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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 way in, says the founder of UK Paleo bar start-up The Primal Kitchen.

Oxfam: Kellogg rises above General Mills on climate change

Kellogg has become the second food major to respond to a damning Oxfam report with a climate change revamp that pledges to disclose global greenhouse gas emission targets by December 2015.

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 for stability but quality will be critical for industry, says an analyst.

Consumers want fruit & veg servings in hot cereal

US consumers are looking for energy-dense hot cereals that provide a full serving of fruit or veg, according to FONA International.

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Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch: From coffee flour & hybrid burgers to egg white chips from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Selling everything from coffee flour to ‘Chimp Food’, egg white chips, artichoke water and kids’ tea, here's FoodNavigator-USA's latest pick of entrepreneurs to watch in the US food and beverage market.

Premium chocolate brands missing from Nestlé’s locker, says Euromonitor from ConfectioneryNews.com

Nestlé must look to acquire premium chocolate brands as its mass market products are underperforming, says Euromonitor.

Biosensor tested as pathogen screening device from FoodQualityNews.com

An in-situ fluorescent immunomagnetic sensor approach has been developed as a pathogen screening tool.

Döhler says ‘aloe’ to 'extraordinary' South African extracts from NutraIngredients.com

German natural ingredients behemoth Döhler is lining up what it is calling an, “extraordinary extract portfolio” of South African ingredients after forming a joint venture with local supplier Afriplex.

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Veggie bread: Yellow pepper boosts nutrition, lowers GI

Veggie bread: Yellow pepper boosts nutrition, lowers GI

Yellow pepper flour can boost the antioxidant content and slow glucose release in bread, find researchers.

FIC regulations EU help move gluten-free mainstream: Coeliac UK

FIC helps drive gluten-free mainstream, says Coeliac UK

Gluten-free EU labeling laws now fall under the Food Information for Consumers (FIC) regulation – a shift...

Honey Nut Shredded Wheat no added sugar complaint

ASA upholds Honey Nut Shredded Wheat 'no added sugar' complaint

Cereal Partner UK's advert for Honey Nut Shredded Wheat is misleading in its use of a 'no...

Datassential menutrends: Time important at breakfast

Datassential: Time focus needed in ‘dynamic’ breakfast landscape

Packaged, eat-at-home breakfasts remain the US favorite, but as restaurant competition rises manufacturers must make options easier...

Honeytop denies Channel 4 health and safety allegations

Honeytop denies Channel 4 health and safety allegations

Honeytop Speciality Foods denies Channel 4 health and safety allegations of blocked exits and unruly conditions describing...

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