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Lower protein diet may lessen the risk for cardiovascular disease

A study published in The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine journal suggests that diets with reduced sulfur amino acids—which occur in protein-rich foods, such as meats, dairy, nuts, and soy—may be associated with a decreased risk for cardiovascular disease.

The majority of global consumers love to discover new flavors

A new report from Innova Market Insights shows that interest in novelty and variety is also high, with three-quarters of global consumers saying they “love to discover new flavors.”

U.S. President Trump’s proposed budget slashes SNAP funding

On February 10, U.S. President Donald Trump released his proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year, which came in at a record high of $4.8 trillion.

FDA releases sample test results of herbs, guacamole, and processed avocado

As of Sept. 30, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tested 1,214 fresh herb samples (746 domestic, 468 imported). And as of Oct. 15, 2019, the FDA has tested 887 processed avocado or guacamole samples (777 domestic, 110 imported).

PepsiCo’s takeover of Pioneer Food Group receives conditional approval

According to Reuters, South Africa’s Competition Commission has conditionally approved PepsiCo’s $1.7 billion acquisition of food and drinks producer Pioneer Food Group, saying it is unlikely to lessen competition in relevant markets.

Kemin hires Guilfoyle to its bakery team

Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, has hired Emily Guilfoyle as a bakery R&D manager.

Rich Products announces three acquisitions to expand its product portfolio

Rich Products has announced the expansion of its product portfolio with three acquisitions: Rizzuto Foods, a U.S. manufacturer of pizza dough; Morey’s Seafood International, a seafood company based in Minnesota; and two manufacturing plants from TreeHouse Foods, a manufacturer and distributor of private label breads, rolls, and cakes.

Tyson Fresh Meats, Jacob Stern & Sons launch a joint venture

Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, and Jacob Stern & Sons, distributor of oleochemicals and exporter of tallow, have launched a joint venture, JST Global, to serve the worldwide fats and oils market.

U.S., Kenya launch trade negotiations

According to Reuters, the United States and Kenya have agreed to launch negotiations that could lead to the first U.S. bilateral trade deal with a sub-Saharan African country.

Tate & Lyle, Zymtronix partner to leverage novel enzyme immobilization technologies

Tate & Lyle PLC has announced a new partnership with Zymtronix, developer of enzyme immobilization technologies.

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