, the refrigerator is such a success that the Corporation de development économique communitaire (CDEC) expects to install others in the city. The collected food that was redistributed rather than wasted means a reduction of 9.4 tons of greenhouse gases, the equivalent four cars traveling 20,000 km a year.
"Frigo Free Go showing positive results", Sherbrooke Record (Quebec, Canada), September 14, 2016, © The Record (Sherbrooke)
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FDA Releases Funds To States To Help Farmers Comply With Food Safety Rules

September 13, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A year ago, the FDA issued final rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act. The rules established enforceable safety standards for produce farms and made importers accountable for verifying that imported food meets U.S. safety standards. It took a while but the agency is now making available to states financial aid to help them assist farmers in complying with the FSMA rules. FDA announced $21.8 million will be allotted to 42 states to help them plan, establish and enhance produce safety programs.
"States Get $21.8 Million from FDA to Help Farms Comply with Produce Rule", Food Safety News, September 13, 2016, © Food Safety News/Marler Clark
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Fast-Food Chains Say: Eat Tons Of Our Food, It’s Got Healthy Stuff In It

September 12, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The fast-food industry has launched a crusade to educate consumers about the wholesome ingredients they are serving up these days. Chipotle, McDonald’s, Sweetgreens, Panera, Wendy’s, etc., are all trying to convince health-conscious Americans that eating out is a healthful experience. However, it’s really not. A Canadian obesity expert says the campaign may be “well-intentioned” but it is still a marketing strategy that actually distracts from the fact that fast food is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. Touting wholesome ingredients masks the real problem: people eat too much food too often at fast-food restaurants.
Candice Choi, "Big Food's Biggest Trend? Crusading Against Big Food", Associated Press, September 12, 2016, © Associated Press
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KFC Continues To Use Chickens Raised With Antibiotics

September 11, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Representatives of U.S. conservation and consumer groups never got to deliver their anti-antibiotics petition – with 350,000 signatures – to KFC executives in Louisville, Kentucky. But they were gratified to learn later that KFC parent company Yum! Brands is reviewing its position on the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply chain. Whether anything comes of that is impossible to predict. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health experts continue to warn that livestock and poultry use of antibiotics contributes to the pressing public health threat of antibiotics resistance. 
Lena Brook, "Over 350K Urge KFC to Change Chicken Antibiotics Policy", News release, Natural Resources Defense Council, September 11, 2016, © Natural Resources Defense Council
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Study Proves That Omega-3 Intake Can Cut Risk Of Diabetic Blindness By Nearly Half

September 11, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Older people with type 2 diabetes can reduce the risk of an eyesight-threatening condition known as diabetic retinopathy by eating a healthy diet and increasing their intake of omega-3 fatty acids, according to a study by Spanish scientists. Omega-3s are found in fatty fish like salmon and in nuts. The study gathered dietary data between 2003 and 2009 from 3,614 type 2 diabetics 55 to 80 years old. They were told to eat at least 500 mg of omega-3s a day, a target that can be achieved by consuming two meals of fatty fish a week. After six years of follow-up, it was found that the 2,611 participants who stuck to the omega-3 recommendation had cut their risk of diabetic retinopathy by 48 percent.
Emilio Ros et al. , "Dietary Marine ω-3 Fatty Acids and Incident Sight-Threatening Retinopathy in Middle-Aged and Older Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: Prospective Investigation From the PREDIMED Trial. ", JAMA Ophthalmol., September 11, 2016, © American Medical Association
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Start-Up Sees Green Chickpea Products As Newest Superfood

September 9, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Seattle, Wash.-based start-up Vana Life Foods is presenting chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, in an entirely new way that it says is much more nutritious, healthier, and more convenient, a new “superfood.” The company harvests the chickpeas when they are green and naturally higher in protein, fiber and vitamins and minerals. The chickpeas are packaged in microwaveable “legume bowls” and sold in four varieties that include chipotle, black beans, sweet corn and chimichurri, and coconut and butternut squash. The products are available at Wegman’s and Whole Foods Market at $5 a pack.
Kacey Culliney, "Vana Life Foods CEO: We Will Make Green Chickpeas the Next Big Superfood", FOODnavigator-USA.com, September 09, 2016, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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General Mills Partners With British Nonprofit To Feed The Hungry, Reduce Food Waste

