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Contaminated illegal Nigerian snacks and foodstuffs repeatedly rejected by EU

Numerous Nigerian products, including nuts and seeds used by the snacks and bakery industries, have been refused entry into the EU in the past two years as they’ve been found to be riddled with microbes such as Salmonella, aflatoxins and mould.

Kellogg Company announces new CFO

Kellogg Company has named Fareed Khan as its new chief financial officer and principal financial officer.

Hain Celestial taps better-for-you snack growth by expanding tortilla chip portfolio

New York-based natural and organic food company, Hain Celestial, has introduced two new tortilla chip products under its Garden of Eatin’ brand. 

Commodities

The cereal report: what’s in store for 2017?

2016 was a year of change on the commodities front, and all indications are that 2017 is expecting more surprises, warn economists.

News in brief

ADM/Matsutani launches veggie ingredient that offers 70% fiber for snacks and cereals

The joint venture between two ingredient companies, ADM and Matsutani, have developed Fibersol-DLQ, which they claim is a solid corn syrup version of soluble corn fiber that offers approximately 75% soluble dietary fiber.

Label Insight expects to expand in 2017 as demand for clean label and transparency continues to grow

Higher level of transparency will display a measurable impact on sales of CPG, shopper data firm Label Insight recently told BakeryandSnacks. But so far, most brands have taken a “wait-and-see” approach towards action.

Startup Tracker

Fantasy Candies owner creates probiotic chocolate startup Blue Planet

Long-time candy maker and owner of the Ohio-based Fantasy Candies, Joel Fink, hopes to take probiotic chocolate to the national level through his new startup called Blue Planet Chocolate. 

Belgian Boys taps imported European snacks growth with butter cookies

European snack startup, Belgian Boys, will roll out its butter cookies inspired by the original Belgian cookie, Speculoos, across the US in February. 

Healthy super snacking in fine fettle, reports Innova

‘Sugar and spice and all things nice’ are quickly being usurped by free from, clean labeling, GMO-free and fiber (there’s something new for lyricists to play around with…).

What do executives from bakery and snack industry expect in 2017?

BakeryandSnacks correspondent has collected comments from several renowned US CPG brands about their business plans for 2017, and what direction the food industry is headed.

Raisio chief resigns: ‘Time for new adventures’ after 36 quarters of continuous growth

Raisio chief executive officer Matti Rihko tells us he is moving onto a new venture later this year and was proud to have overseen Raisio’s transition from a challenged regional player into a “profitable international brandhouse” in his 10 years at the top at the Finnish firm.

Kids start the day with big sugar-kick; breakfast cereals highlighted

Children in England consume almost three cubes of sugar at breakfast, according to new research that puts cereal brands in the spotlight once again.

Parker Products to triple its production facilities

Parker Products has broken ground for its new 90,000 square foot facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

France meat and dairy ‘country of origin labeling’ trial comes into force

France rolls out its two-year trial for mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for meat and dairy in prepared foods, this month.

France’s boomerang tax on flour

The unpopular ‘Taxe Farine’ has reared its head again, after being supressed last month.

Special Edition Series

Cracking good reads: BakeryAndSnacks 2017 special features calendar

Reporting from the coalface to bring you breaking news in the bakery and snacks sector is our game plan for 2017. Next year, we will delve into safety strategies, smart packaging, the ‘free from’ craze and the influence cartoon characters have on branding, among others.

Flowers Foods to sell Specialty Blending business, focusing on branded bakery foods

One of the largest yeast and bakery ingredient products and solutions firm in the US, AB Mauri, has reached an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Specialty Blending Company. 

ConAgra Foods enters final plea deal for salmonella peanut butter transgression

ConAgra has entered a final plea deal in a criminal misdemeanour charge of violating the US Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Dawn Food Products recalls bakery items after salmonella alert

Albertsons and Safeway stores in the US are recalling bakery products supplied by Dawn Food Products made with Valley Milk Product's High Heat Nonfat Dry Milk Powder due to possible salmonella contamination.

Processing could impact metabolizing energy of almonds, concludes study

Scientists suggest that both roasted and unroasted almonds provide fewer calories than previously believed.

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