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LISTEN - Snacks with attitude: Should producers jump onto the CBD craze?

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LISTEN - Snacks with attitude: Should producers jump onto the CBD craze?

By Gill Hyslop

The rush to the so-called ‘shining new kid on the block’ – as Marcia Mogelonsky, director of Insight at Mintel Food and Drink terms it – has ignited like a wildfire and everyone is talking about it. But will it make vogue status?

China’s bakery market: Growing faster than the country’s GDP

China’s bakery market: Growing faster than the country’s GDP

By Gill Hyslop

Aligned with the exploding growth in China’s bakery sector, Bakery China has grown from relatively small beginnings in 1997 to an enormous trade event occupying more than 200,000m2 of the Shanghai New International Expo Center in China.

AIBI gears up to host UK’s biggest bakery conference

AIBI gears up to host UK’s biggest bakery conference

By Gill Hyslop

The International Association of Plant Bakeries (AIBI) is hosting its 36th biennial Congress in Manchester with a program focused on a comprehensive view of the baking industry – now and in the future.

Rock bottom prices for bread in supermarket price wars

Bread is ‘price war casualty’ – FoB director

By Nicholas Robinson

Bread is one of the biggest casualties of the supermarket price war, as retailers keep dropping its price to rock bottom levels in a bid to entice shoppers, according to Gordon Polson, Federation of Bakers’ (FoB’s) director.

Helen Plant, AHDB senior analyst: 'One of the challenges this year has been, or is becoming… there is a quality issue emerging'

Commodity Reports: AHDB

Wheat supply up but ‘quality issue emerging’

By Kacey Culliney

Wheat supplies have hit record levels across the globe, but for France and some other European markets quality concerns are emerging, warns an analyst.

Mintel research manager Chris Brockman says there is plenty of room for growth in the thins category across Europe

Can ‘thins’ save a dwindling packaged bread sector?

By Kacey Culliney

‘Thins’ have taken off in the US and Canada with bread, bagel and even tortilla varieties offering less calories for the health-conscious consumer, and it’s an area that holds great promise for Europe, says Mintel.

Jane Bickerstaffe

'Lunch time bites' podcast: INCPEN

INCPEN expands its Fresher for Longer campaign

By Jenny Eagle

INCPEN (The Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment) is expanding its Fresher for Longer campaign in conjunction with WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) and Kent Waste Partnership among others.

Encore Packaging Solutions

'Lunch time bites': Encore Packaging Solutions

Encore’s Laura Croisdale ‘climbs every mountain’

By Jenny Eagle

In the first of a series of podcasts called ‘lunch time bites’, FoodProductionDaily catches up with Laura Croisdale, environmental officer, Encore Packaging Solutions, to talk about her Three Peaks Challenge for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

EU-backed metabolic syndrome project has health claim wins in sight

EU-backed metabolic syndrome project has health claim wins in sight

By Shane STARLING

Nick Henson is the Reading-based associate director at the International Food Network (IFN), a key player in the EU’s new multi-million euro, multi-partner Metabolic Syndrome-battling project, PATHWAY-27, that has health claim victories trained in its...

Gluten-free bakery, oats the next big star?

Special Edition: Gluten-free

Could oats be the next gluten-free star?

By Kacey Culliney

Oats, when the supply chain ensures no cross-contamination, are a gluten-free cereal grain. So why haven’t we seen a flurry of oat-based gluten-free options in the global bakery sector? Are they a missed golden opportunity for gluten-free bakery?

Bob Engle, vice president business and commercial development presents at the EU Bioplastics Conference 2013 in Berlin

dispatches from EU Bioplastics Conference 2013

Metabolix: We are working towards packaging

By Joseph James Whitworth

Packaging will be a new and important market in the future with increasing emphasis on clarity, according to Metabolix.

Jones presented food industry concerns about data sharing at EFSA's transparency meeting this morning...

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

By Shane Starling at EFSA in Parma, Italy

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?

Zevenbergen:

From the 20th International Congress of Nutrition in Granada, Spain

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

By Shane STARLING

The food industry came under attack last week at the International Congress of Nutrition (#ICN20) for not doing enough to improve the healthiness of its portfolios…unfairly, says Unilever.

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