For grain-based foods manufacturers, there is no shortage of positive whole grain messages for success. As part of a panel at the Whole Grains Council’s conference held Nov. 9-11 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor, representatives from three manufacturers — Bob’s Red Mill, Elevation Brands and Barilla — offered different takes on how to get those messages out.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has unveiled a new online Electronic Consumer Complaint Form where consumers can report problems with meat, poultry, and egg products. Consumers can use the form to report illnesses, allergic reactions, injuries, improper labeling and issues with foreign objects to the Consumer Complaint Monitoring System (CCMS).
Consumers are less likely to check labels of biscuit, cake, chocolate and confectionery compared to other food categories, according to Harris Interactive, due to the perception that they are indulgence opportunities.