• Three black heart-shaped boxes of Sour Patch Kids Sour Hearts candy, with black candy hearts around them. The candy and boxes are on a black background with red broken hearts.
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    Leftovers: Sour Patch Kids paints Valentine’s Day black; Häagen-Dazs crafts butter cookie cones

    The Mondelēz-owned brand targets consumers who aren’t fond of the romantic holiday with its new candy, and Nutella debuts its first new snacks in the U.S. in more than a decade.

    By Food Dive staff • Feb. 3, 2023
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    Kellogg sees positive results from sustainable rice farming pilot

    The cereal giant said the project, focused in the Lower Mississippi River Basin growing area, will inform its approach to other sustainability endeavors.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Maturation of the Plant-Based Meat Category

    While plant-based meat’s sales growth is slowing, investment and innovation in the space is continuing. There’s a lot coming into the space, from companies with new ideas to studies showing positive effects on sustainability.

    By Food Dive staff
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    Michroma raises $6.4M to speed commercialization of natural red food color

    The company, which ferments bioengineered fungi to produce a pigment, received funds from General Mills-backed Supply Change Capital, Dr. Oetker and CJ CheilJedang.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Halo Top enters baking mix category

    The maker of better-for-you treats is launching its first product lines outside the ice cream space after another year of slowing sales for its flagship frozen desserts.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
  • A raw plant-based salmon filet made by New School Foods on a marble surface with lemon slices and herbs in the foreground and bowls in the background.
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    How New School Foods uses new ideas to make raw plant-based salmon

    The research-focused startup is emerging from stealth with a $12 million seed round it will use to come to restaurants in 2024.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Egg prices to remain high for as long as bird flu continues, experts say

    After prices more than doubled over the past year, producers are grappling with the impact of the virus while politicians and activists call for investigations into potential price gouging.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
  • A bowl with two strips of chicken atop cooked grains sits on a wooden cutting board, which is on a gray marble surface. Lettuce and cut purple potatoes are next to it.
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    International flavors and unconventional mashups top Kerry’s taste trends

    In the ingredients company’s 10th annual review of up-and-coming flavors across the globe, consumers are hoping to travel with their tastebuds, try unconventional pairings and get spicy in 2023.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Food companies say they can reduce their emissions this year. Experts are skeptical.

    Academics and environmental groups say CPGs’ reliance on regenerative agriculture and carbon credits may not be enough to realistically hit their time-based goals.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Leftovers: Hormel brings chili cheese beer to the Super Bowl party; Dolly Parton adds to her baking line

    The craft lager made in partnership with Modist Brewing Co has a “chip-like” base, spices and cheese powder; and Sara Lee mixes vegetables into white bread.

    By Food Dive staff • Jan. 27, 2023
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    BetterSeeds creates GMO cowpeas to replace soy

    The Israeli company’s bioengineered plant could stand up straight and be harvested just like the commodity oilseed crop, which is harder to grow in hotter, drier conditions.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    FDA plans consumer study on front-of-pack labeling

    Research announced in the Federal Register this week will likely show 3,000 consumers different options and examine their understanding and reactions.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Perdue’s new chicken products lean into at-home cooking and snacking trends

    Flavor-Infused Chicken is fully cooked sous vide bites, while Chicken Plus Snackers are a flavor-forward extension to the company’s plant-based hybrid line.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
  • Several people plate and prepare small white dishes that include Aleph Farms cultivated steak in an assembly line.
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    Cultivated beef can be kosher, Israel’s top rabbi says

    Aleph Farms is the first cell-based meat company to get an opinion on how its products fit in with religious dietary restrictions. It is working on similar reviews with Muslim and Hindu leaders.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    USDA issues rule strengthening organic program

    The final rule requires more certification, documentation and training to ensure that products bearing the government-regulated seal meet the standards. It goes into effect in March 2024.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Ayana Bio invests $3M to create healthy ingredients from chocolate

    The biological research company will cultivate polyphenol-rich cacao cells to add nutrition to a variety of food and drink items — but will not make candy.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Live Green Co adds precision fermentation to enhance recommendations

    The new division brings new proteins into the reformulations its Charaka platform is able to make.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Why food and beverage cases make up the majority of the ‘most ridiculous’ lawsuits

    Three-quarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform’s list of cases are proposed class action suits claiming ingredient and label information on CPG food and drink items are misleading.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    PepsiCo overhauls recipe for its Zero Sugar cola

    The change, which creates a drink the company says more closely mirrors its namesake beverage, could help it gain ground on Coca-Cola's Zero Sugar offering.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    The next move in organic vitamin c

    Organic ingredients bring added value to natural immune products moving away from synthetic vitamin c.

    Jan. 17, 2023
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    Molson Coors debuts nonalcoholic RTD cocktail line

    The company is only selling its Roxie drinks online to test the waters and see how they perform.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    Leftovers: Kelly Clarkson, Jonas Brothers bring popcorn to the BBQ; Breyers goes oat-ally non-dairy

    The music stars collaborated on a sweet and smoky flavor, and International Delight brings the ‘90s nostalgia with a creamer inspired by the popular sitcom “Friends.”

    By Food Dive staff • Jan. 13, 2023
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    FDA allows more vitamin D fortification in cereal and bars

    Kellogg filed the petition to bump up the nutrient level of its products as consumers increasingly value health and immunity.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
  • Cones of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream stick out of a glass jar with an ice cream scoop and spoons on a blurred counter background.
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    Kerry negotiating 500M euro sale of sweet ingredients business

    The divestment would free the company up to expand in higher-growth areas, and would help potential buyer IRCA become a global leader in components for the segment.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Leftovers: Kind softens its approach to granola; Hippeas takes on Doritos

    The Mars-owned snacking brand’s new launch brings a chewier texture to its classic offering, and Rasa taps into adaptogens for new brews.

    By Food Dive staff • Jan. 6, 2023
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    Benson Hill sells Fresh division for $21M to concentrate on ingredients

    Agribusiness company IMG Enterprises closed on its Florida facility, real estate, and packhouse at the end of 2022 and will complete the transaction through a stock purchase this year.

    By Jan. 6, 2023