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[email protected]: FDA weighs fiber definition | Food waste grocery store a hit in Denmark

[email protected]: FDA weighs fiber definition | Food waste grocery store a hit in Denmark

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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.

FDA issues request for information and draft guidance on fiber on nutrition facts label

In its final rule on nutrition labeling requirements published earlier this year, the FDA will allow only naturally occurring fibers to be declared under the "dietary fiber" label. In conjunction with its draft guidance released last week, FDA is asking for scientific data and comments to help it determine exactly which fibers should be added to its definition of "dietary fiber." Read more at The National Law Review...


World's first food waste supermarket so popular it has to open second branch after 9 months

Wefood, a store in Copenhagen that sells post-peak produce at a 30 to 50 percent discount, has opened a second store in Denmark. Nearby supermarket chains, importers and packaged food companies serve as suppliers for the store, which opened less than a year ago. Read more at Independent...


Boulder Brands founder invests in NY grass-fed dairy

Sunrise Strategic Partners, a $200 million fund started by Steve Hughes, has invested in grass-fed dairy company Maple Hill Creamery. Its portfolio already includes PACT Clothing, Perky Jerky, Teton Waters Ranch and Kodiak Cakes. Read more at Daily Camera...


A sprinkle of seaweed could deflate gassy cows

Scientists have recognized that cows produce major amounts of greenhouse gases, and some are targeting them as way to curb climate change. Researchers tested 20 different species of seaweed in artificial cow stomachs and found that one called Asparagopsis taxiformis showed potential to reduce methane output significantly. Read more at National Geographic...


McCormick snaps up Italian natural flavors company Giotti for $127m

Looking to bolster its presence in Europe and meet the rising demand for natural flavors, McCormick bought the Florence-based maker of flavorings, juices and herbal extracts. It bought Australian company Gourmet Garden earlier this year. Read more at Food Ingredients First...

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