5@5: FDA extends comment period for 'natural' | Dietitians weigh in on food trends for 2016

[email protected]: FDA extends comment period for 'natural' | Dietitians weigh in on food trends for 2016

Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

FDA gives food industry more time to define 'natural'

Public comments on the topic were originally due on Feb. 10, but after a request for an extension from the Natural Products Association, the FDA has moved the comment closing date to May 10. Read more at The Hill...


Popular nutrition trends for 2016

Soup is the new juice, according to nutrition experts who weighed in on Today's Dietitian's list of trends for 2016. Reducing food waste and improving sustainability also made the list. Read more at Today's Dietitian...

Why it's taking companies so long to switch to cage-free eggs

In short: it's a supply issue. Big Food is moving toward cage-free eggs but doing so on 5-, 10- or even 15-year timelines. Read more at Huffington Post...


A new chapter for saffron

In Iran, where 80 percent of the world's saffron is produced, the spice is cherished for its supposed power against depression, Alzheimer's, cancer and degeneration of the eyes. Now a group of scientists and experts are working to fight the problem of adulterated saffron, which is more a problem of authenticity than of health. Read more at The New York Times...


Alternative burgers booming on menus

Chicken burgers are growing faster than any other beef alternatives on menus, but turkey burgers and vegetarian options are close behind. Read more at Food Business News...

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