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INNOVATION ROUND-UP JANUARY 2016

New Product Round-up January 2016: hot cross bun popcorn, breakfast bagels, gluten-free Quaker oats and more

Each month, Bakery and Snacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that have caught our eye: Here’s the selection for January 2016:

Winter Fancy Food Show 2016

The Invisible Chef to launch Jelly Belly baking mixes this summer

US gourmet baking mixes company The Invisible Chef is to launch a licensed range of Jelly Belly-branded products.

General Mills gives Lärabar first TV advertising push

General Mills has launched the first TV advertising for the Lärabar snack brand it acquired in 2008.

Musgrave renews private-label contract with Trace One

Irish retailer Musgrave Group has renewed its contract with Trace One, software company.

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Beyond microbiota: Prebiotics need hard health endpoints

Hard health endpoints, not just changes to microbiota, are needed to secure EU prebiotic health claims and bring fibre intakes up to recommended levels, according to European researchers.

Way Better Snacks expands range and tips further growth in sprouted grains

Way Better Snacks has unveiled its latest product – a nacho-flavored tortilla chip – and tipped its signature sprouted grains as a major growth area for snacking.

Snyder's-Lance net sales up 4% in 2015 despite below-par revenue in Q4

Snyder’s-Lance has reported an estimated 4% year on year increase in net sales for 2015 – despite a “tougher retailing environment” and a last-quarter performance below expectations.

Carritech in talks for ColdBake process to enter bakery, snacks and cereal sector

Carritech Research has revealed it is in discussions with bakery, snacks and breakfast cereal companies about bringing its ColdBake technology to market.

PepsiCo rolling out gluten-free Quaker oatmeal range across US retail

PepsiCo is rolling out gluten-free Quaker oatmeal across the US from this month.

Acquisition takes US paperboard firm Lamitech into bakery board market

US paperboard manufacturer Lamitech is extending into the bakery board market with the acquisition of Signature Food Boards.

ISM & ProSweets 2016 Preview

Bosch on non-sugary snacks, consumer tastes, low calorie and sugar-free products

Non-sugary snacks, closely aligned with meal-replacement foods, are demonstrating strong growth, which signals a shift in a consumer mindset to one more focused on health, according to Bosch.

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Winter Storm Jonas: how bakery and cereals suppliers weathered the blizzard

Many major East Coast US bakery, snacks and cereals operations were back in operation on Monday morning in the wake of the Winter Storm Jonas blizzard.

German researchers claim plasticisers in food packaging causes weight gain

Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Integrated Research and Treatment Centre (IFB) at the University Hospital of Leipzig, Germany, claim plasticisers (phthalates) can cause weight gain....

ISM & PROSWEETS 2016 PREVIEW

It's showtime! A taste of the snacks to be exhibited at ISM 2016

ISM - the world’s largest trade fair for snacks and confectionery – is taking place next week in Germany. Here we present a small taste of the new and recently launched...

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Tesco found to have 'seriously breached' Groceries Supply Code of Practice

UK supermarket giant Tesco has been found to have “seriously breached” the legally-binding Groceries Supply Code of Practice that was created to protect grocery suppliers.

Mondelēz to pay $750k to settle excessive lead in cookies claim

Mondelēz International has agreed to pay a $750,000 settlement to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) California Department of Justice in a probe against excessive levels of lead in...

ISM & ProSweets 2016 Preview

‘Winners of the pack’ Processing & Packaging round-up ISM & ProSweets 2016

From Crown’s LED lighting to give seasonal, limited edition, premium biscuits and confectionery a striking on-shelf appeal to Bosch’s WRF 600 Flex roller former for multilayer bars – we round up some...

Low folate in early pregnancy linked with poorer cognition in children later

Low prenatal folate levels may be associated with a smaller total brain volume and poorer language and visuo-spatial performance in children at six to eight years, research suggests. 

How grain-free innovation is shaping German flour and baked goods markets

Interest in grain-free flour and grain-free baked goods is soaring in Germany, according to new research.

Winter Fancy Food Show 2016

Dang Foods targets demand for plant-based snacks with crispy onion chips

Dang Foods is claiming a first with the launch of a range of flavored crispy onion slices.

Solidus Solutions tomato plant packaging grows in popularity, signing more partners

Solidus Solutions, previously Smurfit Kappa Solid Board Packaging, has partnered with The Verse Oogst Box, an online ordering service from The Greenery for delivering fresh fruits and vegetables in a...

Winter Fancy Food Show 2016

Modern Oats’ new products aim to tap demand for naturally-sourced ingredients

Manufacturer Modern Oats is hoping to revive the “sleepy and commodity-driven” oatmeal market by expanding its instant pots range with four new flavors.

News in brief

The New Egg Company and RPC launch packaging for boiled egg-on-the-go

The New Egg Company and RPC Design and RPC Bebo UK have designed a bespoke pack for Yowk boiled eggs to make snacking on-the-go easier.

Scotland pushes for UK-wide mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid

A renewed call for UK-wide mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid has been made by the Scottish government.

Swap shop: PepsiCo promotion gives shoppers chance to shape Lay's line-up

PepsiCo is giving US consumers the chance to transform its Lay’s potato chip line-up with a major new promotion.

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