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Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Grain science fundamental for equipment suppliers too, says Baker Perkins

Equipment suppliers must learn about the nutrition and functionality of grains because manufacturers are increasingly looking for NPD assistance, says Baker Perkins.

Steamed v baked bread: Processing change impacts glycemic response

The way in which breads are processed could play a role in determining its GI, according to new research that shows steaming rather than baking bread alters glycemic responses.

Lance Snacks bets big on radio

Snyder’s-Lance is using radio rather than TV for its latest Lance Snacks marketing campaign to target consumers effectively – while on the go, the senior brand director says.

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Bay State Milling touts flax and chia for clean label gluten-free

Flax and chia in seed and gel form can be used in muffins, cleaning up labels and adding nutritional punch, says Bay State Milling.

Weetabix packaging subsidiary Vibixa to close

Weetabix carton printing subsidiary Vibixa, which makes cardboard packaging in Cheltenham, UK, has announced plans to close its factory next year axing 105 jobs.

EFSA reassesses European curcumin exposure levels

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reassessed exposure to curcumin and found consumption is lower than previously thought – although some children consume close to the acceptable daily intake (ADI).

Simply 7 Snacks: If you’re making a quinoa chip, consumers expect quinoa to be the first ingredient

While Beanitos probably has a higher profile, fellow Texan chip maker Simply7 snacks has quietly carved out an equally impressive niche in the better-for-you snacks aisle over the past four years with hummus, lentil, quinoa and pink pomegranate chips that adhere to its ‘seven principles’.

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Sustainable baking a ‘cradle to grave’ concept
Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Sustainable baking now a ‘cradle to grave’ concept

Consumers expect manufacturers to take responsibility for baked goods far beyond the production gate, says a sustainability...

Kashi Kamut Khorasan granola: Driving knowledge on nutritious grain

Kashi: Not enough people know about Kamut Khorasan wheat

Kashi says inclusion of Kamut Khorasan wheat in its organic granola should drive awareness of the nutrition-dense,...

ABA slams US sugar program: Frustrating, over-protectionist

ABA chief slams US sugar program as over-protectionist

The US sugar progam is frustrating, over-protectionist and counterproductive to business, says the president and CEO of...

Lay's Wasabi Ginger: Snack makers must innovate more!
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Why America chose Wasabi Ginger Lay’s – and why snack makers need to run to the lab…

America has voted: they want wasabi ginger Lay’s chips. No big surprise, but a vote that should...

USDA-ARS develops non-GMO soft durum wheat
Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Non-GMO soft durum wheat promising for bakers, says USDA-ARS

The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has developed a soft durum wheat variety that can be used in...

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