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Researchers develop cheaper, faster method for acrylamide detection

Fluorescent sensors hold great potential for manufacturers looking to detect acrylamide rapidly in potato chips and cookies on the processing line, researchers say.

GMA, IFT, to FDA: We need more time to respond to crackdown on PHOs, artificial trans fats

Food manufacturers have urged the FDA to give them more time to consider its proposal to revoke the GRAS status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in a bid to eradicate...

ADM on transatlantic differences: “American sweet” protein bar

Europe is still behind America on the nutrition bar trend and European perceptions of sweetness levels are different, says ADM marketing boss.

Ishida Europe MD: Snacks will be growth tool for Africa

Ishida Europe plans to expand into Africa next year and snacks will spearhead the move, its managing director says.

KP Snacks and Intersnack in £16M nut consolidation

KP Snacks and parent company Intersnack UK aim to invest £16M in closing their Haverhill factory in Suffolk and consolidating nut processing and packing operations in Rotherham, Yorkshire.

Dispatches from FiE

Tereos Syral: Guilt is bakery’s ‘key limitation’

Tereos Syral says despite innovations within the bakery sector, guilt associated with these products must be overcome to ensure growth.

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry...

Europe Snacks changes hands

France’s leading private label snack maker Europe Snacks has been sold by private equity firm IK Investment Partners to another private equity company Apax Partners.

Special Edition: Super grains! From chia to quinoa

Chia boom: With 239% growth, chia category set to hit $1 bn by 2020

Driven by demands from the cereals, snacks and beverage categories, and growing at a whopping 239%, is there anything to stop the rise of chia?

FiE video: Almond Board of California talks global supply and demand

The Almond Board of California talks pollination, global supply and Chinese demand at this year’s FiE event in Frankfurt.

Native Brazilian fruit holds snack bar promise: Study

The marolo fruit should be used in flour form for snack bars because of its powerful nutritional properties and ability to improve taste and quality, researchers say.

EXCLUSIVE FROM ISHIDA EUROPE HQ WITH VIDEO

Making heat with sound: Ishida takes ultrasonic sealing to snack packs

Ishida Europe has developed a new snack pack sealing system that uses ultrasonic technology – enabling manufacturers to make drastic film savings.

Special edition: Super grains!

Chia and quinoa lead the field - by miles - when it comes to product launches with ancient grains and seeds, says Datamonitor

The percentage of new US food product launches featuring ancient grains or seeds has almost tripled since 2008, according to Datamonitor. But the bulk of activity is focused around just...

Competing with PepsiCo: How to be a top 10 snack player

PepsiCo holds six slots in the top 10 global snack brands and fighting for a space is a huge challenge for other snack makers but not impossible, an analyst says.

Nut consumption linked to lower pancreatic cancer risk in women

Frequent consumption of nuts may be associated with a lower risk of developing pancreatic cancer in women, according to new findings.

Penford broadens fiber portfolio with corn variant

Penford Food Ingredients has developed a corn-based fiber that it says has a cleaner flavor than other corn fibers – opening up broader application opportunities.

Trans fat crackdown: How long does the industry really need to eradicate partially hydrogenated oils from the US food supply?

There will be pressure from some corners to give the food industry several years to phase out partially hydrogenated oils, but from a technical perspective, viable alternatives are already out...

COMMODITY REPORTS: AHDB

Wheat woes over? UK exports and lower prices to return

Two years on from the disastrous UK wheat harvest, wheat processors and bakers should see the market return to healthy yields and prices, according to a cereals analyst.

EU sets new levels for acrylamide investigation

The European Union has set new levels for acrylamide in foods, above which companies and governments should investigate ways to cut the potential carcinogen.

PepsiCo donates $1m to Philippines Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief

PepsiCo will donate $1m to support disaster relief and recovery efforts across the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

It’s jerky Jim, but not as we know it… How KRAVE Jerky reinvented the meat snacks category

Looking for a healthy snack that is low in fat and calories, high in protein and a bit more tantalizing for the taste buds than your average nutrition bar? Try...

Kellogg in trouble over "distasteful tweet"

Kellogg has issued an apology for a “distasteful tweet” in which it promised to donate one breakfast to a vulnerable child for each retweet.

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Regional differences: What have you got in your lunchbox?

Across most countries, sandwiches and fruit are popular in children's lunchboxes while the inclusion of chips, yoghurt and cheese snacks varies considerably across regions, according to a consumer report by...

Lawyer: Expect calls for extension of comment period on FDA crackdown on trans fats

Food manufacturers are likely to ask for an extension to the 60-day comment period set by the FDA to consider its proposal to revoke the GRAS status of partially hydrogenated...

Trans fats: Partially hydrogenated oils should be phased out in months, not years, says expert as FDA considers revoking their GRAS status

News that the FDA is considering revoking the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in a bid to eradicate artificial trans fats from the US...

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