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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.

Eating bread made with ancient grains could benefit heart health, study shows

Eating bread with ancient grains can significantly reduce total cholesterol and blood glucose levels, according to a recent randomized, double-blinded crossover trial.

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Non-GMO Project verification moving to ingredient suppliers: FoodChain ID

Non-GMO verification is moving beyond branded goods as more ingredient suppliers look to become certified, says certification body FoodChain ID.

How NPD is helping to drive the popcorn boom

New product development has played a key role in growing the UK popcorn category while some other parts of the snacks market have struggled, according to analysts.

Kellogg renews sponsorship of US Olympic Committee for 2018 and 2020 Games

Kellogg is renewing its partnership with US Olympic Committee, which it will sponsor through the 2018 and 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Lightlife advances mission to “change the culture of meat” with launch of plant-based Smart Jerky

Vegetarians and vegans can now participate in the quickly growing jerky craze that continues to sweep the US thanks to the launch of Lightlife’s plant-based Smart Jerky. 

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Nature’s Path acquires controlling stake in raw snack maker Gorilly Goods

Canadian organic cereal and snacks maker Nature’s Path has acquired a 51% stake in raw snack firm Gorilly Goods for an undisclosed sum.

Beta-glucan & fibre: Golden oldies in 2016?

Simple, recognisable nutrients like beta-glucan and fibre should be on the menu when targeting a new wave of active and positive seniors, say experts.

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Experts advise marketers to promote taste first, health second, at whole grains conference

Marketers should promote the taste, flavor, and texture of whole grains more over their health benefits, experts suggested during the first day of Oldways' ‘Whole Grains Away From Home’ conference...

General Mills aiming to revive Fiber One snacks with NPD and marketing push

General Mills is hoping to turn around the performance of its Fiber One snacks with a marketing push and new and revamped products.

Hippeas organic chickpea puffs explode out of the blocks as founder predicts revenues could go from zero to $35m by the end of 2018

Most new food & beverage brands quietly disappear after their creators run out of cash or patience; while those that do make it often slog away for years before the...

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Expo East 2016 sneak peak: Some of the contenders for Best of East award

Forty-eight natural products are competing to be winner of the Best of East Awards at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Maryland this year.

Paleo and gluten-free brand Mikey’s enters low-carb pizza crust category

Arizona-headquartered paleo and gluten-free bakery brand Mikey’s has launched its first pizza crust product as it continues to target low-carb consumers.

Kellogg recalls 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles over listeria bug fear

Kellogg has voluntarily recalled around 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat waffles over fears they may be contaminated with the bacteria that causes listeriosis.

Food affects almond skin polyphenol release: Study

Milk may significantly lower the release of polyphenols from almond skins during digestion, while consuming almond skins with food also has a significant effect on their release, according to a...

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Tate & Lyle increases capacity for added value oat ingredients

Tate & Lyle has upped its manufacturing capacity for added value oat ingredients ten-fold at its Swedish facility.

Nellson investing up to $50m in new-build bar facility in California

Nutrition bar manufacturer Nellson is to invest up to $50m in a new production facility in California.

Enjoy Life Foods builds $39m ‘free-from' bakery to expand global footprint

Mondelēz-owned snack brand Enjoy Life Foods has doubled its capacity with the opening a new 200,000-square-foot free-from bakery in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

China’s fragmented bakery market likely to consolidate: Mintel

China’s fast-growing bakery market is likely to experience consolidation as larger players develop, analysts at Mintel have suggested.

Video: Puratos opens innovation center to help customers tap key bakery trends

International bakery ingredients firm Puratos has unveiled a new innovations center in the UK.

Battling childhood obesity: Arla Foods Ingredients unveils new snack products

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed protein and calcium-rich snacks designed to tap demand for healthier products as childhood obesity increases in many parts of the world.

Bare Snacks extends coconut chips line with ginger and coffee flavors

Bare Snacks - best known for its baked fruit slices - has expanded its coconut chips range with “on-trend” flavors.

Sneak peek: NPD coming to China Candy & Snacks Expo 2016

Chinese confectionery trade body China Candy has unveiled some of the sweets and snacks products launching at the China Candy & Snacks Expo held in Ningbo this month.

Scotland launches hard-hitting snack campaign as government confirms 2017 obesity strategy

Scotland will publish a new strategy on diet and obesity next year, as new research shows that the average child aged between four and 10 eats around 110,000 calories through “unhealthy,...

Hunger pains: Kids who skip breakfast more likely to get angry, say teachers

Three quarters of Canadian teachers say children who skip breakfast are more likely to become frustrated or angry at school, according to a new survey for Kellogg.

Kellogg extends New York cereal café menu as it aims to tap foodie culture

Kellogg has extended the menu at its NYC cereal café with a pumpkin spice latte bowl based on limited-edition Mini-Wheats Pumpkin Spice cereal.

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