chocolate

Berlin, Germany—Many people turn to chocolate as a feel-good treat during stressful times. Well, the “Ahh…that’s better” effect of chocolate isn’t psychological; it’s biological, according to research published in the Journal of Proteome Research.

cheese

Last year, the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements went into effect, mandating country of origin labeling of meats, produce and nuts. Now, these regulations may extend into the dairy sector as well...

soybeans

Broomfield, CO—WhiteWave Foods, which operates under Dallas, TX-based Dean Foods, has been under the microscope lately about the transition of its Silk soymilk from organic to non-organic.

Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

personal care products

It may not be long before we see shampoos, moisturizers and soaps made with organic ingredients bearing that familiar green and white USDA Organic seal.

man looking at product

Chicago, IL—Market trend predictions for the packaged goods industry reported by Mintel, a global market research consultancy, forecast a facelift in 2010. As the recession recedes, manufacturers will lure consumers out of hiding with new package design and merchandising strategies.

greens

Washington, D.C.—A unanimous vote by a U.S. Senate committee has brought food safety reform a step closer to reality. The hope among many is that the full Senate will approve the food safety bill early this year, though the timing could change given that its attention is still being tied up with the healthcare reform debate.

capsule

Washington, D.C.—Led by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), a group of advocates have petitioned the U.S. Institute of Medicine on the topic of establishing standards for the dietary intake of EPA and DHA omega-3s, commonly found in fish oil and other dietary supplements.

reishi

East Rutherford, NJ—As of the first of this month, Maitake Products, Inc. changed its name to Mushroom Wisdom, Inc. According to the company, the new name better represents the company’s diverse line of mushroom supplements, which includes its newly launched Amyloban 3399 Lion’s Mane supplement and other medicinal mushrooms like reishi, turkey tail, cordyceps and more.