With demand for natural food colors continuing to increase, supercritical antisolvent (SAS) technology may allow for encapsulated curcumin to replace artificial tartrazine, according to a new study from scientists in Colombia and Spain.
From Danone’s plan to bring exotic fermented foods to the yogurt aisle to the implications of ConAgra’s acquisition of Pinnacle Foods, here’s a round-up of the top seven global food and beverage news items from the past seven days.
Argentina has been granted $50bn from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the largest loan given in the organization's history, and food and beverage firms should pay close attention to economical and political impact, says an expert.
Young entrepreneurs with bright ideas are critical to the progress of food and beverages and PepsiCo is always on the lookout for innovation within this community, says its president for Latin America Beverages.
Processed food and beverages in Honduras are high in sweeteners, particularly US-imported products and beverages, and action must be taken to better regulate use and labeling of the ingredient, say researchers.
Products containing SweeGen's stevia-derived non-GMO Reb M are expected to launch in Colombia in late 2018 and throughout 2019 following approval from the country’s Secretary of State for Agriculture and Procurement (SEAB).
Countries across Latin America and the Caribbean are already among the global leaders in initiating demand‐related solutions, but more needs to be done to incentivize the food industry to offer more healthier products.
Food and beverage companies must stay astute in the run-up to Mexico's general and local elections because results will shape business, particularly around issues like trade, says a political risk expert.
A cross-sectional, population-based survey assessed in the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS) found a high consumption of total and added sugar intake among 9,218 individuals from eight Latin American countries with Argentina registering...
Corona leads the throng of beer brands that dominate the 2018 BrandZ Top 50 most valuable Latin American Brands list, and with only three food companies ranked it begs the question: what can industry learn from the likes of Corona and Skol?
A new digital health information system is aiming to study the dietary habits and nutritional status of the Mexican population, with the ultimate goal of helping to guide Mexico’s public nutrition policies.
Colombia and Ecuador currently export most of their palm oil but demand in Latin American is growing, and the oil crop has the advantage that consumers' minds are "a beautiful white page", according to trade group Fedepalma.
Continuing its expansion across Latin America, Barentz International has established a joint venture with Sao Paulo-based Tovani Benzaquen Ingredients. The JV marks Barentz’s first real entrance into the Brazilian market.
Health and wellness must be collectively addressed and space must be made for improved dialogue and policy development between industry and the public sector, says the president of the Alliance of Food and Beverage Associations in Latin America (ALAIAB).
Brazil must shift its organic strengths towards secondary production, the animal sector and functional ingredients if it wants to secure a brighter future, says the executive director of Organics Brasil.
With inflation rates shrinking (but still high), economic conditions in Argentina are improving. And with the government taking on export taxes and import restrictions, the future is looking rosier for the country.
With unemployment rates approaching 14% after two years of recession, Brazil’s economy is projected to grow by less than 0.5% in 2017, while the president has become embroiled in a corruption scandal some commentators fear could endanger an economic recovery....