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Study: Breakfast cereal improves mood, but brain performance?

Adolescents who consume breakfast cereal in the morning are more alert, content and in some instances show improved cognitive performance, according to Kellogg-funded research.

EU labelling overhaul to affect (nearly) all food companies: What’s in store?

The Food Information for Consumers regulation (FIC) is set to come into effect this time next year. FoodNavigator spoke with Campden BRI’s principal food law advisor David Leeks to find...

FFP Packaging lands Whitworths deal

FFP Packaging Solutions has created 13 film designs for Whitworths’ Breakfast range using its award-winning Platinum Print flexographic workflow.

‘Buzzworthy’ superfood ingredients invigorate US hot cereal market

Ingredients like chia and quinoa have scored manufacturers points in the thriving hot cereal segment, a Mintel analyst says.

General Mills files US patent for no-bake granola method

General Mills has developed a no-bake method for granola that ensures the desired toasted appearance and flavor while reducing costs, energy and production time.

Brekky champions and cereal offenders: Oz tastes in breakfast food ads

A tall teenaged boy kisses mum goodbye. Surfing at sunrise. Hypnotising taste. Nutritious energy. Superfood. Supermum. Stupid dad. And a public scale that weighs women as “Fabulous”. Yes, it’s breakfast...

Should the definition of ‘whole grains’ be expanded to include whole seeds, beans and legumes?

As the FDA prepares to conduct consumer research into whole grain labeling statements before it issues finalized guidance for industry, the debate over precisely what should constitute a ‘whole grain’,...

ADM on transatlantic differences: “American sweet” protein bar

Europe is still behind America on the nutrition bar trend and European perceptions of sweetness levels are different, says ADM marketing boss.

Spending spree: Saved grain dollars should go into R&D

Strong global wheat stocks and weaker prices have given bakers breathing space to innovate and manufacturers should continue investing in R&D in 2014 too, a commodities analyst says.

Dispatches from FiE

Tereos Syral: Guilt is bakery’s ‘key limitation’

Tereos Syral says despite innovations within the bakery sector, guilt associated with these products must be overcome to ensure growth.

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry...

Dispatches from #FIE2013

A year of change for DSM’s OatWell

One year on from its acquisition of Swedish beta-glucan brand OatWell, DSM talks about entering into new markets and capitalizing on European health claims.

Low carb claims double in five years

The number of new products carrying low carb claims has nearly doubled in Europe in the past five years, according to new research from Mintel.

General Mills cereal tactics: Fan bases, adult fun, gluten-free and protein

General Mills has developed gluten-free cereal lines, added protein, targeted adults and re-launched old favorites in a bid to boost cereal business in the US over the past year.

Special edition: Super grains!

Chia and quinoa lead the field - by miles - when it comes to product launches with ancient grains and seeds, says Datamonitor

The percentage of new US food product launches featuring ancient grains or seeds has almost tripled since 2008, according to Datamonitor. But the bulk of activity is focused around just...

Trans fat crackdown: How long does the industry really need to eradicate partially hydrogenated oils from the US food supply?

There will be pressure from some corners to give the food industry several years to phase out partially hydrogenated oils, but from a technical perspective, viable alternatives are already out...

50 years on: General Mills caught up in toxic solvent investigation

Cereal giant General Mills is still working to undo the impact of poor waste disposal over 50 years ago at an old R&D center in Minneapolis as a new investigation...

COMMODITY REPORTS: AHDB

Wheat woes over? UK exports and lower prices to return

Two years on from the disastrous UK wheat harvest, wheat processors and bakers should see the market return to healthy yields and prices, according to a cereals analyst.

Weetabix’s new supplier sourcing system to cut costs

Weetabix’s new online sourcing system will help guarantee it secures the best suppliers to drive down costs and deliver international expansion plans, claims the cereal producer.

Cereal contamination: Improved 'bag-in-box' defense

Amcor Flexibles has optimized its ‘bag-in-box’ technology to offer greater protection against contamination of products like cereals from carton board, inks or the environment, it says.

Kellogg in trouble over "distasteful tweet"

Kellogg has issued an apology for a “distasteful tweet” in which it promised to donate one breakfast to a vulnerable child for each retweet.

Maggots found in Weetabix in the UK

Maggots have been found in a chocolate Weetabix product in the UK.

Scientists fine tune "valuable tool" for inorganic arsenic detection

Scientists have optmized a method to detect inorganic arsenic (iAs) at low levels in cereal-based food like bread, breakfast cereals and corn snacks, an issue which is not currently regulated...

Kellogg's "difficult" cut-backs

Project K: Kellogg chomps 7% of global workforce

Kellogg Company will axe 7% - 2000+ staff - of its workforce by the end of 2017 as part of a four year efficiency program designed to drive growth.

Proponents of Washington's GMO labeling bill say they have slight lead going into Tuesday's election

The proponents of Washington State’s I-522 initiative mandating the labeling of foods containing GMO ingredients claim they have a slight lead hours before tomorrow's election deadline.

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