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    Sugar Association updates its sweetener labeling petition after 2 years of regulatory inaction

    The industry group first asked the FDA to change the rules in 2020, arguing consumers don't know when they are consuming other sweeteners.

    By March 8, 2022
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    Unilever commits to annual nutritional report

    The global CPG giant says it will publish its first report measuring its food products against governmental health goals by October.

    By March 8, 2022
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    Natural and organic

    Natural and organic foods have caught a brisk tailwind during the pandemic, as consumers increasingly seek out food options with a health halo.

    By Food Dive staff
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    DOJ investigates poultry companies over anticompetitive labor practices, WSJ reports

    The government is reviewing whether producers engaged in sharing information about employment practices that kept wages lower for workers.

    By March 4, 2022
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    Consumers believe inflation is significantly higher than it actually is, survey finds

    The increase in prices has overtaken the pandemic as a top concern, prompting some consumers to turn to private label or larger pack sizes, according to Dunnhumby's Consumer Pulse Survey.

    By Sam Silverstein • Feb. 28, 2022
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    Califf confirmed as FDA chief in close vote, ending protracted vacancy

    While food policy issues didn't figure much in the confirmation fight, he will have many important labeling and safety challenges before him.

    By , Jonathan Gardner • Feb. 15, 2022
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    Beer industry scrutinized by Treasury Department following wave of consolidation

    In a new report, the department said the DOJ and FTC should examine the way they review mergers in the sector while paying "particular skepticism to claims of efficiencies" in assessing future deals.

    By Feb. 10, 2022
  • Tyson's profits soar amid higher meat prices

    Shares of the company hit an all-time high this week after it reported that demand for its meat products has not eased despite price increases.

    By Feb. 9, 2022
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    What a raft of CPG rebrands portend for marketer priorities in 2022

    M&M's, Anheuser-Busch and Coca-Cola refreshes serve as a reminder that marketers can connect purpose to brand identity — if it's authentic.

    By Chris Kelly • Feb. 4, 2022
  • Ferrara wins lawsuit banning look-alike THC-laced Nerds

    The ruling — in which edibles maker Higharchy has been directed to pay all profits from the copycat products to the Chicago confectioner — is the latest in a string of defeats for marijuana candy companies.

    By Feb. 2, 2022
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    Chicken of the Sea price fixing settlements totaling $39.5M approved

    A judge's acceptance of the three deals with buyers who accused the company of colluding to increase canned tuna prices caps nearly 10 years of antitrust litigation.

    By Jan. 31, 2022
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    SCOTUS upholds stay on OSHA's vaccine mandate

    Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said he was "disappointed" by the decision, but that the Biden administration would continue to hold businesses accountable for protecting workers.

    By Ryan Golden • Updated Jan. 13, 2022
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    Stonyfield co-founder enlists consumers, retailers to help Northeast organic dairy farms

    The yogurt maker aims to boost dozens of small farmers in the region after Danone's Horizon and Maple Hill Creamery chose not to renew their supply contracts.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    Why food companies should rethink the financial benefits of ESG

    Environmental, social and governance offers CPGs the opportunity to unlock value for investors, customers and talent, writes Molly Podolefsky of Guidehouse.

    By Molly Podolefsky • Jan. 5, 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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    Biden gives small meat processors $1B to support competition

    The administration aims to help independent players in a market dominated by large processors and make products more affordable to consumers.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    Fresh Express salad outbreak sickens 10, kills 1

    After the strain of listeria was detected in bagged romaine and sweet butter lettuce, the company shut down the Illinois plant that processed it and recalled more than 200 SKUs in 19 states.

    By Dec. 22, 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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    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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    Tyson to conduct racial equity audit

    In response to a petition outlining accusations of discrimination, a third party will review the meat giant's business practices and compose a report that will be available to the public.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    Labor crisis roils the food industry

    Biden denounces Kellogg's plan to replace striking workers

    In a statement, the president offered support for legislation that would prevent permanent replacement hiring, while also urging the company and workers’ union to settle their differences.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Cutting meat, produce and cereal waste would have greatest environmental impact: EPA

    In a new report, the agency said households and restaurants account for half of all waste, while food processing is responsible for 34 million metric tons per year.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    Where the dollars go: Lobbying a big business for large food and beverage CPGs

    Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, AB InBev and 27 other companies spend close to $40 million a year on issues including trade and taxes in an effort to make their voices heard by lawmakers and regulators.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    Kraft Heinz, Tyson among 9 companies to receive FTC order for supply chain data

    The information the agency will solicit is at the forefront of supply chain managers' day-to-day operations, such as the disruptions to obtaining and transporting products.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Nov. 30, 2021
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    Biden nominates Robert Califf to return as FDA head

    If confirmed by Congress, the cardiologist could shape the framework for cell-based meat and finish the work he started five years ago defining controversial labeling terms.

    By Ned Pagliarulo , Jonathan Gardner , Updated Nov. 12, 2021