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Video: Snacking can be a force for good, says Campden BRI nutrition specialist

Food developers, manufacturers and ingredients suppliers gathered in Birmingham, UK, last month for a seminar on tackling production challenges in the snack industry.

Change of tack: Bimbo switches focus from restructuring to efficiency gains

Grupo Bimbo says it now has a major opportunity to boost the efficiency and productivity of its US and Canada business after concluding restructuring work.

Boulder Brands lines drive 13% surge in Pinnacle Foods Q1 sales

Boulder Brands has added more than $100m to net sales of Pinnacle Foods in its first ten weeks as part of the business.

TTIP – a nail in the coffin for EU food producers?

The big winners of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal will be the corporate food giants and US factory farms with European producers set to lose the most, according...

Treofan sees rise in specialty film for biscuits and chocolate packaging

BOPP film specialist Treofan has seen a rise in specialty film for biscuits and chocolate packaging, as it announces its Q1, 2016 results.

Addition of peanut flour to some Kellogg’s snacks “outrages” consumers, prompts petition

Kellogg’s efforts to appease consumers who asked it not to add peanut flour to several previously allergy-safe snacks has backfired on the manufacturer – further aggravating parents of children who...

Almost one fifth of children are over tolerable levels for potential carcinogen 3-MCPD

Almost one fifth of young children exceed the tolerable daily intake for potential carcinogen 3-MCPD, says the Dutch food safety authority, as EFSA prepares to release an assessment on the...

Cheap food or no pesticides: Consumers can’t have it both ways, says ECPA

The European Crop Protection Association has said Europeans don’t understand the harsh realities of food production or appreciate the potential magnitude of the world’s food supply problem - pesticides are important in...

Danish fat tax had a ‘small but positive impact’ on the nation’s health

Denmark’s short-lived tax on saturated fat had a small but positive impact on the nation’s health, cutting consumption of total fat and boosting vegetable and fibre intake – although it also...

This week Down Under

Kiwi bread study gives rise to healthier staple food

Bread design could be substantially improved to better protect heart health, according to new research from New Zealand.

Olive-sourced hydroxytyrosol effective in biscuits: Study

Olive oil phenol hydroxytyrosol has been shown to be highly bioavailable and to lower oxidised LDL (low density lipoprotein) levels when incorporated into biscuits, suggesting functional food applications could be on...

Brand growth and currency drive 21% hike in Grupo Bimbo North America sales

Increased marketing investment and more effective promotional activity has helped drive a 21% year-on-year hike in net sales of Grupo Bimbo’s North American business.

Alpha Baking moves into sweet goods with ConAgra bakeries acquisition

S Rosen’s brand owner Alpha Baking Co is extending into sweet goods with the acquisition of two US bakeries from ConAgra Foods.

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Video: Nim's brings its fruit-drying technology to vegetable snacks

Snacks supplier Nim’s Fruit Crisps unveiled its first range of vegetable crisps at the Food & Drink Expo in the UK last week – and took the show’s award for...

Lactic acid bacteria boosts bread shelf life by as much as four days, finds study

Certain strains of lactic acid bacteria can increase the shelf life of bread by up to four days, according to a recent study.

Our stool frequency claim may not be sexy – but it adds credibility to empty slogans: BENEO

A survey of over 1,000 consumers in the UK and Spain has helped German ingredients giant BENEO join the dots between its EFSA-approved stool frequency health claim on paper and...

3D Food Printing Conference 2016

byFlow to create ‘art on a plate’ desserts as it prepares for world tour

Dutch 3D printer manufacturer byFlow has created a portable 3D printer that prints desserts.

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Video: How Crete's dakos bread caught attention of Ottolenghi and retailers

BakeryandSnacks readers could be forgiven for not knowing what dakos is.

FOOD & DRINK EXPO

Graze.com moves into bagged sharing snacks with new range

Snacks subscription service Graze.com has extended into the bagged snacks market with six products launching in stores next month.

What happened when US consumers had chance to transform Lays chips line-up?

A high-profile marketing push announced by PepsiCo in January gave US shoppers the chance to reshape the Lays potato chip line-up – and they have voted to keep it as...

Raw foods on the rise as clean-label consumers crave more

From snack bars to spreads, chocolate to cheese, the trend for raw ingredients in processed foods is spreading across Europe, says Mintel, as consumer attention goes beyond the ingredient list...

Soapbox

Bugs: A strange case of amnesia

Please don’t get me wrong, I am not a fervent entomophagist; I am just passionate about edible insects as a new food industry. 

Breakfast cereal firms set to diversify as US market declines, say analysts

Cereal manufacturers will continue to diversify through acquisitions and by switching resources to other parts of the breakfast market, according to analysts Lux Research.

Sweets & Snacks Expo

LiveSmart Bar to introduce new protein and kids bar lines across US

Born out of Motor City, Detroit, LiveSmart Bars is set to steer two new bar lines - the Simply Smart Bar and Smart Kids - across the US.

Dutch industry-backed nutrition label ticked off with mounting criticism

The industry group behind the Dutch healthy eating label, known as the tick, has come under fire from a consumer watchdog which says it is confusing, biased and should be...

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