Trends in Certified Food Label Claims

Fast growing non-GMO, organic, and fair trade trends create big opportunities


Foods labeled “Non-GMO,” “Organic,” and “Fair Trade,” once found only in natural food stores, are proliferating in mainstream supermarkets.  Consumers want foods made with fewer, more simple, and natural ingredients – and without genetically modified organisms, pesticides, and difficult-to-pronounce ingredients.  Read more.

Prepared Foods. N.p., 20 May 2016. Web. 7 Feb. 2018.

Beneo: Smarter Snacking

Beneo using IFT to showcase healthier snack ingredients


Research shows that snacks have taken center stage among consumers’ preferences.  Ninety-percent of consumers eat multiple times a day and 7% say that they forego meals altogether in favor of all-day snacking (Hartman Group, 2013).  Additionally, every third US consumer says they experience fatigue, (particularly in the morning and afternoon), and rely on in-between-meals to bridge that energy gap to maintain optimal function during the day (Ipsos Research 2016). Consumers also are concerned about artificial ingredients in many food products. Read more.

BENEO. “Beneo: Smarter Snacking.” Prepared Foods, 26 Apr. 2017,

Ancient Grains: What’s Old-Is New Again

Ancient grains are popular in cereals, bakery foods, ready meals and snacks

Tart Cherry and Apple Superfood Bites Made with Ancient Grains

So-called “ancient grains” have become featured ingredients in more new products during the past few years. Exactly what are ancient grains?  Read more


Williams, Lu Ann. “Ancient Grains: What’s Old-Is New Again.” Prepared Foods, 7 Nov. 2017,