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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 ingredients business across the region.

Green Endeavor CEO: I’m an eco-industrialist; upscaling ‘green’ is simple

Bakers can take simple steps to go green by switching to eco-friendly cleaning products and it's surprising it hasn't happened already, says the CEO of Green Endeavor.

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.

India

PepsiCo to double investment in Indian snacks

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.

Kellogg: Including ‘added sugars’ on Nutrition Facts panel will just confuse shoppers

Almost a quarter of primary grocery shoppers are unable to correctly identify the total amount of sugar in products featuring the FDA’s ‘new-look’ Nutrition Facts labels, which require manufacturers to list ‘sugar’ and ‘added sugar’ separately, according to a Kellogg survey.

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Kidney disease patients unable to discern phosphorus levels in foods, AND claims

Nutrition Facts overhaul a missed chance to label phosphorus: AND from FoodNavigator-USA.com

The FDA’s proposed revamp of the Nutrition Facts panel misses a public health opportunity to mandate disclosure of phosphorus content on nutrition labels, despite the micronutrient’s association with adverse outcomes among kidney patients and growing evidence linking it to health problems in healthy people, claims the Academy of Nutrition and...

From the Vitafoods Live! vault

Can the rise of medical foods tackle ‘unsustainable’ public healthcare costs? from NutraIngredients.com

Pharmaceutical-reliant public healthcare systems are unsustainably expensive and governments around the world know it, but can medical foods go part way to breaching the gap and delivering real savings? Panellists at a recent NutraIngredients-hosted debate concluded that yes they can…

Natra takes out $33m loan after cocoa prices hit chocolate business from ConfectioneryNews.com

Natra has secured credit to mitigate the effect of rising cocoa prices, which have harmed its chocolate business.

Diet could enhance immunity among the elderly: Researchers from FoodNavigator.com

Proper nutrition could strengthen immunity in older age and thus prevent diseases, according to two recent UK studies.

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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...

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...

Snacks eaten with meals on the rise, NPD Group

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...

Kids’ cereal New Zealand: Regulatory overhaul needed

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...

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