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Ardent Mills joins partners to help feed Africa

The US flour-milling and ingredients company has joined General Mills, Cargill, Royal DSM, Buhler and The Hershey Company in assisting eight African countries to feed themselves.

Nestlé tightlipped on frozen snack partnership with Hostess Brands

Nestlé has confirmed it is partnering with the Twinkies maker Hostess to roll out a line of Hostess ice cream in early 2017, but won't release details.

South Africa Competition Commission halts packaging acquisition

The Competition Commission of South Africa has stopped Corruseal Group acquiring Boxlee and Pride Pak Packaging.

Blueberry pie potato chips and chia wraps: Snack launches to look out for at ISM

BakeryAndSnacks looks at some of the novel snacking products that are bound to catch visitors’ attention.

Mondelēz adds new flavors to Chips Ahoy Thins cookie portfolio

Mondelēz-owned Chips Ahoy has launched two varieties to its Thins product portfolio, including oatmeal and double chocolate, to continue tapping the portion control trend in the confectionery and snack industry....

Fresh concerns over titanium dioxide safety as study prompts French re-evaluation

The French government has ordered a safety reassessment of white food colouring titanium dioxide after scientists say they have shown "for the first time" that nanoparticles in the food additive are spread around the body....

Fresh thinking: Industry leaders form coalition to unlock trillions through sustainable practices

The Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) programme is aiming to bring private and public sector together to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals for 2030, an achievement that...

Boom and bust in the orange market: Brazil's crop plummets whilst Tunisia's reaches record high

As climate crisis decimates Brazil’s orange crop, Tunisia is graced with a record yield. How will the European market be affected and can the crises resolve one another?

Weight Watchers bread range gains listings at Canada’s supermarket chain Longo

Canadian supermarket chain Longo has started carrying a line of Weight Watcher-branded breads to offer consumers a guilt-free bakery option.

Rice bran cereals could get antioxidant boost from Assam tea fortification

Rice bran cereals can be fortified with Assam tea extract (ATE) to boost its antioxidant properties without sacrificing taste and texture, states a new study.

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‘Retrovate’ don't ‘innovate’ granola startups, says former Kellogg’s director

The increasingly crowded granola bars category has made it difficult for startups to gain ground. However, introducing new ingredients might not be the solution, suggests Ernie Pang.

Battle Creek layoffs: Kellogg to slash 250 jobs

Kellogg Company has announced its cutting 250 jobs from its North American operations, which will primarily impact employees at its Battle Creek headquarters.

Kellogg Canada’s 2017 range reflects consumer health drive

Kellogg Canada is debuting a range of cereals and snacks following the recent multiproduct launch by its mother company in the US.

Bimbo Bakeries expands Entenmann’s Little Bites line with Chocolate Party Cakes launch

Bimbo Bakeries USA-owned Entenmann’s brand has added chocolate party cakes to its Little Bites’ line as a new “seasonal favorites” product, the company announced in a statement.

Dinant snack manufacturer generates electricity from African Palm fruit

Dinant, which produces snacks, cooking oils, processed foods, fruits and vegetables, for Central America, the Dominican Republic and other global exports, has built a biogas plant using waste from the...

Don’t tax sugar – just sweeten the deal for healthy snacks, say campaigners

The 'Don’t tax healthy' campaign, started by OPPO ice cream, is fighting for UK tax breaks on low sugar foods, saying a system of incentives for healthy alternatives should come before penalties....

Busy lifestyles: Global on-the-go breakfast market set to grow 46% by 2026

Grab-and-go breakfast products are forecast for growth as busy Western consumers continue to forgo the traditional sit down breakfast.

EU court of auditors attacks Commission for its failures on food waste

EU auditors said the European Commission’s efforts to tackle food waste have lacked effort, coordination, been fragmented and intermittent - and without even a real definition of food waste, in...

Nielsen's top innovative products: 'Our winners leveraged package design, pricing & advertising to truly remarkable effect'

Packaging is the forgotten hero of food marketing - especially considering more than half of purchase decisions are made at the shelf, says Nielsen. We look at some of the...

Brexit blamed for Pizza Factory job losses, says Unite

Theresa May’s ‘hard exit’ Brexit has been partly blamed by bosses for the imminent threat to 280 jobs at The Pizza Factory in Nottingham, UK.

Patented sugar reduction molecule will be on shelves next year, says DouxMatok

Sugar reduction specialist DouxMatok is in advanced talks with multinational food manufacturers and says its patented flavour-carrying particle will be on shelves in Europe by 2018.

Healthy snacks might see unhealthy American diet as an opportunity, Mintel suggests

A latest Mintel report shows only 42% of Americans consider their diet to be healthy, while less than 38% consumers agree that healthy foods are worth the added expense.

Goodman Fielder’s major restructuring strategy; cuts 200 jobs

More than 200 jobs could be lost under restructuring plans by the Australian bakery giant.

Entrepreneur sees demand for bakery processing equipment following eCommerce Hub success

Entrepreneur George Spears, of ePurchasing Network (ePN), has created an eCommerce Hub for resellers (dealers) and distributors.

Three Squirrels expects to be incorporated after reporting net profit of over $29m

Rumor has been mounting over the last month that e-commerce snack brand in China, Three Squirrels, is planning to be incorporated in the near future, BakeryandSnacks learned from various sources.

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