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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. 

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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.

Redd energy bars to expand range and distribution after $1m investment

Redd Superfood Energy Bars has secured a $1m investment as it looks to further expand its US product range and distribution.

Food and beverage giants pledge to cut trans fats to below 1g per 100g by 2018

Global food and drinks businesses including General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Nestlé and Unilever have pledged to reduce trans fatty acids to “nutritionally insignificant levels” by the end of 2018.

The big issue: How can industry be part of the obesity solution?

Obesity and overweight rates continue to rise across the globe and although no country has managed to reverse the trend to date, all agree action is required. Join us for...

Healthy & Natural Show

Goodness Grainless and Squirrel & The Bee target $10m in grain-free sales

Granola brand Goodness Grainless and sister business Squirrel & The Bee cookies are tapping growing demand for grain-free food with their nut-flour products.

Functional flours market set to grow as bakery consumers seek health benefits

Consumer awareness of the potential health benefits of functional flours is set to continue to fuel growth in the market, according to a new report.

Treehouse Foods reports strong US snacks sales in first quarter

Treehouse Foods – which last week recalled dozens of products in a listeria scare – has reported a good performance by its North American snacking foods in the first quarter...

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Snacking chocolate brand Brownie Brittle taps organic boom with new range

Snacking chocolate brand Brownie Brittle will be highlighting its first organic line at the upcoming Sweets & Snacks Expo as consumer interest in an organic diet grows.

Cargill: how we could cut saturated fat levels in baked goods by 40%

Scientists at food and agricultural services provider Cargill have developed new processes that they say could reduce saturated fat content in baked goods by as much as 40%.

Treehouse Foods recalls almost 100 products in sunflower seed listeria scare

Treehouse Foods has voluntarily recalled almost 100 products over fears they may contain sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

SkinnyPop owner Amplify acquires Oatmega producer Boundless Nutrition

Amplify Snack Brands – producer of SkinnyPop popcorn and Paqui tortilla chips – has acquired fellow Texas business Boundless Nutrition.

High-carb meals better in curbing appetite amongst the obese: Study

Foods high in carbohydrates may help promote better short-term appetite control than high-fat foods, a nutritional study has revealed. 

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

Vintage Italia set to bring Pasta Bow Ties to the snacks aisle this summer

US manufacturer Vintage Italia is launching a new range of bow tie-shaped pasta chips this summer.

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