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Schär expects double digits growth after UK gluten-free bakery launch

One of the largest European gluten-free brands, Schär, has unveiled six new varieties in major UK retailers, including Morrisons and Tesco.

TerraVia hires ex Mars chief as CEO and explores algae butter for bakery

Former president of Mars Food North America, Apu Mody, has taken over as CEO of algae-based nutrition company TerraVia.

Bellarise develops organic enzyme to cut gluten by up to 50%

California-based baking supplier Bellarise has developed an organic gluten replacer that can replace 25% to 50% of gluten used by bakers. . 

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Duke’s rolls out new look and flavors for its meat snacks as sales double

Meat snacks brand Duke's has unveiled new packaging for its Shorty Sausages and Steak Strips to highlight the premium positioning of the range.

General Mills targets Millennials with new Totino’s snack meals

Totino’s pizza sticks and stuffed nachos have hit shelves in major retailers across the US this month as General Mills continues to expand its on-the-go snack meal portfolio.

Inside scoop: Nestlé doubles its largest quality assurance center to fight for confectionery safety

Nestlé’s gives ConfectioneryNews a look inside its $31m expanded quality assurance center in Dublin, Ohio, where it is battling the emerging threat of foreign bodies in confections.

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From platinum to gold: RiceBran upgrades Proryza line with new formulation

RiceBran has expanded its Proryza range with new formulation Proryza Gold to tap food industry demand for simple ingredients.

Hostess extends into frozen food market with Deep Fried Twinkies

Sweet baked goods manufacturer Hostess has entered the US frozen snacks market with a deep-fried version of the Twinkie.

General Mills must face lawsuit over Cheerios Protein marketing

General Mills must face a lawsuit claiming the company misled consumers by marketing Cheerios Protein as a higher-protein alternative to regular Cheerios, a US federal judge has ruled.

EU Commission raises concerns over Dow DuPont merger

The European Commission says it has opened an investigation to see if the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont is in line with the EU Merger Regulation.

Kroger hooks Mondelēz’s new Swedish Fish-flavored Oreos

Mondelēz has launched Swedish Fish-flavored Oreos, which combine Oreo chocolate wafers and Swedish Fish-flavored crème, exclusively at Kroger stores across the US.

Absolutely aims new Superseed Clusters at gap in gluten-free market

Kayco Company-owned brand Absolutely Gluten Free has unveiled new snacking product Organic Superseed Crunch.

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Gelita taps clean label trend through promoting collagen protein

Gelita, one of the world’s largest animal-based protein companies, has showcased how neutral-tasting collagen peptides can be used for protein enrichment.

Australia

Diabetics should be wary of paleo diet ‘hype’

The Australian Diabetes Society president has said people with type 2 diabetes should be wary of social media hype about the benefits of going on the paleo diet, arguing there have been no trials going beyond 12 weeks.

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Rembrandt Foods announces new protein isolate launch

Rembrandt Foods is set to bring new protein isolate Rempro 8090 to market in the next few months.

Shick and Esteve to supply Rockwell and Siemens system control platforms

US ingredients equipment supplier Shick Solutions has been acquired by Bretèche Group for an undisclosed sum and will be joining forces with Bretèche businesses including Diosna, VMI and Esteve.

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Natural-positioned snacks driving growth in specialty channel, says Spins

Snack sales are growing more than twice as fast in the US ‘speciality gourmet’ retail channel than through mainstream stores, according to retail analysts Spins.

Mondelēz adapts Milka to local tastes for China launch

Mondelēz International has tailored its Milka brand to Chinese tastes ahead of September launch for the power brand in the emerging Chinese market. 

ConAgra tightens business focus through sales of JM Swank and Spicetec

Slim Jim owner ConAgra Foods has sold its JM Swank and Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings businesses.

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Oxygen power: Neo-Pure tech aims to ease bakery product recalls

Pacific Grain and Foods, one of the largest bakery ingredients suppliers in the US, has become Agri-Neo’s first US client to purchase its latest food safety technology Neo-Pure.

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