Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The price of food rose 0.2% for U.S. consumers in February, following a 0.1% increase to start the year, says the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI). Overall, food prices remained flat last month compared to February 2016. The food...
The upward trend of food costs continues. In March, the overall food index rose 0.3%, following a 0.2% increase in February, according the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report. Here’s a closer look at the March Index numbers. Steady price...
WASHINGTON, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roughly 90 percent of Easter baskets will include chocolate or candy, according to a national survey by the National Confectioners Association. "Americans enjoy having chocolate and candy to help make celebrations like Easter even...
The findings are very preliminary and, so far, only in mice...but, according to Science Daily, new research suggests that a bacteria found in yogurt may be able to reduce symptoms of depression. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of...
Almost 6 in 10 Americans report having household discussions about the meaning of food date labels, and 4 in 10 say they've had disagreements about whether to keep a food product or throw it away, according to a new...
Food manufacturers have been scrambling to meet consumers' demands for healthier processed foods. They've reformulated their products to reduce or eliminate added sugars, preservatives, and certain fats. But there's been one stubborn holdout: sodium. A study published last year showed...
Food science researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new edible film wrap to keep food fresh. Professor Yanyun Zhao and her team have created edible film in the past, but unlike other edible films, this one is...
Manufacturers are steadily warming up to the idea of content marketing. CMI's Manufacturing Content Marketing: 2017 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America, released last November, found that 85% of manufacturers use content marketing, and 97% of those who use it report...
As population growth outpaces the world’s food supply, smart food manufacturers need to develop new protein sources out of plants, algae, and insects to rely less and less on livestock, according to CB Insights' Feeding the Future report. By...
A report from flavor producer Fona International says the food industry might be phasing out the use of “natural” claims sooner rather than later because the lack of a formal, FDA-approved definition of the word is causing more problems...