Rockville, MD-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a proposed rule for establishing gluten-free labeling compliance requirements for fermented, hydrolyzed and distilled food.

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Whole Foods Market (WFM) announced its 4Q15 and 2015 fiscal earnings on November 4, 2015 (year end September 27). According to a report by Market Realist, WFM had $15.3 billion in sales for the whole year, an 8.4% rise. However, at the end of this last quarter, they took a 56% hit in net profit, earning $56 million, compared to $128 million this quarter last year. The hit in net profit was due in part to increased operating expenses which grew 3% since 4Q14 to 32%.

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food waste

Washington, D.C.The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have set the country’s first national food waste reduction goal, which aims to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by 2030.

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grain free foods

Schaumburg, IL—New data released by SPINS suggest that shoppers may be more drawn to “grain free” than ever before.

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Beijing, China—A new long-term observational study published in BMJ suggests that regular consumption of spicy foods may play a role in lowering the risk of early death from various causes.

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Stamford, CT—A new survey from Daymon Worldwide suggests that 50% of consumers are more concerned about food safety than they were five years ago, and these fears are playing out in some of their buying decisions when they go to the shelf.

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