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Jon Sebastiani: 'It was always going to be a bittersweet moment'

KRAVE Jerky founder on why he teamed up with Hershey: 'I like speed. I like things to happen big and bold and fast'

The day when any entrepreneur decides to sell his business is “always bittersweet” KRAVE jerky founder Jon Sebastiani tells FoodNavigator-USA. But joining a company with the horsepower of Hershey will...

Dispatches from IPPE 2015

Sealed Air gives the face of retail meat packaging a makeover

At the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, this week, Sealed Air did not so much display new technologies as it did provide clear value and sustainability...

‘Greater luminosity and shiny-ness’ in comparison to gravure printing

Amcor expands ‘breakthrough’ Sunshine printing technology

Amcor’s folding carton business, a division of Amcor Group, is expanding its ‘breakthrough’ Sunshine printing technology for folding cartons. 

Certification to assure soy-free sunflower lecithin

Cert ID Europe has introduced a certification programme to confirm that sunflower lecithin does not contain traces of soy.

SPECIAL FOCUS: HEALTHY BAKING

General Mills packs wholegrain punch, Kellogg files micro-bran patent

What could be more fun on a Friday than a healthy baking special edition?! Here’s our 2015 cream of the crop to date – as General Mills packs a punch...

News in brief

SATO acquires 75% stake in Russian label manufacturer

SATO in Japan has taken a 75% stake in Okil-Holding, and the company will now operate as a subsidiary within the SATO Group.

Dispatches from IPPE 2015

TRENDSPOTTING: Consolidation continues to change who's who among meat/poultry equipment suppliers

Talking with exhibitors at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, one thing is clear: the trend of legacy brands being consolidated under fewer large umbrellas shows no...

News in brief

NuGo Nutrition acquires Gnu Foods FiberLove

Healthy snack specialist NuGo Nutrition will edge into the high-fiber snacking space after acquiring Gnu Foods FiberLove.

Packbridge celebrates 5th anniversary this year

Swedish packaging industry grows 1% faster than GDP

The Swedish packaging industry is growing 1% faster than GDP, according to packaging organization, Packbridge which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year and has seen membership rise from 40 to 250 registrants.

Mars and IBM to use genetic data for food safety understanding

Mars and IBM Research have created a consortium which will use advances in genomics to boost food safety.

Not so sweet: ‘Surprising’ sugar spike in UK breakfast cereals, mostly in own label

Sugar content has risen in a fifth of UK ready-to-eat breakfast cereals since 2012 with the largest spikes coming from retail own brands, finds Action on Sugar research....

First EU edible insect food safety guide published

Food safety guidelines for insects destined for human consumption have been created for the first time in response to their likelihood of becoming widely consumed in Europe.

Exclusive with Personality of the Year 2014 runner-up

General Mills: The c-store challenge is to capture consumers in three minutes

Consumers are in and out of convenience stores in less than three minutes, so it’s a big challenge to develop and place products that meet their needs, says the category...

Evonik FCM receives EFSA green light

A substance intended for use in food contact materials (FCM) has been backed by a panel of The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

News in brief

Serbian project targets sustainable packaging

A project dedicated to sustainable food packaging and monitoring in South Serbia has started this month.

Coveris Rigid signs £15m deal with Stiller Warehousing & Distribution

Coveris Rigid has signed a £15m deal with Stiller Warehousing & Distribution spending £3m a year over the next five years to manage its premises in County Durham, UK.

Zeelandia eyes Indian market share in Western-style breads and pastries

Dutch baking ingredient supplier Zeelandia says its new joint venture with Fine Organics in India will primarily target the nation's growing market for Western-style breads and pastries.

20-year coeliac diagnosis timeline reveals social inequalities

The number of children aged over two years diagnosed with coeliac disease in the UK has nearly tripled in the last two decades, but those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are...

Oatmeal for breakfast may increase satiety and mean a lower calorie lunch

Consumption of oatmeal, rather than ready-to-eat-cereal, at breakfast may result in greater feelings of fullness and lower calorie intake at lunch, especially in overweight people, says research backed by PepsiCo...

New products gallery: Chobani woos tots, Hain lives the coconut dream, Boom Chicka Pop goes into puffs

From Hain Celestial’s coconut dream desserts to Field Roast’s innovative vegan cheese slices, this month’s new products gallery is packed with innovative new food and beverage products.

SICK partners with PepsiCo on a fully automated loading system

SICK sensor intelligence has partnered with PepsiCo on a fully automated loading system at Broek op Langedijk in the Netherlands.

‘Right move, right price, right category!’ Post Holdings swallows MOM Brands for $1.15bn

Post Holdings CEO Rob Vitale said today that his firm’s $1.15bn move to buy smaller ready-to-eat cereal rival MOM Brands for $1.15bn was the “right move, at the right price,...

Company name to be revealed later

RockTenn and MWV join to create '$16bn packaging powerhouse'

RockTenn and MeadWestvaco (MWV) have joined to create a provider of consumer and corrugated packaging in a transaction with a combined equity value of $16bn.

Industry target to meet 80% steel recycling by 2020

APEAL: ‘Concerns over food waste to increase demand for canned food’

‘Concerns over food waste are likely to increase the demand for canned food because cans have a longer product shelf life,’ claims Dr Ulrich Roeske who became president of APEAL,...

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Not a week goes by without media headlines talking about the potential of insects to help feed the world. But where does that potential really lie?

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