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Consumers may avoid menu items labeled as 'low calorie'

April 23, 2014
A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that consumers may avoid restaurant foods labeled “low-calorie” because they have the perception of being unsatisfying. (Read more)

Mediterranean diet may slow type 2 diabetes progression

April 23, 2014
A study published in Diabetes Care shows that for people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, eating a Mediterranean diet—focusing on vegetables, fish, and whole grains—may slow progression of the disease more than restricting fat. (Read more)

Salmonella infections decreased 9% in 2013

April 23, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has released a report that shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States. (Read more)

U.S. FDA releases searchable food code database

April 23, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created the Food Code Reference System (FCRS) as part of an effort to promote consistent understanding and application of the FDA’s Food Code. (Read more)

Cargill partners to improve cocoa farming communities

April 21, 2014
Cargill has strengthened its program with CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, in Côte d'Ivoire to launch a $2.4 million partnership with the Conseil du Café-Cacao and 14 cocoa farmer cooperatives. (Read more)

Children who cook with parents may consume more veggies

April 21, 2014
A study published in the journal Appetite shows that children who help to prepare their own meals may eat more vegetables than those who are not involved in cooking. (Read more)

Food industry groups publish toolkit for reducing food waste

April 21, 2014
An alliance of food manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice operators has announced the release of a toolkit to help businesses in the food sector reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill.  (Read more)

Post Holdings to acquire Michael Foods for $2.45 billion

April 21, 2014
Post Holdings Inc., a consumer packaged goods holding company, has agreed to acquire MFI Holding Corp. (“Michael Foods”) from affiliates of GS Capital Partners, affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, and other owners. (Read more)

IFT launches FutureFood 2050 Program

April 17, 2014
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) unveiled a new program—FutureFood 2050—at a media event on April 16 in Chicago, IL. (Read more)

Low-carb vegan diet may lower cholesterol

April 16, 2014
A study published in BMJ Open shows that a plant-based, low-carbohydrate diet may improve weight loss efforts and lower LDL cholesterol. (Read more)

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