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How can industry warm the Western palate to eating insects?

To sell insects to Western consumers, food manufacturers must create products that align ethical motivations with sensory expectations – meaning cricket-flour cookies will fare better than chocolate-coated crickets. 

dispatches from IPACK-IMA 2015, Milan

Bühler evaluating how IoT might improve food safety

Bühler has said the Internet of Things (IoT) could be one way of improving the safety of food and feed in the future.

Dispatches: Campden BRI Snacks Technology Conference

PepsiCo: Validating the kill step in oats is a ‘complex’ task

Working to validate the kill step in mass oat production is extremely complex, says the head of process authority at PepsiCo Europe.

Post Holdings’ acquisitions pay off faster than expected

Recent acquisitions to diversify Post Holdings’ portfolio are paying off more quickly than anticipated, prompting the cereal giant to raise its full year guidance despite a larger than expected negative...

Kellogg Q1 results 'greater than the company's expectations'

Despite a decline in both sales and profit, Corn Flakes manufacturer Kellogg claims it exceeded its Q1 "expectations."

Disptaches from Vitafoods Europe 2015

Start-ups stake vital claim to nutrition leadership at Vitafoods

Experts at Vitafoods Europe say the true age of the start-up is upon us as markets fragment and larger players are caught behind the innovation curve.

"The consequence of this is a fundamental blow to the belief in health claims as a magic bullet."

Consumers are food confused...Are you helping?

Consumers have never been more confused about food, argues Healthy Food Marketing chief Peter Wennstrom in this guest article. The food industry needs to step up...

Oxifree anti-corrosion resin becomes official supplier for Kellogg’s UK

Following successful pilot projects with Kellogg’s, Meadow Vale Foods and food processors ABP, Oxifree anti-corrosion resin has signed an agreement as the official supplier for Kellogg’s UK.

Clondalkin creates packaging to stop migration of mineral oil – but is it enough?

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Wentus has developed two barrier films WSL 343040 and WSL 143031, for dry food products that it claims stops the migration of mineral oils from the outer...

Patent Watch

Quaker files patent on expandable microwave oatmeal pot

Quaker has developed a pot that can be expanded ahead of microwaving, improving convenience for consumers and saving shipping costs for manufacturers.

And now the lawsuits… FDA warning letter to KIND triggers wave of consumer litigation

As widely predicted, multiple class action lawsuits were filed against KIND on Friday following the publication of a Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter citing a long list of...

FDA: KIND bars do not meet the requirements for use of the nutrient content claim ‘healthy'

KIND LLC working with FDA over string of labeling errors; consumer litigation could follow, predict attorneys

KIND LLC says it is working closely with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address a long list of concerns raised by the agency in a warning letter...

Manufacturers, consumers, retailers or government: Whose responsibility is gluten-free?

A gluten-free diet is the only possible treatment for those with coeliac disease – so whose responsibility is it to increase affordability, availability and awareness? FoodNavigator asked experts for their views....

Primal Pantry founder: 'You can't protect your product. You can only protect your brand'

When launching a new product, don’t underestimate the power of good design – and make sure you trademark everywhere, says Suzie Walker, founder of The Primal Pantry.

General Mills profits drop 16%: ‘We can learn a lot from entrepreneurs’, says CEO

General Mills’ net profits have continued to slide despite improvements in US cereal and snacks, but its CEO says the company can learn plenty from start-up competition.

Kellogg Australia: ‘We’re closely looking at health star ratings’

Kellogg is exploring Australia’s voluntary front-of-pack health star rating scheme following public attacks from consumer advocacy group Choice.

Savory bars ‘reinventing’ sports nutrition

America’s sports nutrition market has been re-shaped by a clear shift towards savory flavors and meat in the bar category, says Packaged Facts.

Low mycotoxin levels found in European cereals, EFSA

A study by the European Food Safety Authority of cereal grain and cereal products has found low levels of mycotoxin sterigmatocystin in most of the samples to be below proposed...

Sugary cereal bars better suited to candy aisle, says Which?

Most leading UK cereal bars and breakfast biscuits contain between 30 and 40% sugar and would be better suited in confectionery aisles, Which? says.

Post Holdings’ layoffs are part of larger food industry trend

Post Holdings becomes the latest in a long line of food companies to lay off workers and shutter manufacturing facilities. 

‘It’s breakfast Jim, but not as we know it!’ – BakeryandSnacks breakfast bites

A ‘perfect storm’ of cultural, culinary and demographic trends has led to a stubborn weakness in breakfast cereal sales in countries like America, with all-day snacking replacing sit-down meals and...

Disrupt or die: Big Food is at a crossroads, says Hartman Strategy

While ‘legacy’ food and beverage brands are laser focused on price, promotion and placement, no amount of financial clout or merchandising wizardry can mask the fact that smaller, sexier, more...

Savory flavors gain traction in nutrition bars

Savory flavors are gaining momentum in the traditionally sugar-saturated nutrition bar category with the entrance of two more companies. 

SERIAL PROTEIN FORTIFICATION RISKS COMMODIFYING CATEGORY, ANALYST WARNS

What happens after protein? Canadean suggests we may need a new 'super ingredient'

Protein fortification is here to stay, says Canadean - but analyst Kirsty Nolan warns that brands should resist the impulse to simply add it to everything and commoditize the ingredient.

PATENT WATCH: FAT PARTICLES DISTRIBUTE SODIUM IN 'LOCALIZED CONCENTRATIONS'

General Mills files patent to protect ‘fat particle’ invention and slash salt in dough, bakery products

General Mills has filed an international patent application to protect an invention that uses ‘fat particles’ to distribute sodium in localized concentrations in dough or bakery products, allowing it to...

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