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Hindu leader seeks Kellogg's CEO's resignation for beef-containing cereals

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said it was “shocking” for Hindus in the US to learn that some of Kellogg’s cereals they had been eating for years contained beef. 

Brazilian peanut processor Brumau courts European markets

Brazil’s largest peanut producer and oilseed processing company, Brumau is aiming to expand into Europe.

tna sees ‘immense potential’ in Russia as it opens office in Moscow

tna has opened TNA Eurasia in Moscow to support food manufacturers in Russia, the Baltics and the wider region of CIS  (Commonwealth of Independent States).

Recall update: Nuts and seeds still among top three offenders in Q2 2017

Stericycle’s Recall and Notification Index reveals nuts and seeds are still one of the biggest culprits of product recalls, which saw an ‘unprecedented rise’ during the second quarter of 2017.

Snyder’s-Lance feels bite of 79% profit drop due to severance and other charges

The CEO of Kettle Chips maker Snyder’s Lance says he is ‘not satisfied’ with the company’s H1 2017 performance despite a 3% revenue increase in the second quarter.

India

Britannia announces plans for Maharashtra mega-factory

Indian FMCG major Britannia Industries is planning to build a new plant at a mega food park in Maharashtra.

Meat snacks clock faster growth than potato chips: Mintel

Meat snacks are the third biggest category of salty snacks in the US and also the fastest-growing sub-segment, according to Mintel.

Aptean’s ‘Factory suite’ streamlines snack food factory floor operations

Aptean has developed the Factory Manufacturing Execution System (MES) suite of wireless automation programs for the food and beverage industry to follow and improve shop floor activity in real time...

PepsiCo palm oil progress report dismissed as ‘masterful window dressing’

PepsiCo’s efforts to provide further transparency in the palm oil supply chain have been slammed as “masterful window dressing”, in a strongly worded statement by the Rainforest Action Network.

General Mill’s Annie’s organic chief resigns

John Foraker, president of General Mills’ organic foods unit Annie’s, announced on LinkedIn late last week he is leaving at the end of August, but denies it’s due to the...

PaPis snacks get Lufthansa, REWE and EDEKA listings

Snack startup PaPicante’s sales are flying high since the company introduced its pea protein snack bar to the public at the ISM trade show held in Germany at the beginning...

Nothing egg-citing for Post Holdings earnings in Q3

Sales saw a small rise, but profits were down due to the Weetabix acquisition and egg antitrust class action settlement for Post Holdings’ third quarter.

Sonoco to close one of its US factories this year

Sonoco will close its Boone, South Carolina factory in October, axing 35 jobs.

Quarterly earnings

Kellogg's Q2 sales weakened by soft US consumption and declining EU Pringles sales

Kellogg’s Q2 2017 net sales have declined 2.5% year-over-year to $3.19bn, while its operating profit increased by 0.7% during the period, reported the company.

SunOpta to sell packaging machinery to Skjodt-Barrett for $2m

SunOpta has signed an agreement to sell equipment used in the production of flexible, re-sealable pouches to Skjodt-Barrett for $2m.

Snyder’s-Lance to ‘substantially streamline’, close plant and cut 250 jobs

Snyder’s-Lance has announced a restructuring plan to drive down costs and complexities, which includes closing its Florida chips plant and retrenching 250 employees.

Quarterly Earnings

McCain Foods president to become Mondelēz’s new CEO amid Q2 revenue decline

Dirk Van de Put will succeed Irene Rosenfeld as Mondelēz’s new CEO in November.

More than just a snack: Meal deals boost ‘lunch on the go' UK sales

UK convenience retailers capitalizing on meal deals have given the category a £36m ($47.6m) boost in the 52 weeks ended March 25, but those reliant on just snacks and sandwiches...

Halen Brands muscles up on e-commerce for emerging snack companies

Snack business investment firm Halen Brands is gaining expertise in e-commerce to support its brands for online distribution, CEO and co-founder, Jason Cohen, said. 

Snack Attack 2017

Natural snacks bet on Amazon for distribution

Natural snack producers - from multi-million dollar snack companies to emerging startups - are eying Amazing for distribution expansion.

Nestlé’s innovation platform HENRi@Nestlé marks one year anniversary

From initiating portion control advice on biscuits, alternative green packaging for Nestlé Waters and promoting Nespresso’s sustainability efforts - HENRi@Nestlé celebrates its one-year anniversary this month.

Heinz accused of falsely marketing ‘healthy’ toddler snack

HJ Heinz Australia has been taken to court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which alleges the food manufacturer engaged in misleading representations on the packs of its...

Nuts.com to expand in New Jersey creating 150 jobs

Nuts.com, which produces nuts, dried fruit, snacks and pantry staples, is set to expand in New Jersey, creating 150 jobs.

News in brief

Man dies in industrial accident at Berry Plastics

A 46-year-old man has died at Berry Plastics plant in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, after claims he was struck by a piece of industrial machinery.

Grain-free trend just sprouting in bakery, but may overtake gluten-free

Many bakery industry professionals believe the grain-free trend will catch on - driven by a demand for more natural, less processed ingredients - and will eventually supersede gluten-free.

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