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5@5: DanoneWave shares reformulation approach | India's 'fat tax'

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.

DanoneWave’s secret to making foods healthier: Stealth

Food giant DanoneWave announced it has fulfilled its commitment to the Partnership for a Healthier America with a product portfolio makeover of 10% improvement in nutrient density. The company says it took a low-profile approach to achieve the long-term reformulation goal. Read more at Fortune…


‘Fat tax’ is making restaurants and companies worried sick

In an attempt to curb the rising health issues in India, the government may implement a new tax on junk foods—those high in fat, sugar and salt. The proposal by The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India isn’t sitting well with producers of processed food, which will likely be affected. Read more at Business Insider...


OmniActive scouting for more acquisitions; may raise second round of private capital

Mumbai-based OmniActive is planning more strategic acquisitions to boost its growing research-focused ingredients supply portfolio. The company acquired Indfrag for a value estimated around $80 million in January. Read more at Business World...


Investors worth trillions are putting pressure on food companies to serve more fake meat

The Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return initiative is pressuring food manufacturers to produce more plant-based foods, in fear of future supply chain issues. Founded in 2015, this cohort of investors is attempting to educate food giants on the risks of animal product reliance to sustain their businesses. Read more at Business Insider…


Barley, millet make headway as whole grain sources

The two whole grains are getting attention from milling companies—barley for its potential heart health benefits, and millet for its application opportunities. Read more at World Grain...

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