Non-Dairy

If passed, the bill would make it a requirement that the FDA enforce dairy and non-dairy standards of identity. Pic: ©GettyImages/izanbar

Senators reintroduce Dairy Pride Act

By Beth Newhart

US Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jim Risch (R-ID) brought the Dairy Pride Act back to Congress last week after a failed attempt at passing it in 2017.

Gottlieb's resignation comes just two months after he denied rumors he planned to leave the FDA. Pic: WikimediaCommons

Gottlieb resigns from FDA, dairy projects in the balance

By Beth Newhart

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb signed a resignation letter Tuesday with intent to leave the role in one month. He has served as Commissioner for nearly two years and been pivotal in the recent plant ‘milk’ vs. dairy...

Ice cold: winter ice cream round-up

Ice cold: winter ice cream round-up

By Beth Newhart

Freezing temps across the US haven’t discouraged ice cream brands from expanding their portfolios. From boozy flavors to low-cal pops, here are the freshest launches within the US frozen dessert category.

Country music singer Kellie Pickler kicked off the race and met with fans at the finish line.

Silk pushed ‘healthy progress’ on the Grammy’s red carpet

By Beth Newhart

Ahead of last weekend’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Danone North America and Silk facilitated a 7K ‘fun run’ using a four mile-long red carpet. The dairy alternative’s new ‘Progress is Perfection’ campaign encourages non-dairy swaps and setting ‘wellness...

Are consumers really confused by dairy alternative names? Pic: ©GettyImages/byheaven

Plant-based labels argument continues

By Beth Newhart

In 2018 the FDA committed to looking into the arguments surrounding plant-based dairy alternative product labels using dairy terms. The agency collected public input on the debate until January 25.

“People just have to be willing to take 60 seconds to make it.

Modest Mylk ditches the carton for sustainable nut beverage bases

By Beth Newhart

A new make-your-own nut-based milk alternative is hitting the market this month. Modest Mylk is a nut paste sold in glass jars designed to blend with water into a ‘milk-like’ beverage, which the company says is more sustainable and affordable than conventional...

Out-of-the-box flavors and ingredients are carving out space in healthy dairy products from cheese to beverages.

Latest trends in specialty foods at WFFS

By Beth Newhart

The Winter Fancy Food Show (WWFS) last week featured 1,400 companies and more than 25,000 attendees looking out for the latest trends in food and drink. More functional and plant-based CPGs are on the dairy horizon for 2019.

Chobani dips into non-dairy with new coconut-based line

By Beth Newhart

Greek yogurt giant Chobani has jumped on the popular plant-based wave and introduced a line of non-dairy yogurt alternative drink and cup products. It follows last month’s announcement of Chobani’s significant expansion into kids’ yogurt.

The FDA provided a list of five categories with corresponding questions to guide the feedback. Pic: ©GettyImages/CHAUDRON PASTEL

FDA to extend feedback period for dairy product labeling

By Beth Newhart

After announcing a commitment to review the labeling standards for dairy and non-dairy products over the summer, the FDA is extending its comment period by 60 days to allow more time for the public to weigh in on the issue.

Elmhurst's unsweetened drinks are made from just two ingredients--nuts and water.

Elmhurst expands offerings one year into plant-based switch

By Beth Newhart

Formerly known as Elmhurst Dairy, the New York-based creamery switched from producing dairy products to only producing plant-based products in May 2017. More than a year later it’s still developing new flavors of its ‘milked’ nuts and grains and introducing...

The program has produced 49 emerging growth companies and launched 31 pilots in two years. Pic: ©GettyImages/Jesper Mattias

Nestlé partners with startups for TERRA Food Accelerator

By Beth Newhart

The third cohort of the TERRA Food & Agriculture Accelerator kicked off its corporate partnerships this week. Nestlé USA is working with three startups developing foods focused on plant-based nutrition, simple labels and fresh ingredients.