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special edition - healthy snacking

Bars of gold: Veggie inclusions to maintain growth in healthy snack bars?

With sales of healthy snack bars booming in the US, industry experts predict vegetables and savory flavors could become key weapons in maintaining growth.

Adams Foods takes on Ornua name

UK-based Adams Foods and Adams Food Ingredients have changed their names to reflect their parent company, Ornua.  

PouchPop re-launched after design fault

Performance Packaging has redesigned and relaunched PouchPop after a design fault led to the packaging material splitting at the curve of the feeding straw.

Mitsubishi Electric opens Factory Automation centres in Italy and South Africa

Mitsubishi Electric Europe has opened a Factory Automation (FA) centre in Italy and an FA satellite centre in South Africa, to provide automation product services to Southern Europe and Africa,...

special edition - healthy snacking

Sprouted grain snack opportunities: flavor, free-from and Europe

They are still niche – and not cheap to work with – but sprouted grains are set to continue to grow in importance to the snacks industry.

special edition - healthy snacking

Crowdfunding bid to drive development of 'entirely new' functional snacks

Carritech Research has launched a crowdfunding campaign to expand commercial development and licensing of its Coldbake process, which enables snacks and biscuits to be produced at lower temperatures than traditional...

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barkTHINS builds 'chocolate snacking' category with peanut & sea salt addition

barkTHINS plans to continue pioneering the snacking chocolate category by launching its latest variant: dark chocolate peanut with sea salt.

Aldi and Happy Shopper snacks recalled over production hygiene fears

A raft of baked and snacking products sold by businesses including retailer Aldi and wholesaler Booker in the UK have been recalled over fears they were produced in unhygienic conditions.

Hot on the heels of Campbell Soup Company non-BPA liners for cans

‘Significant progression’ as Del Monte Foods converts to non-BPA packaging

Hot on the heels of Campbell Soup Company’s announcement that it is switching to BPA-free lined cans by 2017, Del Monte Foods, has revealed this week it is converting to...

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods rejects third approach by McCormick

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has rejected a third takeover bid by McCormick & Company but has said it is prepared to have talks with the US flavors business....

News in brief

Bandesur and AIMPLAS to develop microwave resistant foamed packages

AIMPLAS, Plastics Technology Centre and Spanish company Bandesur have joined forces to develop a polypropylene (PP) tray resistant to microwave heating and a biodegradable and compostable foamed polylactic acid or...

Campbell Soup Company BPA Reaction

‘It should not come as a surprise consumer activists are growing impatient with brands’

Comments have been flooding in from consumer groups and industry associations following the announcement that Campbell Soup Company will switch to BPA-free lined cans by 2017.

This week Down Under

Ancient genes analysed to protect modern wheat

Scientists in Queensland have been undertaking research into ancient wheats in a bid to ensure the crop’s future.

Inaugural meeting of micronutrients and health group

UK MP to lobby for folic acid action

A UK member of parliament (MP) will lobby for folic acid strategies including supplementation and/or fortification of flour following the inaugural meeting of a parliamentary group on micronutrients and health....

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Think Jerky targets $1m first-year sales from flavors developed by celeb chefs

Chicago-based startup Think Jerky has set its sights on generating $1m in revenue in its first year on the market.

Corbion Caravan unveils preservative-free pre-soaked ancient grains

Bakery industry supplier Corbion Caravan has reformulated its pre-soaked grain lines to make them preservative free.

special edition: healthy snacking

Insects, wholegrains and air-popping to shape future snack innovations, writes ESA chief

European Snacks Association director general Sebastian Emig discusses innovation drivers in Europe's snacks market.

PepsiCo takes Quaker into breakfast snack bars market

PepsiCo has extended its Quaker brand snacks bars into the US breakfast market with Quaker Breakfast Flats.

‘The transition has taken longer than anticipated’

Campbell Soup Company to switch to non-BPA lined cans in 2017

Campbell Soup Company has announced it will move to cans which do not use Bisphenol A (BPA) linings by the middle of 2017.

Agr International: ‘Southern Asia is one of the fastest growing packaging markets’

Agr International, which develops and manufactures laboratory and on-line testing/quality control devices for containers and similar products, has opened a Service Center in Bangkok, Thailand.   

INNOVATION ROUND-UP MARCH 2016

New Product Round-up March 2016: Popchips Ridges, Mondelēz Good Thins and Vogel's gluten-free buns

BakeryandSnacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our eye in March.

Expo West 2016

Wilde Snacks helps trailblaze nascent meat bar category with baking innovation

Wilde Snacks’ entrance into the nascent meat bar segment promises to “turn the category upside down” with a revolutionary baking process that offers a healthier finished product and potential for...

KRAVE Jerky general manager: We could be a $500m brand

KRAVE – the upmarket jerky brand that helped to spearhead a renaissance at the premium end of the meat snacking category – could be a $500m brand “very quickly”, claims...

News in brief

Ardagh invests in Dutch warehouse

Ardagh Group has invested €2.4m in a warehouse at its Deventer production facility in the Netherlands.

Special edition: Protein perspectives

Whistle stop tour: Protein global

Western Europeans are numero uno when it comes to per-capita protein consumption; bread is surprisingly the most popular protein medium; and protein has well and truly invaded the healthy snacking category....

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