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Portable and adventurous: Snyder’s-Lance on what’s next in snacks

Snacking is becoming more of a lifestyle than simply a between-meal indulgence for time-strapped US consumers, which means more opportunity to innovate in flavor, nutrition and delivery formats for snack...

Dispatches from IFT 2014

Gluten-free: A ‘perfect storm’ fueled by food skepticism and fad diets

Processed food skepticism and fad dieting played a big part in the gluten-free boom, says the research director of Packaged Facts.

Can a $40m cost-cutting program bolster General Mills?

Amid “disappointing” fiscal 2014 results, General Mills has kick-started a cost-cutting plan to boost efficiency and support growth – a move that can’t be faulted but isn’t necessarily a ticket...

Brands should eye up children’s gluten-free: Mintel

The market for gluten-free children’s food will be a big area for growth, predicts market research firm Mintel – but mainstream brands are yet to capitalize on the opportunity. 

Special edition: Oils & fats

Bakers on trans fat crackdown: 'There are uses of PHOs that FDA wasn't aware of'

On the face of it, the FDA’s proposal to revoke the GRAS status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) - the source of most of the ‘artificial’ trans fats in the US food...

It's a piece of cake! Lees and Tunnock’s enjoy tax rebate after snowball ruling

Scottish confectioners Lees  of Scotland and Tunnock’s will receive windfall tax rebates after the firms’ snowball products were ruled to be tax exempt cakes by a UK court.

'Land grabbing' could help feed at least 300 million people, study suggests

Crops grown on "land-grabbed" areas in developing countries have the potential to feed an extra 100 million people worldwide, new research has suggested.

Stora Enso postpones Renewable Packaging Division start date

Stora Enso is postponing the reorganisation of its Renewable Packaging Division after CEO Jouko Karvinen announced he will leave the company.

News in brief

AAK completes acquisition of CSM Benelux

AAK has announced that the agreement to acquire the oils and fats business of CSM Benelux NV will be executed on July 1st 2014.

All aboard the Bürkert bus!

For the first time in the UK and Ireland, Bürkert has set off on a four week roadshow to show manufacturers its latest technologies.

Can-do attitude: Recycling of steel food containers on the rise

Steel recycling rates in North America have rocketed from 15% in 1988 to 71% in 2012, according to Crown.

Dispatches from IFT 2014

DSM: Nutrition Facts Panel overhaul could discourage fortification

Proposals to shift focus to vitamin D, calcium, iron and potassium on the US FDA’s Nutrition Facts Panel make sense, but could remove incentives to fortify with other essential micronutrients,...

News in brief

Cereal manufacturer faces $40k fine for worker safety violations

California Cereal Products has been cited for nine serious safety and health violations and hit with a $40,600 penalty.

News in brief

FPD Twitter reaches 5,000 followers

FoodProductionDaily has surpassed 5,000 followers on Twitter .

Top five flexible packaging trends

A leader from packaging provider Zip-Pak has offered his views on what trends are driving the flexible field.

Insights from IFT 2014

Is your product ready for nutrition label changes?

Food and beverage manufacturers are holding their collective breath in anticipation of the proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel put forth by the Food and Drug Administration and likely...

Special edition: Sustainable packaging

Biobased materials gets R&D boost in the Netherlands

Between €3m and €6m will be available for research and development into biobased performance materials (BPM) in the Netherlands over the next four years.

Special edition: Sustainable packaging

TerraCycle’s packaging sustainability drive lands a starring role on TV

The company’s efforts to boost packaging recycling rates, and increase packaging and manufacturing sustainability, will be the center of a program on the Pivot network.

Special edition: Sustainable packaging

CPI: ‘Get the focus right. It’s not just about packaging’

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) is calling on manufacturers to look at the whole picture of sustainability, right through the supply chain, rather than just focusing on the end...

Special edition: Sustainable packaging

Innovia Films sees demand for biolaminate packaging rise

Innovia Films is seeing a rise in demand for biolaminate packaging after successful partnerships with QV Foods, Bio4Pack and Caturra Coffee.

Analyst: Algae offers excellent opportunities for salt replacement in bread

Algae could be a valuable replacement to salt in bread but price and negative perception issues must be overcome, according to Pinar Hosafci, Euromonitor International food analyst.

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Bürkert is ‘Apple-ising’ its technology to stay ahead of the game

Bürkert has developed an efficient device integration platform (EDIP) with a common user interface (büS) and digital communication, in an attempt to ‘Apple-ise’ its technology.

Antioxidant gets FDA thumbs up for food packaging

Addivant’s WESTON 705 liquid antioxidant has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for food contact applications.

Bowl me over: MWV launches brandable ready-meal packaging

SmartFare, a package geared toward chilled ready meals, is designed to offer producers a sturdy, sustainable packaging with shelf appeal.

Picking through ideas with Saatchi & Saatchi X on shopper behavior: Part III

Saatchi & Saatchi X: Shopper marketing must marry hard data with human perspective

Successful shopper marketing campaigns must be developed using a breadth of knowledge from data and depth from a human perspective, says the VP of shopper psychology at Saatchi & Saatchi...

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