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Pepsico bets on Kurkure plus local flavours to crack the Indian snack market

Pepsico bets on Kurkure plus local flavours to crack the Indian snack market

October 07, 2018
Despite being an early bird in branded packaged snacks, PepsiCo India faces tough competition in this category. The company bets on its Kurkure brand combined with local flavors to keep up with the competition.
Wearable sensor to measure sodium consumption under development

Wearable oral sensor to measure sodium consumption in real-time under development

May 11, 2018
To help monitor salt intake, researchers have developed a flexible and stretchable wireless sensing system designed to be comfortably worn in the mouth to measure the amount of sodium a person consumes.
Potato Processor Lamb Weston / Meijer continues to innovate: Sustainability report

Sustainability Report: Potato Processor Lamb Weston / Meijer continues to innovate

January 22, 2017
Lamb Weston's European joint venture, Lamb Weston / Meijer has published its sustainability report for 2015-2016. Compared to the reference year 2008, energy consumption per tonne of product has reduced by more than 21% and potato utilisation has improved by 4.5%.
heart shaped potato (Courtesy: APRE)

Teenagers’ potassium intake may lower blood pressure in adulthood

April 30, 2015
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that a diet high in potassium may protect teenagers from high blood pressure in adulthood. Since potatoes are a major dietary source of potassium, the potato sector should take note of this research.
McDonald's India French Fries

McDonalds India has cut sodium in its French Fries by 20%

March 01, 2015
Last month, McDonald's India has cut the amount of calories and salt on its Indian menu as it fights to hold on to customers in a rapidly growing developing market where newer, healthier fast-food options are just starting to catch on.
Snack Food Association releases Statement on Sodium and Cardiovascular Disease Studies

Snack Food Association releases Statement on Sodium and Cardiovascular Disease Studies

August 25, 2014
“Research released on sodium and cardiovascular disease in today’s [August 14] New England Journal of Medicine adds to the national discussion of sodium's role in the American diet,” says Snack Food Association (SFA) CEO Tom Dempsey.
Saratoga Chip replaces regular salt by Mountain Pure Himalayan pink salt

Saratoga Chip replaces regular salt by Mountain Pure Himalayan pink salt

July 03, 2014
Saratoga Chip switches to Mountain Pure Himalayan pink salt, a mineral and energy-rich iron alternative to traditional salt for all six Saratoga Chip flavors
Cornish Sea Salt Company

Burts Chips uses locally sourced Cornish Sea Salt

April 14, 2014
Responding to the increased consumer demand for strong traceability and high quality ingredients, British crisp producer Burts Chips started using locally sourced Cornish Sea Salt in its top-selling salt variant.
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Study finds restaurant industry takes one step forward, one step back in menu nutrition

November 03, 2013
Although a number of chain restaurants have announced healthy menu changes over the years, the overall calorie and sodium levels in main entrees offered by top U.S. chain restaurants assessed from 2010 to 2011 have remained the same, shows a study.
 What drives our choice of crisps

Is the classic potato chip/crisp losing its appeal?

June 11, 2013
They may not be the healthiest of foods but crisps are still the second most popular snack in the UK, research shows. But with crisps made from other vegetables and even fruit now on the market, is the classic potato crisp under threat?

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