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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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MÜNZING extends portfolio of ORGANIC CERTIFIED food additives

MÜNZING extends portfolio of ORGANIC CERTIFIED food additives

7 May 2020

MÜNZING’s antifoams for food processing MAGRABAR® 4000 and MAGRABAR® 4010 are now certified ORGANIC.

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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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The shifting global market for digestive health

The shifting global market for digestive health

2 May 2020

Maintaining digestive health is a major focus for consumers, and related claims on foods, beverages and supplements continue to grow worldwide. What are the main areas of focus for global manufacturers?

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A food crisis is brewing in the United States

A food crisis is brewing in the United States

1 May 2020

Food banks in the United States are overrun by demand, and Feeding America, the organization that coordinates food banks in the U.S., estimates that an additional $1.4 billion is required to meet the skyrocketing need in the six months.

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Plastics manufacturers transforms muffin containers into PPE

Plastics manufacturers transforms muffin containers into PPE

30 Apr 2020

In response to the ongoing shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the United States, FMCG plastic packaging manufacturer Novolex has retrofitted its production lines at four North American facilities to produce isolation gowns and face shie...

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COVID-19 has made Americans 50% more confident in the kitchen

COVID-19 has made Americans 50% more confident in the kitchen

29 Apr 2020

America has gotten back to cooking as prolonged lockdowns and quarantines force individuals to stay inside and rely on their culinary skills to feed themselves. The result of this extra time spent indoors is that 54% of consumers report they are cookin...

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Banana imports from the Philippines expected to drop 40%

Banana imports from the Philippines expected to drop 40%

28 Apr 2020

Asia’s banana supply may take a hit in the upcoming months as lockdowns have curtailed the Philippines’ ability to harvest and export its banana crop. The country, which is the world’s second-biggest banana exporter, predicted its banana shipments may ...

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