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Asda commits to Coeliac UK’s gluten-free guarantee across all stores

Coeliac UK CEO: 'I think there will be innovation and I think there will be a broadening out of what is available'

Asda has pledged to stock eight staple gluten-free products across all of its UK stores; a commitment that should spark innovation and encourage new players into the market, says Coeliac UK’s CEO.

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UK breakfast boom? Hot cereals up 17.9% in 2013

The demand for hot cereals like porridge has continued to experience a dramatic resurgence and will continue an upward trajectory for the next four years, according to a Key Note report.

Bovine proteins give better gluten-free texture and nutrition: Study

Bovine proteins freeze dried with inulin can improve the overall structure and nutritional value of gluten-free breads, say researchers.

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Opportunities in protein-enriched 'everyday food' for the elderly: Fonterra

The elderly needn't make significant dietary changes to boost their daily intake of protein and could instead rely on enriched "everyday food", research by Fonterra suggests.

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Gluten-free packaged foods benefit newly diagnosed coeliacs: Study from FoodNavigator.com

Increased availability of gluten-free packaged foods is helping coeliac teenagers keep many of their old food habits as they embark on a gluten-free diet, according to a Swedish study.

Premier Foods launches three new business units from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Premier Foods has launched three new ‘Strategic Business Units’ (SBU’s) in a bid to strengthen its focus on major growth opportunities and develop more agile ways of working.

Turkey: Education needed to boost functional food sales from NutraIngredients.com

Gender, age, education, class – and taste – all influence functional food consumption say Turkish researchers who recommended the country of 75m people does more to educate its citizens about the potential of fortified foods.

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Minister: Australia’s “food bowl of Asia” no threat to Chinese farmers from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce has assured Chinese farmers that Australia is “not a threat” to their livelihoods on a day when two Far East investment groups established a A$3bn (US$2.7bn) fund to invest in Australian agriculture.

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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...

Premier Foods Mr Kipling investment to drive cake growth

The icing on the cake? Premier bakes up $48m Mr Kipling investment

Premier Foods has put £10m ($16m) behind a multi-media promotional Mr Kipling campaign, just months after committing...

Thins in packaged bread could spark growth, Mintel

Can ‘thins’ save a dwindling packaged bread sector?

‘Thins’ have taken off in the US and Canada with bread, bagel and even tortilla varieties offering...

Frito-Lay supply chain, productivity focus drives profit

Frito-Lay president: 'We’re laser-focused on productivity’

Improved supply chain productivity using automation and better go-to-market delivery systems has driven core operating profit up...

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