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Panera Bread founder takes a stand against hate

Panera Bread Company founder, CEO and chairman Ron Shaich has shared a letter written to his employees on Twitter criticizing US President Donald Trump for his failure to condemn white...

Against the Grain: Food Waste

Too good to throw away

Innovative snack start-ups are proving there’s no reason for the world to continue wasting 1.6bn tons of food valued at almost $1 trillion yearly.

Americans helping Americans

Breaking the fast: Campbell’s-funded start-up aims to make cereal accessible to all

Four Campbell’s employees secured investment to set up The Soulfull Project – a ‘buy one, give one’ cereal venture in the US. 

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Will the free-range egg industry crack under the strain of avian flu?

The global spread of the highly pathogenic avian flu (HPAI) has set the cat among the pigeons in the free-range egg industry.

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Bidding war expected for Weetabix: Barilla, Nestle, General Mills, pladis and PepsiCo in the loop

UK cereal company Weetabix has been put up for sale by its Chinese owner Bright Food Group and there are several suitors in the frame, says analysts.

Dealing with Recalls – Prevention and How to Avoid a PR Disaster for Candy and Snacks

UN consultant joins BakeryAndSnacks Product Recall Debate

BakeryAndSnacks is hosting a panel discussion on how snacks and candy makers can best deal with product recalls at ProSweets in Cologne.

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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.

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Could it be you? BakeryandSnacks seeks new editor

BakeryandSnacks, the leading global trade publication for manufacturers in the bakery, snacks and cereal is seeking a new editor to take it to the next level.

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Smoke signals: Sugar industry needs to embrace moderation (like the rest of us)

Sugar is not like tobacco. So why does the sugar industry keep borrowing tobacco industry terms?

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Graze.com versus Nibblr: Let’s bet peanuts…

It takes no genius to realize that if you deliver ready-made, healthy, portion-controlled snacks to the millennial snacker they’ll gobble the concept right up. What it does take a genius to...

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‘Drinkifying snacks’: PepsiCo mush or master stroke?

Despite giving us object lessons in corporate word wash, can PepsiCo pull off what seems like a slightly puzzling mission, namely a long-term plan to ‘drinkify' snacks and vice versa...

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Acrylamide: A scandal in the making

Acrylamide is a recognised carcinogen that we’ve known is in our food at dangerous levels for a decade. Today, the food industry has tools to mitigate it, but uptake is...

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Pharma seeks bigger dose of booming nutra sector

In just a few years the global health and wellness (H&W) products sector will be worth $1 trillion dollars – that’s a lot of billion dollar blockbuster drugs.

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Breakfast cereal in China: Snap, crackle… and flop

Western breakfast brands don’t often work in China. They need manipulating to appeal to very different tastes, packaging and format preferences and, of course, another language.

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Another week, another class action: Has ‘all-natural’ become too risky a claim?

Barely a week goes by without another food company being challenged in court over its use of the word ‘natural’ – and it’s just a matter of time before the...

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Vitafoods: EU nutra space wriggles into new health claims clothes

Vitafoods celebrates its 15th birthday next week. It’ll be my 11th consecutive May visit to Geneva for the jamboree and promises to be one of the most intriguing chapters with the (partial...

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Unfair ‘junk food’ label risks making dog’s dinner of industry

Anyone who has spent any appreciable amount of time working in the food industry realises that the issue of ‘junk food’ marketing to children is a hydra that rears two...

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Lobbyists, start your engines: Can a new health claims formula be won in the European Parliament?

Five years ago the European Union nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) became law. Around the bloc, hopeful EU healthy foods and supplements stakeholders submitted more than 44,000 health claim applications.

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Sugary cereals: Time for industry to do the right thing for kids

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks is not marketed to children, a company spokesperson told this publication yesterday. Really? Then what’s up with the big cartoon frog?

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EU researchers revolted as EFSA clears health claims vault

The European Food Safety Authority last week delivered the fifth batch of article 13, general function health claim opinions bringing the total issued to 2723. There are just 35 to...

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Risk, rationality and that schizophrenic beast called the food industry

If the food industry wants journalists and consumers to get real about risk, then it has to get real too.

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Sodium vs. salt: Let’s agree to disagree

The United States lists sodium on nutrition labels while salt is more common in the European Union. Salt and sodium are not the same, and a standardized term would only...

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Drawing a line between imitation food and innovation

‘I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter!’ When it comes to transparency you can’t get much clearer than Unilever’s famous exclamation-turned-margarine-brand. But new labelling rules to prevent one food masquerading as...

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Novel foods progress may mean removing clones

All is not well down on the novel foods farm. If food innovation in Europe is to thrive anew, MEPs and the Council need to get past the recriminations over...

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Too early to start praising PepsiCo for new plant bottle

The new PepsiCo plant bottle appears to tick all the “green” boxes for a disposable drinks bottle but the innovation should not be taken too seriously until it arrives on...

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