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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.

Purely Elizabeth secures listing at Publix after seeing 100% growth

Gluten-free granola brand, Purely Elizabeth, is now available at Publix with two of its first baked probiotic granola varieties: chocolate sea salt and maple walnut.

Amazing Grass unveils organic 'superfood' bars

Plant-based powered nutrition company, Amazing Grass, has added two flavors to its organic 'superfood' bar line with a new packaging that highlights its whole-food ingredients.

Who’s raising the bar? Top 10 snack bar brand performance in first half of 2016

IRI data reveals how the 10 biggest brands in key US snack bar categories have performed in dollar and unit terms in the first six months of 2016.

Top 10 US salty snack brands: Who have been the star performers so far in 2016?

IRI data reveals how the 10 biggest brands in key US salty snacks categories have performed in dollar and unit terms in the first six months of 2016.

Schär expects double digits growth after UK gluten-free bakery launch

One of the largest European gluten-free brands, Schär, has unveiled six new varieties in major UK retailers, including Morrisons and Tesco.

TerraVia hires ex Mars chief as CEO and explores algae butter for bakery

Former president of Mars Food North America, Apu Mody, has taken over as CEO of algae-based nutrition company TerraVia.

Bellarise develops organic enzyme to cut gluten by up to 50%

California-based baking supplier Bellarise has developed an organic gluten replacer that can replace 25% to 50% of gluten used by bakers. . 

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Duke’s rolls out new look and flavors for its meat snacks as sales double

Meat snacks brand Duke's has unveiled new packaging for its Shorty Sausages and Steak Strips to highlight the premium positioning of the range.

Inside scoop: Nestlé doubles its largest quality assurance center to fight for confectionery safety

Nestlé’s gives ConfectioneryNews a look inside its $31m expanded quality assurance center in Dublin, Ohio, where it is battling the emerging threat of foreign bodies in confections.

IFT 2016

From platinum to gold: RiceBran upgrades Proryza line with new formulation

RiceBran has expanded its Proryza range with new formulation Proryza Gold to tap food industry demand for simple ingredients.

General Mills must face lawsuit over Cheerios Protein marketing

General Mills must face a lawsuit claiming the company misled consumers by marketing Cheerios Protein as a higher-protein alternative to regular Cheerios, a US federal judge has ruled.

Absolutely aims new Superseed Clusters at gap in gluten-free market

Kayco Company-owned brand Absolutely Gluten Free has unveiled new snacking product Organic Superseed Crunch.

IFT 2016

Gelita taps clean label trend through promoting collagen protein

Gelita, one of the world’s largest animal-based protein companies, has showcased how neutral-tasting collagen peptides can be used for protein enrichment.

Kind publishes added sugar content of entire product range

Kind claims to have become the first US national snack brand to publish details of the added sugar in its products.

Australia

Diabetics should be wary of paleo diet ‘hype’

The Australian Diabetes Society president has said people with type 2 diabetes should be wary of social media hype about the benefits of going on the paleo diet, arguing there...

IFT 2016

Rembrandt Foods announces new protein isolate launch

Rembrandt Foods is set to bring new protein isolate Rempro 8090 to market in the next few months.

Fruit Bowl snack brand owner Stream Foods acquired by Bokomo

Cereals manufacturer Bokomo Foods has acquired UK fruit snacks business Stream Foods.

Hearthside Food Solutions acquires bars and cookie firm Oak State Products

Hearthside Food Solutions is tapping growing demand for contract food manufacturing with the acquisition of Illinois bars and cookie producer Oak State Products.

Bemis sees ‘Afresh’ trend as next big thing for flexible packaging

Packaging supplier Bemis is tapping what it describes as the ‘Afresh’ trend - growth from fresh and organic products.

NCA Sweet Insights 2016

Natural-positioned snacks driving growth in specialty channel, says Spins

Snack sales are growing more than twice as fast in the US ‘speciality gourmet’ retail channel than through mainstream stores, according to retail analysts Spins.

Modified rye bread found to ease irritable bowel symptoms, study finds

Modified rye bread may ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) according to a study, which recommends this food as a way to increase fibre intake for patients with...

Unconventional retailers present distribution opportunities for high-end sweets and snacks

Premium confections and snacks could find new distribution opportunities in unconventional places as more fashion and design retailers start stocking select on-the-go food and beverages that will help fuel and...

General Mills E.coli alert: Flour recall extended as number of sick grows

General Mills has extended the recall of flour linked with an E.coli outbreak for a second time following new tests and more consumers falling ill.

Dispatches from IFT 2016

Oxygen power: Neo-Pure tech aims to ease bakery product recalls

Pacific Grain and Foods, one of the largest bakery ingredients suppliers in the US, has become Agri-Neo’s first US client to purchase its latest food safety technology Neo-Pure.

Nut-free trend pushes Snyder’s pretzels into peanut-free production facility

Cape Cod chips manufacturer, Snyder’s-Lance has made its pretzel production facility peanut-free in order to accommodate the increasing consumer demand for allergen-free snacks.

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