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CIHEAM calls for better food security for Mediterranean wheat, corn, barley and rice industries

Intergovernmental organisation, CIHEAM (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies), is calling on better food security to improve the wheat, corn, barley and rice industry supply chain.

Porridge's prebiotic potential previewed by Nordic researchers

Eating a bowl of porridge oats a day could alter gut microbial functions, according to Scandinavian researchers who have tipped the ingredient as a possible prebiotic.

The 'premium piece': Snyder’s-Lance plugs portfolio gap with $1.9bn Diamond Foods acquisition, analyst says

Snyder's-Lance agreed to acquire Diamond Foods, Inc. last week and one Mintel analyst believes the acquisition helps Snyder’s up its game in premium.

Small packs for developing world to help global breakfast cereal top $40bn: Technavio

The global breakfast cereal market’s revenue is expected to balloon from $34.8bn in 2014 to $40.3bn in 2019, according to a research from Technavio.

Puratos CEO: The future of bakery in sourdough and innovation investment

The CEO of Puratos says an age-old ingredient of bread is key to future industry success.


Old products with a new twist: How to get consumers to experiment with new baked products

Consumers want to experiment with what they eat, one bakery executive said, but they want to do it within the confines of familiarity. 


Customization essential to innovation in bakery

Customization is the key to giving consumers what they want to see from the bakery industry, according to one industry consultant.

Q&A with Cargill

Cargill says Omega-3s poised for growth in snacking

Omega-3 supplementation will make waves in the bakery and snacking industry, says Cargill's specialty seeds and oils chief.


PepsiCo science chief: Food industry must innovate in grains to feed growing population

The baking and snacks industry must explore innovations in grains to meet the challenges of a growing population, according to PepsiCo's global R&D head.


Clean label: Is it worth it?

“Clean label” and “clear label” have been industry buzz terms in the bakery and snacks industries over the last few years, but is the commitment to going “clean” worth the...

Two minute test: Portable sensor tells consumers if product is gluten-free

A San Francisco-based company has developed a portable sensor that will alert users whether their food contains gluten within two minutes.

Mondelēz to bring belVita to China

Mondelēz International will launch its belVita breakfast biscuits in China in hopes of grabbing a larger piece of the country’s biscuit market share.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

Dutch firm enters bulging chia seed scene

The spate of companies seeking to enter Europe’s lively chia seed market shows no signs of slowing with an EU novel foods application from a Dutch firm entering the fray....

‘Elemis’ sugar replacer to revolutionise bakery industry

UK bakery market to grow by 9% by 2020

Ulrick & Short has sold its first sugar displacement product, ‘Elemis’, as it predicts the UK bakery market will grow by 9% by 2020.

General Mills will thrive despite gluten-free recall: Packaged Facts report

Despite a recent recall of nearly 2m boxes of gluten-free Cheerios, Packaged Facts reports that General Mills is poised to see a huge return from their investment in the gluten-free...

News in brief

Trader Joe's in Coconut Cranberry Granola recall after packaging error

New England Natural Bakers of Greenfield, Massachusetts, US, has allegedly issued a voluntary recall for Trader Joe's Coconut Cranberry Granola because Pecan Praline Granola containing milk, wheat and pecans was...

TPP trade agreement ‘good news' for US confectioners: SUA president

The recent finalization of the Trans Pacific Partnership is good news for confectioners and sugar-using manufacturers across the US, according to Rick Pasco, president of Sweetener Users Association (SUA).

Deal will support Hosokawa Bepex’s bakery & grain processing portfolio

Bühler acquires Hosokawa Bepex as it sees a growing demand in emerging markets

Bühler Group has acquired chocolate specialist Hosokawa Bepex, which will be integrated into its Business Area Consumer Foods division.

Financial results

C-stores drive PepsiCo's Q3 snack profits

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay business saw an increase in revenue this quarter supported by volume growth in convenience stores.

General Mills announces recall of 1.8m boxes of Cheerios

General Mills announced late Monday afternoon that it will voluntarily recall 1.8m boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios after undeclared wheat was detected in gluten-free cereals.

Hershey fortified peanut butter project feeds Ghanaian stomachs and economy

Chocolate giant Hershey has committed to 100% local peanuts for its Ghana school feeding programme.

Could pecans be the next big ‘better for you’ ingredient in snacking?

Pecans could become a mainstay ingredient across the bakery and snacks industry as consumers look for more versatility in their products, says the Center for Pecan Innovation.

ASA ruling

Weetabix ‘proper breakfast’ ad doesn’t infer health benefit, says UK watchdog

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a complaint that a Weetabix ‘proper breakfast’ advert implied the product was good for overall health.

Kellogg seizes on Egypt's breakfast cereal surge with Mass Food buy

The Kellogg Company has acquired Egypt’s leading cereal company Mass Food Group for $50m as the country's breakfast cereal category registers rapid growth.

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