Cargills Barlív Barley Betafiber Meets FDA Health Claim Requirements for Soluble Fiber
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an interim final rule to amend the existing health claim regarding soluble fiber and reduced risk of heart disease, to include barley betafiber as an authorized source of soluble fiber. Cargills patent-pending manufacturing process permits Cargill to produce a high beta glucan content product which provides customers a great ability to create new products that meet the requirements for the FDA health claim.
Commodities Affecting General Mills
General Mills Inc.'s profit took a hit over the summer as efforts by the food company to protect against rising commodity costs ended up backfiring amid price swings.
Corn Products Wants Out Of Merger With Bunge
While the two ingredient companies were called "an excellent business fit" when a proposed merger was announced June 23, Corn Products International's board now wants out of a merger with Bunge Ltd.
CSPI asks FDA ban on food dyes
The Center for Science in the Public Interest on June 2 petitioned the FDA to ban several food dyes, alleging a link between them and hyperactivity and behavior problems in children.
Dannon sued over probiotic bacteria claims
A proposed class action accuses The Dannon Co Inc of mounting a massive false advertising campaign to convince consumers to pay more for yogurt containing probiotic bacteria because of the products' health benefits.