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Genius targets in-store bakeries for French expansion

Genius CEO: 'Until now, the French celiac consumer has not had much choice in the mainstream bakery aisle'

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

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Bimbo Bakeries USA notes ‘surprising’ decline in private label

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) saw a 7% dip in US private label packaged bread sales in its Q2 results.

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 chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.

Grain Millers working on fully-sprouted oats

Grain Millers is developing fully-sprouted oats but says industry needs to clarify the definition of ‘sprouted’ to differentiate between fully and partially-sprouted grains.

Hovis bakery to close with loss of 200 jobs

The Hovis bakery in Leicester is to close by next January with the loss of 204 jobs.

Fabcon Food Systems upgrades crisp packaging machines in South Africa

Fabcon Food Systems (FFS) has developed a range of packaging machines with NPS (National Packaging Systems) in South Africa, which can replace old bag makers on Wright Machinery with the same footprint, at higher speeds.

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High-salt diet could double threat of heart disease in people with diabetes: Study from FoodNavigator.com

People with type 2 diabetes who eat a diet high in salt may face twice the risk of developing cardiovascular disease as those who consume less sodium, according to new research.

pira packaging summit, november 11-12, london

Dare to be different: what's next for food packaging? from FoodProductionDaily.com

The pressure to reduce costs has had a big influence on food packaging over the last five years, but it could now be time to dust off ideas which offer differentiation and added value.

Special edition: Cognitive Health

Evidence of gut/brain connection piles up, but actual products are a ways off, researcher says from NutraIngredients-USA.com

The gut is teeming with bacteria, good and bad, and these organisms and their cousins living elsewhere on and in the body outnumber the body’s own cells by an order of magnitude.  It is only recently that the notion has come to the fore that these microorganisms are doing something...

'Big choc firms in for our bitterness reduction process', says MycoTechnology from ConfectioneryNews.com

The biggest players in the industry are already exploring ways to reduce bitterness and to up cocoa content in chocolate with MycoTechnology’s mushroom myceliation process, says the company’s founder.

Whole Foods' labels are misleading, deceptive, unfair and fraudulent, alleges lawsuit

Whole Foods targeted in new lawsuit over 'all-natural' claims from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Whole Foods Market has been targeted in another class action lawsuit alleging that products it labels as ‘all-natural’ are misbranded because they contain “artificial ingredients and flavorings, artificial coloring and chemical preservatives”. 

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Cereal snacks without milk: Canadean

‘Stand-still’ cereal segment should consider milk-less snack bags: Canadean

Cereal makers should consider moving NPD away from the breakfast table and introducing milk-free snack bags to...

Germany: Gender influences savory snacks purchases says Canadean

Gender influences savory snacks purchases in Germany: Canadean

In Germany women are more likely to choose indulgent savory snacks, while men are more price-focused, according...

Metabolic syndrome may be caused by energy-dense snacks

Salty snacks may increase metabolic syndrome risk by 56%: Study

Higher consumption of salty energy-dense snacks may be a factor in the development of metabolic syndrome, according...

Genetic blueprint of bread wheat genome is unveiled

Hope for cheaper, more accessible wheat as genetic blueprint of bread wheat genome unveiled

There is hope for cheaper and more accessible wheat as a draft genetic blueprint of bread wheat...

Andean Grain chia seeds positive FSA novel opinion

Andean Grain gears up for chia cheer after EU approval

Andean Grain Products has received a positive draft novel food opinion from the UK’s Food Standards Agency...

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