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Gluten-free & Allergens

Gluten-free & Allergens

Demand for gluten-free and non-allergenic bakery, snack and cereal products is continuing to surge. This is being fueled by consumers with celiac disease, other allergies and intolerances and also a consumer sentiment that free-from is healthier for you. There is a pressing need for industry to step up the challenge of providing safe foods that also taste good.

Dispatches from IFT 2016

Oxygen power: Neo-Pure tech aims to ease bakery product recalls

Pacific Grain and Foods, one of the largest bakery ingredients suppliers in the US, has become Agri-Neo’s first US client to purchase its latest food safety technology Neo-Pure.

Nut-free trend pushes Snyder’s pretzels into peanut-free production facility

Cape Cod chips manufacturer, Snyder’s-Lance has made its pretzel production facility peanut-free in order to accommodate the increasing consumer demand for allergen-free snacks.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

Vermont confectioner highlights its nut-free commitment with brand new packaging

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates has unveiled upgraded packaging for its bestselling products at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.

Wessanen extends into gluten-free market with Mrs Crimble’s acquisition

Kallo and Bjorg owner Wessanen is extending into the gluten-free market with the acquisition of UK gluten-free baked goods manufacturer Mrs Crimble’s.

General Mills to expand free-from range as cereal sales return to growth

General Mills has unveiled NPD plans including new gluten-free Cheerios and natural products as it looks to maintain growth in its cereals business.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

Seaweed: How a Korean side dish became a hit with US snackers

In half a decade, seaweed has made the leap from traditional Korean side dish to an ingredient making a big impression on the US snacking scene.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

European invasion: The candy and snacks coming to the US in 2016

European confections and snacks have become increasingly appealing to American consumers for their premium quality and health benefits. European Confections, a New York-based confectionery importer, will bring over 20 new...

General Mills and South Dakota State University open oats research lab

General Mills and South Dakota State University are to work together in a bid to improve the nutritional qualities of oats and develop varieties with higher yields.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

Saratoga Chips moves to organic popcorn segment with $200K investment

US kettle chip manufacturer Saratoga Chips launched its first popcorn line, OrganicPop.

Heard of himanthalia? Dutch start-up aims to replace carb-heavy pasta with seaweed

Himanthalia - or sea spaghetti - may not be commonly known. But as a healthy like-for-like pasta replacement that boosts vegetable intake and is harvested in a sustainable way, it...

Peanut residue alert

Kellogg’s Special K and Keebler snacks recalled over peanut residue fears

Another major US manufacturer has voluntarily recalled products over fears they may contain undeclared peanut residue.

Snack Attack 2016

Marinade brand Soy Vay enters snack category with popped rice clusters

Asian marinades brand Soy Vay has extended into the US snacks category with the launch of popped rice clusters.

Exclusive interview

Bare Snacks set for organic launch is it aims to expand distribution

Bare Snacks is about to launch a range of organic coconut chips as it sets its sights on expanding its distribution. 

free-from food expo 2016

Free-from Food Expo 2016: Round-up of sights and insights from the show floor

BakeryandSnacks has been at the Free-from Food Expo in Amsterdam this week. Here are a few of the sights, soundbites and tastes that caught our attention.

Snack Attack 2016

What's hot at Snack Attack 2016?

Seasonal flavors, premium and free-from health trends continue to dominate the snack industry, according to the latest annual Snack Attack showcase hosted in New York City.The 16 brands who presented...

Peanut residue: Now Frito-Lay recalls products over allergy fears

Frito-Lay is recalling batches of Rold Gold snacking pretzels over fears they were made with flour containing undeclared peanut residue - just days after Hostess Brands pulled 710,000 cases of...

Hostess recalls 710,000 cases of cakes and donuts in peanut allergy alert

Hostess Brands has recalled 710,000 cases of cakes and donuts in the US and Mexico over fears they may contain undeclared peanut residue, after two children suffered allergic reactions.

sweets & snacks expo 2016

Snyder's-Lance: Grazing is in our DNA – snacking is perfect solution to grazing

Rod Troni, chief marketing officer Snyder’s-Lance, on the role snacking plays for today’s consumers, the changing retail landscape and how the pretzels, crackers and chips business is set to develop...

Enjoy Life Foods: Dedicated allergy-friendly sets in the natural aisle are the best way to merchandise free-from foods

With one in 13 children diagnosed with a food allergy in the US*, ‘allergy-friendly’ foods are now infiltrating every category in grocery. But right now, it still makes sense for...

Do multi-page labels offer display solution for proposed exercise graphics?

As a leading UK health charity proposes that food labels carry graphics encouraging consumers to exercise, Denny Bros says multi-page labels can help manufacturers display large amounts on information on...

Healthy & Natural Show

Goodness Grainless and Squirrel & The Bee target $10m in grain-free sales

Granola brand Goodness Grainless and sister business Squirrel & The Bee cookies are tapping growing demand for grain-free food with their nut-flour products.

Functional flours market set to grow as bakery consumers seek health benefits

Consumer awareness of the potential health benefits of functional flours is set to continue to fuel growth in the market, according to a new report.

Exclusive interview

Supply chain communication ‘the basics’ for allergen control – General Mills

Communication in the supply chain is ‘the basics’ when dealing with potential allergens, according to the European external quality manager at General Mills.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Vintage Italia set to bring Pasta Bow Ties to the snacks aisle this summer

US manufacturer Vintage Italia is launching a new range of bow tie-shaped pasta chips this summer.

Boulder Brands lines drive 13% surge in Pinnacle Foods Q1 sales

Boulder Brands has added more than $100m to net sales of Pinnacle Foods in its first ten weeks as part of the business.

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