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General Mills flour 'likely' source of multistate E.coli outbreak, says CDC

General Mills flour – voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer earlier this week – is the “likely” source of a multistate E. coli outbreak, according to the US Centers for Disease...

General Mills recalls 10 million lbs of flour over E. coli outbreak fears

General Mills has voluntarily recalled 10 million pounds of flour products over concerns they may be connected to a multistate outbreak of E. coli in the US.

Food and beverage giants pledge to cut trans fats to below 1g per 100g by 2018

Global food and drinks businesses including General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Nestlé and Unilever have pledged to reduce trans fatty acids to “nutritionally insignificant levels” by the end of 2018.

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Supply chain communication ‘the basics’ for allergen control – General Mills

Communication in the supply chain is ‘the basics’ when dealing with potential allergens, according to the European external quality manager at General Mills.

New Product Round-up April 2016: Cracker Jack revamp, Pop-Tarts soda flavors, Bimbo Extra Grainy, TMNT cereal

BakeryandSnacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our eye in April

Jack Link's to sell direct to US snackers through e-commerce platform

Jack Links has launched an e-commerce platform enabling it to sell its meat snacks direct to US consumers.

Grupo Bimbo to buy General Mills Argentina bakery and foodservice arm

General Mills is to sell its Argentina bakery and foodservice business to Grupo Bimbo.

Preferred Popcorn moves into organic market with K&W acquisition

US manufacturer Preferred Popcorn has acquired its first organic production facility.

General Mills reports progress on improving nutrition and health profiles

General Mills - which has pledged to remove all artificial ingredients from its cereals by the end of 2017 - this week reported that 77% of its Big G cereal portfolio now...

General Mills receives NYPA funding to upgrade Buffalo cereals facility

General Mills is to upgrade its oldest facility in the US with the help of $500,000 in finding from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees.

INNOVATION ROUND-UP MARCH 2016

New Product Round-up March 2016: Popchips Ridges, Mondelēz Good Thins and Vogel's gluten-free buns

BakeryandSnacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our eye in March.

Why General Mills is feeling 'bullish' about future growth in US cereals

General Mills expects its cereals and snacks brands to drive growth in the business in the coming year – the second vote of confidence in the US cereals market from...

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Kellogg unveils nationwide GMO labeling plan: 'A special label for Vermont would be costly for us and our consumers'

Kellogg has joined CPG giants Mars, General Mills, and Campbell Soup in opting to roll out GMO labeling nationwide in order to comply with a GMO labeling law that comes...

CFSAF: 'Gen Mills was forced to make decision because of Senate’s failure to act'

General Mills and Mars to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Vermont deadline looms: 'We can’t label our products for only one state'

It was prompted by pragmatism, rather than an ideological shift, but General Mills and Mars have resolved to roll out GMO labeling nationwide as Congress has proved unable to hammer...

US bakery trade groups ABA and B&CMA lay out plans to merge

US trade bodies the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA) are exploring the possibility of a merger.

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Snack bars 2015: top 10 best-selling granola, breakfast and nutrition bars

Here we present an overview of the retail sales performance of the largest brands in key sectors of the US snack bars market in 2015, featuring IRI data showing the...

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Snacks 2015: top 10 best-selling US potato chip, tortilla and pretzel brands

Here we present an overview of the retail sales performance of the largest brands in key sectors of the US snacking market in 2015, featuring IRI data showing the top...

General Mills aiming to double its use of organic acreage by 2019

General Mills has accelerated efforts to double its organic acreage as it looks to grow its revenue from natural and organic products to $1bn.

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Cold cereals 2015: Top 10 best-selling US breakfast cereal brands

Breakfast is regarded as the most important meal of the day – but for many consumers cold cereal has become a less important part of that meal.

Cereal thriller: General Mills gives away Batman and Superman comic books

General Mills has again partnered with DC Comics to give away superhero comic books with its breakfast cereals in the US.

Innovation round-up February 2016

New Product Round-up February 2016: Atkins relaunch, Doritos mixes it up, Walkers Sunbites Popcorn

Each month, Bakery And Snacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that have caught our eye. Here’s the selection for February 2016

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Second time lucky? General Mills takes Annie's back into cereals market

General Mills is extending its Annie’s range into the cereals market – four years after the brand ended its first foray into the highly competitive category.

Chips are down: how development of potato snacking products has slowed

Development of potato-based snacking products has slowed in the UK as Brits turn to alternatives such as popcorn and tortilla chips.

INNOVATION ROUND-UP JANUARY 2016

New Product Round-up January 2016: hot cross bun popcorn, breakfast bagels, gluten-free Quaker oats and more

Each month, Bakery and Snacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that have caught our eye: Here’s the selection for January 2016:

General Mills gives Lärabar first TV advertising push

General Mills has launched the first TV advertising for the Lärabar snack brand it acquired in 2008.

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