The term “clear labeling” (which Innova Market Insights coined for its 2015 Top Ten Trends listing) has now fully entered industry parlance. It’s used in several marketing campaigns and each day, manufacturers continuing voicing their commitment to clean label platforms.
While more U.S. states continually pass recreational and medical cannabis legislation, opening the door to use of cannabis for personal and health-related reasons, from a national perspective, regulatory authorities lack a centralized, cohesive structure.
Experts to review scientific evidence on key nutrition topics to inform development of new guidelines
February 25, 2019
The committee’s work will kick off at a public meeting to be announced in the coming weeks. The committee will review scientific evidence on specific nutrition and health related topics and scientific questions (PDF, 477 KB) that, for the first time, reflect both public comments and federal agency input. Throughout their deliberations, the public and other stakeholders will be encouraged to provide comments and feedback.
IFIC survey shows links between package information and healthy purchases
January 29, 2019
According to the survey, conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation and the American Heart Association, almost all Americans (95%) report that they always or sometimes look for healthy options when food shopping.
Many members of the traditional food and beverage industry—in both manufacturing and from the supply chain—have been reluctant to enter the market due to incongruences related to federal vs. state legal status, the unfamiliarity of the territory, restrictive banking options for legal cannabis businesses, limits imposed on advertising and social media, and other hurdles.
2017 Prepared Foods New Products Conference: Jim Painter, PHD, RD
August 1, 2017
Now with reports of the sugar industry having quietly funded Harvard research in the ‘60s to shift blame from sugar onto fat as the cause of chronic disease, the momentum for the case to find long-term alternatives to added sugar is only gaining.
OTA opposes further delay of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule
May 12, 2017
The organic industry takes the Secretary at his word that USDA just needs a bit more time. But after more than a decade of work, now spanning three administrations, this delay will not reveal any new information.
Check out the October 2019 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on new gums, fibers and starches that are adding function and on-trend appeal, the growing popularity of portable, on-the-go eating, and much more.