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France’s boomerang tax on flour

The unpopular ‘Taxe Farine’ has reared its head again, after being supressed last month.

Allinson’s unveils new bread loaf size designed for smaller households

The UK bakery has launched a range of 12-slice 650g bread loaves based on customer insights.

Candy and snack brands clash over hydroponics organic certification

CEOs of organic candy and snack brands, including Pure Growth Organic, iWon Organics and Torie & Howard, have voiced their opinions on whether hydroponically-grown foods should be certified as organic.

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Cracking good reads: BakeryAndSnacks 2017 special features calendar

Reporting from the coalface to bring you breaking news in the bakery and snacks sector is our game plan for 2017. Next year, we will delve into safety strategies, smart...

What will the top texture trends be in 2017?

In 2016 15% of new food products launched in Europe employed themes concerning texture combinations – often on well-established product types such as yoghurt. FoodNavigator looks at some of the...

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Roquette ready for major investment in North American pea protein

Roquette is investing in pea protein in Canada next year, as the French firm ups its game in the protein space. 

Braskem in $957m penalty over illicit bribes to Brazilian government officials

Brazilian-based petrochemical manufacturer Braskem has agreed to pay $957m to settle charges it created false books and records to conceal millions of dollars in illicit bribes to Brazilian government officials...

Mergers & acquisitions: Innovia, Linde, Duravant, Egli, Saica Group

CCL Industries (CCL) has entered into an agreement to acquire Innovia for approximately $1.13bn, expected to close Q1, 2017.

Total oil call: Petrochemical giants want food industry leftovers for biofuels

Suez and Total are calling on Europe's food industry to sell its used cooking oil for biofuel conversion, after pledging to increase the amount that is collected and recycled by 20%....

2017 salt targets in danger of failing, warns CASH

The caution was issued by the health watchdog after a survey revealed that a number of branded crumpets still contain a high sodium content.

Flowers Foods to sell Specialty Blending business, focusing on branded bakery foods

One of the largest yeast and bakery ingredient products and solutions firm in the US, AB Mauri, has reached an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Specialty Blending...

Consumers assume food must be expensive to be healthy: Study

The price of food heavily influences assumptions about nutritious quality and even effects the health issues consumers worry about, a series of experiments at Ohio State University has found

ConAgra Foods enters final plea deal for salmonella peanut butter transgression

ConAgra has entered a final plea deal in a criminal misdemeanour charge of violating the US Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Dawn Food Products recalls bakery items after salmonella alert

Albertsons and Safeway stores in the US are recalling bakery products supplied by Dawn Food Products made with Valley Milk Product's High Heat Nonfat Dry Milk Powder due to possible...

Processing could impact metabolizing energy of almonds, concludes study

Scientists suggest that both roasted and unroasted almonds provide fewer calories than previously believed.

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‘CRM is going mobile, CRM is turning social – how the F&B industry can benefit’

Food and beverage is one of the UK’s fastest moving, most dynamic industries: market trends can change rapidly, and the desires and tastes of customers can be difficult to predict....

‘Best If Used By’ should stem food wastage, recommends USDA

While product dating may assist consumers pinpoint shelf life, the plethora of descriptors used has caused confusion and led to shameful food wastage, said the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Case against Kellogg’s trans-fat cookies crumbles

‘Frivolous’ is how a California federal judge described a proposed class action targeting the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in Kellogg’s cookies.

BillerudKorsnäs hires Pöyry to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine

BillerudKorsnäs has partnered with Pöyry mill engineering services to construct a $622m board machine at Gruvön, in Sweden.

‘Dunkable’ Mallow & Marsh secures Starbucks listings in the UK

UK’s premium marshmallow brand Mallow & Marsh has announced it will be available in over 800 Starbucks stores in the UK and will be promoted on the coffee chains mobile...

‘We Love Cake’ says Bells of Lazonby as it expands gluten-free range

Bells of Lazonby has expanded its gluten-free ‘We Love Cake’ range with two more products; chocolate and berry muffins.

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Beyond Brexit: Five legal issues UK food firms need to protect against in 2017

The year ahead will present UK food companies with a range of major legal challenges over and above the fallout from Brexit, according to leading food industry lawyer Peter Cusick.

Krave enters savory bar sector with new meat snacks

Premium meat snack brand, Krave, has brought its first bar line to CVS stores and other retailers across the US, as the company believed there are few savory options existing...

‘Bring home the bacon’: Pecan Deluxe Candy launches bacon fudge pieces

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has launched bacon and smoky bacon flavor fudge pieces to stay ahead of the competition.

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