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Trader Joe's in Coconut Cranberry Granola recall after packaging error

New England Natural Bakers of Greenfield, Massachusetts, US, has allegedly issued a voluntary recall for Trader Joe's Coconut Cranberry Granola because Pecan Praline Granola containing milk, wheat and pecans was packaged into the Coconut Cranberry Granola box.

SunOpta expands stand-up pouch technology in frozen fruit, roasted & fruit snacks

SunOpta has expanded its stand-up pouch packaging capabilities at its Buena Park, California, frozen fruit operation, and in its Wahpeton, North Dakota, roasted snack facility.

Financial results

C-stores drive PepsiCo's Q3 snack profits

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay business saw an increase in revenue this quarter supported by volume growth in convenience stores.

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Videojet launches Ultra Grade black ribbon for confectionery & bakery flexible packaging

Videojet Technologies has launched an Ultra Grade black ribbon for its DataFlex and 6X00 thermal transfer overprinter (TTO) products used in a variety of applications including the snack, bakery, confectionery and candy markets.

ASA ruling

Weetabix ‘proper breakfast’ ad doesn’t infer health benefit, says UK watchdog

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a complaint that a Weetabix ‘proper breakfast’ advert implied the product was good for overall health.

Kellogg seizes on Egypt's breakfast cereal surge with Mass Food buy

The Kellogg Company has acquired Egypt’s leading cereal company Mass Food Group for $50m as the country's breakfast cereal category registers rapid growth.

Social justice or social media? How will Doritos Rainbow campaign affect the company?

Doritos Rainbow chip campaign in support of gay teens has drawn both praise and ire from consumers, but one Mintel analyst believes it was a great way to target a younger audience and gain national attention.


Even a small bit of peanut can cause a recall: Why you must fight allergens in baking

There’s no one size fits all approach to stopping allergens from making their way into baked goods, but one researcher says manufacturers must put many safeguards, including training, in place to help mitigate risk.

Chip brand sustainability level has ‘a long way to go’: Rank a Brand

The sustainability ranking of some of the world's biggest chip brands leaves a lot to be desired, according to a recent report from Rank a Brand.


Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

Lotte Confectionery found guilty of copying Japanese packaging design

Lotte Confectionery, part of Lotte Group, South Korea, has allegedly been found guilty of copying a Japanese snack maker's package design, according to a hearing at Seoul Central District Court.

Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings merged

Wellspring Capital Management has officially announced the creation of a flexible packaging company through the merger of Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings.

Kashi develops 'overnight oats' cup and sweet potato cereal

Kashi's muesli to soak overnight and sweet potato cereal hit on important consumer trends and could take off, says one innovation expert.

Patent Watch

Hot chips! Frito-Lay files European patent for microwaveable snack packs

Frito-Lay has developed a microwaveable snack pack that enables consumers to heat chips before eating.

Kellogg unveils simpler ingredients NPD to spur breakfast category

Kellogg has developed a range of breakfast products focused on simpler ingredients, positive nutrition and better portability.

“Shhh!” seaweed swell could tackle UK iodine deficiency

Edible algae could help tackle iodine insufficiency in the UK, but very few manufacturers are bragging about this nutrient content on pack, research finds.  

Kellogg 'most reputable' US consumer firm thanks to vocal sustainability efforts, says expert

Kellogg invested in impressive sustainability initiatives last year and communicated efforts well, helping it secure the top spot in the consumer reputation charts, says a research expert.

ConAgra: The meat snack category is pretty complicated

Flavor NPD and category management is vital in meat snacks amid increased competition and variety, says the brand director at ConAgra Foods.

Big baking: The trends, challenges and opportunities

Where are the opportunities for bakers in retail? How important will grain research be for the future? And what kind of policy hurdles are industry truly up against?

C-store, club or grocery? Bakers need to decide where to play, says retail expert

Bakers must adapt products and merchandizing according to target retail channels because shopper behavior is very different in each, says a retail expert.

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