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Healthy snackers driving growth in US cracker market

As Americans continue to trade traditional meals for smaller eating occasions throughout the day, the $7 billion market for US crackers (as of 2013) is benefiting from this shift in...

DeutscheBack extends gluten-free choice with rice bread sourdough mix

A gluten-free ready mix using non-wheat sourdough ensures better taste and color in rice breads, says DeutscheBack.

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BakeryandSnacks attends Snaxpo 2014

  BakeryandSnacks will be at Snaxpo 2014 in Dallas, Texas next week to bring you all the latest news and trend insight from some key market leaders.

Top PepsiCo exec slams Peltz for selective ‘financial engineering’

PepsiCo has hit out at activist investor Nelson Peltz for continuing to press for a split between its beverage and snack arms, and says his use of data is ‘selective,...

EU can impose fine of up to 1% of annual worldwide turnover

Ahlstrom and Munksjö refute EU Commission claims

Ahlstrom and Munksjö have received a Statement of Objections from the European Commission for providing misleading information in a merger case.

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Adept lets their robots do the talking

Adept Technology will host two New Product and Technology Demo Days at its Application and Demo Center in Amherst, New Hampshire, on March 5 and March 6.

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Frutarom introduces tea-based extract to extend shelf life

Frutarom Savory Solutions has added a new plant extract to its Origanox range for extending the shelf life of fried foods, extruded snacks and baked goods.

Who is the gluten-free consumer? Find out at the FoodNavigator-USA Forum: Gluten-free in Perspective

Are consumers who say they’re avoiding gluten really just avoiding wheat? Can we trust survey data about the number of people following ‘gluten-free diets’? Are market researchers' (wildly differing) estimates...

Sat fat linked to increased levels of dangerous abdominal fat

The fat composition of food not only influences cholesterol levels and the risk of cardiovascular disease but also governs where the fat will be stored in the body, say researchers.

How nutritious are gluten-free foods?

One of the main drivers of the gluten-free market is a desire for healthier diets and better nutrition – as opposed to medical need – but how healthy is the...

Developing nations drive $139bn demand for food containers

Emerging economies will drive food containers sales to $139bn by 2017, according to research firm Freedonia.

Exotic snack flavor innovation must go beyond heat, says Snyder’s Lance

The American palate is more welcoming of exotic, ethnic flavors but snack innovation must go beyond just hot and spicy, says Snyder’s-Lance innovation head.

Special Edition: Gluten-free

Riches in niches? The retail future of gluten-free

Should manufacturers look to move gluten-free products into the retail mainstream or does the segment’s future lie in its niche positioning?

Special Edition: Gluten-free

Could oats be the next gluten-free star?

Oats, when the supply chain ensures no cross-contamination, are a gluten-free cereal grain. So why haven’t we seen a flurry of oat-based gluten-free options in the global bakery sector? Are...

PopChips agrees $2.4m ‘all-natural’ lawsuit settlement; settlements also likely in Kashi and Bear Naked cases

Snack maker PopChips looks set to become the latest firm to stop using the term ‘all-natural’ to describe its products after agreeing to settle a lawsuit alleging it misled consumers...

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

Leading food and drink makers including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola have made good progress in the year since Oxfam released its first Behind the Brands sustainability scorecard – and only...

Food and drink marketing to kids under spotlight

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is reviewing online food and drink marketing, especially to children, amid concerns about the rising incidence of obesity among young people. ...

Indulgence Patisserie’s £2.5M plant to add up to 30 jobs

Desserts business Indulgence Patisserie aims to create 25–30 jobs in the next three years after completing a new factory next to its existing Colchester facility.

Convenience trend hurts both cereal and baked breakfast goods: Analyst

The US trend of skipping breakfast or eating it on the go hurts both cereal and packaged breakfast baked goods, according to an analyst behind a Packaged Facts report. 

WHO decries ‘deadly’ promotion of cheap, convenient food

Being overweight risks becoming the norm in Europe, says a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which blames widespread promotion of unhealthy foods and inactivity.

Which profession is the worst offender for snacking ‘al desko’?

A third of all snacking takes place at our desks and marketing professionals top the unhealthy table, with lawyers at the bottom, according to UK research from yogurt brand Fruyo....

Let's Move! Food policy expert hails 'sensational' announcements on school meals, junk food marketing to kids

Under new rules unveiled this morning and hailed by one food policy expert as "sensational", schools with 40% or more children eligible for free meals will be able to serve free breakfasts and free lunches...

Allergen-friendly snacks crunch into smart packaging

Zego, a manufacturer of allergen-friendly snack bars, has launched wrappers and boxes with QR codes enabling consumers to keep tabs on allergen products.

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Fruit pouch snack maker opens second US plant

Materne North America, the makers of GoGo squeeZ Applesauce, will reportedly invest $85m in a food processing plant in Nampa, Idaho, creating 230 jobs.

AGE related dementia: Cooked foods and meats linked to Alzheimer's risk

Foods that are rich in advanced glycation end products (AGEs) from high cooking temperatures - including fried and cooked meats - may increase the risk of developing dementia, according to...

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