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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.

SunOpta shakes up quality assurance and begins strategic review

SunOpta – the business at the center of a sunflower kernel recall that affected snacks manufacturers including Treehouse Foods, General Mills, Clif and PepsiCo – has announced a change of...

Eating cereal fibre could reduce heart disease & cancer deaths – analysis

Regularly eating cereal fibre could reduce the risk of heart disease-related deaths by up to 18% and cancer mortality by 15%, a new analysis claims.

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Saratoga Chips moves to organic popcorn segment with $200K investment

US kettle chip manufacturer Saratoga Chips launched its first popcorn line, OrganicPop.

Lessons to learn: Could protein snack shoppers be better informed?

High-protein food has made the leap from diet and fitness fad to mainstream food trend quicker than a CrossFitter can swing a Kettlebell.

Growing appetite: The proteins and flavors transforming meat snacks

Take a look at a supermarket or health food store meat snacks fixture and it’s clear the selection, flavor and formats are becoming more diverse.

Revealed: How protein boom is transforming snacks and cereal aisle

Analysis of UK supermarket listings has revealed how the protein boom is changing the mix of cereals and snacks on retailers' shelves.

Hand-made, small-batch trend fuels Gaslamp popcorn product launch

California popcorn brand Gaslamp is introducing new flavor Malibu Mix to grocery stores across the state as it continues to tap demand for locally produced food.

'Breakfast biscuits no healthier than Coco Pops' - the industry responds

Belvita owner Mondelēz International has said a UK study claiming breakfast biscuits may be “no healthier for you than a bowl of Kellogg’s Coco Pops” has ignored the full nutritional profile...

Safflower-infused muffins a potential aid for weight loss: Study

Eating muffins made with safflower oil may help individuals lose more weight and receive greater improvements in cardiovascular health, a study has determined.

Sugar tax could eat into unhealthy breakfast cereal sales, study finds

A sugar tax of 20% could discourage shoppers from buying unhealthier breakfast cereals, research has shown. 

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Kids, claims and variety – the key opportunities for snacks growth

Families, ingredient claims, and variety in packaging and flavors have been flagged up as key drivers of growth in the US snacking market.

When sweets and snacks go 'thin'

Sweets and snacks companies are increasingly targeting consumers by branding their products “thin” to suggest convenience or health, or to tap the snacking chocolate trend.

It’s official: Manufacturers can make sugar replacement claims

From 20th June, manufacturers will be able to claim a “lower blood glucose rise” when using non-digestible carbohydrates as sugar replacers, following the publication of a new article 13.5 claim in...

Snack Attack 2016

Marinade brand Soy Vay enters snack category with popped rice clusters

Asian marinades brand Soy Vay has extended into the US snacks category with the launch of popped rice clusters.

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Bare Snacks set for organic launch is it aims to expand distribution

Bare Snacks is about to launch a range of organic coconut chips as it sets its sights on expanding its distribution. 

News in brief

Bitten: Long-awaited sugar replacement tooth claim enters EU law books

Almost three years after winning a positive EFSA opinion linking sugar replacement and tooth health, the claim has been written into EU law books.

ADM and GLG partner to sell stevia and monk fruit sweeteners

Ingredients supplier Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has partnered with GLG Life Tech Corporation to market stevia and monk fruit sweeteners.

Listeria alert: Hershey, Atkins and Kashi hit by extended SunOpta recall

The list of products being pulled from shelves over fears they contain sunflower seeds contaminated with a bacteria that that causes listeria continues to grow.

General Mills rolls out Tiny Toast – its ‘first new’ cereal brand in 15 years

General Mills is this month rolling out Tiny Toast, described as the manufacturer’s first new US cereal brand in 15 years.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Bigs seeds spices up sunflower with Tapatío and brings innovation to pumpkin

Seed brand Bigs is aiming to tap demand for hot sauces - and bring innovation to the pumpkin seed category - with two new products.

Listeria alert: Clif, PepsiCo and General Mills recall sunflower seed snacks

Clif, Nature Valley, Quaker and Spitz are among brands that have pulled snack products from US store shelves in the past 24 hours after ingredients supplier SunOpta extended its recall...

Listeria alert: SunOpta extends sunflower seed recall period by eight months

SunOpta – the supplier connected to a raft of US recalls relating to potential sunflower seed contamination – has extended the recall period of its products for a second time.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Hathor Group seeking spot in US market for Brazilian granola and cookies

South American food producer Hathor Group is looking to secure US distribution for its Grano cookies and granola.

The Good Bean rides bean-based snacking wave in the Year of the Pulse

The Good Bean – a Berkley-based snack brand built around the garbanzo bean (chickpea) - more than doubled its sales in 2015 and expects to do so again in 2016...

Listeria alert: More Treehouse snacks pulled as sunflower seed recall extends

A raft of additional snack products are being pulled from shelves by SunOpta and Treehouse Foods over fears they may be contaminated with a bug that causes listeriosis.

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