Extrusion can be used to break down raw materials to extract functional compounds for use in final snack products, suggests a food technologist.
Many fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than confectionery – but could be misconstrued as ‘healthy’ because of their association with real fruit, according to pressure group Action...
Snack makers are gearing up for renewed nutrition focus in the EU when the Netherlands takes presidency of the Council in 2016, says the director-general of the European Snacks Association (ESA).
Potato chips, tortilla chips and cheese snacks are performing strongly in the US retail market, despite growing demand for healthier snacking options. However, the big winners in the snacks aisle...
Snack makers can boost sales and secure stronger retail relations with data-driven product pairing rather than guesswork, says Nielsen Perishables Group.
PepsiCo will strengthen its snacks network in the Philippines, manufacturing Cheetos via its beverage partner Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines (PCPPI).
Our ability to remember certain foods may influence whether we select them more than actual preference, according to Swiss psychologists.
To sell insects to Western consumers, food manufacturers must create products that align ethical motivations with sensory expectations – meaning cricket-flour cookies will fare better than chocolate-coated crickets.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is going to squeeze smaller snack players who may not have the finances and resources to implement required changes under regulations, warns a lawyer.
Sales of snacks account for a whopping 40% of the $370 billion U.S. packaged food market and are set to grow 2% annually through 2019, thanks in large part to...
Start-up snack makers must invest in packaging from the get-go because it’s a powerful consumer draw, says Superseedz.
Retailers have voted for the new U.S candy items that have the best go-to-market potential at the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets & Snacks Expo.
The Hershey Company will not rule out additional M&A activity to strengthen traction in snacks and innovate beyond core confections, its brand head says.
General Mills has developed a method to remove residue oil from fried snacks using an air flow chamber.
More than four out of 10 (43%) American infants aged 12-23 months eat cookies, cakes or pastries on any given day; almost a third (32%) eat chips, popcorn or pretzels;...
Kliklok, which has worked with McVities, Heinz and Twinings, has won a contract with Weetabix to pack its Alpen cereal bars and Weetabix biscuits at a factory in Kettering, UK.
Low-GI snacks that still deliver on energy are hugely promising in the context of how overall dietary habits have evolved, says a dietary health expert.
Snack product developers must carefully consider microbial risks that could be associated with use of new ingredients or processes, says an expert.
30 years ago, nuts were perceived as the nutritional equivalent of candy. Today, they are widely recognized as a nutrient powerhouse. But why are peanuts – which have unique health...
Re-sealable zippers have a strong future in the premium snack aisle, claim suppliers.
United Biscuits (UB) will boost its overall output by pumping millions of pounds into its UK manufacturing facilities, following an initial £50M investment at its Harlesden site.
The Nut Association has filed a paper to Public Health England in the UK calling for nuts to be included in the country’s five-a-day fruit and vegetable recommendations.
Despite a decline in both sales and profit, Corn Flakes manufacturer Kellogg claims it exceeded its Q1 "expectations."
There is an increasing demand for healthier snacks with innovative flavours, formats and sizes and this trend will continue to grow over the coming years, according to tna.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has said initial results which prompted cumin products to be recalled for containing almond were wrong and positive readings were caused by mahaleb.