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Industry welcomes GFIA, the UK's gluten-free trade group

UK food firms have created the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) to promote best practice manufacturing tips, gluten testing and ingredient sourcing for the free-from sector's most lucrative category. 

Healthy super snacking in fine fettle, reports Innova

‘Sugar and spice and all things nice’ are quickly being usurped by free from, clean labeling, GMO-free and fiber (there’s something new for lyricists to play around with…).

Protect Britain’s bees: ban pesticides on wheat, calls environmental group

Friends of the Earth is appealing to DEFRA to cut pesticide use on wheat as part of its post-Brexit farming policy.

General Colin Powell & David Cameron headline ISM2017

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has announced General Colin Powell and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron will headline ISM2017 as keynote speakers.

Uflex increases tortilla chip shelf life from three weeks to 90 days

Whole Foods Market has partnered with Uflex to redesign its tortilla packaging after the barrier coating left the chips soggy after three weeks.

What do executives from bakery and snack industry expect in 2017?

BakeryandSnacks correspondent has collected comments from several renowned US CPG brands about their business plans for 2017, and what direction the food industry is headed.

Azelis eyes African middle class with Ivory Coast investment

Ingredients specialist Azelis has set its sights on Africa’s growing middle class with a new import and distribution office in the Ivory Coast.

Denmark’s Tænk slams producers for misleading labels

A Danish consumer rights organisation has made wide-ranging formal complaints against several food producers, including Nestlé and Kellogg’s, accusing them of misleading product labelling.

Guest article

‘As US diets change, so will sauces, filling and packaging methods’

‘Liquid filling machines are used in a range of industries, but one of the biggest industries to utilize this equipment is the food industry. Many different types of foods and...

ConAgra dealt blow by ninth circuit in '100% natural' case, but its wider significance is less clear, say experts

A hotly-anticipated opinion by the US court of appeals for the ninth circuit in a high-profile false advertising case, contains bad news for defendant ConAgra Foods (now ConAgra Brands), but...

Going bananas over the new Deep Fried Twinkie

Twinkie has gone back to its roots with the addition of a banana-flavored variety to its deep fried line.

Palsgaard expands activities into Brazil

Palsgaard A/S has purchased Brazilian food ingredients company Candon Aditivos para Alimentos, according to the acquiring firm.

Klöckner Pentaplast Group to propose public offering of its common stock

Kleopatra Holdings, the holding company for Klöckner Pentaplast Group has filed a statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to propose an initial public offering of its common stock. ...

US farmer/bakery partnership produces 100% proprietary flour

Izzio Artisan Bakery has partnered with local millers and farmers to create a proprietary flour blend that’s 100% traceable.

Raisio chief resigns: ‘Time for new adventures’ after 36 quarters of continuous growth

Raisio chief executive officer Matti Rihko tells us he is moving onto a new venture later this year and was proud to have overseen Raisio’s transition from a challenged regional...

Kids start the day with big sugar-kick; breakfast cereals highlighted

Children in England consume almost three cubes of sugar at breakfast, according to new research that puts cereal brands in the spotlight once again.

Sales expected to reach $16.15bn in 2022

High demand for resealable closures thanks to extended shelf life

Sales in resealable closures and spouts are expected to reach $16.15bn in 2022, driving future F&B market growth, says Zion Market Research.

Parker Products to triple its production facilities

Parker Products has broken ground for its new 90,000 square foot facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

‘A call to arms’: Infant nutrition cereals failing to meet standards in low income countries

An analysis of more than 100 locally-manufactured premixed infant cereals from low and middle income countries, including Indonesia, China and Nepal, has revealed widespread variation in nutritional content, sparking concerns...

Neogen launches test for ochratoxin

Neogen Corporation has developed a test for ochratoxin that uses a water-based extraction solvent.

France meat and dairy ‘country of origin labeling’ trial comes into force

France rolls out its two-year trial for mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for meat and dairy in prepared foods, this month.

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