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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.

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General Mills announces recall of 1.8m boxes of Cheerios

General Mills announced late Monday afternoon that it will voluntarily recall 1.8m boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios after undeclared wheat was detected in gluten-free cereals.

Hershey fortified peanut butter project feeds Ghanaian stomachs and economy

Chocolate giant Hershey has committed to 100% local peanuts for its Ghana school feeding programme.

Could pecans be the next big ‘better for you’ ingredient in snacking?

Pecans could become a mainstay ingredient across the bakery and snacks industry as consumers look for more versatility in their products, says the Center for Pecan Innovation.

ASA ruling

Weetabix ‘proper breakfast’ ad doesn’t infer health benefit, says UK watchdog

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a complaint that a Weetabix ‘proper breakfast’ advert implied the product was good for overall health.

Gluten-free bread firm Schär revamps with ancient grains

Global gluten free bread market leader Schär has reformulated its line of breads to include ancient grains and has relaunched across the US.

Kellogg seizes on Egypt's breakfast cereal surge with Mass Food buy

The Kellogg Company has acquired Egypt’s leading cereal company Mass Food Group for $50m as the country's breakfast cereal category registers rapid growth.

General Mills champions its gluten-free Cheerios - but will the launch help its cereal business?

It’s been a rough couple of years for the cereal market, but General Mills said it is outpacing net sales expectations for Q1 2016 thanks in large part to products...

Which ancient grains are gaining the most traction in the US food & beverage market?

Ancient grains continue to gain traction in the US food retail and foodservice market, with quinoa leading the pack. However, lesser-known grains such as teff, amaranth and freekeh are starting...


Even a small bit of peanut can cause a recall: Why you must fight allergens in baking

There’s no one size fits all approach to stopping allergens from making their way into baked goods, but one researcher says manufacturers must put many safeguards, including training, in place...


Eating it raw: Don't neglect food safety of cereal-based goods at consumer level, warns researcher

Ridding grain-and flour-based product contaminants must be considered at every step of processing down to consumer level as consumers may misread labels and eat the product raw, says a food...

Mondelēz to lean on healthy snacks and digital media to expand margins

Mondelēz International hopes to “significantly expand margins” through healthier versions of its products, product innovation and more reliance on digital media.

Consumers becoming more savvy, health conscious: Q&A with Healthfull Bread’s director

A savvier group of customers want healthier products with fewer preservatives and ingredients, a trend one bread executive says will continue for a long time.

Readers' Survey

The big debate: Marketing junk food to children

Marketing 'junk' food to children is raising blood pressure all round - and that's just the debate. FoodNavigator looks at some of the arguments that have been made in recent years and...

Fixing what’s wrong in cereal: General Mills and Kellogg discuss their plans

The cereal market has been trending downward in recent years. At this year’s Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference, two of the country’s biggest cereal companies, The Kellogg Company and General...

‘Free-from’ may become industry standard in snacking, Mintel analyst says

“Free-from” snack products are closer to becoming an industry standard, according to a report from Mintel.

‘On the go’ eating may mean eventual weight gain, says study

Those who eat food and other snacks on the go may end up heavier and have a greater inclination for obesity, according to a recent study.

Arla's protein-rich cake formula takes advantage of snackification trend

Arla Foods Ingredients is showcasing a new high-protein ingredient for cake mixes that the company hopes can take advantage of the 'snackification' trend.

What’s beyond wheat? Grain-free diets, allergen alerts, and new nutrition trends

Consumers continue to embrace free-from diets: and grain-free could be the next big opportunity for bakers, according to Mintel.

Lactating women should restrict flaxseed intake: Researchers

Flaxseed intake during lactation should be limited as it may change maternal adrenal function, research in rats has suggested. 

Munk Pack unveils a new food category: Oatmeal fruit squeeze

Not so long ago, pouches were just for babies. Today, they’re fast-becoming the go-to format for companies looking to stand out from the crowd in healthy snacks, say the founders...

Sunbelt Bakery's Protein Delights to compete with Kellogg and General Mills protein bars, says brand director

Sunbelt Bakery has launched a protein-based bar without preservatives and containing 6 g of protein that it hopes will compete with the likes of General Mills' Nature Valley protein bar...

New CEO wants to make BFY Holdings global leader in healthier snacks segment

PopCorners manufacturer BFY Holdings is on a mission to become a global leader in the booming better-for-you snack category and to help it the company has tapped an industry veteran...

UK popcorn sales booming, Key Note snack report finds

UK consumers are increasingly choosing popcorn over potato chips for the improved nutritional value, according to a report from Key Note.

Cereal’s ‘Great Depression’ erodes the center aisles, Euromonitor analyst says

Changing the consumer mindset is essential to bringing shoppers back into the center aisles, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

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