Biotecnología

Biotecnología

Preparing for food-dye bans: What CPG brands must know about reformulations ahead of mandates
16/07/2024 - As food additive bans roll out across numerous states, many CPG companies that rely on artificial dyes might need costly reformulations, while clean-label and natural ingredient trends might...
Sustainable alternative to palm oil developed through fermentation
24/05/2024 - With palm oilâs links to deforestation under increasing scrutiny, a new start-up is developing an alternative through fermentation - using side streams as feedstock.  
Sorghum’s inclusion in WIC program reflects ‘changing cultural makeup’ in U.S.
08/05/2024 - Sorghumâs addition to USDAâs finalized updates to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a win for the nutrient-rich grain in contributing towards...
Flour upcycled from olive waste a ‘revolution’ for industry
11/04/2024 - Just 15% of the olive is used when making olive oil. But with the right technology, the remaining 85% can be valorised, according to Israeli start-up PhenOlives.
US patchwork of additive bans: Will food manufacturers be forced to come up with a different formulation for different states?
10/04/2024 - Unsurprisingly, the current state of play in the US is causing deep concern in the food industry: especially for those producers that sell products across multiple states. It's turning into a...
Logran incrementar la producción de un hongo comestible y generar biogás empleando los desechos de las cervecerías artesanales
09/04/2024 - Investigadores del CONICET emplearon un desecho de la industria de la producción de cerveza, el llamado “bagazo de cerveza”, como suplemento nutricional y lograron incrementar...
FDA budget request seeks increased oversight of food ingredients, including GRAS compliance, dietary supplement information, warnings of shortages
09/04/2024 - FDA is seeking additional authorities and funding in its fiscal 2025 budget request to enhance its oversight â and by extension safety enforcement â of new food ingredients, additives and contact...
Food security: How can we create resilient food systems for the future?
09/04/2024 - The rise of extreme weather events across the globe is posing a major threat to food security. So how can we create more resilient supply chains to ensure food supplies in the future?
Class action against Campbell Snacks' Kettle Brand Air Fried potato chips debates the definition of air frying
08/04/2024 - A Californian resident has filed a class action against Campbell Soup Company, alleging it has misled consumers into believing its Kettle Brand Air Fried potato chips have not seen a lick of oil.
Dairy in potatoes? Molecular farming newcomer teaches spuds to act like mammals
04/04/2024 - Molecular farming newcomer Finally Foods is emerging from stealth mode to produce casein from plants â with the help of AI.
Expo West: Clean Label Project helps brands align with ‘consumer definition of safety’
27/03/2024 - As consumer concerns rise over a variety of food ingredients and food additive bans increase, the non-profit Clean Label Project is helping brands make sense of it all, the organizationâs executive...
Pennsylvania proposes food additive ban, NCA says bill lacks 'scientific basis'
26/03/2024 - In the wake of Californiaâs Food Safety Act, Pennsylvania is the latest state proposing a ban of several food additives from the food supply, as trade groups like the National Confectioners...
Heraclea’s Turkish olive oil pursues the gold standard in the category
26/03/2024 - Launching its premium extra virgin olive oil in 2023, Heraclea Food Co. has focused its efforts on raising consumer awareness on transparency and both environmental and social responsibility within...
Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Clean label sales climb as more states explore ingredient bans
24/03/2024 - Sales of clean label products are outperforming total store sales, according to new research from the Acosta Group which also found consumer interest in products free of âbadâ ingredients or...
California lawmakers turn to food additives in schools with proposed ingredient ban
24/03/2024 - Continuing in the footsteps of last year's Food Safety Act, California lawmakers are now seeking to ban a series of food additives from schools, citing a series of children's health concerns.
Activists petition to remove methylene chloride from common decaf coffee production method amid carcinogen concerns
12/03/2024 - A food additive petition submitted by the Environmental Defense Fund, et al is calling on the FDA to remove methylene chloride, among three other solvents, from the most commonly used decaffeinated...
Potassium depletion in soil a major threat to food security
05/03/2024 - Potassium deficiency in soil has been revealed as a major threat to livestock and agricultural farming. So what does this mean for global food security and can the current threat be reversed?
Assessing safety of food additives from state to the national levels
29/02/2024 - The recent passage of the California Food Safety Act, which bans several food additives in the state, created a template for other states to introduce similar legislation, warn food toxicologists...
Is macauba a rainforest-friendly alternative to palm oil?
22/02/2024 - Palm oil is cheap to produce in large quantities but unsustainable production methods, notably deforestation, means the bad can far outweigh the good. As a result, brands are increasingly distancing...
FDA tackles safety challenges related to ‘misinformation’ about CBD, food additives and how it makes science-based decisions
22/02/2024 - Even as FDA stands by its decision that CBD is not safe for use in foods, beverages and dietary supplements, the agency is considering how best to ensure it is clearly labeled, safely manufactured...
“Los insectos serán vistos como alimento normal”: cómo la industria está combatiendo la renuencia de los consumidores a comer proteínas de insectos
22/02/2024 - Se cree que los insectos no sólo contienen al menos tanta proteína como la carne convencional, sino que también son más sostenibles desde el punto de vista...