Chicken wings are one of the hottest American foods - and Americans are eating so many that their appetite is sending prices to a record and helping lift profits for poultry processors.
In a long-term study of the latest treatment for peanut allergy, scientists in Australia report that an immune-based therapy helped children allergic to peanuts eat them without reactions for four years.
From Amazon to Walmart to Wall Street and Unilever, everyone is watching the meal kit delivery services space, which has mushroomed to $5-billion in sales, as reported in Meal Kits Delivery Services in the US, 2nd Edition , a new research report by Packaged Facts.
In December 2016, FSSC 22000 launched version 4 of its international food safety and quality management system certification Scheme. Well known food safety expert, Linda Jackson of Food Focus, advises what will you have to do to comply.
Cargill, the massive global agricultural conglomerate with a vast meat business, has invested in Memphis Meats, a startup developing cell-cultured meats.
Bone broth attracts an unusually — it has to be said — visceral cultural divide. Mention it online and every word of praise for it as a magical elixir will be matched by a scoff that it’s “hipster” hogwash.
Functional food brand, Futurelife, began in 2007 as a social project to help improve the lives of malnourished and disadvantaged people in sub-Saharan Africa. It's now taking big bites out of the breakfast cereal market and enjoying exponential growth.
Australian orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Gary Fettke, is in the headlines there for similar reasons that Prof Tim Noakes is in them here in SA. Fettke recently drew some more gasps with a keynote talk asserting the extraordinary and totally unscientific influence of Seventh Day Adventists in shaping mainstream nutrition guidelines.
Innovation and disruption – it’s creating dramatic change throughout the entire food industry, but perhaps most notably in the case of the dairy market, where traditional dairy products are battling plant-based dairy alternative options for shelf space and consumer dollars.
The news that, after 106 years, Captain Scott’s fruitcake was found by the Antarctic Heritage Trust and “smelled edible”, raises the question: are there other foods that have similar staying power? The answer is, yes, several.
Precise weighing of every bit of waste in the furniture giant’s popular cafeterias is designed to create a culture that creates innovative solutions to food scraps. [This may relate to food service but has FMCG industry lessons, too. Ed]
The consumers’ shift away from sugar consumption is an important driver behind significant changes in the food and beverage industry, asserts a new Rabobank report.
Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil. Fipronil is banned in human food production because it can be harmful to human health if ingested in sufficiently large quantities.
Genetically engineered salmon has reached the dinner table. AquaBounty Technologies, the company in Maynard, Massachusetts, that developed the fish, announced on 4 August that it has sold some 4.5 tonnes of its hotly debated product to customers in Canada.
New forces are shaping the future of food, according to several Cargill researchers and marketers who recently attended the Future of Food-Tech summit in New York City, where investors, scientists, and food makers gathered to talk about what’s behind the trends in food innovation and investment.
The oh-so-Instagrammable clean-eating food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. [A brilliant essay. Long read. Ed]
Scouting out new products and cutting-edge innovation is likely one of the key, and the best, parts of the job for members of food companies' marketing teams. Here's some advice from a class outfit, New Nutrition Business, the London-based consultancy that's an astute and long-experienced master of NPD/trend-watching.