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Listeria alert: Clif, PepsiCo and General Mills recall sunflower seed snacks

Clif, Nature Valley, Quaker and Spitz are among brands that have pulled snack products from US store shelves in the past 24 hours after ingredients supplier SunOpta extended its recall...

Listeria alert: SunOpta extends sunflower seed recall period by eight months

SunOpta – the supplier connected to a raft of US recalls relating to potential sunflower seed contamination – has extended the recall period of its products for a second time.

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Hathor Group seeking spot in US market for Brazilian granola and cookies

South American food producer Hathor Group is looking to secure US distribution for its Grano cookies and granola.

General Mills recalls 10 million lbs of flour over E. coli outbreak fears

General Mills has voluntarily recalled 10 million pounds of flour products over concerns they may be connected to a multistate outbreak of E. coli in the US.

Listeria alert: list of recalled sunflower seed products continues to grow

The list of products recalled by manufacturers over fears they may contain contaminated sunflower seeds has continued to grow.

Listeria alert: More Treehouse snacks pulled as sunflower seed recall extends

A raft of additional snack products are being pulled from shelves by SunOpta and Treehouse Foods over fears they may be contaminated with a bug that causes listeriosis.

Redd energy bars to expand range and distribution after $1m investment

Redd Superfood Energy Bars has secured a $1m investment as it looks to further expand its US product range and distribution.

Food and beverage giants pledge to cut trans fats to below 1g per 100g by 2018

Global food and drinks businesses including General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Nestlé and Unilever have pledged to reduce trans fatty acids to “nutritionally insignificant levels” by the end of 2018.

Can Kellogg's new Kashi cereal help encourage more farmers to go organic?

Kashi has launched a breakfast cereal using wheat grown under a new initiative supporting farmers transitioning fields from conventional to organic crops.

Petrow Food Group invests in $5.7m laser scanning technology for quicker throughput

Petrow Food Group, which supplies dried fruit and nuts for chocolates, muesli, breakfast cereals, and bakery products, has invested £4m ($5.7m) in laser scanning and packaging technology.

Fazer becomes 'significant player' in global oats with Frebaco acquisition

Finnish bakery and confectionery business Fazer Group has expanded its presence in the oats market with the acquisition of Swedish mill Frebaco.

Aldomak embarks on major expansion programme predicting 50% sales growth

Aldomak which makes tablets, fudge and macaroons is projecting sales of £1.9m ($2.8m) for 2017 on the back of a slew of contract wins and increased activity with existing clients.

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Goodness Grainless and Squirrel & The Bee target $10m in grain-free sales

Granola brand Goodness Grainless and sister business Squirrel & The Bee cookies are tapping growing demand for grain-free food with their nut-flour products.

FDA tells KIND it can use term ‘healthy’ on pack: ‘Our regulations on nutrient content claims are due for a re-evaluation’

This time last year, KIND was engulfed in a media firestorm (and a tidal wave of false advertising lawsuits) after the FDA took issue with its use of the term...

Post Holdings: Shift away from promotions is healthy for us and cereal category

Post Holdings says a shift away from promotions is set to benefit the cereals category and its own cereals business.

Treehouse Foods reports strong US snacks sales in first quarter

Treehouse Foods – which last week recalled dozens of products in a listeria scare – has reported a good performance by its North American snacking foods in the first quarter...

Kellogg US snacks sales hit by direct store delivery shake-up

A major reorganization of Kellogg’s snacks direct store delivery system took its toll on sales in the first quarter of the year, the company has admitted.

Cargill: how we could cut saturated fat levels in baked goods by 40%

Scientists at food and agricultural services provider Cargill have developed new processes that they say could reduce saturated fat content in baked goods by as much as 40%.

Listeria fear: Kroger and Giant Eagle also recall sunflower seed products

A raft of additional products have been recalled by manufacturers and retailers over concerns they may contain sunflower seeds contaminated with the bug that causes listeriosis.

Kellogg taps protein and ancient grains trends with breakfast and snacks NPD

Kellogg has unveiled a raft of new breakfast and snacking products as it looks to tap key consumer trends including demand for protein and ancient grains.

New Product Round-up April 2016: Cracker Jack revamp, Pop-Tarts soda flavors, Bimbo Extra Grainy, TMNT cereal

BakeryandSnacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our eye in April

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Researchers develop thin-film temperature sensor to reduce the amount of incorrectly sealed packaging

‘“Three gummy bears, a licorice twist, and two lollipops please.” That was how children used to spend their pocket money at the candy store.

Boulder Brands lines drive 13% surge in Pinnacle Foods Q1 sales

Boulder Brands has added more than $100m to net sales of Pinnacle Foods in its first ten weeks as part of the business.

Our stool frequency claim may not be sexy – but it adds credibility to empty slogans: BENEO

A survey of over 1,000 consumers in the UK and Spain has helped German ingredients giant BENEO join the dots between its EFSA-approved stool frequency health claim on paper and...

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