Congressional changes to U.S. meat-labeling laws have resulted in threats of tariffs by Canada on a range of American products, including chocolate and sugar-free sweeteners. The "loss of business will impact U.S. confectionery companies, their workers, and importantly also their communities," said NCA Vice President Alison Bodor.
The new FDA rules regarding calorie counts require owners and operators of at least 20 food vending machines, as well as bulk vending devices, to post calorie information near the food item or selection button. "We support the use of FOP labels as a way to communicate calorie information," said NCA Executive Vice President Alison Bodor.
A survey released Tuesday by shopping website PriceGrabber revealed that 88% of holiday shoppers plan to research prices before shopping. As for the factors influencing that decision, 77% cited free shipping, 74% said price cuts, 55% noted coupons and 44% mentioned blowout sales.
Following the success of its live wallpaper app for Android -- which has been downloaded more than a million times since July -- Jelly Belly has launched a free iPhone app offering recipes and fun facts.
Participants in a small study reported an urge to keep eating after becoming full when they were presented with their favorite food. Blood tests showed that their ghrelin levels increased and stayed high for as much as two hours when they ate their favorite foods. The results suggest that the body may be programmed to chemically reward itself when exposed to sumptuous meals, researchers said.