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Nutrition declaration on prepacked foods now mandatory

Today is the first day that nutritional information must become mandatory on packaging, according to the EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation No 1169/2011.

New study on ‘better-for-you’ beta glucans give oats a boost

It’s long been cited by researchers that oats are healthy and now a new mechanism behind this reasoning has been revealed.

Dutch industry pledges to remove cartoon characters from unhealthy food

The Dutch food industry has pledged to restrict the use of licensed cartoon characters from the packaging of unhealthy foods aimed at children.

Kellogg shares drop as it struggles to woo Millennials: Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse has removed Kellogg from its US Focus List after downgrading the food stock to Neutral over concerns that growth at the Kellogg Company isn’t keeping up with peer...

Wessanen strengthens position in Spanish organic market with Biogran takeover

Wessanen has consolidated its position in Europe's sustainable, organic food market with the acquisition of Spanish firm Biogran. Does this mean the Dutch firm itself is looking increasingly attractive to...

Extrusion limits the benefits of whole grains, suggests study

Scientists have investigated how intestinal flora are affected by extruded whole grains, commonly used for breakfast cereals such as Cheerios.

dispatches from HiE 2016

Teff: The next ‘ancient grain’ to make nutrition ripples?

The success of chia and quinoa has opened the door for other less-known ancient grains, but one South African company exporting teff is wary of a boom and bust effect.

News in brief

Breitbart denounces Kellogg’s ads-pulling move as ‘un-American’

The Kellogg Company has announced it will pull advertisements from far-right news publication, Breitbart, whose executive chairman is US president-elect Donald Trump's appointed chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

Hot topic

WASH slams breakfast cereal makers for higher sugar content in developing markets

WASH, the World Action on Salt and Health, has hit out at discrepancies in the sugar and salt levels found in the same cereal brand sold in different countries.

Interpack preview 2017

Confectionery and bakery ‘snackertainment’ on the rise

With the latest trend for confectionery and bakery including videos and commercials to promote products, Germany’s top industry associations discuss ‘snackertainment’, energy-efficiency, packaging costs, vegan diets, halal, and industry 4.0,...

Post Holdings finishes year with solid performance

Despite a drop in Q4 operating profit, Post Holdings reported a 156.6% increase for the 2016 fiscal year.

The key food and beverage trends for 2017

Expect a year of extremes, reported Mintel in its latest assessment that reveals predictions for the global food and drink market in 2017.

Raisio’s CEO wins US legal case against Oat Solutions, posts positive results

California’s District Court has dismissed civil action against Raisio plc’s CEO, Matti Rihko, by Oat Solutions.

Cereal Partners could be hit by industrial action at Shredded Wheat plant

Trade union Unite could call upon its members working at Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW)  in Wiltshire, UK, to strike.

EU cereal and oilseed yields are down, say Copa & Cogeca

EU wheat and oilseed farmers have been hit hard by uncompromising weather conditions and limitations on plant protection products, resulting in drastically reduced yields.

Ireland's salt intake is falling - but still too high

There have been “significant reductions” in salt intake among the Irish population thanks to voluntary industry efforts, says the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) - but intake is still more than...

Under-12s seeing 88% fewer ads for non-nutritious products, says industry

Game over for food marketing to kids, says consumer group

Food and drink companies need to turn their words on marketing to children into action, says European consumer rights group BEUC, as it calls 'game over' on marketing unhealthy food...

Kellogg to acquire controlling stakeholder of Brazil’s Parati for $429m

Kellogg has entered an agreement to acquire Ritmo Investimentos, controlling shareholder of Brazilian food group Parati to expand its presence in global emerging markets.

SupplySide West 2016

Ingredion reduces sugar by 30% in baked goods with prebiotic fiber

Illinois-based ingredients supplier, Ingredion, has launched a soluble prebiotic fiber that provides fiber and prebiotic benefits and supports sugar and calories reduction efforts for bakeries, while allowing formulators to keep...

Right bar for the job: Producers target specific consumer health needs

Consumers with specific health demands  – including new moms and those with liver problems – are being targeted by nutrition bar brands.

Panhandle Milling, Specialty Blends, Specialty Grains and New Mexico Milling to merge

A consolidated milling, baking mix and packing operation has been created by the merger of four US-based businesses.

Hearthside reopens former Post Holdings snack bar factory in Idaho

Snack bar manufacturer Hearthside Food Solutions has increased its US production capacity with the opening of a facility in Idaho.

IBIE 2016 PREVIEW

Trends shaping NPD and consumer behavior in the US bakery market

Analysts identify the trends shaping product development and consumer behavior in the baked goods market ahead of the International Baking Industry Exposition in Las Vegas this week .

IBIE 2016 PREVIEW

Expo exposed: What's on at the 2016 International Baking Industry Exposition

Held every three years, the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) offers the opportunity to network, learn about the latest trends and innovations and hear from leading baking and business experts.

NPD round-up September 2016: Limited-batch Kind bars and Warburtons protein bread

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

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