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‘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.

Novel yeast to slash carcinogen acrylamide in fried potatos and baked goods, says Renaissance

Renaissance Ingredients has developed a baker’s yeast it claims cuts the presence of carcinogen acrylamide in fried potato products by 70%.

Shelf-life boost? Potato peel extract can delay bread staling, say Italian researchers

Potato peel extracts may not only add fiber but can also be added to bread to extend shelf-life, according to research by the University of Parma.

Time for candy makers to prepare for FDA added sugar label changes, says consultant

US confectioners should ready themselves to declare percentage daily values for added sugars set at 10% of total calorie intake, which could be a regulatory requirement by 2018, says a consultant for the Sweetener Users Association.

Pulp fiction?

Orange crush: Carrot waste finding fibre future

A new fibre ingredient derived from carrot waste pulp offers a level of water absorption that is unlikely to be improved on, its producer says.

Microbiota influences impact of dietary strategies for blood sugar: Study

People with better control of blood sugar after eating barley kernel bread also have a different balance of microbes in the gut, a new study in Cell Metabolism reveals.

Not just quantity: Nofima says think about fiber quality

There’s frequently talk that consumers aren’t getting enough fiber in their diets; but are they simply not getting the best quality fiber?

Angelic Bakehouse brings healthy bread to Costco

Wisconsin-based Angelic Bakehouse will make its popular Sprouted Seven-Grain bread available in Costco locations across the US Midwest after years of availability in small shops.

General Mills sued over protein content of Cheerios

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against General Mills, alleging that high-protein Cheerios are falsely marketed.

KIND trying to sustain growth with sugar removal promise: Euromonitor analyst

With KIND’s announcement that it will be cutting sugar across its line of fruit and nut snack bars, one analyst said this is a move the company hopes will help sustain its quick ascent in the snack aisle.

Exo launches new line of savory cricket bars

Exo will launch three new savory cricket bars this year, the company has announced.

DuPont launches PowerMill enzyme for efficient baking

DuPont has launched a new enzyme, which the company said will help millers improve extraction rates, as well as save time and money.

Porridge's prebiotic potential previewed by Nordic researchers

Eating a bowl of porridge oats a day could alter gut microbial functions, according to Scandinavian researchers who have tipped the ingredient as a possible prebiotic.

The 'premium piece': Snyder’s-Lance plugs portfolio gap with $1.9bn Diamond Foods acquisition, analyst says

Snyder's-Lance agreed to acquire Diamond Foods, Inc. last week and one Mintel analyst believes the acquisition helps Snyder’s up its game in premium.


DSM’s new BakeZyme bromate-free, offers increased elasticity

One of DSM’s latest baking enzymes not only helps dough becomes more elastic; it can also work to replace an under-fire flour improver.

Small packs for developing world to help global breakfast cereal top $40bn: Technavio

The global breakfast cereal market’s revenue is expected to balloon from $34.8bn in 2014 to $40.3bn in 2019, according to a research from Technavio.

Puratos CEO: The future of bakery in sourdough and innovation investment

The CEO of Puratos says an age-old ingredient of bread is key to future industry success.


Old products with a new twist: How to get consumers to experiment with new baked products

Consumers want to experiment with what they eat, one bakery executive said, but they want to do it within the confines of familiarity. 

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