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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.

Functional benefits remain white space in China’s snack market, Mintel

A Mintel report shows that the Chinese snack food sector is fragmented, with the top 10% companies accounting for only 11.7% of market share.

Extrusion limits the benefits of whole grains, suggests study

Scientists have investigated how intestinal flora are affected by extruded whole grains, commonly used for breakfast cereals such as Cheerios.

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.

Euromonitor: all-natural ingredients lead consumer trends

Over one-third of consumers worldwide carefully read food labels, scanning for ingredients on their “must avoid” list, Euromonitor recently found.

Snack manufacturers advised to target parents about omega-3’s brain benefits for children

Omega-3 consumption is on the rise, but consumers are still not completely convinced of their benefits and manufacturers need to be motivated to address this.

Cisse Cocoa brings single-origin cocoa beans to its snacking chocolate products

Cisse Cocoa to expand fair trade chocolate snacks in key retailers

Cisse Cocoa has brought fair trade, single-origin cocoa beans to its chocolate bark products, as the company believes the 'snackfection' trend is no longer a secret to the consumer

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WASH slams breakfast cereal makers for higher sugar content in developing markets

WASH, the World Action on Salt and Health, has hit out at discrepancies in the sugar and salt levels found in the same cereal brand sold in different countries.

ISA: Mechanism ‘not plausible’ to explain aspartame’s role in weight loss

A mechanism found to explain why aspartame prevents weight loss in humans is "not plausible" according to the International Sweeteners Association (ISA).

DOLCE consortium adds two food categories

Research into sugar reduction in food and beverages has been given a boost with the inclusion of two major food categories in DOLCE.

Brexit doesn’t intimidate Italian food and beverage producers

Italian producers strutted their stuff at 2016 Real Italian Wine & Food (RIWF) in London last week, unconcerned about the effects of Brexit

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.

Ingredion takes broccoli to new levels for snack manufacturers

Lightly curried broccoli & almond bites are one example of how snack makers can expand protein-fortified, gluten-free portfolios, says Ingredion.

Splenda sues Dunkin’ Donuts for trademark infringement

Heartland Consumer Products has filed a lawsuit against Dunkin’ Brands and its franchisees for allegedly  misleading consumers into believing they’re getting Splenda when it’s actually a “Chinese-made, [unbranded] sucralose”....

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,...

Crisp Sensation claims deep-fried feeling with latest crumb coatings

Crisp Sensation Holding SA has developed five crumb coating flavors for frozen and chilled snacks it claims give deep-fried crispiness without a deep fryer.

Forecasters predict top trends for next year’s snacking

Consumers worldwide are more likely to choose nutritious, natural products over high-calorie food items next year, according to 2017 trend reports from two organizations.

China’s e-commerce goes ‘nuts,’ as Three Squirrels breaks record of $73m sales

Three Squirrels (三只松鼠) has posted record sales of 500m RMB ($73m) during the Double 11 Shopping Carnival this year, making it the largest snack brand in all Chinese e-commerce channels combined.

The key food and beverage trends for 2017

Expect a year of extremes, reported Mintel in its latest assessment that reveals predictions for the global food and drink market in 2017.

Diamond Foods boosts Synder’s-Lance Q3 2016 performance

US snack maker Snyder's-Lance has reported an increase in its Q3 2016 net revenue of more than 41%, attributing it to the recent acquisition of Diamond Foods.

Calbee looks to pulses for proposed UK snacks range

The UK arm of Japanese snacks group Calbee plans to launch two snack variants in the UK early next year catering to Western palates.

Sprouted seed NPD addresses outbreak concerns, says Glanbia

Glanbia Nutritionals has developed two heat-treated sprouted seed products to address escalating foodborne illness outbreak concerns.

Future of global bakery market points to balance between healthy and indulgent products

The global bakery market is not slowing down any time soon, according to a Technavio who projects it to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% between 2016 and 2020.

Bellarise adds vegetarian to clean label with new brioche base and improver launch

California-based baking ingredient supplier, Bellarise, told BakeryandSnacks that vegan and vegetarian represent an “under-explored frontier on the clean label map,” and has therefore launched vegan 5% brioche base and 2%...

Good Health ‘snackifies’ vegetables for consumers with new chip line

US snack manufacturer Good Health has launched its new Eat Your Vegetables chip product line, made from a blend of eight vegetables: carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, broccoli, tomato, beets...

Holista CollTech sets out to develop world’s first low-GI noodles

Malaysian-Australian collagen-based ingredients specialist Holista CollTech will conduct joint research with Wing’s Food Products, a major Canadian noodle manufacturer, to develop the world’s first low-GI noodles.

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