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The UK Government HFSS regulations are guaranteed to set a pigeon among the bakery and snacks sectors. Pic: GettyImages/pearleye/Shana Tova

What to expect when the HFSS regulations come into effect on 1 October

By Gill Hyslop

The Food (Promotion and Placement) (England) Regulations 2021 come into force tomorrow, placing location restrictions on ‘less healthy’ products that are high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) – however, these have once again been knocked as nothing more...

PepsiCo entered the Romanian market in 2004. Pic: GettyImages/omersukrugoksu

PepsiCo ramps up snacks capacity in Romania

By Gill Hyslop

PepsiCo is investing another $100m – on top of the $320m over the past decade – into Romania, to double the production capacity of its Popești-Leordeni snack plant.

As a possible carcinogenic, acrylamide is something the bakery and snacks industries need to know about. Pic: GettyImages/Drypsiak

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Taking a deep dive into acrylamide

By Gill Hyslop

Ingredient specialist Galam has published the results of its study into the effect of various products in Maillard browning reactions.

Are you the next snacking superhero? Pic: GettyImages/drante

Mondelēz on the hunt for ‘disruptively delicious’ startups

By Gill Hyslop

SnackFutures – the innovation and venture hub of the Oreo maker – has opened applications for CoLab 2023, a start-up engagement programme created to unearth trailblazers that are ‘pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in making a snack delicious’.

Researchers identified a link between artificial sweetener intake and CVD risk, but industry takes issue with the nature of the study. GettyImages/PatriciaEnciso

Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of cardiovascular diseases?

By Flora Southey

A ‘potential direct’ link between artificial sweetener intake and increased cardiovascular disease risk has been suggested by researchers, but industry is fighting back: “There is no causal evidence that low/no calorie sweeteners could increase the risk...

Campbell Snacks is recruiting 100 full time and temp hourly positions at its Willard bakery. Pic: Campbell Snacks

Campbell Snacks is hiring at Goldfish capital

By Gill Hyslop

The Pepperidge Farm brand owner has opened applications for 100 positions at its Willard site, affectionately dubbed the ‘Goldfish capital’, producing 50 million of the iconic cheddar-flavoured crackers daily.

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