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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.

Sugary treats take a hit as consumers cut back on snacking

Consumers are reducing the range of products they snack on, according to the authors of a new report on UK snacking habits.

Manufacturer apologizes over pest contamination product recall

Manufacturer Baketime has apologized for pest contamination that prompted the recall of baked and snacking products sold by UK businesses including retailer Aldi and wholesaler Booker

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Tyrrells founder William Chase returns to snacking with popcorn brand

Tyrrells Crisps founder William Chase – who sold the business in 2008 – has returned to the snacks industry with his own popcorn brand.

NY start-up unveils the ultimate plant-based protein snack: BRAMI lupini beans

Lupini beans have a nutritional profile to die for. The problem is, most Americans have never heard of them. But that could change rapidly if the New York based entrepreneur...

Snack pellets: how can manufacturers accelerate US market growth?

Increased innovation and better-for-you reformulation have been tipped as ways to boost growth in the US snack pellets market.

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Crowdfunding bid to drive development of 'entirely new' functional snacks

Carritech Research has launched a crowdfunding campaign to expand commercial development and licensing of its Coldbake process, which enables snacks and biscuits to be produced at lower temperatures than traditional...

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Insects, wholegrains and air-popping to shape future snack innovations, writes ESA chief

European Snacks Association director general Sebastian Emig discusses innovation drivers in Europe's snacks market.

‘The transition has taken longer than anticipated’

Campbell Soup Company to switch to non-BPA lined cans in 2017

Campbell Soup Company has announced it will move to cans which do not use Bisphenol A (BPA) linings by the middle of 2017.

Special edition: Protein perspectives

Whistle stop tour: Protein global

Western Europeans are numero uno when it comes to per-capita protein consumption; bread is surprisingly the most popular protein medium; and protein has well and truly invaded the healthy snacking category....

Why General Mills is feeling 'bullish' about future growth in US cereals

General Mills expects its cereals and snacks brands to drive growth in the business in the coming year – the second vote of confidence in the US cereals market from...

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Rudolph Foods targets high-end pork rind at health-conscious millennials

Rudolph Foods is expanding its Southern Recipe brand with high-end protein snack Southern Recipe Small Batch.

Investment firm Clearlake acquires Mrs Thinsters and Dippin’ Chips producer

That’s How We Roll – US-based producer of snack brands Mrs Thinsters and Dippin’ Chips – has been acquired by private investment firm Clearlake Capital.

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From crunchy coated olives to chips from beans and veggies, savory snacks abound at Expo West

With sugar reduction in full swing, the sales opportunity in the salty snacks category is growing fast to the tune of 3.7% annually with a projected $22 billion in sales...

Sugar tax: could bakery products be next in the government firing line?

A ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks announced by the UK government this week might eventually be extended to baked goods, industry experts have warned.

EHL Ingredients launches seed mixes to tap evolving savory biscuit market

Supplier EHL Ingredients has extended its range with new seed mixes designed for savory biscuits and crackers.

Investigation launched into video of man 'urinating' on Kellogg production line

A criminal investigation has been launched after video footage emerged of a man apparently urinating on a Kellogg production line in the US.

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Nature’s Bakery launches brownies as it aims to build national brand

US manufacturer Nature’s Bakery has set out its mission to create a nationally known brand with the launch of double-chocolate brownies and a NASCAR sponsorship.

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