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China likely to demand more cereal from Canada: new report

The latest report from The Conference Board of Canada showed that commodities and consumer goods, such as cereals and nuts, will likely to see rising demand from China in coming...

Post Holdings sees dip in Q1 operating profit after egg antitrust class action settlements

Malt-O-Meal (MOM) brand owner Post Holdings has reported a 42.7% decline in operating profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.

Real Good Food grows 8% in Q3 in face of Brexit

Real Good Food has reported strong sales in Q3 2016, up 8% year-on-year, despite a weakening of sterling post Brexit announcement.

‘Easy format’: Fuel10K Porridge Pots taps on-the-go breakfast trend

FUEL10K has increased the size of its on-the-go Porridge Pots to capitalize on the new wave of young consumers skipping breakfast. 

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Bidding war expected for Weetabix: Barilla, Nestle, General Mills, pladis and PepsiCo in the loop

UK cereal company Weetabix has been put up for sale by its Chinese owner Bright Food Group and there are several suitors in the frame, says analysts.

Herza to promote no sugar 'Paleo' cocoa flakes

Herza has launched ‘Paleo cocoa’ shavings made from pure organic cocoa mass in response to an increasing demand for chocolate with a high cocoa content.

Blueberry pie potato chips and chia wraps: Snack launches to look out for at ISM

BakeryAndSnacks looks at some of the novel snacking products that are bound to catch visitors’ attention.

Rice bran cereals could get antioxidant boost from Assam tea fortification

Rice bran cereals can be fortified with Assam tea extract (ATE) to boost its antioxidant properties without sacrificing taste and texture, states a new study.

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‘Retrovate’ don't ‘innovate’ granola startups, says former Kellogg’s director

The increasingly crowded granola bars category has made it difficult for startups to gain ground. However, introducing new ingredients might not be the solution, suggests Ernie Pang.

Battle Creek layoffs: Kellogg to slash 250 jobs

Kellogg Company has announced its cutting 250 jobs from its North American operations, which will primarily impact employees at its Battle Creek headquarters.

Kellogg Canada’s 2017 range reflects consumer health drive

Kellogg Canada is debuting a range of cereals and snacks following the recent multiproduct launch by its mother company in the US.

Busy lifestyles: Global on-the-go breakfast market set to grow 46% by 2026

Grab-and-go breakfast products are forecast for growth as busy Western consumers continue to forgo the traditional sit down breakfast.

Kellogg Company announces new CFO

Kellogg Company has named Fareed Khan as its new chief financial officer and principal financial officer.

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ADM/Matsutani launches veggie ingredient that offers 70% fiber for snacks and cereals

The joint venture between two ingredient companies, ADM and Matsutani, have developed Fibersol-DLQ, which they claim is a solid corn syrup version of soluble corn fiber that offers approximately 75%...

Kellogg centers on organic ingredients with multiple product launches

After intensive R&D, Kellogg Company is launching more than 50 new products across its cereal, snacks and frozen food lines.

Ishida Europe on how African snack manufacturers can be more competitive

African snack manufacturers need to improve efficiencies by eliminating product giveaway and increase throughput, according to Ishida Europe.

Industry welcomes GFIA, the UK's gluten-free trade group

UK food firms have created the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) to promote best practice manufacturing tips, gluten testing and ingredient sourcing for the free-from sector's most lucrative category. 

Kids start the day with big sugar-kick; breakfast cereals highlighted

Children in England consume almost three cubes of sugar at breakfast, according to new research that puts cereal brands in the spotlight once again.

‘A call to arms’: Infant nutrition cereals failing to meet standards in low income countries

An analysis of more than 100 locally-manufactured premixed infant cereals from low and middle income countries, including Indonesia, China and Nepal, has revealed widespread variation in nutritional content, sparking concerns...

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Roquette ready for major investment in North American pea protein

Roquette is investing in pea protein in Canada next year, as the French firm ups its game in the protein space. 

SternLife serves up high-protein breakfast ideas for food manufacturers

The German functional food specialist has launched a range of protein-fortified products to put onto the breakfast table.

General Mills likely to be overtaken by 3G, analysts speculate

Brazilian multibillion-dollar investment firm, 3G Capital, is likely to target General Mills for its next acquisition move, after it helped Heinz take over Kraft Foods for $40bn alongside Warren Buffett-owned...

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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.

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