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Low-carb bakery to go mainstream, says expert

'Low-carb bakery hasn’t proven itself yet, but it’s one of the biggest outstanding areas developing over the last couple of months,' says Jos Vast, Bakery Academy founder

Low-carb baked goods will soon hit mainstream as companies work to overcome formulation and processing challenges to industrialize products, says the founder of consultancy firm the Bakery Academy.

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Mooncake Festival 2014: The biggest event in Asia’s cake calendar

The annual Mooncake Festival celebrated in China and Vietnam is by far the biggest event for cake manufacturers in the region, says an analyst.

The US breakfast shift – think deli sandwiches, says Nielsen

Deli breakfasts have boomed in the US as consumers seek faster, fresher alternatives to traditional ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal category, according to Nielsen.

Woman finds dead mouse in Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut

The Kellogg Company has been forced to launch an investigation after a Portsmouth woman found a dead mouse in a box of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal.

What new gluten-free product launches, market analysis tell us

The gluten-free definition has been standardized; now what?

Aug. 5 marked the deadline for manufacturers making voluntary gluten-free label claims to ensure they meet the FDA’s definition of a gluten-free food (less than 20 parts per million of gluten). And while gluten-free product launches have risen every year during the past five years, the growth of the market...

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UK malnutrition on the rise, report finds from FoodNavigator.com

BBC findings suggest malnutrition is on the rise in the UK; a trend that could be due to insufficient education about balanced diet and hefty price tags on healthy food, Canadean says.

Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs from Germany from FoodQualityNews.com

An outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened at least 350 people has been linked to eggs produced in Southern Germany.

Fully certified cocoa ‘a prerequisite for doing business in chocolate’, Cloetta tells SMEs from ConfectioneryNews.com

Buying certified cocoa only from third party organizations such as UTZ Certified is now an essential part of doing business for all chocolate companies, not just the big ones, says Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta.

Special edition: Natural & Clean Label Trends

RD: ‘Natural’ claim tarnished, but still meaningful from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Despite the legal hot water in which many manufacturers and retailers have found themselves in recent months over “natural” and its growing list of synonyms, the term likely won’t disappear from food and beverage product labels any time soon, as consumers seek out cues that products are clean label and...

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USDA WASDE report: Record global wheat crop
COMMODITY REPORTS: USDA

USDA forecasts record global wheat crop

The USDA has said global wheat supplies for 2014/15 will hit record highs, which is good news...

All-natural snacking starting to falter, says Datamonitor

All-natural snacking trend is starting to falter, says Datamonitor

The all-natural snack phenomenon has peaked in developed markets, faltering under a raft of lawsuits, says a...

The Primal Kitchen paleo bar US expansion hope

Paleo boom or bust? The Primal Kitchen hungry for US expansion

Expanding into the US snack sector needs to happen now or never and CrossFit could be the...

Environmental pledges need strategic supplier engagement

Actioning environmental pledges: Strategic engagement with suppliers critical, says procurement expert

Strategic partnerships with ingredients suppliers, not simple vendor contracts, will prove critical to the success of environmental programs like...

Healthy snacks recommendation: Work needed on messaging

Does snacking have a place in dietary guidelines?

Yes, 'snacking’ has its place in health promotion campaigns but there are communication barriers to overcome and...

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