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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. 

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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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Snack Innovations to tap key consumer trends with first organic popcorn lines

US manufacturer Snack Innovations is set to unveil its first USDA Organic snack ranges under the new Awesome Organics brand.

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Duke’s Smoked Meats eyes 'aggressive growth' after landing Target listing

Meat snack manufacturer Duke’s Smoked Meats has revealed its expectations for "aggressive growth" after securing listings for its Smoked Shorty Sausages in select Target stores across the US. ...

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Video: Snacking can be a force for good, says Campden BRI nutrition specialist

Food developers, manufacturers and ingredients suppliers gathered in Birmingham, UK, last month for a seminar on tackling production challenges in the snack industry.

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Kiwi bread study gives rise to healthier staple food

Bread design could be substantially improved to better protect heart health, according to new research from New Zealand.

Olive-sourced hydroxytyrosol effective in biscuits: Study

Olive oil phenol hydroxytyrosol has been shown to be highly bioavailable and to lower oxidised LDL (low density lipoprotein) levels when incorporated into biscuits, suggesting functional food applications could be on...

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Video: Nim's brings its fruit-drying technology to vegetable snacks

Snacks supplier Nim’s Fruit Crisps unveiled its first range of vegetable crisps at the Food & Drink Expo in the UK last week – and took the show’s award for...

Lactic acid bacteria boosts bread shelf life by as much as four days, finds study

Certain strains of lactic acid bacteria can increase the shelf life of bread by up to four days, according to a recent study.

Our stool frequency claim may not be sexy – but it adds credibility to empty slogans: BENEO

A survey of over 1,000 consumers in the UK and Spain has helped German ingredients giant BENEO join the dots between its EFSA-approved stool frequency health claim on paper and...

Breakfast cereal firms set to diversify as US market declines, say analysts

Cereal manufacturers will continue to diversify through acquisitions and by switching resources to other parts of the breakfast market, according to analysts Lux Research.

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LiveSmart Bar to introduce new protein and kids bar lines across US

Born out of Motor City, Detroit, LiveSmart Bars is set to steer two new bar lines - the Simply Smart Bar and Smart Kids - across the US.

Special edition: Gender-specific nutrition

Folic acid fortification: The current global state of play

To date 75 countries globally have implemented mandatory fortification programmes for folic acid with the aim of preventing neural tube defects (NTDs) in babies. Yet despite growing calls from NGOs, health...

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Pretzel Pete reformulating products following Mini Twists launch

US brand Pretzel Pete is reformulating some of its range to give them a cleaner label using non-GMO ingredients.

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Food & Drink Expo 2016: snacking and bakery products from the show floor

BakeryAndSnacks was in Birmingham, UK, this week, where a host of trade shows offered the chance to check out the latest innovations in bakery and snacking.

News in brief

Barentz backs water lentils for protein

Dutch ingredients player Barentz International has partnered with Floridian biotech start-up Parabel USA to globally distribute ‘water lentil’-derived protein.

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So, where’s Britain’s answer to Dave’s Killer Bread?

Some of Britain’s biggest bread brands have colorful and fascinating histories stretching back more than a century.

Preferred Popcorn moves into organic market with K&W acquisition

US manufacturer Preferred Popcorn has acquired its first organic production facility.

General Mills reports progress on improving nutrition and health profiles

General Mills - which has pledged to remove all artificial ingredients from its cereals by the end of 2017 - this week reported that 77% of its Big G cereal portfolio now...

Organic growth: Flowers unveils details of national Dave's Killer Bread roll-out

Flowers Foods has unveiled its plans to drive incremental growth through the roll-out of organic brand Dave's Killer Bread across the US this month.

New mummy for Honey Monster: Raisio licenses brand to The Brecks Company

Honey Monster cereals are to be produced and marketed in the UK market by The Brecks Company following a licensing deal with brand owner The Raisio Group.

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Vermont Smoke & Cure secures Target listing with smaller meat sticks

Vermont Smoke & Cure has extended its range with a smaller meat stick and secured a nationwide listing with Target.

Snacks and bars to help drive nut ingredients market to $16.4bn by 2020

Rising interest in health, wellness and preventive healthcare is set to fuel continued growth in the use of nut ingredients in the bakery and snack industries.

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