Meagan McGinnes

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FDA to Consumers: How Would You Define Dairy?

The FDA today announced it has issued a request for information (RFI) in the Federal Register to solicit comments and feedback from the public to gain more insight into how consumers use plant-based alternatives and how they understand terms like “milk” or “cheese” when used to label plant-based products.

Expo East 2018 Video: Keto Is King

In this video, NOSH reporter Meagan McGinnes and BevNET reporter Brad Avery examine developments within the sports nutrition space and recap the most notable keto products from this year’s show, including brands like Kitu Life, Rebel, Cave Shake, and Love Good Fats.

UNFI to Acquire SUPERVALU for $2.9B

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) announced today that it will acquire grocery retailer and wholesaler SUPERVALU for $2.9 billion, including debt. Through this deal, the company said it expects to see combined net sales of more than $21 billion.

Simply Soupreme Claims Top Prize in New Beverage Showdown 15

The company took the crown from a group of five other innovative early stage beverage brands -- NITRO Beverage Co, Sip City, Cusa Tea, Drink Peloton and Element Shrub -- participating in the final round of the Showdown.

IFF Acquires Frutarom for $7.1B

The New York-based flavor and fragrance giant announced on Monday its plans to acquire Israeli flavors and natural ingredients firm Frutarom for $7.1 billion -- its biggest purchase to date. The deal would boost IFF to a second-place spot in the global natural flavors market, seeing as 75 percent of Frutarom’s sales are in natural.

A Breakdown of the USDA’s GMO Labeling Proposal

The USDA published a proposed rule to establish standards for the disclosure of bioengineered foods on packages in places where consumers can easily find them. However, the long-awaited proposal leaves industry leaders with just as many questions as it does answers.

16 Industry April Fools’ Pranks To Make You LOL

On Sunday, some of the industry’s biggest brands got into the April Fool’s Day spirit, announcing the launch of everything from trendy new flavors to line extensions that we all wished for, or rather, winced thinking about.

Sweet or Sour: Industry Responds to FDA Added Sugar Guidance

The FDA recently provided more context about how brands using natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup should handle the labeling of their sugar content on the new Nutrition Facts label. But the question is, does this guidance provide enough clarity to sweeten industry leaders on this added sugar callout?

IPA Proposes Probiotic Guidelines for Food

The nonprofit trade organization has submitted a proposal to create an updated definition and a set of “harmonized” international guidelines for the use of probiotics in foods and dietary supplements.

Target Acquires Shipt for $550 Million

The big box retailer announced today that it has agreed to acquire Shipt, Inc., a leading online same-day delivery platform, for $550 million in cash. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close before the end of the year, were not fully disclosed.