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Holton deal will help Mantrose-Haeuser tap prepared bakery market, says Mintel

Acquiring Holton Food has put speciality ingredients supplier Mantrose-Haeuser in a position to tap the growing prepared foods market, according to analysts Mintel.

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Fancypants Baking eyes further growth after rebranding Crunch Cookie range

Massachusetts-based Fancypants Baking Co has redesigned its Crunch Cookies’ packaging to highlight that they are free from peanut and tree nut allergens.

Boulder Brands UK own label and Udi's-branded gluten-free products recalled

A recall of Udi’s Gluten Free products due to contamination with sesame seeds has been extended to own-label goods also produced by Udi’s supplier Boulder Brands UK.

Mantrose-Haeuser to expand into bakery sector

Mantrose-Haeuser edible coatings and specialty ingredients for the food, confectionery, pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial industries, has acquired Holton Food Products Company.

Bakery veteran acquires stake in ‘diabetic bread’ biotech firm

Meiert Grootes, chairman of Europe’s biggest supplier of speciality baking products, has acquired a stake in a Malaysian-Australian biotech firm that earlier this year launched ingredients to produce the world’s...

Kellogg on Australia packaging row: design was changing before complaints

Kellogg has said it was in the process of changing its Australian breakfast cereal packaging before a row broke out over its use of the country’s health labeling system.

Wheat markets in turmoil as Egypt rejects shipment

EGYPT ROUNDUP: There was confusion as Egypt rejected wheat from Bunge and backtracks on price reforms, but food producers announce strong profit growth and plan investments.

Diabetes patients could benefit from Kamut khorasan wheat, finds study

Replacing modern wheat with ancient grain khorasan can benefit consumers with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Clean-label claims sought by one in three shoppers, according to survey

A new study has highlighted clean label opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and bakery categories.

Barley can improve blood sugar levels and curb hunger pangs

Including barley in the diet can improve blood sugar levels and help control hunger pangs in a surprising yet promisingly short period of time, say Swedish researchers.

Celeb chefs and free-from trend driving surge of interest in buckwheat

UK supermarket chain Waitrose has reported a boom in sales of buckwheat – while the number of global baking ingredient launches using buckwheat flour has more than doubled in the...

Enzymes firm Novozymes restructures operation into three divisions

Enzymes supplier Novozymes is restructuring its business in a move designed to deliver innovation more quickly and with greater commercial impact.

Puratos set to expand across Australia after acquiring fillings supplier

Bakery ingredients supplier Puratos Group is ramping up its presence in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of fruit and patisserie fillings business Melbourne Jam Manufacturing Co.

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That’s It expands line-up with Zesty flavors and new Bites snacking format

Fruit bar brand That’s It is launching two new ranges - Zesty and Bites - designed to meet the flavor and health demands of Millennials.

Way Better Snacks expands range and tips further growth in sprouted grains

Way Better Snacks has unveiled its latest product – a nacho-flavored tortilla chip – and tipped its signature sprouted grains as a major growth area for snacking.

How grain-free innovation is shaping German flour and baked goods markets

Interest in grain-free flour and grain-free baked goods is soaring in Germany, according to new research.

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Modern Oats’ new products aim to tap demand for naturally-sourced ingredients

Manufacturer Modern Oats is hoping to revive the “sleepy and commodity-driven” oatmeal market by expanding its instant pots range with four new flavors.

Scotland pushes for UK-wide mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid

A renewed call for UK-wide mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid has been made by the Scottish government.

ConAgra revealed as latest business looking to crack cage-free egg supply

ConAgra Foods has joined the growing list of bakery and snacks manufacturers who have pledged to switch to 100% cage-free egg supply.

All forms of omega-3s support health in different ways, flax advocate says

Omega-3s may have been created unequal, but all varieties, plant-based, marine and algal sources, have a potential role in supporting health, a consultant says.

Italian health ministry strengthens legal foundation of charcoal bread ban

Italian health chiefs have updated the wording of a ban on the use of activated charcoal in bread – giving it a stronger legal foundation.

PureCircle refining stevia product to fit consumer tastes

Stevia is closing in on mainstream acceptance as a non-caloric sweetener, but the product will need additional innovation before it is fully accepted by consumers.

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Ingredion invests $30m into expanding production capabilities in Mexico

Ingredion has pumped $30m into expanding capacity at its San Juan del Rio manufacturing facility in Mexico.

Stevia may benefit from consumer desire for natural claims: Mintel

While stevia, a natural sweetener, is not yet widely known in the US, the product may benefit from consumers demanding healthier products.

Cargill offers soy lecithin as alternative to emulsifiers that may contain PHO

Cargill has launched a soy lecithin free from partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) as an alternative to monoglycerides and DATEM.

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