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Orange juice is 100% juice from oranges. Or is it? The answer, it seems, depends on where in the world you are. The US, for example, has 12 subcategories of orange juice. Photo: iStock.

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Navigating complex global rules for soft drinks

By Oliver Leedam, principal regulatory analyst, Leatherhead Food Research

For soft drink and fruit juice manufacturers looking to expand into new geographies, understanding global regulations is vital. However, this is no mean feat.

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Islam was the fastest growing religion in America from 2000 to 2010

GUEST ARTICLE: US halal food regulations… Are you up to speed?

By Jeanne Cullen and Furqan Mohammed, Perkins Coie LLP

A growing segment of US consumers is scrutinizing animal treatment and slaughter from an Islamic lens, while halal food consumption among the nation's fast-growing Muslim population has become a ballooning enterprise in the United States and is now...

Pre-conception folic acid supplementation may reduce preterm birth risk by 8% and small-for-gestational-age birth risk by 19% compared to those not using supplements. Photo credit: iStock.com

When should pregnant women take folic acid?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Taking folic acid supplements pre-conception may lower the risk of preterm birth and small-for-gestational-age, but post-conception may be too late to have an effect, according to research in 240,954 pregnant women.

US food exports to GCC hit $3bn

US food exports to GCC hit $3bn

By Eliot Beer

US food producers saw record exports to the GCC of US$3bn last year according to new figures, as American trade associations organised events in Kuwait and around SIAL ME.

US beef exports to South Korea remained strong in May

US red meat exporters enjoy boost from Korea

By Rod Addy

Korea offers hope to US beef and pork exporters after international trade lost momentum in May, falling below levels for last year in both volume and value.

DSM CEO: Global economy continues to exhibit “microeconomic uncertainty and low consumer confidence”

Giant confronting omega-3, vitamin E challenges

DSM nutrition profits dip 7% in 2014

By Shane STARLING

Pricing and sector market challenges, currency fluctuations and some stiff economic headwinds have contributed to 2014 full-year EBITDA profits sliding 7% for the world’s biggest nutrient player, DSM.

Pecan Innovation Center: 'We’re trying to get manufacturers and ingredient folks to think about them as something other than a sweet pie filling'

Pecans: America's forgotten nut?

By Kacey Culliney

Pecans are not top of mind for US manufacturers and ingredient players but the antioxidant-rich nuts can move way beyond the famous pie, says the head of Georgia’s Center for Pecan Innovation.

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