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Flowers Foods CEO: As a strong no.2 in fresh baking, we’re poised for growth

Flowers Foods is hungry for US expansion and plans to drive its newly acquired brands (including Wonder) further across the country

Flowers Foods is open-minded on the lookout for future acquisition opportunities and is committed to driving its portfolio into new US markets, its CEO says.

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Weetabix unveils Alpen bars for Chinese market

Alpen bars targeting busy professionals are the first Weetabix products to be formulated specifically for the Chinese market, following the UK company’s majority buy-out by Chinese conglomerate Bright Foods in 2012.

Plum Organics halts Little Crèmes production after choking reports

Campbell Soup-owned Plum Organics has halted production of its kids’ rice milk snack line Little Crèmes after issuing a recall over choking hazards.

Bakeries reduce portion sizes to cut obesity levels

Bakeries are being forced to shrink the size of their sweet products, as weight-conscious consumers demand better quality desserts with less sugar and fewer calories.

'It’s taken a year to explain our chondroitin doesn’t come from carcasses left out in the sun': Danish supplier

Danish firm ZPD has won EU food approval for its chondroitin sulfate – a process that has been riddled by misapprehension and prejudice, the company says.

India

New committee meets in bid to reform 'wasteful' food corporation

A high-level committee has met for the first time to investigate a restructure of the often-beleaguered Food Corporation of India (FCI) as the food-grains authority looks to strengthen and integrate its supply chain.

CDC report flags high sodium consumption among kids; we’re at the mercy of the food industry, RD says

More than 90% of children aged six to 18 consume on average 3,279 mg of sodium a day—well above the government’s recommendation of 2,300 mg or less per day, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 

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DISPATCHES FROM GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY, MADRID

Changing food landscape: ‘I need a passport, food doesn’t’ from FoodQualityNews.com

The landscape of food safety is changing with shifting consumer diets, enhanced legislation, globalization and increased public awareness, according to 3M.

Weekly text reminder may help people ‘budget’ calorie intake from FoodNavigator-USA.com

A weekly text message reminder of recommended daily caloric intake may help consumers make healthier food choices, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Patent Watch

Has Mars found a way around cocoa bean fermentation? from ConfectioneryNews.com

Mars has filed a patent for a method to process unfermented cocoa beans that it claims would maintain the final chocolate taste and allow for a more consistent flavor.

UK needs ‘urgent action’ to hit recycling targets: Plastics 2020 from FoodProductionDaily.com

Plastics 2020 says the UK needs to take urgent action to hit its 2017 recycling targets and is calling on food packagers and other stakeholders to identify actions to boost recycling.

Spotlight

Wine waste to fortify baked goods

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...

UK home baking sales, volume dip 2014: IRI

UK home baking future ‘less dynamic’

UK home baking declined in value by 3.2% for the first half of 2014 and will continue...

MAURI anz: Weston Milling and AB Mauri merge

Weston Milling and AB Mauri merge in Australia

George Weston Foods’ Weston Milling will merge with AB Mauri Australia/New Zealand to form a large bakery...

DuPont microGARD 910 wheat starch tackles mold growth

DuPont: Mold growth still a ‘major challenge’ for bakers

Ingredients major DuPont Nutrition & Health has developed an all-natural wheat starch that bakers can use to...

Diabetic bread start-up BreaDr eyes US expansion

US diabetic bread start-up eyes expansion

Low-GI bakery specialist BreaDr wants to secure co-manufacturers to drive US expansion and hit annual sales of...

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