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Contaminated illegal Nigerian snacks and foodstuffs repeatedly rejected by EU

Numerous Nigerian products, including nuts and seeds used by the snacks and bakery industries, have been refused entry into the EU in the past two years as they’ve been found...

Clover buys stake in Olive Pride; announces new JV

Publicly-listed Clover Industries has announced it has acquired a 51% stake in olive and olive oil supplier Olive Pride.

Kellogg Company announces new CFO

Kellogg Company has named Fareed Khan as its new chief financial officer and principal financial officer.

Hain Celestial taps better-for-you snack growth by expanding tortilla chip portfolio

New York-based natural and organic food company, Hain Celestial, has introduced two new tortilla chip products under its Garden of Eatin’ brand. 

Bird flu could halt free range egg production, warn MEPs

Outbreaks of bird flu throughout Europe could put a stop to free range eggs as safety precautions make meeting the labelling requirements impossible, Dutch members of the EU parliament have...

Commodities

The cereal report: what’s in store for 2017?

2016 was a year of change on the commodities front, and all indications are that 2017 is expecting more surprises, warn economists.

ProSweets 2017

Answering consumer's call: the reformulation tour

Exhibitors and visitors alike are gearing up for ProSweets Cologne 2017, taking place in Cologne, Germany from January 30 – February 2.

Poppies improves metal detection on its puff pastry biscuits

Ishida Europe’s Belgian agent BRN has installed three packaging machines for six different pack formats, trays and bags in sizes from 75g to 400g, with flexibility for up to seven...

News in brief

ADM/Matsutani launches veggie ingredient that offers 70% fiber for snacks and cereals

The joint venture between two ingredient companies, ADM and Matsutani, have developed Fibersol-DLQ, which they claim is a solid corn syrup version of soluble corn fiber that offers approximately 75%...

Label Insight expects to expand in 2017 as demand for clean label and transparency continues to grow

Higher level of transparency will display a measurable impact on sales of CPG, shopper data firm Label Insight recently told BakeryandSnacks. But so far, most brands have taken a “wait-and-see”...

Kellogg centers on organic ingredients with multiple product launches

After intensive R&D, Kellogg Company is launching more than 50 new products across its cereal, snacks and frozen food lines.

General Mills taps weight management trend with latest launches

General Mills has launched a host of new snacks that address a range of modern snacking trends focused on health around the world.

5 sustainable packaging trends to watch in 2017

More and more companies are realizing the importance of sustainability when it comes to packaging, writes Kevin Hill in this guest article. 

Consumer market growth drives sack & kraft paper market to $80bn by 2021

Smither’s Pira on what’s driving bakery packaging

Smaller pack sizes, technological advancements and demand for higher quality graphics will drive the sack and kraft market to $80bn by 2021, says Smither’s Pira.

Startup Tracker

Fantasy Candies owner creates probiotic chocolate startup Blue Planet

Long-time candy maker and owner of the Ohio-based Fantasy Candies, Joel Fink, hopes to take probiotic chocolate to the national level through his new startup called Blue Planet Chocolate. 

Waste not, want not: UK start-up turns leftover food into hummus

Food waste-conscious start-up, ChicP, transforms leftover fruit and vegetables into a variety of flavoured hummus, and is crowdfunding to expand into new markets.

Twinkies and Palmer Candy recall products due to possible Salmonella

Twinkies and Palmer Candy products have been drawn into the Salmonella scare linked to milk powder made by Valley Milk Products.

News in brief

Poindexter Nut Company adds second Napasol pasteurization line

Poindexter Nut Company has increased its walnut pasteurization capacity with a second Napasol pasteurization line.

Kellogg’s Pringles launches five new flavors under LOUD collection

Pringles has introduced potato chips range Pringles LOUD, featuring five new flavors, including fiery chilli lime.

J&J extends baked goods offerings with Hill & Valley acquisition

J&J Snack Foods Corp (J&J) has acquired Hill & Valley, a $45m manufacturer of a variety of pre-baked cakes, cookies, pies, muffins and other desserts located in Rock Island, Illinois....

Egg prices set to keep rising in EU

Egg prices in Europe have risen 16% since November last year driven up by bird flu outbreaks and rising consumer demand, say global commodities analysts at Mintec.

Belgian Boys taps imported European snacks growth with butter cookies

European snack startup, Belgian Boys, will roll out its butter cookies inspired by the original Belgian cookie, Speculoos, across the US in February. 

Beef jerky facility sued over finger cutting incident

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has filed a lawsuit against the owner of Lone Star Western Beef, John Bachman, after he fired an employee who called 911 to help...

Ishida Europe on how African snack manufacturers can be more competitive

African snack manufacturers need to improve efficiencies by eliminating product giveaway and increase throughput, according to Ishida Europe.

From farm to fork: How much do you know about where Europe's food comes from?

Eurostat, the official statistics bureau of the European Union, has published data report on Europe's farms, fisheries and food supply. How much do you know about where your food comes from?...

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