Ingredients


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    Leftovers: Doritos pours on ketchup and mustard; Unilever’s Popsicle inspires Krispy Kreme doughnuts

    Frito-Lay brings the popular condiments to the limited-time snacks, and cannabis company MariMed teams up on THC-infused ice cream.

    By Food Dive staff • Aug. 12, 2022
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    IFF CFO sees ‘meaningful’ cost increases next year

    The ingredients company is rethinking contracts and plans to have discussions with customers on sharing “the burden” of inflation, Glenn Richter said. 

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • Aug. 11, 2022
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    Better-for-you

    The better-for-you trend has made its way into nearly ever facet of the food and beverage space, with the coronavirus pandemic prompting consumers to pay even more attention to what they put in their bodies. 

    By Food Dive staff
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    ADM, Benson Hill partner to scale high-protein soy

    By marrying the agribusiness giant’s scale with the food tech firm’s gene editing capabilities, the companies believe soybeans can reach their full potential as a plant-based ingredient.

    By Aug. 11, 2022
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    Food prices continue to rise even as overall inflation cools

    Food-at-home prices rose 13.1% year-over-year according to July figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, although a few factors could eventually ease the pace of growth.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Aperitif maker Haus to shutter as Constellation reportedly backs out on funding round

    In a tweet, the upstart’s CEO said the three-year-old company is in the process of closing, and without an investor, doesn’t have the cash to support its operations.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Tazo commits to regenerative agriculture with tea relaunch

    The company aims to be carbon-neutral by 2026 through practices like using cover crops and increasing soil biodiversity to grow its ingredients.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
  • Bowls with scoops of a variety of ice cream flavors in different colors sit on a white marble countertop.
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    Leftovers: Salt & Straw adds veggies to ice cream; Snickers seasoning sprinkles on sweetness

    The desserts brand develops five flavors made with ingredients like spinach and fennel, and Fair Earth Farms creates compostable packaging for its new line of salads.

    By Food Dive staff • Aug. 5, 2022
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    Use of low-calorie sweeteners in beverages jumped 36% in a decade, research finds

    As CPGs cut sugar in drinks and foods, they are increasingly choosing “non-nutritive” alternatives, but the shift could come at a cost to consumers’ health, scientists warn. 

    By Aug. 4, 2022
  • A group of people pose with a giant pair of red-handled scissors cutting a blue ribbon in front of Firmenich's new building
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    Firmenich and IFF open high-tech facilities to speed product development

    The Switzerland-based company’s new plant in California strengthens its U.S. presence, while IFF’s culinary design center in Denmark is part of its Re-Imagine Protein Innovation Program.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    Bob’s Red Mill to halt DTC operations

    After selling over the phone, via mail and through its website for years, the flour producer is focusing on wholesale.

    By Caroline Jansen • Aug. 4, 2022
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    Hu debuts milk chocolate

    The Mondelēz-owned clean-label snacking brand’s first confection made with dairy is available in stores and online in five flavors.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
  • Five bottles of different Soylent flavors sit on the shelf of a mini-fridge.
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    How Soylent is bringing plant-based meal replacement into the future

    CEO Demir Vangelov says the company, whose successful evolution from a tech product to a nutritional supplement has invited acquisition rumors, doesn’t take itself too seriously.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    Investing in plant-based proteins is the most cost-effective way to cut emissions, report says

    The study from Blue Horizon and Boston Consulting Group found that not only is food more impactful than several other industrial technologies, it's also the easiest to execute.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
  • A pair of hands works with fermentation equipment in Paleo's lab.
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    How Paleo is using biochemistry to bring plant-based mammoth meat to consumers

    The European startup uses precision fermentation to create heme commonly found in beef, chicken, pork, lamb and tuna — in addition to the long-extinct mammal — to make analogs taste more like the animal proteins they replace.

    By July 28, 2022
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    ADM’s profit jumps 74% on higher grain prices and demand

    CEO Juan Luciano said he is optimistic that Russia’s agreement to end its blockade on Ukrainian ports could open up supplies, but warned of the impact to global food markets if it does not follow through.

    By July 28, 2022
  • A box of Fruit Punch Capri Sun on a blue background with a juice pouch in the foreground.
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    Capri Sun cuts sugar 40% by reformulating with monk fruit

    The largest renovation in the juice pouch brand’s history will put Kraft Heinz more than halfway toward its goal of significant portfolio-wide sugar reduction.

    By Updated July 27, 2022
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    Laird Superfood enters snacking category with new bar

    While its functional foods with clean ingredients are on trend, the upstart has struggled since going public in 2020, with its shares down 91%.

    By July 26, 2022
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    Leftovers: Wright Brand sprays bacon cologne; Hi-Chew lowers its sugar

    The Tyson-owned brand harnesses the scent of the popular meat product, and YumEarth debuts antioxidant-rich lollipops to boost immunity.

    By Food Dive staff • July 22, 2022
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    Research links salt use to premature death

    A study published in European Heart Journal found life expectancy for those who always add the seasoning to food is reduced 1.5 years for women and 2.3 years for men. 

    By July 21, 2022
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    Kerry partners with Upcycled Foods on protein crisp from spent brewing grains

    This new ingredient is the first in a partnership between the global company and the recently renamed maker of the ReGrained brand.

    By July 21, 2022
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    How PepsiCo uses Stubborn Soda to win over new audiences

    The premium beverage, which jumped from a retail offer to a restaurant exclusive, features unique flavor combinations and consumer-friendly attributes like Fair Trade Certified cane sugar.

    By July 21, 2022
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    Kraft Heinz debuts premium line of sauces and spreads

    The offerings, which include Infused Honeys and Crunch Sauces, were developed with award-winning chefs to help consumers who are doing more of their cooking at home.

    By July 20, 2022
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    How 5 food and beverage companies are preparing for a recession

    CEOs are optimistic, but looking at potential changes in consumer behavior and buying power as they lay the groundwork for an uncertain future.

    By July 19, 2022
  • Plant-based section at the Heirloom Market in Philadelphia's Fashion District
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    Why a medical group wants plant-based diets discussed at the White House

    The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine wants the Biden administration to make this eating option a centerpiece of its food policy conference in September.

    By July 19, 2022
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    Lawsuit claims artificial coloring in Skittles makes them 'unfit for human consumption'

    The class action lawsuit takes Mars to task for using titanium dioxide — which is FDA approved but being banned in Europe — in the brightly colored candies.

    By July 18, 2022