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Dole develops ‘wearable banana’ as Tokyo Marathon snack gadget

Dole Japan has developed a 'wearable banana' for the Tokyo Marathon that tells runners their time, tweets, heart rate, and doubles as a nutritious in-race snack.

Snacks & health conscious consumers: Fortification, natural ingredients, & free-from claims

'People don’t pick up crisps and think: 'I wish these had more Vit C!'' Analysts on snacks and nutrition

There’s no doubt that consumers want healthier snacks, but fortification is not necessarily the answer, say Euromonitor and Datamonitor analysts.

‘Ole!’ Scientists engineer heart healthy Spanish peanut

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a new peanut with especially high levels of oleic acid that they claim offers a longer shelf life as well as heart healthy properties.

Cereal study urges US focus on oats to cut risk from ‘potent renal carcinogen’

Scientists researching the presence of a mycotoxin considered a 'potent renal carcinogen' in US cereals have found levels above EU maximum limits in 8% of oat based cereals tested, and are urging action to reduce consumer risk.

Mornflake: Gluten-free oats will soon become competitive

The gluten-free oat category remains fairly nascent but as the market matures, competition will heat up significantly, says the marketing head of Mornflake.

Special Edition: Powered up and packing nutritional punch 

Health claims and indulgence can go 'hand in hand' for breakfast cereals: Mintel

Cereal is "playing catch up" with breakfast alternatives that have mastered the pairing of health claims and indulgence, says Mintel.

Skipping breakfast may lead to diabetes and heart disease

Skipping breakfast may typically be associated with obesity but a recent study on young women suggested it could also lead to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Food firms should step up sugar cuts, say shoppers

Food firms should work harder to cut and communicate sugar content in their products, according to seven in 10 consumers responding to a survey by market analyst Mintel.

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IFIC consumer findings suggest industry could profit by fortifying healthful products
Special Edition: Powered up and packing nutritional punch

IFIC consumer findings suggest industry could profit by fortifying healthful products

Manufacturers could profit by fortifying products with innate healthy properties, because consumers expect and accept fortification from...

VIP Nuts: Beer brand collaboration stretches reach

VIP Nuts: We’ve cracked it with beer collaboration

Collaborating with major beer brands like Carlsberg and Cobra has stretched our reach even further, says the...

Kerry Pinnacle sale to move away from B2C bakery

Kerry Group: We’re stepping away from ‘non-core’ B2C bakery

Kerry Group’s decision to sell its business-to-consumer Australian bakery is part of a strategy to re-focus on...

Kerry Group to sell Pinnacle Australia bakery

Kerry Group on cusp of Pinnacle sale

Kerry Group is in advanced discussions to sell its €160m ($181.28m) Australian bakery business Pinnacle, the company...

Meat Chips: High-protein snacking, meat processing

Meat Chips founder: ‘Chips with meat don’t happen overnight’

Developing potato chips that contain high levels of real chicken has been complex and taken eight years...

Functional snack bars China: Beauty, Traditional Chinese Medicine

Beauty and Traditional Chinese Medicine bars could be 'instant wins' in China

Snack bar makers can create instant wins in China with beauty bars or products containing Traditional Chinese...

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