Ingredients


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    Leftovers: Dolly Parton adds dazzle to Jeni's; Campbell supersizes Goldfish crackers

    The premium ice cream brand is relaunching the country star's Strawberry Pretzel Pie variety, while Bolthouse Farms gives its juice, smoothie and shots lineup an immunity boost.

    By Food Dive staff • Jan. 14, 2022
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    How fava beans could become the next big thing in plant protein

    The pulses are making high-profile appearances in products such as Beyond Chicken, and new research and facilities could elevate the ingredient's quality and reach.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Nestlé cuts sugar, adopts more sustainable packaging for Carnation Breakfast Essentials

    The nutrient-rich beverage aimed at kids and teens is now available in Tetra Pak cartons made with responsibly sourced paper.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Olam Food Ingredients, Brightseed to examine health benefits of black pepper and garlic

    The two will leverage artificial intelligence to determine how regions, cultivars, growing conditions and processing methods affect phytochemical expression and bioactive potency.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Chobani expands fast-growing creamer business with new plant-based offering

    The creamers — made from coconut, sunflower and pea protein — complement its other two products in the category made from cream and oats. Sales have grown 120% during the past year. 

    By Updated Jan. 11, 2022
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    Butter prices skyrocket 40% on labor, supply woes: USDA

    Decreased cow herds, a driver and worker shortage, and higher packaging costs have led to a huge price hike for the dairy product.

    By Jan. 10, 2022
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    Dole seeks acquisitions, sourcing shifts to grow produce supply

    The company is focusing on growing its presence in high-selling categories like berries and avocados as it navigates supply disruptions to other products. 

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Jan. 10, 2022
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    Leftovers: PepsiCo brings potato chips to booze; Truly mixes up its seltzer lineup with margaritas

    The snack and beverage giant partners with Eastside Distilling to add Lay's potato flavor to vodka, while Doritos Cool Ranch turns up the heat.

    By Food Dive staff • Jan. 7, 2022
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    Chipotle, KFC and Donatos ring in 2022 with plant-based launches

    Two out of the three products are limited-time offerings, but come as the plant-based meat market is expected to grow more than 20% per year through 2028. 

    By Alicia Kelso • Jan. 7, 2022
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    Oterra makes first US acquisition with Food Ingredient Solutions

    The purchase of the New Jersey-based natural color and antioxidant producer adds to a string of deals by the former Chr. Hansen division.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    Sweegen to bring brazzein to market through synthetic biology

    The sweetener maker partnered with biotech company Conagen to create the rare sweet protein from an African fruit through enzymes and fermentation.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    FDA plans to approve gum arabic as dietary fiber

    The agency cited studies showing the positive effects the ingredient has on human health, such as the reduction of blood glucose and insulin levels.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    GMO labeling not likely to impact purchase decisions, study says

    Research found voluntary certification from the Non-GMO Project had a greater influence on consumers than the type of mandatory disclosure that went into effect this week.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    6 trends shaping food and beverage growth in 2022

    The lingering effects of the pandemic will continue to influence everything from consumers' meal choices to the ability of manufacturers to meet demand.

    By , , Jan. 4, 2022
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    M&A deals that shaped the ingredients space in 2021

    Consumer trends toward clean label, gut health and sweeteners helped drive some of the biggest acquisitions over the past year.

    By Food Dive staff • Dec. 23, 2021
  • Bonumose is set for 2022 tagatose launch

    The sweetener maker has received approval for its enzyme-based method of producing the rare sugar, and has a distribution partnership in place with ASR Group.

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    Flavor trends focus on health and wellness in 2022, Flavorchem predicts

    In its forecast for next year, the ingredients company highlights growing consumer interest in immunity, nonalcoholic beverages and CBD in shaping product taste notes toward fruit and botanical blends.

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    Who wins in food industry class action cases?

    Litigation can be long and expensive and relief can be hard to come by, as consumers find themselves with small rewards and brands struggle with keeping their reputations intact. 

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    Why are so many class action lawsuits filed against the food industry?

    In 2020, the number of court cases from consumers claiming that food and drink companies deceived them hit an all-time high, according to statistics compiled by law firm Perkins Coie.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Coolhaus acquired by Perfect Day-affiliated The Urgent Company

    The premium ice cream maker, which is being purchased for an undisclosed price, will eventually make all of its dairy products with animal-free proteins.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    With consumers focused on immune health, adaptogens take center stage

    Experts say the herbs' functional properties, from improving the gut microbiome to relieving stress, have boosted its applications in food and beverages, including new product lines from PepsiCo and Mondelēz.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    Motif FoodWorks launches heme ingredient and announces new production facility

    Hemami, made through precision fermentation, can give plant-based meat a more authentic taste, the company said. It will be one of the components made in the planned 65,000-square-foot center set to open in 2022.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    Tindle's new take on plant-based chicken gets ready for its US debut

    In just a year and a half, Singapore-based Next Gen Foods has raised $30 million for its clean-label and culinary-friendly poultry analog, and plans for this country to eventually be its largest market.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    The Every Company gets $175M investment

    The funds will help the animal-free egg white company continue its expansion and commercialization of its ingredients made by precision fermentation.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    Tcho chocolate becomes 100% plant-based

    Doubling down on its sustainability commitment, the California-based craft confectioner is introducing all new bars and has vowed that all of its products will be animal-free by 2023. 

    By Dec. 6, 2021