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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.

Startup Tracker

Baking Supply Co. kicks off fundraising campaign to deliver baking kits with free-from ingredients

Baking kit startup Baking Supply Co. has launched its Indiegogo campaign in the hope of raising $22,000 within a month to kick off its business.

Target pledges zero artificial ingredients for own-brands aimed at kids

US retailer chain Target has pledged to remove artificial ingredients from its own branded range of kids’ foods by the end of 2018.

Mondelēz’ Triscuit transitions to non-GMO across entire portfolio

Mondelēz International has begun rolling outs its Triscuit Crackers that have been Non-GMO Project Verified to stores across the US and Canada.

Recall update: Nuts and seeds still among top three offenders in Q2 2017

Stericycle’s Recall and Notification Index reveals nuts and seeds are still one of the biggest culprits of product recalls, which saw an ‘unprecedented rise’ during the second quarter of 2017.

Meat snacks clock faster growth than potato chips: Mintel

Meat snacks are the third biggest category of salty snacks in the US and also the fastest-growing sub-segment, according to Mintel.

General Mill’s Annie’s organic chief resigns

John Foraker, president of General Mills’ organic foods unit Annie’s, announced on LinkedIn late last week he is leaving at the end of August, but denies it’s due to the...

PaPis snacks get Lufthansa, REWE and EDEKA listings

Snack startup PaPicante’s sales are flying high since the company introduced its pea protein snack bar to the public at the ISM trade show held in Germany at the beginning...

Petrow sees demand rise for ‘free-from’ ingredients as its invests $131k in powder fill machine

Petrow Food Group has invested £100k ($131k) on an Auger powder fill machine for dry mixes.

Cold cereals USA: The Top 10 brands in the first half of 2017

A bowl of ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal isn’t just something to break the fast, but a genuine meal anytime of the day.  According to Mintel, almost half of the American public...

DSM gains EU approval for enzyme that could relieve symptoms of gluten sensitivity

The first enzyme aimed at the relief of symptoms of gluten intolerance has been granted novel food approval by EFSA and can now be used in the European Union, says...

Good Grain Bakery wins listing on Ocado and with Abel & Cole

Good Grain Bakery, a UK organic artisan bakery specialising in gluten-free vegan bread, has been listed by online supermarket Ocado and with organic delivery company Abel & Cole.

Snack Attack 2017

Natural snacks bet on Amazon for distribution

Natural snack producers - from multi-million dollar snack companies to emerging startups - are eying Amazing for distribution expansion.

Grain-free trend just sprouting in bakery, but may overtake gluten-free

Many bakery industry professionals believe the grain-free trend will catch on - driven by a demand for more natural, less processed ingredients - and will eventually supersede gluten-free.

July 2017 NPD: Intersnack’s 3D chips, sweet potato snacks from Mondelēz and paleo flour

Grain-free granola The Paleo Foods Co. has launched a paleo...

News in brief

Know Allergies selects former Hostess Brands chairman as CEO

Allergen-free granola bar producer Know Allergies has appointed Greg Rayburn as its new CEO to meet growing demand.

Freedom Foods launches barley super grain line to revolutionize gut health in US

Australian natural foods company, Freedom Foods Group, is launching a range of cereal and snack products in the US made from a non-GMO Australian barley grain that promotes better gut...

DuPont blends allows bakers to meet clean label challenges

DuPont Nutrition & Health’s Grinsted Freedom blends gives food producers the freedom to create their own optimized blend from clean label ingredients.

Premier Foods first quarter sales dip, despite good growth from Cadbury cakes

Mr Kipling maker Premier Foods’ reported a 3.1% sales dip in 2017 Q1 as warmer weather negatively affected winter favorites like Bisto and Oxo, but this was offset by bigger...

General Mills summer 2017 line-up meets global demand for simplicity

The Minneapolis-based food manufacturer has released its line-up of products to be launched around the world.

Snack makers moving beyond pure indulgence to functionality, says European Snacks Association

The sensible snacking concept is evolving at a rapid rate, said Sebastian Emig, director general of the European Snacks Association (ESA).

Going gluten-free in a bakery is not just a simple case of swapping ingredients

Before reaching for the gluten-free flour, there are a number of elements to consider from a risk and food safety point of view, writes Helen Hood, director of totrain.

Patriotic Product Round-up: Matzo crackers, key lime cookies and poutine donuts

This month, we take a look at some proudly American products released in time for Independence Day celebrations this weekend.

One in 10 allergenic ingredients not correctly labelled – study

Undeclared milk in chocolate and bakery products was the most frequently found allergen during a control in the Nordic countries.

Brownie Brittle launches gluten-free and bites ranges in major US retailers

Snacking chocolate brand Brownie Brittle recently launched its first gluten-free products as well as a cookie and brownie bites range to the US market.

What are the best flours to use in gluten-free bread? Study evaluates contenders

The effects of different flours, including chickpea, chestnut and tiger nut, on gluten-free bread have been examined with results suggesting tiger nut flour could be a winner.

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