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Less salt, less fat or rich in added vitamins – great aspirations, but it’s more work to make a product that still tastes good. Although the industry has been making strides towards achieving reformulation targets, big technical challenges remain.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

Thanasi Foods launches new jerky and seeds snacks after ConAgra acquisition

Thanasi Foods will unveil Duke's Cajun-style andouille smoked shorty sausages and Bigs king-size seeds at the Sweets & Snacks Expo this week in Chicago.

Amplify Snacks sees positive Q1 results due to solid SkinnyPop performance

Amplify Snack Brands reported its performance “exceeded expectations and continued to gain momentum” for the 13 weeks ended April 1, according to Tom Ennis, president and CEO.

Snackworthy brand envisioned to eventually account for 25% of Lehi Valley’s business

Snackworthy currently only accounts for less than 10% of Lehi Valley’s overall business, but this is about to change, Howard Kaufman, Lehi Valley's chief sales officer told BakeryandSnacks.

Pladis vows to change mental health perception in the workplace

The McVitie’s and Jacob’s owner is the latest company to sign a pledge with Time to Change to change the way people view employee mental health.

General Mills releases 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms branded marshmallows

Consumers who purchase General Mills' Lucky Charms could win a box of limited edition marshmallows.

Sugar reduction, not Brexit, might cause UK bakery price increase: IRI analyst

Brexit has not had a “serious effect” on grocery prices in the UK, including the bakery and snack categories, according to strategic insight director at IRI UK, Tim Eales.

Quarterly earnings

Snyder’s-Lance ‘very disappointing’ in Q1, says interim CEO

Snyder’s-Lance has fallen short of expectations in the first quarter, says its interim CEO.

Interpack 2017

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

Thermoplastic resin producer Braskem has partnered with Clemson University in the US and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Brazil to create intelligent packaging which can change color if...

Unicorn Ingredients offers gluten-free guarantee with its seeds for bakers

Unicorn Ingredients has unveiled its latest range of seeds, which meet the growing demand for gluten-free and nutritionally beneficial additives.

News in brief

General Mills appoints new CEO

The Cheerios and Annie’s maker has announced it will be promoting COO Jeffrey Harmening to CEO, effective from June 1.

Calbee extends granola production to capture growing health conscious market in Asia

Japanese cereal giant Calbee is increasing its granola production capacity by 40% to capitalize on the growing health trend in Asia.

Trolli Candy’s UK distributor Innovative Bites ups snack portfolio with baked pretzels range

Innovative Bites, importer and wholesaler of mainly US grocery products in the UK, has added a Romanian snack to its lineup. 

Scientist develops laser system to scan peeled potatoes for toxic compounds

Scientist Lien Smeesters from B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team at the University of Brussels has partnered with Tomra Sorting Solutions to develop a sensor that scans peeled potatoes for toxic chemicals.

News in brief

Sainsbury’s removes a number of Houmous products after complaints over the taste

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has temporarily removed a number of Houmous products from its stores due to a ‘taste issue’.

Handcrafted granola brand Just Live a Little enters France through Mediascore Food

Northern Ireland granola maker, Just Live a Little, will be released onto the French market on May 8, 2017.

New product roundup: Vegan Bars, Fava Bean Crisps and Ready To Bake Cupcakes

BakeryandSnacks presents a roundup of products that caught our eye this month.

Snaxpo 2017

Ingredient Alliance demystifies hemp seeds with plant-based protein snacks

Plant-based food startup Ingredient Alliance has introduced new savory snacks under its Natura brand to the US market.

Fat chance: Judge again dismisses trans fat action against ConAgra

The putative class action against ConAgra alleging its Crunch ’n Munch popcorn violates California’s unfair competition law by containing artificial trans fat has again been dismissed.

The skinny on looming popcorn war between Amplify Snack Brands and Snyder’s-Lance

Two of the US’ largest snack manufacturers – Amplify Snack Brands and Snyder’s-Lance – are set to meet in court over rival brands of Better-For-You (BFY) popcorn.

Nutritionists dispute relevance of sugar levels in chocolate spreads following report

Chocolate spreads and jams contain huge amounts of sugar, with two slices of bread containing the entire maximum daily intake - but some experts have questioned whether the quantities eaten are...

‘We have a tremendous opportunity to use our global scale to influence positive change’

PepsiCo launches Nutrition Greenhouse incubator: ‘The latest food innovation is coming from both big & small players’

PepsiCo has launched an incubator programme to help nurture the ‘best and brightest’ entrepreneurs in the nutrition, health and wellness sectors. Eight ‘breakthrough brands’ will benefit from a €25,000 ($26,500)...

Mr Trotter: British pride secures listings on high street

Matthew Fort and Tom Parker Bowles received “an overwhelmingly positive response” from the moment they launched Mr Trotter’s Great British Pork Crackling onto the UK market in 2011.

Chinese ‘Mintropolitans’ go nuts over healthy snacking, say researchers

According to Mintel data, 63% of Chinese consumers are eating more fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks; 42% are eating more dairy-based snacks; and one in four is consuming more...

Bellarise introduces cost-saving instant dry yeast for low-sugar bakery

Baking ingredients producer, Bellarise, has developed a new yeast product that can help 'lean' dough increase its gassing power by 30% and cut proof times by up to 15%.

Snaxpo 2017

Ideal Snacks introduces probiotics to air-popped snacks and suggests big CPG brands do the same

A stronger focus on gut health is pushing manufacturers to add probiotics to their snacks, but the larger CPG companies are struggling to keep up with the trend, the company...

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