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Perfetti Van Melle’s JV with Greencore to launch Chupa Chups cake

Italian-Dutch confectionery manufacturer Perfetti Van Melle has partnered with Irish convenience food giant Greencore to produce a cake under lollipop brand Chupa Chups.

Acacia gum improves texture and shelf-life of bread, says supplier

Adding between one and 3% of acacia gum to either gluten-free or white bread can improve softness and extend shelf-life, according to French supplier Alland & Robert.

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Calbee, Koike-ya halt snack production amid Japan's potato shortage

Inclement weather has led to Japan’s smallest harvest of potatoes since 1983, prompting the country’s snack giants to stop production of several potato snacks.

The Cornish Bakery puts a meaty twist on Easter

The Cornish Bakery has created the world’s first Cornish Pasty Easter Egg.

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Ingredion introduces new texturizers for baked chips

The Illinois-based ingredient supplier has released several texturizer proptotypes that will enhance the taste and texture of baked potato and tortilla chips.

Mr Trotter: British pride secures listings on high street

Matthew Fort and Tom Parker Bowles received “an overwhelmingly positive response” from the moment they launched Mr Trotter’s Great British Pork Crackling onto the UK market in 2011.

Pulses are popular but don't stop investing in consumer awareness, say researchers

The Year of the Pulse may be over but pulses are still a trending ingredient, although industry needs to invest in greater consumer awareness if it is to benefit from the...

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Ideal Snacks introduces probiotics to air-popped snacks and suggests big CPG brands do the same

A stronger focus on gut health is pushing manufacturers to add probiotics to their snacks, but the larger CPG companies are struggling to keep up with the trend, the company...

Barry Callebaut-owned Mona Lisa brand ups cocoa sustainability by joining Horizons

Barry Callebaut is one step closer to its goal of sourcing fully sustainable cocoa by 2025 as its chocolate cups and decorations making subsidiary, Mona Lisa, has joined the Cocoa...

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Kraft Food Ingredients ups clean label portfolio with dairy-based snacking prototypes

Kraft Food Ingredients (KFI) said the Kraft Heinz merger is a definite advantage in developing novel clean label snacks.

Almarai, ADM ‘preparing bid’ for Saudi milling monopoly sell-off

Almarai is rumoured to be among the companies in line to bid for Saudi Grains Organisation’s milling monopoly.

Chaucer Foods UK and Filippo Berio JV to launch Mediterranean crostini

Specialist bread products manufacturer Chaucer Foods UK has formed a partnership with olive oil brand Filippo Berio to develop the range of Filippo Berio Crostini.

UK cricket flour energy bar wins ife 2017 Sustainable Packaging Award

Yumpa, a range of energy bars made with cricket flour, is the first of its kind in Europe to have an EU accredited fully compostable wrapper.

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Clean label doesn’t guarantee healthy snacking, but dairy might help: Kerry

Clean label is a good way for consumers to decide whether a snack and dairy product delivers on transparency, but it is not an indicator of health value, said Kerry’s...

Health watchdog takes legal action against Kellogg, Weetabix, Walgreens and others for acrylamide in ‘Disney’ animal crackers

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has launched legal action against several US biscuit manufacturers and retailers for allegedly failing to warn consumers about the high levels of acrylamide (AA)...

ADM ramps up sweetener investment with French acquisition

Agri-food giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) will continue its investment into sweeteners and starch production in Europe with the planned acquisition of French wheat processing plant Chamtor.

'Fibre is the only option to turn our comfort foods from toxic to therapeutic,' says FiberFlour founder

What made a practicing doctor give up medicine to create and supply a high-fibre flour? “I saw an opportunity to be infinitely more effective in preventing disease in the first place. Fibre...

Scientists have developed a wheat that could aid the world’s malnourished millions

Test results found the wheat increases the digestibility of phosphorus, calcium and other minerals in poultry.

CSM Bakery Solution’s ancient grains bread mix given new life to boost UK craft bakers’ profits

CSM Bakery Solutions has revitalized its Pantique Ancient Cereals bread mix a with a new name – Pantique Ancient Grains Ultimate bread mix – and a bolder baked appearance.

Baobab could be the next big thing in gluten- and grain-free baking: Mintel

Baobab fruit powder is about to make the jump from superfood smoothie staple to gluten- and grain-free free baking ingredient, according to Mintel.

Ulrick & Short launches sweetener that could halve sugar in sweet baked goods

British-based ingredients firm Ulrick & Short claims its avanté sweetener enables manufacturers to reduce sugar by up to 25% in frostings and as much as 50% in some sweet fillings.

Ardent Mills’ commitment to boost growth and stability of North American grown quinoa

The US flour miller has announced its support of the growing network of North American quinoa farmers with the roll-out of its new Great Plains Quinoa line.

Gluten-free reports reiterate enormous opportunities, say market researchers

New research has underscored the potential for bakers and cereals processors to boost their gluten-free sales.

Synergy to launch dairy-based, natural sugar replacers

UK flavour house Synergy will launch a range of dairy-based, natural flavours to replace sugar in biscuits and cookies next month.

Somerville Brewing Company spoons in Cap’n Crunch cereal into latest beer recipe

Somerville Brewing Company of Massachusetts is set to release its new Belgian-style ale featuring an unexpected ingredient: Cap’n Crunch Berries breakfast cereal. 

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