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    Research suggests using more packaging could cut food waste

    Ameripen, which backed consumer research by Michigan State University, says findings could spark a closer look at date labeling and other on-pack messaging as well as how to balance freshness features with weight concerns.

    By Maria Rachal • Nov. 21, 2023
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    Snickers maker Mars to buy UK chocolatier for $665M

    The purchase of Hotel Chocolat expands the confectionery giant’s presence in the region and increases its exposure to premium offerings.

    By Nov. 16, 2023
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Food Dive

    The food and beverage industry is changing rapidly and the actions companies take this year are likely to play a major role in defining their future. 

    By Food Dive staff
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    ‘Startup nation’ at war: How Israel’s food tech sector is handling upheaval

    The country has been a hotbed for the tech sector, especially for food, but the Israel-Hamas war has put employee engagement and product development initiatives on hold.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    California poultry processors face preliminary injunction for violating child labor laws

    Children were working long hours on production lines at Exclusive Poultry and two other companies.

    By Nathan Owens • Oct. 31, 2023
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    Sanderson Farms cleared in blockbuster price-fixing case

    A unanimous jury decision exonerated the chicken company in one of the largest antitrust cases involving the poultry industry.

    By Nathan Owens • Oct. 30, 2023
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    Opinion

    How to safely harness generative AI for productivity gains in food and beverage businesses

    There’s a lot of promise for the technology, but it could cause more harm than good if it’s not implemented properly.

    By Thor Olof Philogène • Oct. 25, 2023
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    Meat snack maker fined $140K, faced shipping restrictions for child labor violations

    The U.S. Department of Labor is ramping up enforcement activity and putting employers "on notice" as it reports a significant rise in the number of children illegally working at facilities.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Oct. 13, 2023
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    California makes history as first state to ban food additives linked to disease

    The state’s Food Safety Act takes effect in 2027 and will prohibit the sale of common ingredients in products like candy and soda.

    By Oct. 12, 2023
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    Opinion

    Guardians of the franchise: Safeguarding success in the competitive landscape

    Since launching a new product offers only one chance at success, optimizing it to its fullest potential becomes crucial.

    By Katie Fellows • Oct. 11, 2023
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    US pea protein producers undercut by cheap Chinese imports

    Products made with the ingredient are growing in popularity, but domestic manufacturers are in “grave peril,” producer Puris claims.

    By Oct. 5, 2023
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    Nestlé vows to increase sales of healthier foods by 2030

    The world’s largest food company said it wants to boost sales of better-for-you products by as much as $27.3 billion by the end of this decade, a 50% increase from 2022.

    By Sept. 29, 2023
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    How a government shutdown will impact food safety, nutrition

    Unless Congress reaches a deal on spending before Sunday, programs and services overseen by the FDA and the USDA could end or be curtailed in the coming days and weeks.

    By Sept. 29, 2023
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    Consumers back diet colas from Coke, PepsiCo despite aspartame’s possible ties to cancer

    Since May, consumption intent for top brands in the category grew by 2%, outpacing regular sodas, according to a HundredX survey.

    By Sept. 21, 2023
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    Dairy industry teams with cybersecurity group to beef up defenses

    As cyber crimes become more prevalent, the International Dairy Foods Association joins other food companies in efforts to share information and bolster protections.

    By Nathan Owens • Sept. 19, 2023
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    What Biden’s cannabis rescheduling review could mean for food and beverage

    Analysts said the administration’s recommended update will not spur greater availability of items, even as demand for the products continues to grow.

    By Sept. 12, 2023
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    Danone joins corporate alliance to turn food waste into renewable energy

    The dairy giant and other industry leaders are partnering with Vanguard Renewables to mitigate climate impacts by using anaerobic digesters on dairy farms.

    By Nathan Owens • Sept. 11, 2023
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    Cargill exec named IFT board president

    Sean Leighton will assume the position as the organization deals with safety issues around items such as cultivated meat and alternative proteins.

    By Sept. 6, 2023
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    FDA names former environmental official as top food regulator

    James Jones, the agency’s first deputy commissioner for human foods, will set and advance priorities related to safety and innovation.

    By Aug. 23, 2023
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    Miyoko’s Creamery’s new CEO is going ‘back to the basics’

    Having served in the position for just two weeks, Stuart Kronauge is looking to simplify the brand’s message to reach a broader consumer base.

    By Aug. 22, 2023
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    Gen Z’s complicated relationship with food comes down to taste, affordability

    Ketchum research found while sustainability, animal welfare and LGBTQ rights are important factors for these consumers, they are not significant purchase drivers.

    By Aug. 16, 2023
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    Beverage makers respond to EPA’s draft plastic pollution prevention strategy

    PepsiCo, American Beverage, the Consumer Brands Association and others weighed in on defining key terms like “single-use,” EPR policies, recycled content research and more.

    By Maria Rachal • Aug. 14, 2023
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    From prediction to production: A timeline of cultivated meat

    After roughly two decades of research and development, there are dozens of companies transforming the product from science fiction to reality.

    By July 31, 2023
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    Yough aims to disrupt frozen pizza space with the help of Greek yogurt

    The brand said its higher protein dough helps it stand out against crusts made with chickpeas and cauliflower — as it plots a future expansion into other baked goods.

    By July 21, 2023
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    USDA teams with states to crack down on anti-competitiveness in food

    The department will work with more than 30 attorneys general to address practices viewed as unfriendly to consumers, even as economists remain mixed on consolidation’s effect on inflation.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • July 19, 2023
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    DOJ fails to block US Sugar’s $315M purchase of Imperial Sugar

    An appeals court in Philadelphia said the government failed to prove the purchase, first announced in 2021, would raise prices for U.S. consumers and businesses.

    By July 17, 2023