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Research links NAFTA to Canada’s increasing obesity and diabetes rates

Research published on Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is associated with a significant rise in high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) consumption in Canada. 

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Bakery sector registers biggest growth of plant-based proteins: Axiom Foods

Rice and pea protein manufacturer Axiom Foods said bakery manufacturers are more receptive to plant-based proteins than ever before.

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Synthetic antioxidants as important as natural counterparts for bakeries, says Camlin Fine Sciences

Camlin Fine Sciences said natural antioxidants are on trend in the bakery market because they represent clean label.

US demand for cocoa fibers to grow amid FDA review, says Moner Cocoa

Moner Cocoa is targeting the US cookie market for its cocoa fiber ingredient FICAO as the Food and Drug Administration reclassifies dietary fiber.

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Bread makers could still target health-focused consumers despite carb fears: Mintel

Bread makers should use nutritional add-ons like protein and fiber to appeal to health and fitness-conscious consumers who shy away from buying bread because of carbs, says Mintel.

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Dewey’s Bakery enters US grocery stores with branded cookies and crackers

North Carolina-based Dewey’s unveiled a range of Southern cuisine-inspired cookies and crackers at the Summer Fancy Food Show held in New York City recently. 

Snack makers moving beyond pure indulgence to functionality, says European Snacks Association

The sensible snacking concept is evolving at a rapid rate, said Sebastian Emig, director general of the European Snacks Association (ESA).

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Asian ingredients and flavors set to grow in US snacks market: Asenzya

Asian flavors will grow in the snack market, but many US consumers are not ready for them yet, corporate executive chef at Asenzya, Dax Schaeffer, told BakeryandSnacks at IFT held in Las Vegas last month. 

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Arla extends protein bar shelf life with clean label ingredients

Arla Foods Ingredients showcased a clean label protein bar prototype made with milk from grass-fed cows without any added hormones at IFT held in Las Vegas last month.

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Kraft Heinz Ingredients extends clean-label cream cheese to biscuits

Kraft Heinz Ingredients (KHI) showcased biscuits flavored with its clean-label cream cheese powder at IFT held in Las Vegas last month.

Bakery startup Foodstirs to benefit from Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Greg Fleishman, co-founder and COO of Foodstirs, said Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods will allow organic ingredients to reach more audiences.

Biofortification one of many factors in tackling iron and zinc deficiencies: Study

Biofortification alone is not enough to enhance bread with optimum iron and zinc levels to fight deficiencies, a study says as it cites other production methods that should factor in its creation.

Del Monte Pacific and Fresh Del Monte Produce unite to target US

Del Monte Pacific Ltd (DMPL) and Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. have announced a series of joint ventures to offer expanded refrigerated offerings across the US.

Barry Callebaut-owned American Almond’s new facility opened in New Jersey

American Almond has opened its new facility that it moved from Brooklyn, New York, to Pennsauken, New Jersey, to expand its nut-based products portfolio. 

Nuts, seeds and trail mixes set to outperform savory biscuits in the US

Euromonitor projects value sales in the nuts, seeds and trail mixes category will outperform savory biscuits in the US for the first time in 2017. 

Bridor launches clean-label program for bakery products

European baked goods manufacturer Bridor has launched a clean-label program for its bakery products to win consumer trust.

Hostess Brands plans to penetrate new categories under direction of new CCO

Hostess Brands has identified new retail opportunities for its snack bakery products, said its recently appointed chief commercial officer, Andrew Jacobs.

Snyder’s-Lance to trim snacks portfolio to drive sales growth

Snyder’s-Lance will discontinue some of its snack varieties that are expected to only drive a small percentage of the company’s revenues in 2018, CFO Alex Pease said. 

What are the best flours to use in gluten-free bread? Study evaluates contenders

The effects of different flours, including chickpea, chestnut and tiger nut, on gluten-free bread have been examined with results suggesting tiger nut flour could be a winner.

Has Europe experienced a diet revolution? Mintel thinks so

The free-from market has grown considerably in the last few years and data is not showing a slow in interest, according to Mintel.

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