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U.S. meatpacking industry supply chain strained by COVID-19

U.S. meatpacking industry supply chain strained by COVID-19

14 May 2020

The coronavirus has spread rapidly within U.S. meatpacking facilities affecting both workers as well as United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors. The result of the proliferation of infections is that over 20 major meatpacking plants ha...

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Perfect Day’s animal-free dairy protein earns Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status

Perfect Day’s animal-free dairy protein earns Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status

13 May 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a “no objections” letter for the animal-free dairy company Perfect Day’s β-lactoglobulin protein. The letter certifies that the protein has attained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status.

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Jack Daniels and Drinkworks team up for cocktails in a pod

Jack Daniels and Drinkworks team up for cocktails in a pod

12 May 2020

Jack Daniels Lynchburg Lemonade is now conveniently in a pod. Through a partnership between Brown-Forman and Drinkworks, the classic lemonade, whiskey, triple sec combination is now available for a limited time with the touch of a button on the Drinkwo...

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Ingredion debuts polyol sweetener as sugar replacement

Ingredion debuts polyol sweetener as sugar replacement

11 May 2020

Ingredion launched Erysta, its first polyol sweetener that comes in a range of crystalline particle sizes for different moisture applications. This sugar alcohol is 70% as sweet as sugar and has zero calorie content. According to a statement from the c...

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Relaxation ingredients provide energy-boosting promise

Relaxation ingredients provide energy-boosting promise

10 May 2020

Relaxation drinks have emerged as the antithesis of energy drinks – but their potential to improve sleep and reduce stress has provided them with a niche that complements the energy sector.

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Plant-based trend boosts demand for hydrocolloids

Plant-based trend boosts demand for hydrocolloids

9 May 2020

Alongside taste, texture is one of the most important attributes in new product development, and the growing market trend for plant-based foods and beverages has boosted demand for the texturizing properties of various hydrocolloids.

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Plant-Based butter: the new star in the dairy aisle

Plant-Based butter: the new star in the dairy aisle

8 May 2020

First, there was meat, then there was milk. Now, butter is shaping up to be the new darling of the plant-based offerings as consumers look toward more sustainable alternatives for their diets.

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Packaging manufacturer Greif divests its CPG unit

Packaging manufacturer Greif divests its CPG unit

7 May 2020

Greif, Inc. completed the sale of the consumer packaged goods (CPG) portion of its paper packaging division to Graphic Packaging Holding Company GPK in April for $85 million. The funds will be used to repay company-issued debt. Greif has lost 30.8% of ...

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Study shows coffee brewing methods are linked to heart health

Study shows coffee brewing methods are linked to heart health

6 May 2020

Norwegian researchers published a new study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology that demonstrated an association between drinking filtered coffee and a 12% lower risk of heart disease in men and a 20% lower risk in women. Drinking filtered...

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Chicken protein now comes bottled for convenience

Chicken protein now comes bottled for convenience

5 May 2020

Singaporean workout enthusiast, Brian Chia, brought BE ALPHA meat-based protein smoothies to Singapore where he has found commercial success. He is now looking to expand his meal replacement beverage to the U.S. and other countries.

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FoodWatch condems French supermarket chains’ ‘label scam’ pricing strategy

FoodWatch condems French supermarket chains’ ‘label scam’ pricing strategy

4 May 2020

As French consumers whiz through the aisles to shop for the basic necessities and return to the social distanced safety of their homes, they may not be closely checking labels and can miss the fact that many products are more expensive in larger packag...

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Are chickpeas the next big thing in plant protein?

Are chickpeas the next big thing in plant protein?

3 May 2020

Chickpea protein looks set to take off, as plant protein specialists look beyond the most commonly used options for meat analogues and more.

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