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Oxfam praises ‘bold’ climate change move from General Mills

Oxfam welcomes General Mills climate change policy revamp: 'Political leaders and others in the industry should take note'

Following a damning report published by Oxfam in May, General Mills has revamped its climate change plan; pledging to reveal global greenhouse gas emission targets by August 2015.

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Dietetic products an ‘easily attainable’ goal for bakers: Review

Baked goods that meet specific nutrient needs, food intolerances or strict diets and still taste good are easy to develop, a review suggests.

Bridor to pump $32 million into US operations

Artisan specialist Bridor USA Inc. will expand its Vineland plant to drive more European-style products into the US market, says its CEO.

Functional flours will ride on the gluten-free wave, says food consultant

The gluten-free boom has sparked incentive to innovate in functional flours, says the president of food consultancy firm Best Vantage.

Folates not folic acid for flour fortification, urge researchers

New findings that the body is less efficient at metabolising folic acid than natural folates could inform policy-making decisions as the UK government considers mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid.

Making contact: Vonco flexible packaging approved for food

The flexible packaging manufacturer has received the go-ahead from the American Institute of Baking for its products to be used in food-contact applications.

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Relatively new heat-and-eat segment to nearly treble by 2019 from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Although still young and relatively small, India’s heat-and-eat food industry is in the midst of tremendous growth that will see its size nearly treble by 2019, according to new research.

“The IEA does not accept state money, and all of our research is independent of corporate funding.”

UK think tank denies Malaysian palm oil conflict of interest accusations from FoodNavigator.com

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has said categorically it does not accept state money, following accusations by a Malaysian media outlet that the UK think tank is in bed with the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and the country’s government.

Ishida Europe recognised by the Queen as Russia now accounts for 20% of sales from FoodProductionDaily.com

Ishida Europe met the Queen at Buckingham Palace recently to celebrate winning this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Consumer demand driving food chain transparency - SGS from FoodQualityNews.com

Food fraud and transparency of the supply chain are important issues being led by consumer demand, according to SGS.

The Epic Seed is now available in 700 stores across the country

The Epic Seed entrepreneur unlocks new opportunity in the dairy case with Greek yogurt + chia from FoodNavigator-USA.com

The Greek yogurt aisle was already pretty crowded by the time Jesse Rudolph started pitching his wares to the market around 18 months ago. But chia - the superfood of the moment - proved to be his secret weapon. 

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Maverick Innovations US expansion: British flavors

Maverick Innovations bets British to secure US expansion

UK flavor house Maverick Innovations will set up a US manufacturing hub in the next five years;...

Bread for women
DIGGING INTO INNOVATION AND NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

What do women want (from bread)?

Manufacturers should look to develop breads tailored to women’s nutritional needs, according to a Datamonitor researcher.

Genius expands into France via in-store bakeries

Genius targets in-store bakeries for French expansion

UK gluten-free major Genius has rolled products in French in-store bakeries – a move it says should...

PepsiCo CEO: Flavor campaigns bolstered snacks

Flavor campaigns drove excitement and engagement for Frito-Lay

Frito-Lay posted steady growth for Q2, fueled by excitement and consumer engagement through flavor competitions, says PepsiCo’s...

Bread innovation needed amid carb, additive backlash: Mintel

Additives and carb backlash stumps bread innovation, says Mintel

Stephanie Pauk and Pam Yates

Analysts, Mintel

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