All news articles for September 2022

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.

You can find pasteis de nata in every bakery window across Portugal. Pic: GettyImges/golero

Baker & Baker acquires Portuguese pastéis de nata manufacturer

By Gill Hyslop

The European provider of bakery for the retail, foodservice and the artisan channels – along with licensing brand agreements with Mondelez and Disney – has made its first strategic acquisition since becoming a standalone bakery products manufacturer.

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