Industry Voices

Consumer watchdog calls for traffic light labels

Pressure mounting for mandatory traffic light labels in UK

By Katy Askew

Calls for the introduction of mandatory front-of-pack traffic light labelling to be introduced in the UK continue to gain momentum as consumer group Which? issues a fresh report highlighting sugar in breakfast cereals.

Nimisha Raja, founder of Nim's Fruit Crisps

Nim’s Fruit Crisps' unique air-dried proposition is delivering growth

By Katy Askew

Nim’s Fruit Crisps is the only brand in the UK to use an air drying process that delivers a crispy texture and preserves colour without resorting to “artificial sounding” freeze-drying techniques. The company’s founder speaks to FoodNavigator on Nim’s...

Prof Janis Thiessen has written a book that examines the history of Canada's snacks. Pics: ©istock/delmonte1977/hysayno

Snacks: A Canadian Food History

By Gill Hyslop

BakeryandSnacks interviews Prof Janis Thiessen about her book that delves into Canada’s food history by profiling several snack producers, including Old Dutch Potato Chips, Hawkins Cheezies, and chocolatier Ganong.The chapters reveal a history at odds...

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.

Several Cantonese mooncake manufacturers believe the Western market is ready for the introduction of mooncakes.

Bakery China 2017

China to familiarize Western market with ‘pinyin’ baked treats

By Gill Hyslop

China’s diverse bakery industry – encompassing bakers of traditional ‘pinyin’ (literally translated as ‘Chinese style cakes and snacks’) and producers of modern items like croissants and waffles – is growing at a rate that far exceeds most other segments.

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.

Kerry won the ASB's 2017 Innovation Award for its Biobake enzyme, suitable for crackers. Pic: ©iStock/mg7

Kerry Group wins BakingTech 2017 Innovation Award

By Gill Hyslop

The global food ingredients company won the American Society of Baking’s 2017 Innovation Award for Operational Excellence at BakingTech 2017, held in Chicago, US, last month.

Following Brexit, how closely will UK regulatory officials work with companies within its own borders to lessen the risks? Pic: ©iStock/NicoElNino

The Brexit effect on food safety regulations

By Gill Hyslop

The implications of the Brexit referendum have left many in the food industry uncertain of how future food safety assurance will be influenced. Simon Weaver, red24’s Product Risks Commercial Manager, examines the issues.

It's about preparation and it will serve food manufacturers well if they know in advance how they are placed to protect themselves and their reputation. Pic: ©iStock/Cacaroot

Prevention is better than cure for bakery recalls

By Gill Hyslop

Bakery and snack manufacturers must prepare strategies in advance of a product recall to prevent it damaging the brand, writes product safety director of Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS, Josep Tous.

If you keep quiet or try to cover up a product recall, others will most often think you have something to hide. Pic: ©iStock/Nastco

How to avoid a PR crisis in five easy steps

By Gill Hyslop

Sticking to the truth and not shying away from comment are sound strategies when an unexpected crisis like a product recall arises, writes director of Ingredient Communications’ Richard Clarke.

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Industry reacts to RSPO's Impact Report

By David Burrows

FoodNavigator approached industry and campaigners for their reflections on the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)'s 2016 Impact Report. What are the challenges and opportunities in the next 12 months?

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.

Ardent Mills has joined several other leading food companies to assist Partners in Food Solutions to feed Africa. Pic: ©iStock/ajansen

Ardent Mills joins partners to help feed Africa

By Gill Hyslop

The US flour-milling and ingredients company has joined General Mills, Cargill, Royal DSM, Buhler and The Hershey Company in assisting eight African countries to feed themselves.

What does Brexit mean for the UK bread industry?

EU unzipped: How bread can cut it in post-Brexit Britain

By Vince Bamford

Industries on both sides of the English Channel are already feeling the impact of the uncertainty brought about by the Brexit referendum result. No-one will be immune, but Vince Bamford suggests the UK bread industry may be more insulated than some food...