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Freedom Foods seals deal for US expansion and snaps up sports nutrition firm

Australian firm Freedom Foods is partnering with US management group AFT Holdings to expand into North America.

VTT creates 100% bio-based stand-up pouch for crisps, potato chips and muesli

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches using its patent pending enzymatic fibrillation of cellulose (HefCel) technology.

Americans helping Americans

Breaking the fast: Campbell’s-funded start-up aims to make cereal accessible to all

Four Campbell’s employees secured investment to set up The Soulfull Project – a ‘buy one, give one’ cereal venture in the US. 

Champagne crisps and Tabasco popcorn: Innovations at ife 2017

UK exhibitors will be showcasing novel products at ife 2017, the international food & drink event in London from March 19 to 22.

Bosch to unveil bar packaging solutions at interpack 2017

Bosch is to roll out bar production technology for enhanced flexibility and shorter changeover times.

Somerville Brewing Company spoons in Cap’n Crunch cereal into latest beer recipe

Somerville Brewing Company of Massachusetts is set to release its new Belgian-style ale featuring an unexpected ingredient: Cap’n Crunch Berries breakfast cereal. 

General Mills’ Cascadian Farm invests in eco-friendly grain Kernza

General Mills plans to use a sweet, nutty-tasting grain that it claims is more environmentally friendly than conventional wheat in its  Cascadian Farm organic brand.

Sluggish growth forecast for global cereal sector to 2025, says analyst

IndexBox market researchers expect slow rise in demand for cereals due to protracted macroeconomic and climate challenges.

Dutch cereal giants Meneba and Codrico Rotterdam team up

Meneba BV and Codrico Rotterdam BV have formed a joint venture to offer customers a wider portfolio of products.

United Sugars Corporation opens Chicago storage and transfer facility

Earlier this month, United Sugars Corporation (USC) commenced operation at a new bulk sugar storage and transfer structure in Montgomery, Illinois, US.

NPD Jan-Feb 2017: Spinach tortilla, coffee popcorn and Limoncello biscotti

 BakeryandSnacks tracks new product launches for the first two months of this year.

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more: General Mills gets DC super hero makeover

General Mills’ cereals are getting a DC super hero makeover: Cheerios’ mascot BuzzBee takes on Batman, while Lucky Charms’ leprechaun dons Green Lantern’s outfit. 

Pea protein crisps add health kick to cereals and snacks, claims PGPI

PGP International (PGPI) has added a 60% protein crisp offering to its product portfolio.

Snacking Innovation Summit trend-watching: Mini-meals, tapas-style eating, and hero SKUs

The trend towards continuous grazing throughout the day will create new ‘multi-temperature’ snacking opportunities for manufacturers as a ‘tapas-style’ approach to eating gains momentum, predicted panelists at the FoodNavigator-USA/BakeryandSnacks snacking...

Full-year results

PepsiCo profits benefit from ‘guilt-free’ snacks

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says 45% of the company's revenue now comes from “guilt-free" products as the company posts 2016 value sales gains.

'The exposure of the population has remained high and virtually unchanged'

Acrylamide needs to be regulated at the source, says expert

Manufacturers should favour reduced sugar potatoes, specific storage temperatures and use acrylamide-cutting enzymes to reduce levels of the possible carcinogen, according to one expert.

ISM/ProSweets

wow!bab targets supermarkets with baobab cereals and bars

German cereal and cereal bar company Frutelia is eyeing mainstream supermarket listings for its wow!bab product range containing baobab fruit powder.

Quarterly earnings

Kellogg to align with Pringles in warehouse distribution, further fueling US snack sales

The US food giant, Kellogg, has announced it will shift its entire snack business in North America from direct store delivery (DSD) to warehouse distribution systems to meet consumers’ evolving...

Guest article

How to avoid a PR crisis in five easy steps

Sticking to the truth and not shying away from comment are sound strategies when an unexpected crisis like a product recall arises, writes director of Ingredient Communications’ Richard Clarke.

Mesutronic introduces entry level foreign body detector

Mesutronic Gerätebau has released its new X-Ray inspection system for packed food products, called easySCOPE.

Guest article

Prevention is better than cure for bakery recalls

Bakery and snack manufacturers must prepare strategies in advance of a product recall to prevent it damaging the brand, writes product safety director of Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS, Josep Tous.

Snack safety

Snack firms need x-ray inspection as metallized film becomes popular

Food inspection equipment supplier, Eagle Product Inspection, has voiced its concern that using only metal inspection method might put snack food safety at risk due to the growing popularity of...

The FoodNavigator-USA Snacking Innovation Summit: Have you registered yet?

If 50% of eating occasions are now snacks,* do we have to rethink what a snack is? An occasional treat or an everyday healthy indulgence? A fresh mini-meal? A quick...

Rust continues to damage world wheat supplies

Scientists are warning that wheat crops around the world could be severely battered by a fungal disease if not quickly contained.

World cereal prices rise, despite all-time high stocks

Cereal prices are continuing to rise, even though production is forecast to reach record levels by the end of the 2017 season, according to the FAO Food Price Index (FFPI)

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