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Gluten-free granola sticks with Velcro packaging

Gypsy Crunch has launched its line of gluten-free, artisanal granolas in flexible pouches with Velcro closures, extending product shelf life.

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Suntava secures Non-GMO Project certification for its antioxidant-packed purple corn

Suntava - the Minnesota-based firm promoting anthocyanin-packed purple-corn ingredients - has gone through the Non-GMO Project verification process to reassure customers and consumers that the corn from which they are...

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Stora Enso imminent paper mill closure

Stora Enso will permanently shut down one of its paper machines at the end of April, axing 88 staff.

60-second interview: The day job

What do you do? Tim Durance, chairman, EnWave Corporation

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Tim Durance, chairman, and Co-CEO of...

Do consumers trust your food products?

US consumers feel they don’t know enough about where their food comes from, and how it’s grown and produced—and that knowledge gap could be creating mistrust of retail food products....

Insights from IFT Wellness 2014

How should the industry tackle sugar reduction?

Attending a series of sessions on sugar reduction during the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2014 Wellness conference, a few common themes kept resurfacing: that obesity remains a big problem,...

Kellogg v BCTGM

NLRB issues complaint against Kellogg over Memphis lockout

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint over Kellogg’s Memphis plant lockout, based on federal charges brought forward by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers (BCTGM)...

Oilseeds International: Non-GMO and ‘canola factor’ drive sunflower oils

The sunflower oil market will saturate in the next five years, fueled by the step away from GMO oils and canola, says Oilseeds International.

Overweight people eat fewer pretzels…in single-serve packs

Single-serve packages may help overweight people cut food consumption, says a researcher who claims limited research has been done on its relation to pack size.

Rudolph Foods: Grow local; buy local movement driving R&D

Consumers are wiser and want to know everything about their foods from farm to table, demands that are shaping R&D, says Rudolph Foods.

People on the move March 2014

Industry movers March 2014: Covertis, O-I, tna and more

Who made it into March's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena? Covertis, O-I, tna and others feature in March's gallery.

Active packaging pad keeps food moist and cuts waste

Essentra Packaging has launched its AquaSense pad, an item of active packaging which controls the moisture content within packs. 

Food Vision 2014

Final preparations underway for Food Vision 2014

Final preparations are underway for Food Vision 2014, the event that brings together global food and drink industry leaders at Cannes in the south of France to discuss key topics...

Goya Foods bets $250m on booming bean business

Hispanic-food producer Goya Foods has bolstered its business with four additional production facilities, as part of its $250m investment in global expansion.

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

Doubling of pistachio harvest will increase nut’s use as an ingredient

Pistachios – most associated with snacking in the consumer’s mind – could be finding their way into many a food product as an ingredient over the next few years, says...

Kellogg v BCTGM

Kellogg v BCTGM: Contract wars over Memphis lockout

The BCTGM union has accused Kellogg of acting outside the law in its lockout, claiming employment terms held under a master contract can’t be negotiated, but Kellogg says the terms...

Kellogg v BCTGM

What will this Memphis contract war come to?

A labor attorney says there could be a number of reasons behind the Kellogg-BCTGM contract dispute and now that the National Labor Relations Board is involved, worse-case scenario it could...

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Simulation in packaging event is real!

A symposium about ‘Simulation in Packaging Development’ will be held by the IPI International Packaging Institute in June.


Artificial Intelligence: Baking with algorithms for 'infinite' flexibility

Baking with algorithmic software can help minimize mistakes as busy bakers work to broaden portfolios, according to developer PreciBake.

Système U replaces cans with Tetra Pak cartons

Food distributor Système U (France) will swap cans for the Tetra Pak ‘Tetra Recart’ carton, allowing it to ship almost 400 more packages per pallet. 


The snack race: Packaging feels the brunt as lead times shorten

Packaging innovation is a top demand in the snacks race with format, size and design changes expected faster than ever as lead times shorten under retail pressure.

Summit plays matchmaker for food firms

The Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit brings together the state’s food and beverage processors with retailers like Whole Foods, and raw materials suppliers.


BCTGM: Kellogg’s Memphis lockout is illegal

Kellogg’s Memphis lockout is unlawful because employment terms are covered by a master contract that cannot be negotiated ahead of expiry in 2015, says the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and...

BEMA: Flexibility and sanitation go hand-in-hand

Flexible bakery lines and equipment must always consider sanitation because these issues have converged, says the head of the Bakery, Equipment, Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) Association.

Taste for strong flavors fueling $800bn processed meat market

With consumers around the world increasingly hungry for high-protein edibles, sales of processed meats are climbing.

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