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Hostess Brands president: Bringing business back was a ‘herculean effort’

Bringing Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Cup Cakes et al. back to market was no easy task as it involved expanding and innovating fast, the president of Hostess Brands says.

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Graze has tripled business in US since January

Online healthy snacks service Graze has surpassed 150,000 in US subscriptions after just three months in the market; growth the CEO has described as phenomenal.

Frito-Lay Cheetos-Doritos combo: It’s taking a shot at an empty net, says Euromonitor

Frito-Lay has pulled Cheetos and Doritos into one bag for its latest snack launch; a move that is less about innovation and more just an easy win, says Euromonitor International.

General Mills slashes trans and sat fats in dough

General Mills has filed a patent to lower the trans fatty acid and saturated fat content in dough shortenings using a blend of non-tropical oils and hard stock fat.

Dead insect findings prompt Nestlé recall

Nestlé said it was 'very concerned' to learn of a consumer complaint about a batch of its cereal in Greece containing dead insects.

Greece ordered to recover aid granted to cereal producers

Greece must recover aid given to cereal producers and agricultural cooperatives in 2008, the European Union’s General Court has ruled.

Overspend led Fabulous Bakin’ Boys to administration

Cupcakes to flapjacks firm Fabulous Bakin’ Boys (FBB) fell into administration after overspending on equipment and taking its eye off brand investment, according to new md Richard Cooper.

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60-second interview: The day job

What do you do? Simon King, Eagle Product Inspection? from FoodProductionDaily.com

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Simon King, global head sales, service and marketing, Eagle Product Inspection.

World’s longest-running rice research project marks 150th harvest from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

The International Rice Research Institute is marking the 150th harvest of its Long-Term Continuous Cropping Experiment (LTCCE), the world's longest-running rice research project.

Largest ever human clinical study using tocotrienols for neuroprotection

Vitamin E tocotrienols show brain health benefits from NutraIngredients-USA.com

Daily supplements of a natural full spectrum palm mixed tocotrienol complex may protect against the progression of white matter lesions in human brains, says a new study from Malaysia and the UK.

NASA to grow fresh food in space from FoodQualityNews.com

NASA has launched a ‘Veggie’ project to grow vegetables and herbs in Space and if successful, could be used on lettuce, radishes, bok choy, Chinese cabbage and bitter leafy greens.

A sweet tooth is just as genetic as asthma, says researcher from FoodNavigator.com

About 50% of our preference for sweet food and drinks can be attributed to genetics, about the same level of heritability as certain personality traits and asthma, according to a food sensory scientist.   

From Aji peppers, amaranth and pichuberries to purple corn and quinoa, Peruvian cuisine is hot, says Packaged Facts from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Peruviuan cuisine is a hot culinary trend and a “powerful funnel for bringing resurgent South American cuisine into the US food retail and foodservice market”, according to a new report from Packaged Facts.

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Love Grown Foods CEO: Why not bring beans into breakfast cereal?

Love Grown Foods CEO: Why not bring beans into breakfast cereal?

Love Grown Foods has developed a line of bean-based ready-to-eat breakfast cereals that its CEO said should...

Matte is the new black for snacks: ‘There are several drivers’, says expert

Matte is the new black for snacks: ‘There are several drivers’, says expert

Traditional high-gloss packs will soon be a thing of the past as snack makers turn to matte...

Natural protein elafin ‘promising’ in battle against gluten toxicity: Study
Celiac Disease breakthrough?

Natural protein elafin ‘promising’ in battle against gluten toxicity: Study

The human protein elafin could be delivered into the gut using a probiotic bacterium to reduce the...

Elafin for gluten toxicity faces GMO hurdle, says chief scientist

Elafin for gluten toxicity faces GMO hurdle, says chief scientist

A protein that could help fight celiac disease gut symptoms may struggle to overcome strict EU rules...

General Mills slams Cornell cereal study: It is ‘absurd’ pseudo-science

General Mills slams Cornell cereal study: It is ‘absurd’ pseudo-science

General Mills has slammed research suggesting on-pack cereal mascots are positioned to gaze into children’s eyes, calling...

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