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BakeryandSnacks at Vitafoods with live debate on natural v additives

BakeryandSnacks will be at Vitafoods next week to host a live debate digging into use of ‘natural’ ingredients versus additives in the development of healthy bakery.

Frito-Lay fires up brand engagement with Doritos Jacked flavor experiment

Frito-Lay’s Doritos Jacked ‘bold flavor experiment’ asking consumers to vote on mystery flavors will create buzz and drive brand engagement, the snack titan says.

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Sumitomo: Europe should wake up to energy savings

Electric injection moulding machines can combat rising energy costs for packaging manufacturers, but Europe lags behind countries such as Japan, according to Sumitomo (SHI) Demag. 

‘Underutilized’ cereal bran holds bread fiber promise: Study

Cereal bran is underutilized as a functional food ingredient but can enrich the fiber content of bread providing the antinutrient components are reduced, researchers say.

Kellogg on pending Memphis litigation: We want to settle

Kellogg hopes to settle the Memphis lockout dispute with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers (BCTGM) union ahead of litigation.

People on the move April 2014

Industry movers April 2014: Merck Millipore, Multisorb and more

Who made it into April's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena? Merck Millipore, WRAP Cymru, Multisorb and Performance Packaging feature in April's gallery....

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Japan finally gives green light to sales of sunflower lecithin

Cargill has obtained approval for the use of sunflower lecithin in Japan, which until now had been the only country in the world where the additive had not previously been...

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UPM Raflatac in labelstock restructure

UPM Raflatac will axe 122 jobs in Finland and Spain by restructuring its Poland operations and opening a coating line in 2015.

Hormel applauded for corporate citizenship

Consumer packaged foods giant Hormel has been named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, in recognition of its sustainability, social, and philanthropic efforts.

Packaging design inspiration gallery: JERKY

With consumers demanding more high-protein foods and convenient snacks, the number of meat jerky products is on the rise. Here are some jerky packages designed to stand out in the...

Ultrasonic pouch sealers earn CE mark

FPA Series ultrasonic pouch sealers, produced by Rinco, have secured the CE mark, signifying compliance with EU safety, health, and environmental requirements.

Meredian and Tate & Lyle in PHA pilot project

Meredian biopolymer manufacturer and Tate & Lyle have completed a successful pilot of production of Meredian’s PHA formulation process.

NatureBox on subscription snacks: ‘We can go where health food stores can’t’

Amid a spate of direct-to-consumer subscription snack launches, the founders of NatureBox say the power of their model lies in keeping all products under the NatureBox brand and the company’s...

FBS Prestige CEO: Middle East has booming bakery demand

Non-stick coating bakeware specialist FBS Prestige has seen phenomenal demand from the Middle East as the country’s bakery sector evolves, its CEO and chairman says.

Key Insights from Food Vision

Innovation success recipe: Respect consumers and draw inspiration from the unknown

Understanding consumer expectations and respecting these, combined with a boldness to draw inspiration from new areas is the perfect mix for successful innovation, say experts.

Turkey is ripe for innovative salt reduction, says Leatherhead

Turkey lags behind Western Europe when it comes to salt reduction, but has an openness that makes it ripe for bakers to introduce innovative technologies, according to Leatherhead Food Research.

Reduction potential: Salt and sugar have synergistic effects on extruded snacks

Salt and sugar may have synergistic effects on the texture and quality of extruded snack products, and there is potential to reduce both without negative effects, according to new research.

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Cracker Jack’D develops energy trail mixes

Frito-Lay’s Cracker Jack’D brand has developed two high energy, granola-based snacks for its trail mix line.

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BJK Flexible Packaging wins Tyson Foods award

BJK Flexible Packaging is one of six suppliers that has been recognised by Tyson Foods as part of its Supplier of the Year awards this month.

BCTGM: Human rights risk assessment could have prevented Kellogg Memphis lockout

The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) has called on Kellogg shareholders to conduct a human rights risk assessment of the business; claiming Kellogg was in...

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CNP, Team Sky team up to offer Tour de France nutrition 'to everyone'

British sports nutrition specialist CNP has teamed up with reigning Tour de France champion Team Sky to develop a range of high-protein breakfast products.

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Hain Celestial buys Rudi's Organic Bakery in $61.3m deal

Organic and natural products giant Hain Celestial has acquired Rudi's Organic Bakery from Charterhouse Equity Partners in a $61.3m deal. 

Food summit confronts sustainability challenges

The Sustainable Foods Summit brought Cargill, Unilever, Mondelez, Walmart, and other significant stakeholders to hammer out sustainability concerns.

EU-backed metabolic syndrome project has health claim wins in sight

Nick Henson is the Reading-based associate director at the International Food Network (IFN), a key player in the EU’s new multi-million euro, multi-partner Metabolic Syndrome-battling project, PATHWAY-27 , that has health claim victories...

Key Insights from Food Vision

Insect economics: Insect production could utilise global food waste to produce nutritionally better protein

The huge amounts of food and agricultural produce that end up as waste could be used to feed insects and produce high-quality animal protein that is better for environment, according...

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