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Daily value percentage for added sugars on Nutrition Facts Panel is ‘premature’, say bakers

The FDA has acted prematurely in its proposal to include a percentage daily value (DV) of added sugars on the Nutrition Facts Panel because it comes ahead of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, say US baking associations.

Should the FDA have waited for final Dietary Guidelines ahead of added sugars proposal? The American Bakers Association and Independent Bakers Association think so...

Grupo Bimbo: The multi-billion global acquisition trail

The world’s biggest bread maker has been on a spending spree over the past three years; splashing out on a Canadian artisanal buy last week, just one month after a Spanish donut buy.

Alan Hahn: 'We noticed it right away... the gluten was gone'

Could mushroom mycelium add a new dimension to the gluten-free market?

Speaking to FoodNavigator-USA at the 2015 IFT show, MycoTechnology CEO Alan Hahn recalls the moment his team discovered that mushroom mycelium (roots) could virtually eliminate the gluten in wheat and other cereal crops.

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ConAgra Foods: Trans-fat labeling is a matter for the FDA, not the courts…

ConAgra Foods has urged a California court to throw out a lawsuit* alleging it misled consumers with the '0g trans-fat' claim on its Crunch 'n Munch popcorn, and stressed that the FDA's recent decision to revoke the GRAS status of partially hydrogenated oils doesn't change anything. 

Food-on-the-go helps Greggs to strong first half

Strong food-on-the-go sales helped high street baker Greggs to a 6.4% rise in total sales to £398M in first half results for the 26 weeks to July 4.

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