Saturated fat reduction a focus in the U.K.

LONDON — Leading food companies in the United Kingdom have signed onto a “responsibility deal” and are working with the country’s Department of Health to reduce the amount of saturated fats in food products. Companies that have signed a voluntary agreement include Mondelēz International, Nestle, and Unilever, as well as such retailers as Aldi, Subway,…

C.D.C. links Texas cyclospora outbreak to cilantro

ATLANTA — Public health officials have linked an outbreak of illnesses in the state caused by cyclospora to fresh cilantro harvested in Puebla, Mexico. The C.D.C. indicated the cyclospora outbreak that has sickened 643 people from 25 states may be multiple outbreaks from different sources. Officials in Iowa and Nebraska concluded that the cyclospora illnesses…

Infographic: Satisfaction slips with food makers

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Is satisfaction guaranteed? Not necessarily with food makers, whose favor fell among U.S. consumers by 2.4% since last year, according to an annual report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (A.C.S.I.). Infographic: See how food and beverage manufacturers fare among the consumers surveyed. Rising prices may have spurred the slip –…

Horizon introduces sprouted white whole wheat flour

At the 2013 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE®), Horizon Milling introduced sprouted white spring whole wheat flour to help bakers meet consumers’ growing interest in alternative whole grain products while also achieving better bake performance. “We know a progressive segment of whole grain consumers are very passionate about sprouted grains. That’s what drew us to the space.…

Dawn Foods unveils new gluten-free products

Dawn Food Products Inc. announces its launch of a certified gluten-free product line that includes two cake bases, two creme cake bases and cookie base. The company plans to introduce the new products at the 2013 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) October 6 to 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. “We are excited to provide a delicious solution…