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Grupo Bimbo will power most of its Mexican operations with renewable wind energy generated from a new farm in the south of Mexico.
The Kellogg Company has committed a cash and food donation of $500,000 to relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
Clear plastic clamshell packaging won the consumer vote in a recent eye tracking survey conducted for materials manufacturer Klockner Pentaplast, results of which it revealed at Pack Expo 2012 in...
Sky-high wheat prices will deter use of the grain for feed and thus secure supplies for bakery and snack manufacturers in the long-run, according to an analyst.
Bosch Packaging Technology is slashing waste and boosting shelf life with the introduction of a new flow wrapper at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago.
Greenpeace has published a scorecard rating palm oil producers’ sustainability efforts, in order to provide food and other consumer goods companies with better information about how their palm oil is...
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has urged people to take immediate steps to ensure their food is kept safe as Hurricane Sandy approaches....
Nutrition and energy bars head up the soaring $6bn US snack bar market, according to a new report.
A novel baking process using a climate chamber that produces mist can now be used on an industrial scale to half energy savings in the fermentation process compared to conventional...
PTI Inspection Systems is displaying a range of packaging solutions, including packaging machinery and testing systems, at trade show Pack Expo in Chicago.
Pound volumes of bread & rolls, ready-to eat breakfast cereals and wheat-based cereal bars have plummeted in the past five years in the US food, drug and mass channel as...
Flowers Foods has expanded its bakery empire with the acquisition of certain Sara Lee and Earthgrains assets and trademarks in California and Oklahoma City from Grupo Bimbo subsidiary BBU, Inc,...
PepsiCo has revamped its Quaker Quakes snacks with a new name and new look.
IOI Loders Croklaan has opened a new oils and fats refinery in Wormerveer in the Netherlands, with a particular focus on sustainably sourced oils.
US bakers are keen to source wheat locally but consistent high quality and supply would need to be guaranteed, a study finds.
High raw material prices and costly integration of Sara Lee operations led to a sharp net profit slump for Mexican bread titan Grupo Bimbo in the third quarter (Q3).
Cereal firms with products targeted at children have invested in sodium and sugar reductions and nutrient fortification in balance, according to the vice president of the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising...
CSM’s soon-to-be axed bakery supplies business shined in the third quarter alongside a ‘satisfactory’ performance of the future bio-based business, its CEO said.
Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands says it hopes it will be able to exit Chapter 11 in a few months, but has warned employees in the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain...
Placon has expanded its range of food packaging available with up to 100% post-consumer recycled content.
Warburtons and UK grain cooperative Openfield have created two new roles to drive standards and connections throughout their joint supply chain in a volatile and challenging wheat market.
European food and drink manufacturers are making a "bold gamble" on research and development (R&D) investment in the tough economic climate, according to results from the latest IPA 2012 survey....
'Snackified' traditional foods are among the latest snack trends on show at SIAL in Paris this week, where better-for-you snacks have made a strong appearance.
Premier Foods has split its bread business and upped sales in Hovis over the last quarter, but it has a lot more work to do and distribution is the sensitive...
While “there is no doubt” that revamping school lunches will benefit children’s health, the speed with which schools are having to implement the new rules has made compliance extremely difficult...
The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) annual update report on acrylamide levels in foods does not reveal any considerable change in the presence of the possible carcinogen in foods.
Innovia Films’ NatureFlex film offers the highest moisture, gas and aroma barrier of any compostable, renewable packaging on the market, its product manager says.
Archer Daniels Midland is in talks with Australian commodity giant GrainCorp after putting forward an offer just shy of US$2.8bn (A$2.7bn) for a cash takeover.
There are clear opportunities for bakery and snack firms amid a soaring US food gifting trend but investments must focus on indulgence and personalization in these products, an analyst says.
Guar should not be relisted on India’s futures market until regulation of trading is improved, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) says.
One of the liveliest sessions at last week’s Whole Grains on Every Plate conference in San Antonio was a myth-busting presentation from Pamela Cureton, clinical research dietitian at the Center...
Epidemiological studies reveal a clear association between increased wholegrain consumption and a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, elevated blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and weight gain.
Modern consumers want the best of all worlds when it comes to bakery and chocolate products, with quality & price, local & global, tradition & innovation, and pleasures & health...
Archer Daniels Midland has snapped up a share of Australian bulk grains firm GrainCorp and has requested further discussions for a ‘potential transaction’.
Innovia Films’ regular biaxially orientated polypropylene (BOPP) film promoted better shelf-life in granola cereal than its renewable and compostable film, a study finds.
Pepsico will continue to drive penetration in premium and value snacks as the business arm stood stable amid a 5% overall profit slip for Q3, its CEO said.
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Wilmar International Limited have launched Olenex, a joint venture for the sale and marketing of refined vegetable oils and fats in Europe.
Organic snack purchases are on the rise across the US but consumers do not associate this branding with health, new research finds.
PepsiCo has joined forces with Feed The Children, Walmart and Central Union Mission to distribute food, drink and personal care products to 800 impoverished families in Washington DC.
Food and nutrition giant Nestlé has reported improved sales in its 9-month results driven by growth in emerging markets, but Q3 was a little slower than last year.
Flowers Foods and The Hershey Company have launched a new cake range under their licensed-product collaboration.
DuPont Nutrition & Health has said it would increase prices globally across its DuPont Danisco hydrocolloids range by an average of 10 to 15%, citing increases in raw material, energy...
India’s commodity regulator the Forward Markets Commission has said it plans to reintroduce guar gum onto the futures market soon.
