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Metropoulos, Apollo see ‘significant potential for renewed growth’ for Twinkies, Ho Hos, Zingers

Hostess Brands has chosen a joint $410m offer from two investment firms — C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management LLC — as the lead bid for Twinkies...

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Allied Bakeries reveals new ‘energy efficient’ production line

Allied Bakeries has invested in a new “energy efficient” bread production line at its Stockport bakery, as part of its £35M capital expenditure programme.

Red palm oil could colour foods without food colouring

Sternchemie says its new red palm oil provides a clean label way to colour foods naturally without using food colourings that have to be listed on ingredient lists.

Study: Yeast beta-glucan boosts cold-fighting potential 25%

Yeast beta-glucan increases the body’s ability to fight pathogens, and showed a 25% better record of cold-fighting compared to placebo in a new German study.

GEA launches speedy freezer concept

GEA Refrigeration Technology is offering manufacturers better quality food quality, longer shelf life and improved capacity with the launch of a High Velocity Freezer (HVF) unit.

Fairtrade demand spurs rapid increase in supply

Fairtrade International has said the number of farmers and workers benefitting from the system increased by 13% in 2011 as the food and drink industry continues to pledge its support,...

Prebiotics can battle obesity (by influencing genetic behaviour): Researchers

Prebiotic fibres like oligosaccharides can help ease gut ‘dysbiosis’ common among the obese and overweight, say Belgian researchers.

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Complementary? Bakery, snacks and confectionery converge in Cologne

The team has been helping out sister site at ProSweets and ISM in Cologne this week and we couldn't help noticing how many snack players are exhibiting at...

CSM strong trading update set to tempt US and European bidders?

CSM has released a 2012 unaudited trading update to inform potential buyers from the US and Europe on business progress ahead of its mid-year divestment.

Barry Callebaut targets authenticity with single origin cocoa and chocolate

Barry Callebaut has unveiled new cocoa and chocolate products at ISM in Cologne, including Cameroon origin cocoa for baked goods, and single origin chocolate from Cameroon and Java.

ASA rejects Weetos advertising complaints

The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has rejected complaints that Weetos advertisements encourage poor nutritional habits and an unhealthy lifestyle for children.

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EC’s Mathioudakis: “You cannot build a sustainable food industry on misleading health claims”

With the European Union’s strict health food and supplement marketing laws in place, the European Commission’s food law unit head, Basil Mathioudakis, tells NutraIngredients why it’s generally working out fine…...

EU novel foods wrap: Clubmoss, omega-3 oils and zeaxanthin

The UK Food Standards Agency is assessing two novel food applications for clubmoss sporopollenin shell extracts and a novel omega-3 and omega-6 oil; while DSM is lauding the official EU...

Hostess picks next two stalking horse bidders for Drake's and additional bread brands

Hostess Brands has selected stalking horse bidders for its Drake's snack cake brand and for its Sweetheart, Eddy's, Standish Farms, and Grandma Emilie's bread brands.

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Specialty Food Ingredients given validation for pathogen reduction system

Specialty Food Ingredients (SFI) has received 5 log validation for its steam pasteurization system on certain products.

‘Following a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be time consuming’: Earth Balance president says on its venture into snacks

Vegan specialist Earth Balance has expanded into the snacks category in a bid to add convenience to plant-based diets, its president says.

Food tech centre seeks ‘foodwatchers’ to spot new trends for industry

Spanish food research technology centre AZTI-Tecnalia is developing an international community of ‘foodwatchers’ to detect trends and business opportunities for the food and beverage industry.

Hostess gears up for Feb 28 auction for Wonderbread et al and says Drakes deal is close

Hostess Brands Inc. has won permission from the bankruptcy court to sell most of its bread brands at auction on February 28, and says it will submit plans to sell...

Fun and convenience: The drivers behind ConAgra’s pop up popcorn bowl

The success of ConAgra’s Orville Redenbacher’s pop up bowl has been underpinned by fun and convenience, a company brand manager says.

Large scale solar food processing under investigation

Large scale solar food processing remains under-exploited, especially in hot countries, according to a study that is due to be published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology.

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Real Good Food Company revamps Renshaw brand and goes online

The Real Good Food Company (RGFC) will revamp its Renshaw brand to coincide with the launch of a new e-commerce global platform for the business that targets the sugar craft...

A snapshot: Healthy bread and snack reformulation in the UK

Allied Bakeries, Premier Foods and United Biscuits have invested in healthful reformulation and new product development (NPD) over the last few years – with salt and fat reduction, whole grain...

Snacking on Super Bowl ideas with Euromonitor

Super Bowl 2013 snackfest: Chips to dip, bigger packs and flavors to pair with hot wings and beer…

With Super Bowl 2013 just a ball’s throw away, beefed up pack sizes, ridged potato chips for easy dipping and well-paired flavors for hot wings, beer and pizza are set...

New York Bakery Co: The Big Apple, indulgence and variety driving UK business

UK bagel maker New York Bakery Co (NYBCo) has revamped its brand with a new premium range and full packaging re-design playing on iconic New York visuals, indulgence and variety...

Kellogg and General Mills defend themselves against January anti-GMO campaign

Cereal giants Kellogg and General Mills have both defended the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their breakfast cereals in response to a January anti-GMO campaign against them.

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