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5@5: Animal antibiotic use highest for cattle | Packaging design trends for 2018

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

Nearly half the antibiotics used in farming go to cows

A new report from the Food and Drug Administration indicates that American farmers are decreasing antibiotic use on animals slaughtered for food—the first decrease since the agency began publishing such data in 2009. The more enlightening aspect of the report, however, was the call out that cattle is the primary recipient of antibiotics, not poultry (about 43 percent). In recent years, the poultry industry has been proactive about reducing antibiotics usage while beef and pork have lagged behind. Read more at Quartz...

 

Trends to watch for in 2018—and beyond

With the continuation of 2018 trend predictions, the Daymon team states what company decisions will continue to influence packaging design trends, and what they’re keeping an eye on. Transparency on labels, exclusive or seasonal product experimentation, one-for-one and other charitable models, and an e-commerce focus made the list. Read more at Daymon...

 

Sweet! Austin-based NadaMoo gets $4 million to expand

InvestEco Capital, a Canadian venture firm that says it primarily invests in “companies that promote health and sustainability in the food sector,” had given $4 million to NadaMoo. The money will go to the Austin-based brand to expand its retail footprint, according to executives at InvestEco. Founded in 2004, the family-owned company will continue to hold a majority stake in the business even after InvestEco Capital’s investment. Read more at Austin American-Statesman...

 

Quorn agrees to change labels to reveal main ingredient is mold

Meat-alternative brand Quorn is getting a makeover. A class action settlement agreement between Quorn Foods Inc. and a woman who filed a civil lawsuit that commenced on Sept. 1 requires the products get new labels prominently declaring they contain mold. Products that mycoprotein make up more than 50 percent of the ingredients will have to carry the statement that mycoprotein is a mold and a member of the fungi family. Read more at Food Safety News...

 

Tyson Foods raises stake in plant-based protein maker Beyond Meat

Tyson Foods announced the company has raised its 5 percent stake in plant-based protein brand Beyond Meat. Deals of the lastest investment were not disclosed. Read more at Reuters...

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