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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.

SunOpta Q2 results: Counting the cost of sunflower kernel recall

Ingredients supplier SunOpta has recorded a $16m half-year loss from a sunflower kernel recall that affected dozens of snacking products - but expects to claim most of this back through...

Warburtons and Cigi partner to develop new pulse flour-based baked goods

Top-selling UK bread brand Warburtons has partnered with the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) in a research project designed to increase the use of pulse-based flours.

Snyder’s-Lance: Pop Secret can grow the microwave popcorn category

Snyder’s-Lance says it can grow the microwave popcorn category by reinvigorating the Pop Secret brand it acquired as part of Diamond Foods this year.

Unilever factory good practice certificate suspended in cereal contamination scare

Israeli health chiefs have suspended the Good Manufacturing Practice certificate at a Unilever factory after potentially contaminated breakfast cereal was sent out to retailers.

Kind publishes added sugar content of entire product range

Kind claims to have become the first US national snack brand to publish details of the added sugar in its products.

Amplify revenue up 26% despite slow Paqui tortilla chips sales

SkinnyPop owner Amplify Snack Brands has seen sales surge by more than a quarter, but admitted recently launched tortilla chip brand Paqui has got off to a slow start

Snyder’s-Lance reports overall growth in branded segment sales in Q2

Snack brands Lance, Snack Factory and Cape Cod have outperformed their respective categories in the past quarter, according to owner Snyder’s-Lance.

Fruit Bowl snack brand owner Stream Foods acquired by Bokomo

Cereals manufacturer Bokomo Foods has acquired UK fruit snacks business Stream Foods.

SkinnyPop owner Amplify acquires Tyrrells potato chips in $390m deal

UK-based potato chip brand Tyrrells is to be acquired by US SkinnyPop owner Amplify Snack Brands.

Financial results: Q2

Kellogg planning ‘aggressive’ changes to revive Special K snacks range

Special K has continued to drag down the performance of Kellogg’s US snacks segment – and the business says it is planning ‘more aggressive’ changes to the brand in the...

Post Holdings cereals division benefits from Malt-O-Meal and Pebbles growth

Growth in sales of Malt-O-Meal and Pebbles has driven an increase in Post Holdings' cereals business.

Hearthside Food Solutions acquires bars and cookie firm Oak State Products

Hearthside Food Solutions is tapping growing demand for contract food manufacturing with the acquisition of Illinois bars and cookie producer Oak State Products.


Kellogg spices up breakfast range with Pop-Tarts and Special K limited-editions

Kellogg has unveiled a raft of limited-edition products to tap the arrival of the fall season.

New product round-up July 2016: Lays goes global, Tango popcorn, Justin’s banana chip snacks

BakeryandSnacks presents the monthly round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovation that caught our eye

Unilever reveals it halted cornflake production in Israel over bacterial contamination

Unilever’s cornflakes have been in the spotlight in Israel after testing by the company revealed a bacterial contamination.

Döhler grows US presence with botanical extracts supplier Teawolf

Germany-based ingredients business Döhler is ramping up its US presence with the acquisition of botanical extracts and tea business Teawolf.

Unconventional retailers present distribution opportunities for high-end sweets and snacks

Premium confections and snacks could find new distribution opportunities in unconventional places as more fashion and design retailers start stocking select on-the-go food and beverages that will help fuel and...

Gruma: US snack firms drive corn flour demand - but tortilla sales fall

Mexican tortilla and corn flour supplier Gruma – owner of brands including Mission and Guerrero – says US snacks manufacturers are showing a growing appetite for its corn flour.

Berry Plastics to close New York packaging plant in line with business restructure

Berry Plastics Group has announced it will close a consumer packaging manufacturing site in Dunkirk, New York, axing 50 jobs.

Kellogg rapped for Special K health claims

Kellogg has been ordered to amend or pull a website and TV ad for Special K after the ads were found to breach standards on health claims.

Renewed call for bakers to end use of wheat sprayed with glyphosate

Campaigners are urging major UK bread manufacturers and supermarkets not to use flour from wheat sprayed with glyphosate immediately before harvest.


Multiple cereal benefits uncovered in first-of-its-kind study

A first-ever scientific analysis of different types of breakfast cereals and their impact on the health of Australians has found positive benefits for body weight and nutrition, regardless of the...

Tesco to make all its own-label chocolate Rainforest Alliance certified

Tesco – the UK’s largest supermarket chain – has pledged to use only cocoa from Rainforest Alliance sources in its private-label chocolate.

Kashi’s new cereal box design evokes magazine-style storytelling

It's too early to assess its impact on sales, but one food & beverage design guru says Kashi's 'disruptive' new look is just what the Kellogg-owned brand needs.

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