News from industry food companies.

Chips. Cookies. Nuts. Popcorn. America has a love affair with snacks.

The long awaited revision of the Nutrition Facts panel seems near, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent proposed guidelines for new labels to the White House, the AP reported. The agency has been promising to propose new regulations for some time, as calls to bring the panel up to date with the current concerns of nutritionists have continued.

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London, England—Eating more foods with high levels of flavonoids could reduce the risk of diabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

Terms like gourmet, delectable and healthful converge in the healthy indulgences category, where consumer demand is growing and product makers are innovating. To stay on top of this market, take heed of these trends and marketing perspectives.

Nazareth Secret introduced Dates & Halva Spread, Honey, Herbal Tea and Handcrafted Candles to North American retailers. The honey is produced from Starthistle of the Nazareth Mountains, the dates are picked from Jordan Valley palm trees and the candles are handmade in the Galilee Mountains. The 100% natural spread is prized for its aroma, rich brown color and unique flavor. Their Morning Herbal Tea contains refreshing sage and rosemay, while the relaxing Evening Herbal Tea has geraniumand rose flowers.

Tofurky, a Turtle Island Foods brand, now offers meat-free Pockets. Made with organic soy, the heat-and-go, non-GMO Pockets come in BBQ Chick’n, Pepperoni Pizza and Turk’y Broccoli and Cheddar. Also new are vegan Quiche and a vegan-friendly meat- and egg-free Pot Pie.

New to the Crunchies line of freeze-dried fruits and vegetables is a Grapes variety. These grab-and-go packets of crunchy, red, seedless grapes have no sugar added. Other flavors from Crunchies include Blueberries, Mango and Strawberry Banana. Crunchies are non-GMO, wheat-free and gluten-free.

Lundberg Family Farms introduced a line of gluten-free Multigrain Rice Chips. The vegan, non-GMO chips are made with whole grains such as millet and quinoa, as well as chia, flax seeds and garbanzo beans. The chips come in four flavors: Mendocino Tomato & Herb, Mojave Jalepeño, Redwood Smoky BBQ and Shasta Chipotle Lime.