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April 2014 Issue
Last Updated Wednesday, April 23 2014
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Post Holdings to Acquire Michael Foods
Published April 17, 2014
The Michael Foods acquisition will be Post's largest transaction to date. Read More »
Front of Package Labeling Leads to Better Consumer Understanding & Choices
Published April 16, 2014
Those with lower education levels showed proportionately higher gains in identification of nutrients and percent daily values when information was present on the front of food packages. Read More »
Published April 16, 2014
Iron is crucial for the development of infants and toddlers, yet fortifying children’s foods with this essential mineral can be challenging. Iron typically has an unappealing metallic taste and can cause digestive issues, such as constipation.… Read More »
NCN Reports on 2013’s Top Health & Wellness Industry Transactions
Published April 10, 2014
The healthy food category saw the most activity in 2013 led by 64 acquisitions. Read More »
A Cup of Joe with Immune Support
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published April 10, 2014
Reishi mushrooms used to enhance flavor and provide immune boosting beta-glucans. Read More »
Published April 8, 2014
Research published in the academic journal Psychopharmacology suggests green tea extract increases the brain's effective connectivity. Read More »
The Rise of Functional Smoothies
By Diana Cowland, Senior Health & Wellness Analyst, Euromonitor International
Published April 8, 2014
As consumers turn away from conventional 100% juice products, manufacturers are turning attention to smoothies, but can they cut back on sugar? Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
NP Nutra has launched Dragonfruit, also known as Pitaya—a distinctively colorful fruit that contains vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. NP Nutra’s Dragonfruit P.E. 10:1 is a water-soluble extract that can be applied to supplements, smooth… Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
OmniActive Health Technologies has launched CurcuWIN turmeric extract (20% curcuminoids), providing bioavailable curcuminoids in the ratio they are found naturally. OmniActive utilized its patented UltraSOL Dry Nutrient System Technology, a molecula… Read More »
Flourishing Flora: Probiotics & Prebiotics Market Update
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published April 1, 2014
Emerging science and broadened consumer awareness propel the probiotic and prebiotic categories to mainstream status. Read More »
Published March 27, 2014
A study, soon-to-be published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, found that athletes who consumed a beverage with Cluster Dextrin had lower levels of interleukin following vigorous exercise, compared to those who used a glucose-b… Read More »
Opportunities in Healthy Aging
By Patrick Morris, Communications Manager, Fortitech Premixes
Published March 27, 2014
As Boomers face many age-related health issues, fortified foods and beverages appeal to a growing audience. Read More »
Snacking On The Rise Among Consumers
Published March 24, 2014
Fifty one percent of consumers report eating snacks at lease twice a day. Read More »
Published March 19, 2014
Consumers are driving growth among “free from” food products by avoiding certain ingredients that are perceived to be unhealthy. Read More »
Dannon Pledges to Improve Yogurt Nutrition
Published March 14, 2014
Dannon made a commitment to the Partnership for a Healthier America to improve its yogurt's nutrient density by 10%, while reducing total sugar and fat. Read More »
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