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Dinant’s snacks plant granted HACCP certification

Dinant’s snack plant in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, has received HACCP certification from SCS Global Services food safety auditor.

Scientists decode cereal gene map to tackle climate change

A group of international scientists has decoded the pearl millet genome to discover how the crop survives high temperatures and drought.

Proctor East Africa targets bigger breakfast stake with million-dollar factory

Kenyan food processing company Proctor & Allan East Africa has finalised the Sh2bn ($19m) refurbishment of its factory in Limuru, with an eye of capturing a bigger slice of the...

Alexa ... what snacks category is driving the record sales for Amazon in 2017 so far?

Amazon.com’s sales of Dried Fruit Snacks are up by 75%, driving the online retailer’s Snacks & Sweets sales to $215m YTD, almost matching the $240m in total sales in the...

Lagos Govt introduces Eko Coconut Bread to boost food security in Nigeria

The Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) has developed a bread made from coconuts in an effort to improve food security in the region.

Brexit update: Irish cereal exports most vulnerable, says new report

A report from Ireland’s Department of Finance reveals over 55% of the top 30 most exposed EU products to the UK are Irish, sparking concern the impact Brexit would have...

Gluten-free trend fuels private-label pastries growth in US: Euromonitor

Strong US consumer interest in natural and gluten-free products has led to a resurgence of the bakery section - especially private-label pastries - but the growth of the frozen baked...

Bells Professional Pastry created to meet growing demand for UK pastry products

Scottish pies, cakes and pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group has established Bells Professional Pastry, a dedicated arm of the business focused pastry manufacture.

FI Asia 2017

Healthy ageing NPD in Asia: Can functional foods follow supplements’ lead?

The vast majority of new product launches targetting the main health concerns for seniors remain in the supplement space, with analysts arguing there is vast potential for the region’s food...

‘Consumers are increasingly concerned about the origin of the products they are buying’

CSB-System IT enterprise is creating 150 jobs at its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, as it plans to opens offices in Brazil, China and South Korea.

Guest article

‘The pendulum is swinging towards in-house sustainable sourcing’

‘One of the most difficult issues associated with sustainable sourcing is whether companies should adopt third party standards or develop in-house schemes.

Nigeria producer Sona Agro educates its VIP consumers on biscuit production

Sona Agro Allied Foods, one of Nigeria’s biggest biscuit companies, opened its factory in Ota, Ogun State to students to raise the standards of education in the African country.

Lantmännen Cerealia acquires Russian crispbread producer Orient Products

Finn Crisp maker Lantmännen Cerealia has acquired Orient Products for an undisclosed amount.

Pringles Australia releases duo of Aussie flavors ahead of footy finals

Kellogg’s-owned Pringles has launched limited edition Chicken Salt and Meat Pie flavors to its tubular-boxed potato chip snacks in Australia.

Euromonitor: 20 most influential megatrends to shape the world by 2030

Euromonitor International has identified 20 of the most influential megatrends to shape the world by 2030 with analysis on eight megatrends with the furthest-reaching impact on industries and consumers in...

Bimbo Colombia opens $86m bakery facility

Bakery giant Bimbo Colombia has officially opened its second multi-million bakery facility with four production lines in Tenjo, about 20 miles outside of Bogotá.

Wessanen’s Whole Earth sees protein snack going mainstream

Wessanen’s Whole Earth brand is extending its sports nutrition snack, Power Balls, beyond health channels and onto supermarket shelves as health-focused consumers become more “mainstream”.

Indian Prataap Snacks plans IPO by October-November

Yellow Diamond potato chip maker Prataap Snacks has announced its initial public offering (IPO) will hit the market in two months as it looks to expand operations and enter new...

Astarta secures $25m loan from EBRD to develop and modernize Ukraine grain sector

Ukraine agricultural conglomerate Astarta Grain has secured a $25m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to upgrade its grain and sugar facilities.

Feature

Gluten-free surges into mainstream despite challenges

Gluten-free has moved from trend to mainstream. BakeryandSnacks reviews the demand and its demise in certain areas, as well the confusion and the rising number of contentious health risks.

Exclusive interview

Snacks: A Canadian Food History

BakeryandSnacks interviews Prof Janis Thiessen about her book that delves into Canada’s food history by profiling several snack producers, including Old Dutch Potato Chips, Hawkins Cheezies, and chocolatier Ganong.The chapters...

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...

Story update

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...

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...

China direct

Health, wealth and internet forcing instant noodle-makers to rethink

China’s appetite for instant noodles has been shrinking sharply in the face of growing popularity for food delivery and better awareness of healthier foods.

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