New protein blend crisps fulfil a marketplace demand for wider variety and better priced options, Batory Foods says.
When it comes to snacking, consumers will always put indulgence over health and this puts pressure on healthy snack manufacturers, says an analyst.
PepsiCo’s investment to localize its Quaker brand in China with traditional herbal medicine fortification and texture adaptations has enabled it to thrive, an analyst says.
Adolescents are influenced by taxes, subsidies and the presence of peers when buying snacks, a study has found.
Cereal Partners Worldwide’s reformulation plan for 20 of its Nestlé breakfast cereal brands must happen gradually and unobtrusively to succeed, warns a nutrition policy specialist.
Baker Perkins has appointed Daniel Jordá as sales manager for biscuit machinery for South America and Southern Europe.
Japanese food major Morinaga who secured the sales rights for Pringles in Japan should tap into the imports trend and push original US flavours on the market, not Japanese imitations,...
Kellogg’s recent recall of two cereal products following a metal mesh contamination scare will cost the firm between $20-30m and will hit consumer trust in the short-term, an analyst says....
Guar gum could be relisted on India’s futures market if a positive committee decision is reached next week, according to the country’s commodity markets regulator.
Two Belgian confectionary majors have announced a significant joint-venture that sets out to expand their combined presence and supply-chain in Vietnam and transform them into a regional 'powerhouse'.
Puratos Group has inked a joint venture in Vietnam with Belgian chocolatier Grand-Place to seize on surging demand in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors in the country.
The UK’s leading bakery retailer Greggs has announced plans to invest $56m (£35m) in a new manufacturing facility for savory production.
The global cereal market was valued at $29.1bn for 2011 and is estimated to surge to $29.5bn for 2012. But what companies are soaking up the profits?
Smaller bakery and snack manufacturers will be forced to consolidate with stronger entities within the next six months as the eurozone crisis looks set to worsen and commodity prices remain...
A faulty manufacturing part may have caused metal mesh to be present in some Kellogg cereal products, prompting the firm to issue a voluntary recall yesterday.
The nutritional value of breakfast cereals marketed to children in Australia is disappointing, with high sugar and salt content and low fiber levels, the country’s consumer watchdog CHOICE says.
A conference aimed at highlighting and preventing deficiencies in food processing safety is being held next month.
Diamond Foods has said it will file all of its late SEC filings ‘as promptly as practicable’ following a second NASDAQ determination letter threatening delisting.
Nu-Tek Food Science has struck a partnership to bring its patented potassium-based salt replacer to Europe.
UK research institute Campden BRI says that getting the baking temperature right is almost as important as selecting the right ingredients in achieving high quality gluten-free products.
UK confectionery firm Zetar has accepted a £43m ($69m) offer to sell the firm to German food group Zertus.
Debt-ridden Premier Foods has made a 'logical' decision to split its struggling bread arm from grocery in a bid to drive business forward, an analyst says.
Chemical distributor Univar has entered into an agreement with Tate & Lyle Sugars to distribute its range of sugar-based sweeteners and texture modifiers across Europe, the company has said.
Food manufacturers are beginning to realize that buying more GreenPalm certificates now might be the only way to stimulate enough production of sustainable palm oil to make fully traceable products...
United Biscuits has dismissed rumors that former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy is heading a bid to buy its KP Snacks arm but confirmed to BakeryandSnacks.com that an eventual market sale is...
Walmart says it is confident it will reach its goal of using sustainably sourced palm oil for all of its private label products by the end of 2015, although it...
The Kellogg Company has reformulated its Special K Protein Plus cereal and pushed it as a favorable choice for consumers looking manage weight over the fall.
Bread manufacturers can make health claims on blood cholesterol with a newly developed barley bakery pre-mix from DeutscheBack.
Technology firm Bühler claims that its new Sanimix mixer improves sanitation compared to its previous machines.
Backaldrin has introduced a bread mix that combines both brown and white bread.
Twinkies maker Hostess Brands has got the green light from the bankruptcy court to force members of the union representing a big chunk of its staff to accept a deal...
Grupo Bimbo has opted to buy-back a bakery plant in Gran Canaria that had previously been sold off by Sara Lee in 2009 in a bid to drive a leadership...
Western breakfast brands don’t often work in China. They need manipulating to appeal to very different tastes, packaging and format preferences and, of course, another language.
Production of Annabel Karmel snack bars has ceased and a recall has been issued in the UK and Republic of Ireland following three consumer complaints of insect contamination.
Pressure is mounting for food manufacturers to move further into sustainable packaging and automation, according to Friedbert Klefenz, president of Bosch Packaging Technology.
Rhodia Aroma Performance has introduced a range of intense vanilla flavors that it claims allows manufacturers to differentiate products and mask off-notes.
Convenience is a hyper-trend, with quality a top priority for consumers that is shaping industry development, the WP Food sales director says.
Fruit snack manufacturers must promote planned snacking and offer multi-pack formats to survive alongside less healthy, indulgent alternatives that are fuelled by impulse buys, an analyst says.
UK firm The McCambridge Group is in exclusive talks to sell its Own Label Cake Division.
Mono Equipment hopes to cash in on a shift towards scratch bakery across in-store bakeries as it launches its bread plant into wider Europe.
UK equipment firm Reach Food Systems is looking for a global distribution partner as it moves to develop affordable ultrasonic machines.
Rondo has developed a machine for twisted dough pastries that it says is more accurate and intricate than others already on the market.
The European Commission has approved plans to harmonise the use of food flavours in the European food industry with a list of permitted flavouring substances.
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