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Enzymes firm Novozymes restructures operation into three divisions

Enzymes supplier Novozymes is restructuring its business in a move designed to deliver innovation more quickly and with greater commercial impact.

Puratos set to expand across Australia after acquiring fillings supplier

Bakery ingredients supplier Puratos Group is ramping up its presence in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of fruit and patisserie fillings business Melbourne Jam Manufacturing Co.

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Heimatgut wins ISM innovation award for triple-baked coconut chips

German snacks supplier Heimatgut is hoping to grow its exports business after winning an award for innovation at this week’s ISM show in Cologne.

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Beyond microbiota: Prebiotics need hard health endpoints

Hard health endpoints, not just changes to microbiota, are needed to secure EU prebiotic health claims and bring fibre intakes up to recommended levels, according to European researchers.

Mondelēz to pay $750k to settle excessive lead in cookies claim

Mondelēz International has agreed to pay a $750,000 settlement to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) California Department of Justice in a probe against excessive levels of lead in its Nabisco Ginger Snaps cookies.

Swap shop: PepsiCo promotion gives shoppers chance to shape Lay's line-up

PepsiCo is giving US consumers the chance to transform its Lay’s potato chip line-up with a major new promotion.

Mondelēz pledges to switch to cage-free eggs in North America and Europe

Mondelēz has revealed plans to source 100% cage-free eggs in North America by 2020. 

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Pidy launches spicy flavoured macarons

Pidy has launched a spicy and curry flavoured Macaron available as 3.5cm in size and delivered in 96 portions to a case.

Caffeinated chocolate brand Awake launches granola bars into Walmart

Caffeinated chocolate brand Awake has expanded into the snack bars market with a granola product packing the caffeine content of half a cup of coffee.

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Ingredion invests $30m into expanding production capabilities in Mexico

Ingredion has pumped $30m into expanding capacity at its San Juan del Rio manufacturing facility in Mexico.

Ardent Mills meeting with farmers to drive organic wheat initiative

Flour milling and ingredient business Ardent Mills is hosting a series of meetings with farmers as part of its bid to double US organic wheat acres by 2019.

Campbell Soup Co calls for mandatory national GMO labeling scheme in US

Pepperidge Farm and Arnott’s owner Campbell Soup Company has announced its support for mandatory GMO labeling on foods in the US.

Ardent Mills launches plan to double US organic wheat acres in three years

Flour producer Ardent Mills has announced a plan that it hopes will more than double the number of organic wheat acres in the United States by 2019.

PepsiCo on healthy vending and 2016 launch of organic Gatorade

PepsiCo is looking to drive a healthier portfolio via new health-friendly vending machines and a 2016 launch of organic Gatorade.

ITS claims new enhancer extends freshness in cakes without harming quality

International Taste Solutions (ITS) has launched EnhancR to improve the quality of cakes with extended shelf life.

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'Put the fun back into bakery' with seasonal offerings and on-the-go formats, says Mintel

New flavors and formats are among the key opportunities for growing the baked goods market, according to a leading analyst.

Darégal claims its new liquid bread flavorings taste fresher than dried herbs

Darégal is rolling out a range of liquid herb flavorings for breads that it claims tastes fresher than dried herbs.

‘These are conscious meal replacements’: Snacking becoming the norm

There’s a “macrodynamic shift” happening in how we eat as a culture, according to a report from The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, and snacking has become a part of daily life.

Corbion preps for US trans-fat crackdown with alternative emulsifiers for bread makers

Corbion Caravan has launched two emulsifiers without partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) in response to an incoming US trans-fat ban.

Diet soda: A key to weight loss?

Low energy sweeteners commonly used in diet sodas may help with weight loss, says a University of Bristol study, adding that confusion among consumers between sweeteners and sugar needs to be addressed.

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