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General Mills releases 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms branded marshmallows

Consumers who purchase General Mills' Lucky Charms could win a box of limited edition marshmallows.

Sugar reduction, not Brexit, might cause UK bakery price increase: IRI analyst

Brexit has not had a “serious effect” on grocery prices in the UK, including the bakery and snack categories, according to strategic insight director at IRI UK, Tim Eales.

Quarterly earnings

Snyder’s-Lance ‘very disappointing’ in Q1, says interim CEO

Snyder’s-Lance has fallen short of expectations in the first quarter, says its interim CEO.

Interpack 2017

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

Thermoplastic resin producer Braskem has partnered with Clemson University in the US and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Brazil to create intelligent packaging which can change color if...

Unicorn Ingredients offers gluten-free guarantee with its seeds for bakers

Unicorn Ingredients has unveiled its latest range of seeds, which meet the growing demand for gluten-free and nutritionally beneficial additives.

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General Mills appoints new CEO

The Cheerios and Annie’s maker has announced it will be promoting COO Jeffrey Harmening to CEO, effective from June 1.

Calbee extends granola production to capture growing health conscious market in Asia

Japanese cereal giant Calbee is increasing its granola production capacity by 40% to capitalize on the growing health trend in Asia.

Trolli Candy’s UK distributor Innovative Bites ups snack portfolio with baked pretzels range

Innovative Bites, importer and wholesaler of mainly US grocery products in the UK, has added a Romanian snack to its lineup. 

Scientist develops laser system to scan peeled potatoes for toxic compounds

Scientist Lien Smeesters from B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team at the University of Brussels has partnered with Tomra Sorting Solutions to develop a sensor that scans peeled potatoes for toxic chemicals.

News in brief

Sainsbury’s removes a number of Houmous products after complaints over the taste

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has temporarily removed a number of Houmous products from its stores due to a ‘taste issue’.

Handcrafted granola brand Just Live a Little enters France through Mediascore Food

Northern Ireland granola maker, Just Live a Little, will be released onto the French market on May 8, 2017.

New product roundup: Vegan Bars, Fava Bean Crisps and Ready To Bake Cupcakes

BakeryandSnacks presents a roundup of products that caught our eye this month.

Snaxpo 2017

Ingredient Alliance demystifies hemp seeds with plant-based protein snacks

Plant-based food startup Ingredient Alliance has introduced new savory snacks under its Natura brand to the US market.

Fat chance: Judge again dismisses trans fat action against ConAgra

The putative class action against ConAgra alleging its Crunch ’n Munch popcorn violates California’s unfair competition law by containing artificial trans fat has again been dismissed.

The skinny on looming popcorn war between Amplify Snack Brands and Snyder’s-Lance

Two of the US’ largest snack manufacturers – Amplify Snack Brands and Snyder’s-Lance – are set to meet in court over rival brands of Better-For-You (BFY) popcorn.

Nutritionists dispute relevance of sugar levels in chocolate spreads following report

Chocolate spreads and jams contain huge amounts of sugar, with two slices of bread containing the entire maximum daily intake - but some experts have questioned whether the quantities eaten are...

‘We have a tremendous opportunity to use our global scale to influence positive change’

PepsiCo launches Nutrition Greenhouse incubator: ‘The latest food innovation is coming from both big & small players’

PepsiCo has launched an incubator programme to help nurture the ‘best and brightest’ entrepreneurs in the nutrition, health and wellness sectors. Eight ‘breakthrough brands’ will benefit from a €25,000 ($26,500)...

Mr Trotter: British pride secures listings on high street

Matthew Fort and Tom Parker Bowles received “an overwhelmingly positive response” from the moment they launched Mr Trotter’s Great British Pork Crackling onto the UK market in 2011.

Chinese ‘Mintropolitans’ go nuts over healthy snacking, say researchers

According to Mintel data, 63% of Chinese consumers are eating more fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks; 42% are eating more dairy-based snacks; and one in four is consuming more...

Bellarise introduces cost-saving instant dry yeast for low-sugar bakery

Baking ingredients producer, Bellarise, has developed a new yeast product that can help 'lean' dough increase its gassing power by 30% and cut proof times by up to 15%.

Snaxpo 2017

Ideal Snacks introduces probiotics to air-popped snacks and suggests big CPG brands do the same

A stronger focus on gut health is pushing manufacturers to add probiotics to their snacks, but the larger CPG companies are struggling to keep up with the trend, the company...

Snaxpo 2017

Kraft Food Ingredients ups clean label portfolio with dairy-based snacking prototypes

Kraft Food Ingredients (KFI) said the Kraft Heinz merger is a definite advantage in developing novel clean label snacks.

Pladis plans health focus for British biscuit market

At the launch of its second annual biscuit review, the manufacturer of McVitie’s (the UK’s largest selling biscuit brand) said it will make Britons’ much-loved snack even healthier.

Chaucer Foods UK and Filippo Berio JV to launch Mediterranean crostini

Specialist bread products manufacturer Chaucer Foods UK has formed a partnership with olive oil brand Filippo Berio to develop the range of Filippo Berio Crostini.

South African Vital Health Foods evolves into healthy snacking

Nutritional supplements manufacturer Vital Health Foods has launched a line of grab-and-go nutritional snacking options for the South African market.

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