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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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Dorset Cereals introduces root veg to muesli

Associated British Foods-owned Dorset Cereals takes muesli to another level with the introduction of its limited edition carrot and fruit muesli.

Gluten-free green banana flour high in RS2 could cut down waste

US ingredient technology company, International Agriculture Group (IAG), has launched a clean label green banana flour that contains a high level of resistant starch to capitalize on the growing demand...

Lantmännen Cerealia acquires Russian crispbread producer Orient Products

Finn Crisp maker Lantmännen Cerealia has acquired Orient Products for an undisclosed amount.

ADM Milling introduces Multiseed Bread Mix with ancient grains in the UK

ADM Milling has launched a multiseed concentrate that contains ancient grains in the UK, in response to growing consumer demand for wellness-focused foods.

Nestlé launches Shreddies marketing campaign that reflects modern life

Nestlé’s latest brand campaign, created by McCann London, moves away from knitting grandmothers after seven years to embrace a new ‘Shreddie or Not’ attitude.

Wessanen’s Whole Earth sees protein snack going mainstream

Wessanen’s Whole Earth brand is extending its sports nutrition snack, Power Balls, beyond health channels and onto supermarket shelves as health-focused consumers become more “mainstream”.

Indian Prataap Snacks plans IPO by October-November

Yellow Diamond potato chip maker Prataap Snacks has announced its initial public offering (IPO) will hit the market in two months as it looks to expand operations and enter new...

Kraklin' Kamut organic snacks will be as affordable as Snickers, says GM

The sea salt-flavored kamut snacks - made from an ancient grain - were developed two years ago and received an 'overwhelming' interest received from consumers.

Public health risk - Americans do not eat enough bread: study finds

US scientists suggest Americans increase their consumption of grains foods such as bread, rolls, tortillas and ready-to-eat (RTE) breakfast cereals to make up their shortfall in nutrients.

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Gluten-free surges into mainstream despite challenges

Gluten-free has moved from trend to mainstream. BakeryandSnacks reviews the demand and its demise in certain areas, as well the confusion and the rising number of contentious health risks.

Nairn’s fight against shrinkification

Cracker brand Nairn’s is adding 20% extra product to its Gluten Free Wholegrain Crackers range in an attempt to wade off shrinkification, said CEO Marty Gray.

The eco-health benefits of fortifying bread with fruit by-products: study

Portuguese scientists suggest fortifying bread with fruit and yeast by-products increases fiber content in bread and could reduce waste in the environment.

Frito-Lay’s healthy image could help PepsiCo’s expansion in Whole Foods

Frito-Lay has launched a line of organic snacks made without artificial ingredients under its Lays, Doritos, Tostitos, Ruffles and Cheetos brands. 

NPD for August 2017: Crunchy crêpes, protein chips and crispy quinoa breakfast cereal

BakeryandSnacks tracks new products that are hitting the shelves.

Snact launches ‘food waste-fighting’ Banana Bars in UK through Crowdfunding

Snact, an eco-conscious snack producer that uses fruit that would otherwise go to waste, has launched a snack line following another successful Crowdfunding campaign.

Kind Snacks promotes new line by dumping mountain of sugar in Times Square

Kind has waged war on sugar-laden snacks by dumping almost 50,000 pounds of sugar in New York City’s Times Square to promote the launch of its all-natural Fruit Bites.

Snack companies may label macadamia health benefits following FDA approval

The labeling of macadamia nuts’ health benefits, including reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, may appear on snack packaging having received FDA approval, said Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut. 

Food processors 'deceive consumers', say Norwegians as pressure mounts to introduce ombudsman

Pressure is mounting on Norway’s government to introduce an ombudsman to oversee a food supply chain that is increasingly dominated by a few major players.

Fruit & veg grab bigger share of on-the-go snack category: Nielsen

The $16.3m ‘snackable’ fruit and vegetable sub-category may not be as big as the $27bn salty snack category, but it is making a big dent into the $1.1bn ‘on-the-go’ snacking...

‘Smoked’ and ‘burnt’ among flavors driving snacks: Mintel

The more unusual the flavor, the more likely a snack producer will capture another consumer. According to Marcia Mogelonsky, Mintel’s director of Insight, exotic flavors drive the purchasing of a...

Bread fortified with pomelo lowers GI and risk of diabetes: study

Indian scientists suggest adding the citrus fruit to bread lowers its glycemic index, which increases its nutritional value and decreases the risk of diabetes.

Target pledges zero artificial ingredients for own-brands aimed at kids

US retailer chain Target has pledged to remove artificial ingredients from its own branded range of kids’ foods by the end of 2018.

Millennials want to smell the source of their savory snacks, says Kerry

Millennial snackers consider aroma essential and want their snacks to evoke immediate sense of the origin of its main ingredients.

Coffee four maker loses trademark appeal

Empire Technology Development has lost its appeal to trademark ‘coffee flour' in the US.

'Reducing sodium in customers’ end products is an important consumer-driven trend’

Univar, chemical and ingredients distributor, has extended its distribution agreement with Kudos Blends to cover the Pell brand of raising agents, including sodium reduction products. 

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