Food labeling and marketing

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Dispatches from Fi South America

The top 5 trends from Fi South America 2018

By Stephen Daniells

From clean label to sugar and sodium reduction, a few trends resonated throughout the 2018 Fi South America expo in Sao Paulo. Here’s our take on what’s hot…

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News in Brief

Brazil’s first GM sugarcane deemed safe by US FDA

By Stephen Daniells

The United States Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that raw and refined sugar produced from Brazil's first genetically-modified sugarcane variety is safe.

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'Ample room' for cheese innovation in Latin America, says Mintel

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Latin American consumers are looking for more flavor options when it comes to cheese, representing an untapped market opportunity for manufacturers as just 12% of new cheese introductions in the region between January 2017 and April 2018 were flavored...