Farmers groups, congressmen and senators are meeting to discuss legislation to delay implementation of a national law that would require country-of-origin labels on all foods sold in the U.S. Groups such as the Food Marketing Institute and GMA/FPA oppose the law, saying it is costly and unnecessary.
Procter & Gamble has inked a long-term deal with Dunkin' Brands to distribute packaged Dunkin' Donuts coffee to U.S. grocery stores and other retailers within a year. P&G, which owns the Folgers and Millstone coffee brands, also will manufacture the Dunkin' coffee.
Olive juice from pressed olive leaves might prolong the life of frying oils by acting as an antioxidant, a new study using sunflower oil found. Polyphenol-rich extract from olive leaves might boost the amount of antioxidant in the olive leaf juice, the research revealed.
Americans are leaning more toward healthy snacks such as yogurt- and nut-based cereals and granola instead of spending on cookies, popcorn and bakery items, according to a report by Packaged Facts. Snacking overall has increased 1.5% in the last five years.
Pepsico's Quaker Oats has recently begun selling a new breakfast food called Quaker Breakfast Cookies that target "people who typically reach for a 'sweet' snack before lunch, but don't want to compromise on nutrition," according to the company. The cookies, available in oatmeal raisin and apple cinnamon varieties, are made with grain Quaker Oats and provide 5 grams of dietary fiber.