Universal Robina Corporation (URC) has snapped up New Zealand snack giant Griffin’s Foods for NZ$700m ($606.6m) in a move it says should bolster its presence in the Asian snack sector....
Michigan State University (MSU) has been awarded almost $400,000 by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reduce the Salmonella risk of low-moisture foods.
US retail sales of gluten-free products surged 47% in 2013, with a significant chunk of the growth coming from snacks, according to flour milling giant Ardent Mills.
Andean Grain Products has received a positive draft novel food opinion from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) for its chia seeds – deeming them sufficiently ‘equivalent’ to those already...
Bakery giant Grupo Bimbo believes the UK arm of Canada Bread - the business it bought in May - together with Spanish and Portugese divisions can strengthen European sales after further investment....
In Germany women are more likely to choose indulgent savory snacks, while men are more price-focused, according to Canadean.
Higher consumption of salty energy-dense snacks may be a factor in the development of metabolic syndrome, according to Iranian researchers.
Cargill has said its sunflower-seed processing plant in eastern Ukraine has been seized by ‘armed individuals’ amid escalating violence in the region.
Cereal makers should consider moving NPD away from the breakfast table and introducing milk-free snack bags to be eaten like crisps, according to Canadean.
Swedish-Danish oils and fats giant AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) has acquired Colombian company Fabrica Nacional de Grasas (FANAGRA), which specializes in vegetable oils and fats for the bakery segment.
A nine o’clock watershed for junk food adverts could become part of Labour Party policy in the run-up to the UK general election next year.
Paper cup and container producer, Seda has teamed up with Dilly & Wolf to launch a range of 200ml pots in the UK, which are lined with an aluminium barrier...
The grain-based industry is late to the protein game and they need to catch up because opportunities are vast, says Ardent Mills’ director of consumer insights.
The European Snack Association (ESA) says it welcomes EFSA’s recent draft opinion on acrylamide in food, but will push for greater clarity on safe levels and product categorization in the...
H.U.M.A.N., the company behind better-for-you vending machines and healthy micro markets, has taken its business-to-business healthy snack distribution model into corporate offices with the launch of SnackNation. ...
Unhealthy foods are being promoted to children in everyday children’s television programmes, new research published in the British Medical Journal suggests.
The expansion of oil palm plantations may also pose a threat to water quality in fresh water streams that millions of people depend on, according to new research.
Amica Chips and ICA Foods have pledged to stop advertising to under 12s and communication with primary schools unless asked as part of a voluntary EU scheme.
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) will buy WILD Flavors for €2.3bn citing fast-growing demand for natural food and beverage flavors and ingredients as the rationale.
Food scientists at Bühler Aeroglide report they have come up with a method to dry-roast peanuts that significantly reduces the risk of Salmonella contamination.
Chinese snack titan Want Want will extend its product line this year after strengthening its position in China.
Since it was created in 2012, Chapul Inc. has been on a mission to integrate edible insects into Western diets, using its cricket energy bars as the vehicle.
Liquid snacking is a healthy, convenient alternative to snack bars – a segment many consumers are bored of, according to the co-founder of NUWI Quinoa Snacks; a drinkable snack.
Snacks - particularly those using ancient grains – and baking mixes have been pushing the gluten-free sector forward, according to market research firm Mintel.