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Seminar: are you prepared for challenges faced by today's snacks industry?

Industry and Campden BRI technical experts are to speak at a seminar tackling production challenges in snack manufacturing.

Weetabix recalls Oatibix Flakes over rubber contamination fear

Weetabix Food Company has recalled four batches of its Oatibix Flakes in the UK over fears they may contain pieces of rubber.

Anthocyanin from black rice used to make 'diabetic friendly' bread recipe

A recipe for making bread that could help diabetics better control blood glucose has been developed by food scientists from the National University of Singapore.

Hovis Limited brings chia loaf to UK's ailing bread market

Bread manufacturer Hovis Limited has teamed with supplier The Chia Co to launch a chia seed loaf in the UK.

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Opinion: 'We are only realizing a fraction of the intrinsic potential of yeast'

Cormac O’Cleirigh, chief business development officer at global yeast technology company Renaissance Bioscience, on the untapped opportunities in yeast – and how the food and beverage industries could look to...

Bakery veteran acquires stake in ‘diabetic bread’ biotech firm

Meiert Grootes, chairman of Europe’s biggest supplier of speciality baking products, has acquired a stake in a Malaysian-Australian biotech firm that earlier this year launched ingredients to produce the world’s...

CAGNY Conference 2016

Second time lucky? General Mills takes Annie's back into cereals market

General Mills is extending its Annie’s range into the cereals market – four years after the brand ended its first foray into the highly competitive category.

Kellogg on Australia packaging row: design was changing before complaints

Kellogg has said it was in the process of changing its Australian breakfast cereal packaging before a row broke out over its use of the country’s health labeling system.

Disappointing bioavailablility results for UV vitamin D2 fortified bread

Vitamin D2 from UV-irradiated yeast maybe a cheaper and more ecological way to fortify bread but it shows poor bioavailability in humans, suggests EU-funded research. 

Diabetes patients could benefit from Kamut khorasan wheat, finds study

Replacing modern wheat with ancient grain khorasan can benefit consumers with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Clean-label claims sought by one in three shoppers, according to survey

A new study has highlighted clean label opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and bakery categories.

Kellogg predicts its US cereals will grow 'a couple of percent' in 2016

Kellogg has said it believes its US breakfast cereals sales will return to growth in 2016.

Kellogg: full-year sales down 7.2% but US cereal trends 'are improving'

Kellogg has reported a 10.6% drop in overall sales in the last quarter of 2015 to £3.1bn – but says performance of its US cereals business is improving.

Seed mix: buyers facing peaks and troughs in seeds ingredients market

Good availability is pushing down the price of some key seed crops – but the situation isn’t so bright for buyers of sunflower seeds.

Chips are down: how development of potato snacking products has slowed

Development of potato-based snacking products has slowed in the UK as Brits turn to alternatives such as popcorn and tortilla chips.

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That’s It expands line-up with Zesty flavors and new Bites snacking format

Fruit bar brand That’s It is launching two new ranges - Zesty and Bites - designed to meet the flavor and health demands of Millennials.

ISM & PROSWEETS 2016

Heimatgut wins ISM innovation award for triple-baked coconut chips

German snacks supplier Heimatgut is hoping to grow its exports business after winning an award for innovation at this week’s ISM show in Cologne.

Ebro acquires French organic cereals manufacturer Celnat for $27.7m

French organic cereal manufacturer Celnat has been acquired by multinational food business Ebro in a €25.5m ($27.7m) deal.

New marketing push 'reinvents' Kellogg's Special K brand in Australian market

Kellogg’s Australia claims it is reinventing the Special K brand with a new marketing push designed to inspire women to make “realistic and positive changes”.

INNOVATION ROUND-UP JANUARY 2016

New Product Round-up January 2016: hot cross bun popcorn, breakfast bagels, gluten-free Quaker oats and more

Each month, Bakery and Snacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that have caught our eye: Here’s the selection for January 2016:

General Mills gives Lärabar first TV advertising push

General Mills has launched the first TV advertising for the Lärabar snack brand it acquired in 2008.

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Beyond microbiota: Prebiotics need hard health endpoints

Hard health endpoints, not just changes to microbiota, are needed to secure EU prebiotic health claims and bring fibre intakes up to recommended levels, according to European researchers.

Carritech in talks for ColdBake process to enter bakery, snacks and cereal sector

Carritech Research has revealed it is in discussions with bakery, snacks and breakfast cereal companies about bringing its ColdBake technology to market.

Mondelēz to pay $750k to settle excessive lead in cookies claim

Mondelēz International has agreed to pay a $750,000 settlement to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) California Department of Justice in a probe against excessive levels of lead in...

How grain-free innovation is shaping German flour and baked goods markets

Interest in grain-free flour and grain-free baked goods is soaring in Germany, according to new research.

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