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Weetabix among backers of app giving 'sugar cube' content of 75,000 products

UK government agency Public Health England has launched a smartphone app enabling consumers to scan the barcode on products to discover their sugar content in ‘cubes’ and grams.

Guest article

Pulses, purple and portable protein - key baked goods trends for the year ahead

Branding and innovation expert Claire Nuttall – who has worked with many global food and drink businesses – reveals her pick of the trends set to shape the global baked...

General Mills meets sodium reduction target in seven out of 10 categories

General Mills – which five years ago pledged to cut sodium content in 10 key product categories by 20% - has met or exceeded the goal in seven categories.

Guest article: European Snacks Association boss

Snacks 2016: ESA chief pinpoints future trends that will shape the industry

European Snacks Association director general Sebastian Emig looks at the consumer demands and trends set to drive the development of the snacks market in 2016

Force to be reckoned with: Star Wars snacks and cereals make mark in store

As long-awaited Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens is released across the globe, we look at some of the licensed bakery, snacks and cereal products that will be contributing to...

Snyder’s-Lance faces 'no barriers' to Diamond deal as antitrust period expires

Snyder’s-Lance’s acquisition of Diamond Foods has moved a step closer this week with the expiration of an antitrust waiting period.

Weetabix tapping UK protein demand with new version of breakfast cereal

Weetabix is launching a higher-protein version of the UK’s best-selling breakfast cereal.

Feature

Sole superfood supplier tips hat to Oprah and Jamie for demand surge

Global demand for an ancient superfood backed by Oprah Winfrey and Jamie Oliver is being met by a single company in South Australia.

Burgeoning paleo product development spreading out from US, finds Innova

Development of products tapping the paleo diet trend has spread out from the US to other parts of the globe in the past year, according to new research.

PepsiCo on healthy vending and 2016 launch of organic Gatorade

PepsiCo is looking to drive a healthier portfolio via new health-friendly vending machines and a 2016 launch of organic Gatorade.

Hostess could tap growth trends though rumored Give & Go deal, says analyst

Hostess Brands’ rumored acquisition of Canada’s Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp would enable the Twinkies owner to tap key growth trends in the cake market, a leading industry analyst...

Flapjacked set to extend probiotic range following Mighty Muffin launch

US pancake and baking mix supplier Flapjacked is developing new products using probiotic GanedenBC30 after launching a range of ‘probiotic-charged mug cakes’.

Kellogg takes ancient grains into UK mainstream with Legends launch

Kellogg’s is launching Ancient Legends – a range of breakfast cereals using ancient grains such as spelt and rye – in the UK next year.

Online snacks business Graze ramps up UK retail presence with Tesco and Asda listings

Online snacking brand Graze says it has doubled its distribution points in UK retail since expanding into the bricks-and-mortar market less than six months ago.

Dispatches from FIE in Paris

'Put the fun back into bakery' with seasonal offerings and on-the-go formats, says Mintel

New flavors and formats are among the key opportunities for growing the baked goods market, according to a leading analyst.

Kellogg taps on-the-go breakfast and sweet & savory trends with 40 US lines

Kellogg is tapping key consumer trends including on-the-go breakfast and sweet and savory flavor combinations with a raft of new products in the US.

General Mills takes $500m Fiber One brand into UK

General Mills has rolled out its $500m higher-fiber brand Fiber One to retailers in the UK for the first time.

Australian consumer watchdog finds Arnott's Biscuit sat fat claim misleading

Arnott's Biscuit has agreed to remove a "75% less saturated fat" claim from packs of its Shapes Light & Crispy after the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) found it...

Sugar addiction much harder to address than salt

Weaning the public off salt is a piece of cake compared to reducing their addiction to sugar, scientists have discovered.

Sugar Tax

Sugar tax report slammed as health lobby ‘PR stunt’

A sugar tax and childhood obesity report by Members of Parliament (MPs) has been slammed by the industry as a public relations (PR) stunt for the health lobby.     ...

‘These are conscious meal replacements’: Snacking becoming the norm

There’s a “macrodynamic shift” happening in how we eat as a culture, according to a report from The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, and snacking has become a part of daily life....

Corbion preps for US trans-fat crackdown with alternative emulsifiers for bread makers

Corbion Caravan has launched two emulsifiers without partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) in response to an incoming US trans-fat ban.

Diet soda: A key to weight loss?

Low energy sweeteners commonly used in diet sodas may help with weight loss, says a University of Bristol study, adding that confusion among consumers between sweeteners and sugar needs to be...

New guidance to prevent free-from faux pas

Concern over misuse of the term ‘free-from’ in relation to allergens in food products and a need for greater standardisation of manufacturing practices has led the British Retail Consortium (BRC)...

News in brief

Glanbia buys US protein bar maker for €200m

Irish dairy and ingredients giant Ganbia is acquiring Californian protein bar specialist thinkThin for $217m (€200m), as it boosts its bar presence.

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