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Health properties of cinnamon drive demand

Increasing interest in cinnamon’s health properties has led to its use in more foods, but heavy rainfall in producer countries has affected supply, a leading ingredients company has warned.

SPECIAL EDITION: CLOSING THE FIBER GAP

Fiber and beyond: Technical promise outshines nutritional value

Fortifying cereal-based products with fiber is less about nutrition and more about technical, formulation functions that align with mega-trends like sugar reduction and gluten-free, claim suppliers.

SPECIAL EDITION: CLOSING THE FIBER GAP

Fiber-rich bakery: What does the science say?

In this special edition article BakeryandSnacks.com takes a look at some of the key suggested benefits of fiber, and how manufacturers can utilize it to benefit consumers.

SPECIAL EDITION: CLOSING THE FIBER GAP

Clever fiber blends offer weight management hope, says Professor

Fiber composite blends used in healthy food matrixes hold weight management promise, according to a professor from the University of Liverpool.

Special edition: Closing the fiber gap

Cereal gets to the heart of fiber deficiency, but is fortification the way to go?

High cereal fiber intake after a heart attack may improve long-term survival rates, research suggests, but these benefits could be achieved with a balanced, healthy diet, rather than through fortified...

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Ingredia: Chia oil to boil bigger storm in Europe thanks to claims

Europe's rubber stamp on Ingredia’s Benexia chia oil, expected in June, will heat up appeal even more, claims its global director.

YoCrunch and Kellogg's partner to bring cereal to the yogurt aisle

Danone's US 'yogurt with toppers' business YoCrunch has teamed up with Kellogg's to combine the latter's most popular breakfast cereal brands with Greek and traditional yogurt.

Kids' cereal waddles into plantable packaging

Little Duck Organics’ Mighty Oats single-serve cereal cups boast an outer carton that, when planted in the garden, sprouts tasty vegetables from the seeds in the paperboard.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Nutritional snacks? Manufacturers misread consumers, says Datamonitor Consumer

Nutritious snacks have not boomed because manufacturers overwhelmed consumers in a category where indulgence remains more important, says the head of food and drink at Datamonitor Consumer.

Interpack 2014

Dow to launch pacXpert across EMEA

Dow Packaging has launched pacXpert at Interpack with plans to roll the product out across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) this month. 

Cereal Partners UK defends kids’ advertising complaint

Cereal Partners UK has defended its cinema advert for Nestlé Cookie Crisp breakfast cereal and the health values of the product, following a complaint claiming it encouraged an unhealthy lifestyle...

Digging into innovation & NPD with Datamonitor consumer

Black cereal: How to make a splash in China

Black ingredients are considered healthier in China and black breakfast cereals are making a debut splash in the market; a trend Western companies should take note of, says a Datamonitor...

Fibre may increase post heart attack life expectancy by a quarter

Recommending a higher intake of cereal fibre after a heart attack may improve long-term survival rates, according to a nine-year research project.

Unilever withdraws Slimfast bars

Unilever has withdrawn three varieties of its Slimfast bars due to a packaging mix-up.

Kellogg CEO: We need to get Kashi back on track

Kashi has lost some distribution in the past 12-18 months, but brand owner Kellogg says it will prove to consumers that Kashi is still a pioneer in the field of...

Crisis in Ukraine forces up world wheat prices

Political instability in the Ukraine has reinforced the UK’s need to increase its own food security and production, National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has warned.

Kellogg on pending Memphis litigation: We want to settle

Kellogg hopes to settle the Memphis lockout dispute with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers (BCTGM) union ahead of litigation.

BCTGM: Human rights risk assessment could have prevented Kellogg Memphis lockout

The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) has called on Kellogg shareholders to conduct a human rights risk assessment of the business; claiming Kellogg was in...

News in brief

CNP, Team Sky team up to offer Tour de France nutrition 'to everyone'

British sports nutrition specialist CNP has teamed up with reigning Tour de France champion Team Sky to develop a range of high-protein breakfast products.

Key Insights from Food Vision

Insect economics: Insect production could utilise global food waste to produce nutritionally better protein

The huge amounts of food and agricultural produce that end up as waste could be used to feed insects and produce high-quality animal protein that is better for environment, according...

Aplix Easy-Lock wins Kellogg’s deal

Aplix has won a deal to supply Kellogg’s Special K Muesli and Crunchy Nut packs with its Easy-Lock polyethylene reclosable design across Europe.

General Mills apologizes and backtracks on consumer legal policy

General Mills has reverted back to its old online legal terms following backlash and media outcry over its arbitration clause.

Kellogg: Increased fiber intake can slash health care costs

A Kellogg-commissioned study has suggested that $12.7bn in US healthcare costs could be saved if consumers ate more fiber.

Hillshire Brands snaps up Van’s Natural Foods in $165m deal

Hillshire Brands has struck a $165m deal to buy frozen breakfast and snack foods maker Van's Natural Foods from private equity firm Catterton Partners.

US cereal U-turn: 10% upswing over next four years, says Packaged Facts

Cereal makers can expect a turnaround year thanks to favorable consumption patterns and a booming young Hispanic population, says Packaged Facts.

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