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Corn yields up, price remains uncertain

Corn yields are expected to rise again, seeing record highs in many Midwestern states, for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Kapstone Paper & Packaging workers strike over ‘unjust federal labor laws’

KapStone Paper & Packaging has confirmed workers from AWPPW Local 153 (the Association of Western Pulp & Paper Workers) have gone on strike, effective yesterday (August 27).

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Broken light bulb prompts Bimbo Bakeries USA recall

Bimbo Bakeries USA is recalling six brands of bread products after a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries means they could be contaminated with fragments of glass.

Top 10 F&B Pro Carton ECMA Award finalists 2015

The finalists have been announced for the 19th Pro Carton ECMA Awards 2015. FoodProductionDaily has rounded up the Top 10 designs it has its eye on for the final. The...

Flavor Trends

Fine-tuning flavors could help Moose Munch & The Popcorn Factory boost sales

Gourmet food and gift company Harry & David has an ambitious goal to make its iconic and decadent Moose Munch popcorn line a $100 million brand within the next two...

Top 10 US (mid-sized metros) Food Processing employers

Fresno, CA is the food processing king, followed by Omaha-Council Bluffs and Lancaster, York, according to a Top 10 list of mid-sized US Food Processing employers, compiled by Business Facilities,...

Grains account for just 15% of American diet, report finds

Grains account for just 15% of the modern American diet, according to a recent report from the Grain Food Foundation (GFF).

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Bako bakery acquisition boosts turnover to £103M

Bako North Western’s (BNW’s) turnover will rise to over £100M and its staff to 330, following the acquisition of sister company Bako Northern and Scotland (BNS) for an undisclosed amount....

Lotte Confectionery found guilty of copying Japanese packaging design

Lotte Confectionery, part of Lotte Group, South Korea, has allegedly been found guilty of copying a Japanese snack maker's package design, according to a hearing at Seoul Central District Court.

UK popcorn sales booming, Key Note snack report finds

UK consumers are increasingly choosing popcorn over potato chips for the improved nutritional value, according to a report from Key Note.

Cereal’s ‘Great Depression’ erodes the center aisles, Euromonitor analyst says

Changing the consumer mindset is essential to bringing shoppers back into the center aisles, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

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Could it be you? BakeryandSnacks seeks new editor

BakeryandSnacks, the leading global trade publication for manufacturers in the bakery, snacks and cereal is seeking a new editor to take it to the next level.

Nebraska Beef pays $200k penalty for unfair employment practices

The US Department of Justice has reached a $200k settlement with Nebraska Beef, meat processing and packaging company, based in Omaha, Nebraska, for unfair employment practices. 

Neogen modifies Ochratoxin test after feedback

Neogen has developed a quantitative test for Ochratoxin in response to customer feedback to modify its existing system.

Co-authors include Nestle, Coca-Cola, Tetra Pak

ILSI Europe launches guidance on best practices on the risk assessment of NIAS in food contact materials

A clear description of what NIAS (Non Intentionally Added Substances) are and how the risk assessment should be performed for the many different types of NIAS that exist is missing,...

‘Manufacturers are switching from hard wired to quick disconnect systems to reduce downtime’

More companies are switching from traditional hard wired systems which are labor intensive, to a quick disconnect design to reduce downtime when cables or connectors need to be replaced, according...

Ardent Mills announces intent to buy Canada flour milling plant from Mondelēz

Denver-based Ardent Mills has announced it's intention to purchase a flour-milling plant in Ontario, Canada, from Mondelēz Canada.

Bread dips on health concerns but pastries and cakes offer silver lining, Euromonitor analyst says

Bread has seen a drop in popularity across developed countries due to health concerns, but pastries and cakes offer manufacturers a silver lining, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

Organic bread may be difficult for Flowers to popularize, says analyst

A Euromonitor analyst has questioned Flowers Food’s recent acquisition of Dave’s Killer Bread as the organic bread market has limited potential in the packaged bread industry.

Evolva introduces fermentation-derived nootkatone

Swiss biotechnology firm Evolva has introduced its nootkatone citrus flavour and fragrance ingredient – made from fermentation rather than traditional extraction from grapefruit skin.

Judge stays Gen Mills trans fat lawsuit, but FDA has left firms exposed to civil litigation, argue attorneys

In a ruling that will be read with interest by food manufacturers worried about being sued for using partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), a judge in California has stayed a PHO-related...

News in brief

SPI to launch MRO Expo

The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) is launching MRO Expo, (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations products and services) next year.

FDA calls out Frito-Lay for possible safety breaches in Tennessee

The US Food and Drug Administration has censured Frito-Lay for a leaky roof, dirty facility and possible cross contamination of manufactured food at a Tennessee snack food facility.

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TricorBraun Packaging Consultant awarded IoPP Lifetime CPP Certification

IoPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals) has recognized TricorBraun Package Consultant Terri Sheppard with the Lifetime CPP (Certified Packaging Professional) Certification.

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