Functional Ingredients


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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.

How Your Super’s Approach to Product Development Helped it Grow a Healthy Following

We’re talking with Your Super Co-Founder Kristel de Groot about how the plant-based wellness brand’s customer-centric approach has helped it put down roots with its followers....
Animal Proteins

Animal Proteins Still Remain Essential Ingredients

Jan. 6, 2020
Meats, egg, whey, even bone broth have unique nutritional and functional 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.