Functional Ingredients


Mergers & Acquisitions

Systm Foods Acquires Humm Kombucha, Adding to Functional Beverage Portfolio

Jan. 12, 2024
Humm joins Rebbl and Chameleon Organic Coffee in Systm’s portfolio, focused on functional beverages in the refrigerated, ready-to-drink category.
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Regulatory Compliance

FDA: Brominated Vegetable Oil No Longer Considered Safe for Use in Foods

Nov. 2, 2023
Agency proposes to revoke authorization for use of brominated vegetable oil, following its own analysis of research and the ban of products using the embattled ingredient in California...
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Legal Issues

California Governor Signs Bill to Ban Four Food and Beverage Ingredients

Oct. 9, 2023
Assembly Bill 418 bans red dye No. 3, brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate and propylparaben for use in foods and drinks sold in California, starting in 2027.
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Legal Issues

Kellogg, Kashi Business Unit Defeat Appeals of Protein Content Labeling Lawsuits

Aug. 15, 2023
Plaintiffs in the class-action suits claimed more than 30 products misled consumers by misrepresenting the amount of high-quality protein in each product.
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Breakfast Foods

General Mills Boosts Vitamin D Content in Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cheerios

July 20, 2023
Other Big G cereals will be formulated to deliver twice as much of the nutrient and rolled out later this summer.
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Bakery & Baked Goods

Study Raises Early Red Flag on Potassium Bromate Exposure

June 2, 2023
Changes in yeast DNA caused by the embattled baking ingredient are similar to mutations found in certain human cancer cell samples.
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Functional Ingredients

Ingredient Round Up: March 2023

March 7, 2023
Our editors selected the following ingredients to feature in our March 2023 issue of Food Processing. See which products they chose.
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Functional Ingredients

Dietitians Say: Value and Affordability Displace Immunity

Feb. 17, 2023
Annual survey of nutritionists also finds top 10 ‘superfoods’ are all plant-based.
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Functional Ingredients

10 Ingredients With Benefits You'll Want to Add to your Product Formulations

Dec. 28, 2022
In addition to helping with flavor and texture, some ingredients can deliver health-imparting properties.
Fibers, Flours, Grains, Rice

Comparing Plant-Based Proteins

Feb. 27, 2019
PDCAAS, functionality, sustainability are among the variables driving applications.
Fortifications and Minerals

Processors Infusing Functional Ingredients for Stress Relief

Jan. 22, 2019
Ingredients to promote relaxation are becoming increasingly popular, but the regulatory situation is often tricky.
Sweetening Solutions

Ingredients for Children's Health

Aug. 3, 2017
Product developers know getting kids to eat healthy means developing products that are as tasty as they are nutritious, which can be easier said than done.

Fruit-Based Ingredients Offer Formulation Functionality Beyond Health

May 21, 2014
Several consumer trends are driving the need to use fruit as an ingredient.