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Cargill ploughs $18m into upgrades at US grain facility

Cargill has launched a multi-million-dollar project to increase storage and unload capacity at its grain facility in Gibbon, Nebraska.

Snact launches ‘food waste-fighting’ Banana Bars in UK through Crowdfunding

Snact, an eco-conscious snack producer that uses fruit that would otherwise go to waste, has launched a snack line following another successful Crowdfunding campaign.

PepsiCo brings Sunbites to nuts amid rising commodity costs

PepsiCo’s UK snacks subsidiary, Walkers, Ireland’s Kestrel Foods and Yorkshire's Bite UK are entering a category that is growing faster in the UK than potato chips, but they will be...

Kind Snacks promotes new line by dumping mountain of sugar in Times Square

Kind has waged war on sugar-laden snacks by dumping almost 50,000 pounds of sugar in New York City’s Times Square to promote the launch of its all-natural Fruit Bites.

Demand for cheese powder on the rise thanks to quick meal options and on-the-go snacks

The global cheese powder market is expected to grow with the highest compound annual growth rate from 2017 to 2023, thanks to a rise in quick meal options and snacking-on-the-go,...

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Lotus Bakeries takes precautionary measures amid Fipronil scare

Indulgent and natural snack producer Lotus Bakeries has voluntarily recalled products that contain a slightly higher than recommended level of Fipronil from Belgium supermarket shelves, but says UK market is...

Lotus Bakeries recalls products suspected to contain contaminated eggs

Belgian biscuit and snack maker Lotus Bakeries has withdrawn some of its products suspected to contain eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil.

Fruit & veg grab bigger share of on-the-go snack category: Nielsen

The $16.3m ‘snackable’ fruit and vegetable sub-category may not be as big as the $27bn salty snack category, but it is making a big dent into the $1.1bn ‘on-the-go’ snacking...

‘Smoked’ and ‘burnt’ among flavors driving snacks: Mintel

The more unusual the flavor, the more likely a snack producer will capture another consumer. According to Marcia Mogelonsky, Mintel’s director of Insight, exotic flavors drive the purchasing of a...

Bread fortified with pomelo lowers GI and risk of diabetes: study

Indian scientists suggest adding the citrus fruit to bread lowers its glycemic index, which increases its nutritional value and decreases the risk of diabetes.

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BRC & FDF call for submissions for sugar alternative ingredients

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) are calling on ingredient manufacturers, product specialists and researchers to submit details of sugar alternative ingredients to help...

Target pledges zero artificial ingredients for own-brands aimed at kids

US retailer chain Target has pledged to remove artificial ingredients from its own branded range of kids’ foods by the end of 2018.

Mondelēz taps 'potential' in UK biscuits market with Cadbury cookies

Mondelēz is rolling out a biscuit line under its Cadbury brand in the UK this month. 

Mondelēz’ Triscuit transitions to non-GMO across entire portfolio

Mondelēz International has begun rolling outs its Triscuit Crackers that have been Non-GMO Project Verified to stores across the US and Canada.

Coffee four maker loses trademark appeal

Empire Technology Development has lost its appeal to trademark ‘coffee flour' in the US.

Brazilian peanut processor Brumau courts European markets

Brazil’s largest peanut producer and oilseed processing company, Brumau is aiming to expand into Europe.

Grana to open Russian cereal mill in Altai region

Grana Association-owned Tretyakovsky Elevator is opening a cereal mill in the Altai region with a daily capacity of 100 MT of groats by 2018.

Novozymes’ F&B unit delivers company’s top growth in H1 2017

Novozymes’ Food & Beverages division clocked in the company’s highest growth, increasing 8% organically and 10% in Danish Krone (DKK) in the first half of the year compared to 1H 2016.

'Reducing sodium in customers’ end products is an important consumer-driven trend’

Univar, chemical and ingredients distributor, has extended its distribution agreement with Kudos Blends to cover the Pell brand of raising agents, including sodium reduction products. 

Recall update: Nuts and seeds still among top three offenders in Q2 2017

Stericycle’s Recall and Notification Index reveals nuts and seeds are still one of the biggest culprits of product recalls, which saw an ‘unprecedented rise’ during the second quarter of 2017.

Corbion’s bakery sales struggle in H1 2017

Corbion reported its Food division’s performance in H1 2017 ‘fell short of ambition’, mainly due to lower volumes in Bakery, but it remains optimistic for H2.

Meat snacks clock faster growth than potato chips: Mintel

Meat snacks are the third biggest category of salty snacks in the US and also the fastest-growing sub-segment, according to Mintel.

Cereals drive world food prices; butter price at new high

Globally, food was 10.2% more expensive in July 2017 than last year and the highest it has been since 2014, said the United Nation’s food agency.

PepsiCo palm oil progress report dismissed as ‘masterful window dressing’

PepsiCo’s efforts to provide further transparency in the palm oil supply chain have been slammed as “masterful window dressing”, in a strongly worded statement by the Rainforest Action Network.

CSM Bakery Solutions completes multi-million pound UK factory extension

Bakery ingredients supplier CSM Bakery Solutions has finished renovations at its Bradford, UK, bakery, which will lead to 100 jobs being created over the next three months.

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