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Dispatches: Campden BRI Snacks Technology Conference

Nutrition promise via extrusion ‘potentially huge’, says food technologist

Extrusion can be used to break down raw materials to extract functional compounds for use in final snack products, suggests a food technologist.

Mars appeals to health-conscious consumer with goodnessknows national launch

The inclusion of dried fruit in Mars Chocolate North America’s goodnessknows snack squares helps deliver the sweetness consumers seek from confections, while also helping the candy-giant deliver on its commitment...

Young adults may need targeting to increase whole grain intake

Teenagers and younger adults in the UK are falling far short of international targets for whole grain consumption – with 15% of teenagers consuming no whole grain foods at all,...

Flowers Foods eyes M&A to expand beyond white bread

Flowers Foods will expand business further beyond soft white bread to align with changing consumer preferences and growth opportunities, its CEO says.

O. Kleiner: PacXpert as replacement for rigid packaging

PacXpert from Dow Packaging enables the transition from larger traditional rigid containers to flexible packaging with potential cost-cutting benefits, according to a licensee of the technology.

Post-consumer PET recycling processes evaluated

A panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has backed two processes used to recycle post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into food contact materials.

Kids’ fruit snacks criticised for high sugar content

Many fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than confectionery – but could be misconstrued as ‘healthy’ because of their association with real fruit, according to pressure group Action...

Tomra installs cold room to test sorting equipment

Tomra Sorting Solutions has installed a cold room in its test and demonstration center in Belgium.

Big baking: The trends, challenges and opportunities

Where are the opportunities for bakers in retail? How important will grain research be for the future? And what kind of policy hurdles are industry truly up against?

C-store, club or grocery? Bakers need to decide where to play, says retail expert

Bakers must adapt products and merchandizing according to target retail channels because shopper behavior is very different in each, says a retail expert.

Reveals first unit sold to a EU processor to produce PET sealed containers

GN sees opportunity in form/cut/stack thermoforming market

GN Thermoforming Equipment has entered the form/cut/stack thermoforming market and revealed it has sold its first unit to a European processor for production of PET sealed containers.

SUN Automation: 'We are experiencing change in EU corrugated industry'

SUN Automation has installed its AccuPrint chambered ink system in Italy and the UK building on US-based fits.

Cooperate with competitors to remove reformulation risk, say experts

Food companies need to come together and form 'ethical cartels' for successful reformulation, according to three food industry experts.

Grains research ‘imperative’ for bakers, says Grain Foods Foundation

Nutritional research on grains is imperative because it will help overturn misperceptions among consumers, says the executive director of the Grain Foods Foundation (GFF).

News in brief

PET preform production boosted by APPE

APPE has invested £10m in its UK preform manufacturing plant due to ‘market confidence’ in the firm.

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Rigid Containers to start up corrugator by July

Rigid Containers will start up a 1.8m corrugator in the next few months to increase service levels to a growing customer base.

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Mekitec bakes up x-ray imaging machine for growing company

Mekitec has helped an expanding US-based bakery deal with increased demand.

Mettler-Toledo targets efficiency with OEE reporting enhancement

Mettler-Toledo Safeline Metal Detection has developed an Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) reporting enhancement to optimize metal detector performance.

EU Council change to create ‘perfect storm’ for snacks, says ESA

Snack makers are gearing up for renewed nutrition focus in the EU when the Netherlands takes presidency of the Council in 2016, says the director-general of the European Snacks Association (ESA).

Premium promise: Indian bread market to hit $0.81bn by 2020

Sliced white bread remains king in India but there is huge promise in premium as consumers become more experimental and health conscious, says a ValueNotes analyst.

News in brief

Anchor rides the packaging ‘wave’

Anchor Packaging has launched a line of containers with reduced petroleum-based materials.  

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2015

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

Start-ups have faced tough times along with the rest of the European food industry in recent years as a tight economy and ever tighter regulations have bitten deep.

dispatches from IpackIma 2015, Milan

Pizza, Pasta and Packaging: Ipack-Ima 2015

FoodProductionDaily travelled to Milan to see the latest processing and packaging news from the Italian market at IPACK-IMA, Meat-Tech, Fruit Innovation, Dairytech, Converflex and Intralogistica Italia. We also went armed with...

Egg supplies decreasing at ‘alarming rate’ due to avian flu, warn bakers

Bakers and other big users of eggs could face major supply shortages if the government does not act quickly to allow temporary imports from more egg-producing countries, claims the American...

New data reveals winners in the US snacks aisle: RTE popcorn, bean chips & dried meat snacks

Potato chips, tortilla chips and cheese snacks are performing strongly in the US retail market, despite growing demand for healthier snacking options. However, the big winners in the snacks aisle...

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