Breaking News on Industrial Baking & Snacks

Sectors > Snacks

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

Leading food and drink makers including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola have made good progress in the year since Oxfam released its first Behind the Brands sustainability scorecard – and only...

Food and drink marketing to kids under spotlight

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is reviewing online food and drink marketing, especially to children, amid concerns about the rising incidence of obesity among young people. ...

WHO decries ‘deadly’ promotion of cheap, convenient food

Being overweight risks becoming the norm in Europe, says a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which blames widespread promotion of unhealthy foods and inactivity.

Which profession is the worst offender for snacking ‘al desko’?

A third of all snacking takes place at our desks and marketing professionals top the unhealthy table, with lawyers at the bottom, according to UK research from yogurt brand Fruyo....

Let's Move! Food policy expert hails 'sensational' announcements on school meals, junk food marketing to kids

Under new rules unveiled this morning and hailed by one food policy expert as "sensational", schools with 40% or more children eligible for free meals will be able to serve free breakfasts and free lunches...

Allergen-friendly snacks crunch into smart packaging

Zego, a manufacturer of allergen-friendly snack bars, has launched wrappers and boxes with QR codes enabling consumers to keep tabs on allergen products.

News in brief

Fruit pouch snack maker opens second US plant

Materne North America, the makers of GoGo squeeZ Applesauce, will reportedly invest $85m in a food processing plant in Nampa, Idaho, creating 230 jobs.

Frito-Lay CEO: We went very, very deep on snack occasions

Frito-Lay has looked deeply into consumer snacking occasions to get a better understanding on how to sway business, its CEO says.

Kellogg CEO: We integrated Pringles flawlessly

The acquisition of Pringles back in 2012 has tripled the scale of Kellogg in some emerging markets – completely changing the nature of business, its CEO says.

'Rumble in the snack soda jungle': Peltz v. PepsiCo

As crusading investor Nelson Peltz lets off another bomb in the Pepsi boardroom – this time in the form of a 37-page letter criticizing the firm’s snack/soda integration – we...

Frito-Lay files patent for ‘improved’ pita chip production

Frito-Lay has filed a patent for a pita chip production method that it claims reduces manual handling, wastage and plant footprint.

Healthy snacking trend boosts sugar-free fruit ingredients

Health and wellness trends have boosted fruit ingredient sales, with shapes, inclusions and snacks gaining in popularity, says veteran fruit specialist Paradise Fruits.

Carob flours: The novel antioxidant option for cereal?

Mediterranean carob seed flours hold potential as a novel, antioxidant ingredient for cereal products, according to scientists.

Leclerc Foods to build $50m snack factory

Snack maker Leclerc Foods USA has snapped up a building in Arizona and plans to invest $50m to expand its operations.

News in brief

Milk allergen concern prompts Kettle US chips recall

Kettle has issued a voluntary recall in the US on a limited run of potato chips due to potential milk allergen exposure during processing.

Kellogg revamps palm oil policy after months of protests

The Kellogg Company has pledged to source fully traceable palm oil by the end of next year, a move that has been welcomed by NGOs that have been fighting for...

PepsiCo CEO: Snacks will be the heavyweight of our future

Snacks outshone beverages for PepsiCo in its full year 2013 results and CEO Indra Nooyi said the category would become its new heavyweight. 

Kind Snacks sues Clif Bar over alleged copycatting

Kind Snacks has filed a lawsuit against Clif Bar for allegedly infringing its packaging trademarks.

Two-thirds of EU states reject approval of GM maize – but it’s not over yet

A majority of EU member states voted against approving a genetically modified (GM) maize variety for cultivation in Europe at a Council of Ministers meeting on Tuesday – but the...

Corn-based protein targets veggie health boom, says Penford R&D head

Penford Ingredients has developed a corn-based protein to tap into a surge in health and wellness, vegetarianism and gluten-free, its R&D head says.

Ryvita crispbread growth drives factory makeover

Jordans & Ryvita Company has splashed out on upgrading and refurbishing crispbread production at Poole in Dorset.

Are 3D printed insect snacks the taste of the future?

Hurdles in food safety, taste and consumer acceptance await on the London South Bank University’s quest to join two big food innovations: 3D printing and insect-based ingredients.

KP Snacks files patent to flavor chips without fat emulsion

KP Snacks has filed a patent on a method to incorporate flavors into the matrix of potato chips, rather than dust onto the surface with oil, enabling fat reduction.

Academics call for ban on child-facing junk food advertising

A ban on manipulative junk food advertising to children is urgently needed to help fight increasing rates of childhood obesity, say University of Otago Wellington researchers.

Hain Celestial predicts ‘pricing actions across the industry based on the California drought’ - especially for almonds

Natural and organic products giant Hain Celestial says it expects to “see pricing actions across the industry based on the California drought”.

Key Industry Events