September 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
General Mills U.K. says it has been helping a nonprofit organization distribute food to hungry people while helping to reduce food waste. The company donated 31 tons of surplus food – Nature Valley bars, Old El Paso meal kits, Green Giant vegetables, Betty Crocker baking mixes, and Yoplait yogurt – to the U.K.-based organization FareShare. Its partnering with FareShare is in line with the strategic focus of the General Mills Foundation: promoting food secure communities and sustainable agriculture. General Mills UK has worked with FareShare for nearly ten years.
Monte Olmsted, "Tons of Surplus Food Reduce UK Hunger", Blog entry, Taste of General Mills, September 07, 2016, © General Mills Inc.
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Whole Foods’ Expansion Plan Is Heading In The Wrong Direction

September 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Whole Foods Market’s aggressive expansion plan has led to the building of stores in neighborhoods and malls that don’t quite fit with the grocer’s upscale product line and image, or its market demographic. The company is steadily losing the natural-and-organic crowd to lower-priced competitors like Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Kroger. So it seems like a mistake to put new stores next to Dress Barns, Kmarts and Shoe Carnivals. Wall Street analysts say the grocer should be building stores where wealthy shoppers can afford expensive cuts of meat and exotic facial oils. With the grocer’s stock already down by 50 percent since 2013 and same-store sales slipping, expansion into lower-income neighborhoods “will trip them up” further, a Motley Fool analyst says.
Craig Giammona, "Wall Street Wants Whole Foods to Stick to the Quinoa Crowd", Bloomberg, September 07, 2016, © Bloomberg L.P.
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“Dairy-Free” Tops List of Better-For-You Food Claims

September 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A national health food survey by Earth Balance finds that the top better-for-you food claim is dairy-free. Twenty-nine percent of survey respondents cited dairy-free as their favorite, followed by (at 28 percent) superfoods (e.g., chia, acai and quinoa), alternative snacks (e.g., gluten-free crackers, nut butters and Greek yogurt) and alternative oils (e.g., avocado, coconut and sunflower). Plant-based proteins, such as hemp hearts, lentils and spirulina, came in at 18 percent. Important considerations when shopping were buying local (37 percent), organic (33 percent) and non-GMO (30 percent). Foods most often consumed were green tea (33 percent), dairy alternatives (31 percent), kale (21 percent) and quinoa (16 percent). “Plant-based eating” was also shown to be a major trend.
"New Study Reveals More Americans Embracing Plant-Based, Organic and Non-GMO Foods", News release, Earth Balance, September 07, 2016, © Earth Balance
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Target Tries To Pump New Life Into Its Sagging Grocery Operations

September 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
In an effort to jump start sluggish food sales, retailer Target is focusing on strengthening the grocery staff. The chain is building dedicated 10- to 60-person grocery teams – they will no longer work in other store departments – who are being trained in handling backroom inventory and interacting with customers. The changes have already been implemented in 450 stores and will be expanded to another 150 next month. The company is also hiring regional grocery directors who will each oversee 60 stores and report directly to headquarters. The new setup is a step in the right direction, according to analysts, but is unlikely to convince consumers that Target is the place to go grocery shopping.
Khadeeja Safdar, "Target Revamps Staffing for Grocery Business", The Wall Street Journal, September 07, 2016, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Whole Foods Adds Executive Muscle To Global Marketing, HR, Communications

September 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Whole Foods Market may be gearing up for international expansion with the just announced addition of three “global vice presidents.” The three new top executives, who will be located at company headquarters in Austin, Texas, will handle global marketing, human resources, and communications. Sonya Gafsi Oblisk (formerly of Sam’s Club) will head up marketing, advertising and brand development efforts, including digital, brand marketing and customer relationship strategies. Martin Tracey (Starbucks) will manage human resources, including recruitment, compensation and benefits. Brooke Buchanan (Theranos) will head up public relations, internal communications and government affairs. Whole Foods has stores in Canada, the U.K., and 42 U.S. states.
"Whole Foods Market welcomes three new global vice presidents", News release, Whole Foods Market, September 06, 2016, © Whole Foods Market
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