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Fall 2017 NPD: General Mills goes back to artificial, Corkers launches olive oil chips

General Mills is reintroducing its artificially colored and flavored cereal after consumers complained its natural version did not make the grade – a daring move as the trend towards clean,...

Schenck Process to expand its international footprint

Schenck Process is entering an ‘exciting new chapter’ and expanding its international footprint following an agreement with Blackstone.

Post’s move to offer the full breakfast is second largest NA food deal of the year

Post Holdings, owner of British cereal Weetabix, has agreed to buy Bob Evans Farms for $1.5bn to expand its portfolio of breakfast staples.

‘Product blending is becoming increasingly popular’ says tna as it launches VMBS for snacks and gummies

tna has launched a vibratory motion blending system (VMBS) called roflo 3 to mix multiple dry or wet products.

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BakeMark acquires Best Brands

US bakery business BakeMark has acquired Best Brands from CSM Bakery Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

Dinant’s snacks plant granted HACCP certification

Dinant’s snack plant in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, has received HACCP certification from SCS Global Services food safety auditor.

General Mills misses Q1 2018 profit as cereal sales fall

Cheerios maker General Mills reported a smaller-than-expected profit for the first quarter ended August 27, hurt by a 7% decline in sales by its US cereal operating unit.

Scientists decode cereal gene map to tackle climate change

A group of international scientists has decoded the pearl millet genome to discover how the crop survives high temperatures and drought.

Proctor East Africa targets bigger breakfast stake with million-dollar factory

Kenyan food processing company Proctor & Allan East Africa has finalised the Sh2bn ($19m) refurbishment of its factory in Limuru, with an eye of capturing a bigger slice of the...

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Stauffer’s Biscuit closes NY bakery to consolidate operations

Animal Cracker maker DF Stauffer Biscuit Co has announced it will close its New York factory at the end of the year to focus operations at the higher production facilities...

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Dorset Cereals introduces root veg to muesli

Associated British Foods-owned Dorset Cereals takes muesli to another level with the introduction of its limited edition carrot and fruit muesli.

Alexa ... what snacks category is driving the record sales for Amazon in 2017 so far?

Amazon.com’s sales of Dried Fruit Snacks are up by 75%, driving the online retailer’s Snacks & Sweets sales to $215m YTD, almost matching the $240m in total sales in the...

EU injects €1.5m into acrylamide research

Nordic scientists will investigate the link between acrylamide exposure and obesity, diabetes and fertility with a €1.5m grant from the European Research Council (ERC).  

EC: 'We will now analyse China's decision and consider appropriate steps.'

No justification for China extending potato starch duties, says Starch Europe

The European starch industry is “deeply disappointed” by the Chinese government’s decision to extend anti-subsidy duties against EU potato starch while the European Commission says it is considering appropriate steps...

Lagos Govt introduces Eko Coconut Bread to boost food security in Nigeria

The Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) has developed a bread made from coconuts in an effort to improve food security in the region.

Gluten-free green banana flour high in RS2 could cut down waste

US ingredient technology company, International Agriculture Group (IAG), has launched a clean label green banana flour that contains a high level of resistant starch to capitalize on the growing demand...

Purple chocolate ups the possibilities for healthy indulgent foods: Herza

Purple chocolate, coloured with nutrient-packed fruit and vegetable powders, can make healthy foods such as muesli more appealing or give indulgent ice cream a healthy halo, says Herza Schokolade.

Brexit update: Irish cereal exports most vulnerable, says new report

A report from Ireland’s Department of Finance reveals over 55% of the top 30 most exposed EU products to the UK are Irish, sparking concern the impact Brexit would have...

Battle of the giants: PepsiCo and Snyder’s-Lance again face off over ‘Pretzel Crisps’ trademark

Snyder’s-Lance subsidiary Princeton Vanguard and PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay have once again faced off in court over a dispute whether the phrase ‘Pretzel Crisps’ can be registered as a trademark.

Ingredion launches range of clean label tapioca flours

Food scientists at Ingredion Incorporated’s Idea Labs have developed a range of multi-functional tapioca flours, based on more than two decades of research to understand the role tapioca can play...

Bühler acquires Haas to add biscuit capabilities

The Bühler Group has acquired Austrian-based confectionery, biscuits and wafer equipment supplier Haas for an undisclosed sum.

Gluten-free trend fuels private-label pastries growth in US: Euromonitor

Strong US consumer interest in natural and gluten-free products has led to a resurgence of the bakery section - especially private-label pastries - but the growth of the frozen baked...

Bells Professional Pastry created to meet growing demand for UK pastry products

Scottish pies, cakes and pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group has established Bells Professional Pastry, a dedicated arm of the business focused pastry manufacture.

Calbee back in full swing as potato supplies recover in Japan

Japanese snack giant Calbee’s operations have returned to normal, following a potato shortage that disrupted the production of 15 its potato chip brands.

FI Asia 2017

Healthy ageing NPD in Asia: Can functional foods follow supplements’ lead?

The vast majority of new product launches targetting the main health concerns for seniors remain in the supplement space, with analysts arguing there is vast potential for the region’s food...

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