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The increasing approval of recreational marijuana use for adults is boosting snack sales. Pic: ©GettyImages/Francisco Carta fotographo

Marijuana ‘munchies’ tick up US snack sales

By Gill Hyslop

Nielsen has reported there has been a notable pick-up in the consumption of the so-called ‘munchies’ in US states where marijuana is legal, which has boosted the sales of snacks.

The structural chemical formula and molecule model of asparagine. Pic: ©GettyImages/Bacsica

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What are the next steps in acrylamide mitigation?

By Gill Hyslop

While the introduction of the EU’s acrylamide regulation was a suitable first step, various regulatory bodies are calling for more to be done to make food safer. Man-Yee Chung, global business manager, Fine Baking & PreventASe, at DSM, ponders the...

TreeHouse's snacks portfolio includes premium nuts, trail mixes, peanuts and other wholesome snacks. Pic: ©GettyImages/Westend61

TreeHouse sells mega snacks biz to pay down debt

By Gill Hyslop and Kristine Sherred

New York-listed TreeHouse Foods has agreed to sell its Snacks Division - one of North America's largest producers of private label healthy snacks - to Atlas Holdings for $90m.

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