Bad Actors Pounce on Coronavirus Fears

The news out of China – and from growing hotspots around the globe – doesn’t seem to be getting any better. The number of people known to have been infected with the novel coronavirus, or COVID19 as it’s now being called, has been revised upward...

Coronavirus the Threatens Supply Chain

Shortly after the first person-to-person transmission in the United States, the World Health Organization classified the coronavirus as a global health emergency. With infections and deaths continuing to rise, the threat continues.

Product Development: Start with the End in Mind

Kimberly Schaub is a senior product development scientist who worked most recently with Bulletproof 360, which makes coffee and tea products for its customers in Washington state.

The Real Cost of Food Fraud

A few years back, journalist and New York Times columnist Deborah Blum wrote "The Poison Squad," a book detailing the birth of modern-day food safety. The book, which PBS recently repurposed as a documentary, tells the story of Dr. Harvey...

Private Label Brands Find Public Success

Private label products – particularly in the food and beverage business – have travelled a long road to mainstream success. Historically decried as “low budget” brand name alternatives made of inferior materials – thus the lower price – private...

When Are We Going to Stop Eating Meat?

Paul Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of the Better Meat Co. in Sacramento, California, is more than just another food company entrepreneur. He’s a committed animal rights activist, serving as vice president at the Humane Society of the United States...

What You Should Know About CBD as an Ingredient

Roughly 14 percent of American adults are already consuming CBD, mostly in tincture formats. But what most consumers don’t realize is that with CBD, a lot of manufacturers are breaking the traditional “one serving, one dose” paradigm in a rush to...

CBD: Fad or the New Normal?

It’s been a busy year in the CPG business, especially when it comes to the food, beverage, and dietary supplements sectors. There have been so many breaking stories, shifting trends, and updated regulations that it can be tough to keep track of...

Happy Nutritional Year. FDA Issues Final Label Guidance.

Just ahead of the new year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced new guidance to help packaged food makers comply with the latest Nutrition Facts label guidelines.

Top Five Stories of 2019

To say 2019 was a big year in the food, beverage, and dietary supplement segments would be an understatement.