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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.

Scouting out Europe's latest free-from innovation at SIAL

What are the latest free-from trends sweeping Europe? How is the mature gluten-free market staying innovative? And how much on-pack prominence should you give to free-from claims? FoodNavigator hit the...

Under-12s seeing 88% fewer ads for non-nutritious products, says industry

Game over for food marketing to kids, says consumer group

Food and drink companies need to turn their words on marketing to children into action, says European consumer rights group BEUC, as it calls 'game over' on marketing unhealthy food...

Cargill believes it has passed stevia taste test just in time for new nutrition labels

Consumer research leads Cargill to believe that it has finally rounded the stevia taste bend, just in time for the revamp of nutrition labeling phases in over the next several...

Canadian research finds oat beta-glucan exhibits a lowering effect on all bad cholesterol

Oat beta-glucan has a lowering effect not only on LDL-cholesterol, but on other ‘bad cholesterol’ too, a Canadian review and meta-analysis has concluded.

IBIE 2016

Arla Foods Ingredients reduces egg whites by 50% with Nutrilac whey proteins

Arla Foods Ingredients launched 100% natural Nutrilac whey proteins that can reduce egg whites by 50% in bakery products during the recent IBIE in Las Vegas, Nevada, as consumer demand...

IBIE 2016

Answering the call for sugar reduction and clean label: Briess launches whole grain sweetener

Malt and ingredients company, Briess, was sampling pound cake with 50% of the added sugar reduced by its first whole grain nutritive sweetener, InnoSweet, during the recent IBIE in Las...

Sunkist builds momentum in real fruit snacks arena

Plant-based product developer, Snack it Forward claims it’s ‘reinventing the fruit snack’ with the expansion of the Sunkist range - free from gelatin and added sugar.

IBIE 2016

Firebird Artisan Mills set to expand gluten-free ancient grain business

Earlier data from Datamonitor showed that chia and quinoa led the field in US gluten-free product launches that contain ancient grains. It indicated that new US food launches containing ancient...

IBIE 2016

American Key Food Products partners with Kumamoto Company to bring ‘superfine’ rice flours

US ingredient distributor, American Key Food Products (AKPF), has brought “superfine” white and brown rice flours to the US gluten-free market through a new partnership with the Japanese company, Kumamoto...

IBIE 2016

Growing against regulations: Cannabis edibles industry’s significant profit margins are yet to be seen, Colorado marijuana bakers said

Experts from the cannabis edibles industry have shattered the popular belief that manufacturers of cannabis-infused bakers are able to make large profit margins due to the growing cannabis market. 

SupplySide West 2016

Ingredion reduces sugar by 30% in baked goods with prebiotic fiber

Illinois-based ingredients supplier, Ingredion, has launched a soluble prebiotic fiber that provides fiber and prebiotic benefits and supports sugar and calories reduction efforts for bakeries, while allowing formulators to keep...

X-ray fat for formulation wins?

Food scientists are X-raying fats in a bid to understand how saturated and trans-fats can be replaced by healthier versions without compromising taste or texture.

A winning formula? Free-from snacks are safest bet for food start-ups

Food and beverage start-ups that bring to market on-the-go snacks or beverages with a ‘free-from’ positioning have the best chance of success, whilst dairy concepts face the greatest risk of...

Brazil to modernize wheat and maize flour legislation to improve consumption of iron and folic acid.

Brazil’s national health surveillance agency ANVISA has opened a public consultation over plans to revamp a 15-year old regulation that requires food companies to enrich wheat and maize flour with...

Expo East 2016

I Won Organics continues to tap plant-based protein frenzy, expanding North America footprint

High protein is considered the second most important product claim by consumers who purchase better-for-you snacks, according to a recent Mintel survey sampling 993 internet users. 

'War on sugar’ fosters change for global candy industry: Euromonitor

The “war on sugar” has dented demand of sweet snacks as 47% of global consumers look for foods with limited or no added sugar, according to a recent survey by Euromonitor....

NCA Sweet Insights Summer Series

Former Mars sales director encourages retailers to put more snacks on checkout aisle

The $6bn retail checkout was described as a “big, highly profitable and dynamic” business by the founder and president of Impulse Marketing, Cam Cloeter, during the recent NCA Summer Insights...

Right bar for the job: Producers target specific consumer health needs

Consumers with specific health demands  – including new moms and those with liver problems – are being targeted by nutrition bar brands.

American Bakers Association backs 'potassium salt' petition: It sounds more clean label

The American Bakers Association (ABA) has joined the CSPI, Unilever, and other food manufacturers in voicing its support for a citizen’s petition asking the FDA to permit ‘potassium salt’ as...

Greggs recovering majority of Brexit-induced decline: XTB analyst

Major UK bakery food-on-the-go retailer Greggs has reported sales up 5.6% for the 13 weeks to October 1, and like-for-like sales up 3.4%.

Expo East 2016

Probiotics migrate from drink and yogurt chillers to the snack aisle

Probiotic is booming as an ingredient in the US market, particularly in the beverage category as companies target consumer interest in digestive and gut health. 

Expo East 2016

Natural Sins targets $1m sales after seeing 300% growth in 10 weeks

The $4bn global dried fruit market has inspired snack manufacturers to come up with new ideas to gain a competitive edge in the category. But what’s the next grounder breaker...

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