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    Egg market may be improving ahead of Easter, but bird flu brings unknowns: Wells Fargo

    As producers work to rebuild flocks, they remain cautious about the impact the virus will have this year, the banking giant's Agri-Food Institute sector manager said.

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    3 lessons for how color can stop the scroll

    Plant-based color brand EXBERRY® by GNT highlights three color roadmaps these creatives are using to stop the scroll, spark a consumer connection and drive sales.

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    Tyson wins COVID lawsuit against meatpacking employees

    The U.S. appeals court in New Orleans granted the meat giant's motion to dismiss the case, stating the workers did not provide evidence they contracted the virus as a result of the company's negligence.

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    Pepsi embraces maximalism for first visual overhaul in 14 years

    Muted tones are out while electric colors and a new “pulse” motif are in as the brand prepares for its next chapter of digital marketing.

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    Kind CEO aims to reach more consumers, bring the brand to other parts of the store

    In an interview, Russell Stokes talked about price increases, how products are faring in the current environment and changes in shopping behaviors.

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    Diageo names its first woman CEO

    After 10 years at the helm of the Britain-based global alcohol giant, Ivan Menezes will retire in June. His successor is COO Debra Crew.

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    WunderEgg cracks the plant-based hard boiled egg

    The new offering from Crafty Counter has drawn incredulous responses on social media as it starts hitting store shelves.

  • The headquarters of the FDA, which has recently issued a recall for Teleflex air filters used in hospital respirators.
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    FDA food and nutrition leader to retire in May

    With the departure of Susan Mayne, neither of the agency’s divisions overseeing food will have a leader, setting the table for a new deputy commissioner to manage a unified department.

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    WSWA calls on Congress to legalize cannabis with alcohol-like regulations

    State laws about the sale of hard beverages should inform legislation dealing with THC and CBD, the trade group said in a letter to Congress last week.

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    New FDA policy would let manufacturers use salt substitutes

    The proposed rule would make the standards of identity for 140 products more flexible, but would not require reformulation to reduce sodium content.

  • Boxes of Halo Top's Triple Berry and Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops on coordinating purple and pink backgrounds, surrounded by strawberries and pieces of granola.
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    Leftovers: Halo Top pops into froyo treats; Takis takes out the spice with nacho cheese snacks

    The better-for-you dessert maker is taking a bite out of another new category, and Unique Snacks combines puffs and pretzels.

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    Momofuku Goods raises $17.5M

    The pantry essentials brand was spun off from Momofuku in 2020 and will use the funding to grow its product offerings in an increasingly competitive field.

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    Biotechnology should be used to improve nutrition, sustainability and resiliency of food, Biden report says

    The new document sets out “bold goals” to improve areas that include human health and supply chain management. It follows a September executive order that made this kind of technology a national priority.

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    Nestlé says less than 40% of its sales come from food and beverage offerings considered healthy

    The CPG giant, which has vowed to be more transparent about the nutritional value of its entire global portfolio, said it is the first company to disclose such information.

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    PepsiCo pledges to invest $216M into regenerative agriculture

    The soda and snacks giant is partnering with farm groups on new projects that aim to cut three million metric tons of emissions by 2030.

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    Best known for its iconic confections, Hershey hits its stride in salty snacks

    Kristen Riggs, who oversees brands such as SkinnyPop popcorn and Dot’s pretzels, said the 129-year-old company is building scale and grabbing market share as it evolves into a major player in both sweet and salty foods.

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    White Claw enters premium vodka as sales for hard seltzer languish

    The beverage manufacturer's venture into spirits comes amid an industrywide wave of new, innovative alcoholic beverages.

  • A brown plate of brownies made with FiberSmart sits on a dark wood table with a dark green cloth napkin under the plate on the left side.
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    Tapioca starch sweetener gets GRAS status from the FDA

    Anderson Advanced Ingredients’ FiberSmart is 20% as sweet as sugar and also can replace maltodextrin, the company says.

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    Race for regulation of cell-based meat

    Eat Just gets FDA clearance for cultivated meat in US

    Good Meat chicken, which has been approved for sale in Singapore since 2020, is the second cell-based meat item to get the first green light from the federal government.

    Updated March 22, 2023
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    Why Future Farm is getting into plant-based milk and honey

    The Brazilian company known for its meat analogs is expanding its platform, making plans to provide varieties of many food items found on the farm.

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    Tyson invests $70M to build new Arkansas hatchery

    The 131,000-square-foot facility will triple capacity and improve operational efficiency, the company said. The announcement comes less than a week after it said it would close two other plants.

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    McCormick’s plastic spice bottles changed to maintain freshness longer

    The first redesign to the packaging in nearly 40 years is made partly with recycled content, leaving it with a smaller carbon footprint, the company said.

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    Miyoko’s Creamery founder accuses the company of gender discrimination and misusing her name

    Miyoko Schinner claims in a lawsuit her removal as CEO of the business she started was retaliation for complaining to investors and HR that she was unfairly treated because she is a woman.

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    Three ways global food brands can stay competitive

    As the cost of living rises across the world, companies must embrace artificial intelligence and other digital technologies to maintain a low-cost base, write Stuart Gilby and Duncan Macfarlane of PA Consulting.

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    Leftovers: March Madness-inspired ice and fire — Coors popsicles and Hormel basketball court-smoked bacon

    The brewer’s frozen treats will be sold online and in select bars as the Big Dance heats up, and B&G provides a way to add the taste of Girl Scout Thin Mints to everything. 

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    Jury sides with Constellation over AB InBev in Corona and Modelo hard seltzer dispute

    A jury agreed Constellation’s license to distribute the beers allowed it to enter into other alcoholic beverage categories such as Corona Hard Seltzer and Modelo Ranch Water, Reuters reports.