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High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

High-protein bread will be a functional niche of the future if manufacturers can play up the satiety angle and get the taste right, says a health and wellness expert.

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US cereal U-turn: 10% upswing over next four years, says Packaged Facts

Cereal makers can expect a turnaround year thanks to favorable consumption patterns and a booming young Hispanic population, says Packaged Facts.

EU whole grain label laws could take over a year to define, says expert

Industry will meet with scientists next week in Vienna to start discussions on the future of pan-European whole grain labeling, but it’s likely to take more than one year to finalize, says an expert from TNO.

PepsiCo CEO: 'Several of our brands virtually define their categories'

Power brands like Doritos, Lay’s and Quaker Oats are allowing PepsiCo to stay strong in volatile market conditions, CEO Indra Nooyi says.

Cutting carbs, gluten or fat? The 'utter nonsense' behind claims to be the best diet

From the benefits of gluten-free to those of Mediterranean and Palaeolithic diets, many claims that one dietary strategy are better than another for health and weight loss are simply 'unjustified' and 'sometimes utter nonsense', according to a new review.

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FSANZ toughens stance on cyanide harm from apricot kernels from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Food Standards Australia New Zealand, the industry regulator in the Antipodes, has strengthened its cautionary stance on raw apricot kernels following findings showing that eating the seeds could pose a public health and safety risk to consumers. 

CEO NOOYI 'FEELS GOOD' ABOUT NORTH AMERICAN BEVERAGES

PepsiCo boss Nooyi stifles succession talk: ‘At this point I’m still in the chair!’ from BeverageDaily.com

PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi insists she’s ‘still in the chair’ after one analyst asked for her thoughts on CEO transition.

Low-fat choices likelier with traffic light labels, finds study from FoodNavigator.com

Consumers are more likely to buy low-fat products when they have traffic light labels, but organic foods could suffer from the system, according to research.

Changes to Nutrition Facts panel may have limited impact on consumer perceptions, says Hartman Group from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel  on food and beverage labels are well-intentioned, but may not have as much effect on how consumers perceive products as policymakers hope, according to Hartman Group.

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

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...

General Mills slashes trans and sat fats in dough

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...

Woats Oatsnack plans expansion as it nears $1m mark

Woats Oatsnack plans expansion as it nears $1m mark

The founder of Woats Oatsnack has plans to expand the kids snack line and says the company’s...

The secret to healthy cereal NPD? More air, less flake...

The secret to healthy cereal NPD? More air, less flake...

Consumers can eat up to 34% more calories when eating breakfast cereal with smaller flakes; a physical...

Graze has tripled business in US since January

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...

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