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Red seaweed bread promising for heart health: Study

Protein-rich red seaweed extract can be used in bread to aid heart health, say researchers.

Gruma Corp to FDA: Yes, it IS your job to determine if GMOs belong in all-natural products

Civil litigation over whether GMOs belong in ‘all-natural’ products will continue to clog up US courts owing to the FDA’s refusal to weigh in on this issue, says Mission tortilla...

Super Bowl XLVIII: Battle of the brands! Watch all the teasers here

As the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos head into battle on Sunday at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the nation’s biggest food and beverage brands will battle for...

Whole grain breakfast cereals lead the pack for total dietary fiber contribution, but many Americans still falling short of recommendations

The fiber and whole grain intakes of many Americans are still falling well short of the recommendations, but food such as ready to eat cereals, yeast bread/rolls, and oatmeal are...

Civil rights body seeks to end Kellogg Memphis lockout

The National Action Network (NAN) has stepped in to try and end a three-month stalemate between Kellogg and more than 200 workers over casual labor contracts.

Pumped! Alfa Laval wins Frost & Sullivan award

Alfa Laval has won a Frost & Sullivan 2013 Company of the Year Award in the European pumps market for the food & beverage industry.

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Fazer files health claim application for rye bread

Finnish food major Fazer Group has lodged a health claim application with EFSA for rye bread.

Yildiz sells yeast unit for €162m

Turkish food group Yildiz Holding has sold its yeast unit Dosu Maya to French firm Le Saffre for €162m.

Exclusive interview with Edward Hutchison, MD

BITO lets you 'try before you buy'

BITO UK saw orders increase by a third last year and expects sales to soar in 2014. 

People on the move January 2014

Industry movers January 2014: CEPI, MWV, tna and Toray

Who made it into our first industry movers  gallery of the year with job news in the processing and packaging arena? CEPI, MWV, tna, Toray, Schneider and others feature in...

Cricket bar start-up lands production deal

US start-up Exo has secured large-scale production and distribution for its cricket protein bars and is set to launch new flavors this spring.

Bakers need to think like CPG firms, says Nielsen

Bakers need to start thinking about concepts, packaging and branding ahead of formulation – like consumer packaged goods firms, says Nielsen’s bakery expert.

56% of US shoppers say they are cutting back on white bread, says Packaged Facts

More than half (56%) of US shoppers say they are cutting back on white bread - but not necessarily because wheat or gluten are the enemy, says Packaged Facts.

Instant noodles made with sorghum wheat

Japanese noodle plant opens in Kenya

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), in Kenya, has partnered with Nissin Food Holdings in Japan to open a food processing factory.

Special edition: Gluten-free

The lowdown on celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and celebrity wheat-bashing: In conversation with Dr Alessio Fasano

We know that almost a third of the population has a genetic predisposition to celiac disease, in that they have particular versions (DQ2 or DQ8) of a cellular receptor called...

X-ray machine detects bones in white fish

Researchers at Sintef ICT have created a machine that finds fish bones using X-ray technology, and fillets the animal with a jet water spray.

News in brief

Clondalkin Wentus launches skin tight film

Clondalkin Wentus, film and foil packaging manufacturer, has launched a skin-tight film for the food processing industry.

Kettle Foods takes 70% reduced-fat baked line to UK

Kettle Foods is tackling new ground in the UK with small pack, better-for-you baked potato chips and says the new line plugs a market gap.

Cartons are most eco-friendly packaging

Consumers are increasingly expecting eco-friendly packaging, says SIG Combibloc, as it sets ‘ambitious targets’ to reduce its environmental impact. 

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Everything is a snack: Time to re-invent the potato chip

Noodle pots, bagels, pizza slices, yogurts, soups – you name it – have muscled into the snack space. So what hope do old-fashioned potato chip, popcorn and nut makers really have?

News in brief

Undeclared milk content prompts Pringles recall

The Kellogg Company has issued a very small recall on its original Pringles snack in the US following potential exposure to seasoning containing milk.

Scenes from IPPE 2014

The International Production and Processing Expo welcomed thousands of enthused meat and poultry professionals. Here are some of the products and technologies attendees have glimpsed at the 2014 event.

Special edition: Polyphenols

Polyphenol use rises 69% in 5 years (but do people get it?)

Polyphenol use in functional food and drink marketing has shot up 69% since 2009 even as consumer understanding remains low and approved global health claims extremely limited. But can it continue?

Nestlé injects $60m into Mexican cereal expansion

Nestlé will invest $60m to upgrade and expand cereal operations in Mexico, doubling capacity at the plant.

The circle of snacks: Chip waste to biogas is viable, says Naturally Homegrown Foods

Potato chip waste converted into biogas to fuel production is a viable, eco-friendly waste reduction plan that other snack makers should consider, says the president of Naturally Homegrown Foods.

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