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Cereal calamity: The geopolitics of wheat

By Gill Hyslop

The Russian-Ukraine conflict has again highlighted how puissant food is in war time, exacerbating an already critical food insecure environment.

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M&S and Délifrance join clean label webinar

By Gill Hyslop

With the British Baker webinar on ‘Consumers, Covid and clean label baking – what’s next?’ just a few days away, we introduce the complete line-up for the expert panel

'Parasite' has been a game-changer for Bonilla a La Vita's Patatas Fritas. Pic: Bonilla a La Vita

Brand licensing

Cameo role in ‘Parasite’ sees sales soar for a Spanish snack

By Gill Hyslop

The story of how a relatively little-known Spanish producer’s canned Patatas Fritas snack was thrust onto the world stage after appearing in a Korean Oscar-winning film is a prime example of the effect brand licensing can have on a product.

Happy holidays from BakeryandSnacks!

Happy holidays from BakeryandSnacks!

By Gill Hyslop

Wishing all our readers a joyful and well-deserved rest over the holiday season after a whirlwind of a year that saw the ‘snackification’ and plant-based trends take a trajectory leap into mainstream.

A sight for sore eyes! Pics: IBIE

IBIE 2019

A cornucopia of innovation at IBIE 2019

By Gill Hyslop

Exhibitors use IBIE as a launching pad for their latest advancements and this year, attendees will not be disappointed with the extensive array of novel products.

IBIE offers a whole host of things to do, see, touch, smell, taste and imagine. Pics: IBIE

IBIE 2019

Hobnobbing at IBIE: Roundup of exposition’s jam-packed schedule

By Gill Hyslop

Anticipation is building as the clock counts down for the kickoff of the International Baking Industry Exposition – one of the most important events of the global bakery industry’s calendar – scheduled to open doors at the Las Vegas Convention Center...

Everyone needs to participate in the fight against world hunger. Pic: ©GettyImages/gelmold

The food companies committed to fighting world hunger

By Gill Hyslop

World hunger remains a persistent crisis, with approximately 842 million people going hungry every day. We look at the bakery and snack giants that are leading the fight against hunger and malnutrition.

Ron Shaich, founder, CEO and chairman of Panera Bread has published a letter to his employees on Twitter criticizing President Trump's failure to condum the 'alt-right' groups behind the Charlottesville rally. Pic: Panera Bread

Panera Bread founder takes a stand against hate

By Gill Hyslop

Panera Bread Company founder, CEO and chairman Ron Shaich has shared a letter written to his employees on Twitter criticizing US President Donald Trump for his failure to condemn white supremacist groups.

More than a third of the food produced around the world globally goes to waste. Pic: ©iStock/22kay22

Against the Grain: Food Waste

Too good to throw away

By Gill Hyslop

Innovative snack start-ups are proving there’s no reason for the world to continue wasting 1.6bn tons of food valued at almost $1 trillion yearly.

BakeryAndSnacks invites you to attend its panel debate on Product Recall at ProSweets in Cologne. Pic: ©istock/Pogonici

Dealing with Recalls – Prevention and How to Avoid a PR Disaster for Candy and Snacks

UN consultant joins BakeryAndSnacks Product Recall Debate

By Gill Hyslop

BakeryAndSnacks is hosting a panel discussion on how snacks and candy makers can best deal with product recalls at ProSweets in Cologne.

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Could it be you? BakeryandSnacks seeks new editor

By Oliver Nieburg

BakeryandSnacks, the leading global trade publication for manufacturers in the bakery, snacks and cereal is seeking a new editor to take it to the next level.

A solid subscription snacking service needs to be have strength in logistics and consumer relationships - Graze.com was founded on both

Graze.com versus Nibblr: Let’s bet peanuts…

By Kacey Culliney

It takes no genius to realize that if you deliver ready-made, healthy, portion-controlled snacks to the millennial snacker they’ll gobble the concept right up. What it does take a genius to do is to give that concept legs.

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‘Drinkifying snacks’: PepsiCo mush or master stroke?

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Despite giving us object lessons in corporate word wash, can PepsiCo pull off what seems like a slightly puzzling mission, namely a long-term plan to ‘drinkify' snacks and vice versa under its Power of One banner?

Acrylamide is formed in starchy foods during heating

Acrylamide: A scandal in the making

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Acrylamide is a recognised carcinogen that we’ve known is in our food at dangerous levels for a decade. Today, the food industry has tools to mitigate it, but uptake is slow.Industry, beware.  This is how scandals are made.

What kind of health claims will be made on the Vitafoods show floor this year?

Vitafoods: EU nutra space wriggles into new health claims clothes

By Shane Starling

Vitafoods celebrates its 15th birthday next week. It’ll be my 11th consecutive May visit to Geneva for the jamboree and promises to be one of the most intriguing chapters with the (partial and belated) resolution of years of ambiguity regarding health...

Desperate times: With EFSA rejecting clinical data en masse, Dr Glenn Gibson dons his magic, technicolour health claim dream labcoat in the hope of winning a claim. The NDA concludes causality has not been demonstrated between magic and dreamcoats

EU researchers revolted as EFSA clears health claims vault

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority last week delivered the fifth batch of article 13, general function health claim opinions bringing the total issued to 2723. There are just 35 to go – to be published next month in a final mini-batch that will conclude...