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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.

Healthy snacks might see unhealthy American diet as an opportunity, Mintel suggests

A latest Mintel report shows only 42% of Americans consider their diet to be healthy, while less than 38% consumers agree that healthy foods are worth the added expense.

Hain Celestial taps better-for-you snack growth by expanding tortilla chip portfolio

New York-based natural and organic food company, Hain Celestial, has introduced two new tortilla chip products under its Garden of Eatin’ brand. 

General Mills taps weight management trend with latest launches

General Mills has launched a host of new snacks that address a range of modern snacking trends focused on health around the world.

Waste not, want not: UK start-up turns leftover food into hummus

Food waste-conscious start-up, ChicP, transforms leftover fruit and vegetables into a variety of flavoured hummus, and is crowdfunding to expand into new markets.

Industry welcomes GFIA, the UK's gluten-free trade group

UK food firms have created the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) to promote best practice manufacturing tips, gluten testing and ingredient sourcing for the free-from sector's most lucrative category. 

Special Edition Series

Cracking good reads: BakeryAndSnacks 2017 special features calendar

Reporting from the coalface to bring you breaking news in the bakery and snacks sector is our game plan for 2017. Next year, we will delve into safety strategies, smart...

ConAgra Foods enters final plea deal for salmonella peanut butter transgression

ConAgra has entered a final plea deal in a criminal misdemeanour charge of violating the US Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.

‘We Love Cake’ says Bells of Lazonby as it expands gluten-free range

Bells of Lazonby has expanded its gluten-free ‘We Love Cake’ range with two more products; chocolate and berry muffins.

Pre-gelatinized flours boost bakeries’ clean label credentials

Kröner-Stärke (KS) has developed a range of pre-gelatinized flours and starches for the baked goods market that it claims will give professional bread manufacturers the edge on their competition....

FoodDrinkEurope focusing on FIC via digital communication

Nutrition declaration on prepacked foods now mandatory

Today is the first day that nutritional information must become mandatory on packaging, according to the EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation No 1169/2011.

Nuts and seeds no longer most recalled category

Nuts and seeds recalls have fallen in Q3,  after leading the pack in the number of food and beverage recalls in Europe in H1.

Pop Notch builds new factory to grow sales abroad

Gourmet popcorn maker, Pop Notch, has opened a new factory at Maghera in county Derry, Northern Ireland, to boost its sales in Europe and the US.

dispatches from HiE 2016

Teff: The next ‘ancient grain’ to make nutrition ripples?

The success of chia and quinoa has opened the door for other less-known ancient grains, but one South African company exporting teff is wary of a boom and bust effect.

French companies climbing aboard before Brexit

The UK’s vote to withdraw from the European Union has prompted more requests from French companies to export to the UK, says the French Trade Commission.

New English law on gluten-free labeling: have your say

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a public consultation on gluten-free labeling in England.

Food Vision 2016

Oats market is ripe for disruption, claimed Grainful’s president

Oats-based foods company, Grainful, has announced it is entering the initial growth stages after a period of market testing, scale up and market validation. Its products will be available in...

Grain-free likely to lead bakery’s future, Euromonitor

The free-from grains trend is gaining pace as gluten-free becomes a global standard in the bakery industry, wrote Euromonitor’s senior insight analyst Pinar Hosafci.

Food Vision 2016

Former General Mills manager disrupts frozen fries market with veggie alternatives

Speaking to BakeryandSnacks during the recent Food Vision event in Chicago, Veggies Fries’ founder and CEO, David Peters, said, in order to create a “disruptor product” in the food industry,...

Spain ripe for gluten-free entrants, says Welsh contingent

The Welsh Government is taking domestic companies including bakers on a trade mission to Madrid, Spain, in an effort to grow its F&B industry by 30% by 2020.

Raisio’s CEO wins US legal case against Oat Solutions, posts positive results

California’s District Court has dismissed civil action against Raisio plc’s CEO, Matti Rihko, by Oat Solutions.

Coffee flour may be gluten-free answer to reduce environmental impact of green coffee production

A new concept from a US company provides additional benefits that go beyond the drive to improve gluten-free products.

60-second interview, Beneo: Is rice still the first choice in gluten-free recipe formulation?

Rice flours and starches dominated the first generated of gluten-free goods, particularly in the bakery segment, but are they still the #1 choice in formulators’ toolkits? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with...

Scouting out Europe's latest free-from innovation at SIAL

What are the latest free-from trends sweeping Europe? How is the mature gluten-free market staying innovative? And how much on-pack prominence should you give to free-from claims? FoodNavigator hit the...

SIAL, Paris 2016

Crunch time! Propercorn showcases Crunch Corn range in Paris

Propercorn is showcasing its Crunch Corn range for the European market, at SIAL, Paris, this week October (16-20).

IBIE 2016

Firebird Artisan Mills set to expand gluten-free ancient grain business

Earlier data from Datamonitor showed that chia and quinoa led the field in US gluten-free product launches that contain ancient grains. It indicated that new US food launches containing ancient...

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