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Dry January is soberingly popular in 2021

Dry January is soberingly popular in 2021

19 Jan 2021

Dry January, a month where people commit to going alcohol-free, is setting the stage to be record breaking in 2021. Almost double the number of people (6.5 million up from 3.9 million in 2020) are anticipated to participate this month, according to dat...

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Kraft and Mondelez brands are moving toward gluten-free

Kraft and Mondelez brands are moving toward gluten-free

14 Dec 2020

Kraft Heinz and Mondelez are expanding further into the gluten-free space with the release of gluten-free Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and gluten-free Oreos respectively. Kraft Heinz’s mac and cheese is now available, but Mondelez will not launch its new Or...

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Despite warnings, aspartame remains an authorized additive in the UK

Despite warnings, aspartame remains an authorized additive in the UK

2 Dec 2020

When the UK exits the European Union come the new year, there will not be any change to the list of authorized food additives. This post-transition list will continue to permit aspartame as a food additive despite studies suggesting that its consumptio...

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Height-boosting protein drink launches in Asia

Height-boosting protein drink launches in Asia

27 Nov 2020

After successfully launching in the U.S., Israeli brand Nutritional Growth Solutions introduced its Healthy Height protein shake to the Asia-Pacific market. Alongside the product launch came a successful IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange where the c...

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Cham Foods releases pulse and grain-based instant meals

Cham Foods releases pulse and grain-based instant meals

24 Nov 2020

Israeli based Cham Foods has engineered a line of dry, ready-to-eat pulse- and grain-based instant meals. These new instant meals and soups contain legumes and grains that when hot water is added retain the shape and texture and take only minutes to ma...

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Beyond Meat unveils the next generation of its Beyond Burger

Beyond Meat unveils the next generation of its Beyond Burger

18 Nov 2020

Beyond Meat will release two new versions of its Beyond Burger: one with increased juiciness and the other with an improved nutritional profile. Both burgers will launch across the U.S. in 2021.

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Chr. Hansen sells natural colors business unit to private equity firm

Chr. Hansen sells natural colors business unit to private equity firm

15 Oct 2020

After considering a sale for several months, Chr. Hansen sold its natural colors business to private equity firm EQT IX for EUR 800 million. The deal is expected to officially close in 2021.

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Roquette to open world’s largest pea protein plant in Canada

Roquette to open world’s largest pea protein plant in Canada

14 Oct 2020

As the food industry continues to grapple with the fallout from COVID-19, French ingredient manufacture Roquette remains undaunted in its efforts to ramp up production of its pea protein. The company began investing in expanding its production capabili...

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Canadian non-alcoholic beer brand raises $4 Million

Canadian non-alcoholic beer brand raises $4 Million

15 Sep 2020

Canadian non-alcoholic beer brand Partake Brewing raised $4 million in a Series A funding round led by San Francisco-based equity firm CircleUp Growth Partners. Additional participation in the round came from Export Development Canada (EDC), Natural Pr...

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French meat producers found to not abide by labeling requirements

French meat producers found to not abide by labeling requirements

15 Sep 2020

More than one-third of French meat producers are not complying with meat labeling and traceability requirements, according to an investigation by the country’s Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF).

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Enfamil launches infant formula containing A2 milk proteins

Enfamil launches infant formula containing A2 milk proteins

14 Sep 2020

Infant formula brand Enfamil launched a new, FDA-regulated line containing only A2 milk proteins and the omega-3 protein DHA, a key building block in brain and eye development. The A2-only dairy is sourced directly from European cows that naturally pro...

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Nestlé launches plant-based tuna alternative, Vuna

Nestlé launches plant-based tuna alternative, Vuna

7 Sep 2020

Nestlé is taking a dive into the plant-based seafood market with its new faux tuna brand Vuna. The plant-based tuna debuted in Switzerland in August under the company’s Garden Gourmet line where it is available for retail as well as sold in pre-made sa...

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