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A taste of the future? Wine waste to fortify baked goods

Wine grape pomace can be used to increase the antioxidant and dietary fiber content in breads, muffins and brownies, find researchers.

Young people eating snacks to ‘round out’ meals, says NPD Group

Younger consumers are reaching for snacks to accompany and round out meals, and the better-for-you category is set to benefit most, finds The NPD Group.

Kids’ cereal in New Zealand needs regulatory overhaul, say researchers

Policies governing nutrient and health claims, labeling and use of mascots on breakfast cereals in New Zealand need a serious re-think, researchers say.

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PepsiCo to double investment in Indian snacks from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

PepsiCo chairman Indra Nooyi has pledged to double the company’s investment in its Indian food processing operation to add to the sizeable sums it has already spent in the country.

Salt reduction and social inequality? UK reduction policies 'have not reached those most in need' from FoodNavigator.com

Despite overall drops in salt intake over last 10 years, social inequalities in salt intake have hardly changed in the period, say researchers.

Training sessions in English and Arabic

Campden BRI increases food safety training in the Middle East from FoodProductionDaily.com

Campden BRI will run food and drink safety training sessions in Dubai in conjunction with the Dubai International Food Safety Conference (November 9-11).

"We've identified a bacterial population that protects against food allergen sensitisation"

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies offer probiotic promise from FoodNavigator.com

Common gut bacteria from the class Clostridia could prevent sensitisation to allergens in food, according to new research that may pave the way for probiotic products aimed at battling food allergies and intolerances.

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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...

Mooncake Festival 2014: Asia's biggest cake event

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...

Low-carb bakery to burst into mainstream

Low-carb bakery to go mainstream, says expert

Low-carb baked goods will soon hit mainstream as companies work to overcome formulation and processing challenges to...

Bimbo Bakeries USA Philadelphia Union soccer sponsorship

Bimbo Bakeries USA soccer sponsorship will cash in on World Cup fever

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) has renewed its multi-year soccer jersey sponsorship with Philadelphia Union in a deal...

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