Regulatory confusion and poor availability is hampering the success of hemp beverages in the US. But the consumer demand is clearly there, says the newly formed Hemp Beverage Alliance - which believes that, if these challenges are addressed, the category...
FDA may change the standard of identity for pasteurized orange juice to lower the beverage’s minimum Brix level – or soluble solids content – which influences sweetness and certain nutrients, at the behest of Florida citrus stakeholders depending on consumer...
The FDA has issued a proposed rule updating the criteria for the ‘healthy’ nutrient content claim on food labels that for the first time restricts the amount of added sugar firms can include in products bearing the claim.
A citizen petition filed by The Sugar Association to the FDA is calling for “complete and accurate labeling of low- and no-calorie sweeteners on food packages,” which would require food manufacturers to add the term ‘sweetener' in parenthesis after...
The US Food and Drug Administration has stated that it cannot conclude that CBD (cannabidiol) is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for its use in human food, based on a “lack of scientific information supporting the safety of CBD in food”.
First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the long-awaited new Nutrition Facts label as a “landmark achievement” that serves as a capstone to her dedicated efforts to improve the health of America’s youngest generations.
Having identified a need to provide food safety training to small food processors and farm owners, two US federal agencies have announced they will collaboratively administer a competitive grant program that will fund such training.
A class action lawsuit accusing Coca-Cola subsidiary Odwalla of misleading consumers and misbranding its products by using the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ (ECJ) on labels has been put on ice by a California judge following the FDA's decision to...
The debate rages on over whether government should have a say in what consumers eat and drink, as the high-profile proposed cap on soda sizes brought the issue into the limelight in 2013. For the trade associations representing the beverage and snack...
As a tidal wave of civil litigation over the use of the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ (ECJ) to describe dried cane syrup (aka sugar) continues to engulf the food industry, there has been good and bad news for some high-profile defendants this month.
Is it too risky to label products that may contain ingredients from genetically engineered crops as ‘all-natural’? And will the FDA step in and decide this issue so consumer class action lawsuits over this issue stop clogging up the court system?
With the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) poised to publish guidance on distinguishing between beverages and liquid dietary supplements, one analyst tells BeverageDaily.com he doesn’t see the agency cracking down too hard on traditional energy drinks.
US organic baby formula manufacturer Nature’s One has attacked recent research suggesting that arsenic levels in its toddler formulas were a cause for concern, but the study’s lead author defended the work, even stating that new data published by the...
A Brazilian orange juice trade body has called for a stop to ‘double standard’ carbendazim measures after US officials declined to take action against US-manufactured orange juice containing the banned fungicide.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it would issue its overdue decision of the safety of bisphenol A (BPA) soon but refused to set a date or say why it failed to meet its own deadline for publication.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has re-affirmed its pledge to review the latest studies on bisphenol A (BPA) and to issue a statement by the end of November about whether the chemical is safe for use in food and beverage containers.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given a natural baked
goods manufacturer 15 days to provide information on changes made
to its allergen labelling policy for some of its bread products or
face a possible injunction.
It is hard for food companies not to get drawn into the temptation of using attractive label claims that may be shrouded by a veil of doubt. But the real risk comes when the 'if you don't know, don't ask' question is finally answered.
A manufacturer of high barrier oxygen scavenging materials says it
plans to extend the products applications in food and beverage
packaging after receiving approval from the US Food and Drug
Drinks giant Cadbury Schweppes is to change the labelling on its
flagship 7UP product, following a fierce debate on the validity of
new 'all natural' claims it placed on its labels just nine months
Serious questions remain over how America's food safety watchdog
handled the presence of benzene residues in soft drinks, a senior
ex-official has said, after tests showed some drinks still
contained the chemical 15 years after...
Two soft drink firms accused of using ingredients that could mix to
form a cancer-causing chemical in drinks plan to sign a settlement
with lawyers today, agreeing to change formulas and offer refunds.
Kraft Foods will face lawsuits in three US states over allegations
that one of its drinks contained cancer-causing benzene above the
legal limit for tap water, BeverageDaily.com has learned, as
pressure mounts on drinks makers.
A new test should more accurately show the amount of benzene in
soft drinks on shop shelves, but that does not mean there is no
problem, says the scientist behind the new procedure to
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled that the
product called Nico Water is an unapproved drug and that it cannot
therefore be legally marketed as a cure for nicotine addiction or a