New rule provides standard definition to protect the health of Americans with celiac disease.
August 2, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a new regulation defining the term "gluten-free" for voluntary food labeling. This will provide a uniform standard definition to help the up to 3 million Americans who have celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive condition that can be effectively managed only by eating a gluten free diet.
New website – www.childhood-nutrition.com– provides resources for manufacturers and foodservice operators facing formulation challenges.
April 30, 2013
"Cargill believes that we all have a stake in improving kids' nutrition – families, government, public health organizations and the food and beverage industry," said Pat Bowe, corporate vice president of Cargill's Food Ingredients & Systems businesses. "With this initiative, we are focusing resources to help customers develop formulations with less trans and saturated fat, sugar and sodium, and more whole grains, fiber and protein."
All fibers fit — including isolated and synthesized/modified fibers. That’s the conclusion of the Institute of Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the World Health Organization/Food and Agricultural Organization of the United States (CODEX).
Many consumers are looking for food and beverages that enhance satiety, or a feeling of fullness, and they know that products high in protein fill the bill. In fact, calorie-for-calorie, protein is more satiating than carbohydrates or fat. What’s more, research suggests that dairy proteins — both casein and whey — increase satiety.
A study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting found whey protein to be more effective in developing lean muscle when compared with soy protein, reported the U.S. Dairy Export Council, Arlington, Va.