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“The simple and unique nature of our product made it possible to label original Cheerios as not being made with genetically modified ingredients,” said General Mills in a statement on Cheerios.com. Photo from Cheerios.com

Original Cheerios going GMO-free

By Maggie Hennessy

General Mills says original Cheerios will now be made without genetically modified ingredients, citing consumers' growing preference for non-GMO food products. The change doesn’t apply to the other 11 varieties of Cheerios.

Goodman Fielder sells biscuit business to Green’s Foods

Goodman Fielder sells biscuit business to Green’s Foods

By Ankush Chibber

Australian food major Goodman Fielder has announced that it has sold its biscuits business to Green’s Food Holdings, a move in line with its strategy over the last two years to streamline its product portfolio.

Will you join the likes of Bayer Consumer Care, Bifodan, Capsugel, Cargill, Danisco, the European Scientific League for Probiotics, Jarrow Formulas, Johnson & Johnson, Lonza, Merck, P&G and Yakult at Probiota 2014?

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

By Shane STARLING

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in a 2-day, 2-stream event.

Alberto Bauli

Food processing seasonal products: Pandoro Xmas cake

By Jenny Eagle

'Christmas and cakes: an Italian combo thanks to “pandoro”, the traditional Christmas cake which accompanies Italian consumers throughout the holidays together with the Milanese cake “panettone”.

KP Snacks makes a range of snack products for on-trade and off-trade markets

KP Snacks and Intersnack in £16M nut consolidation

By Rod Addy

KP Snacks and parent company Intersnack UK aim to invest £16M in closing their Haverhill factory in Suffolk and consolidating nut processing and packing operations in Rotherham, Yorkshire.

Apax Partners snaps up French private label snacks maker Europe Snacks

Europe Snacks changes hands

By Oliver Nieburg

France’s leading private label snack maker Europe Snacks has been sold by private equity firm IK Investment Partners to another private equity company Apax Partners.

Johnson: 'We intend to expand production'

Cake manufacturer pumps millions into production

By Rod Addy

Bright Blue Foods, formerly McCambridge Foods’ cake business, is investing millions in its facilities in Poland and Blackburn, having secured new funding and renamed itself, according to ceo Andrew Johnson.

DSM OatWell FiE

Dispatches from #FIE2013

A year of change for DSM’s OatWell

By Staff Writer

One year on from its acquisition of Swedish beta-glucan brand OatWell, DSM talks about entering into new markets and capitalizing on European health claims.

Fortress receives IP69K rating for its Stealth metal detector

IP69K rating is a Fortress for metal detector

By Joseph James Whitworth

Fortress Technology has received IP69K rating for its Stealth mode of metal detector, stressing the importance of robust washdowns in food safety.

Kellogg experiences backlash over “distasteful tweet”

Kellogg in trouble over "distasteful tweet"

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Kellogg has issued an apology for a “distasteful tweet” in which it promised to donate one breakfast to a vulnerable child for each retweet.

Premier Foods' plan to seek a financial partner for its bread business has divided City opinion

Premier Foods tight-lipped on bread sale

By Michael Stones

Premier Foods is remaining tight-lipped about reports that the Mexican bakery Grupo Bimbo may acquire its troubled bread division, as the firm’s short-term prospects divided City opinion.

Commodity sourcing and supply chain relationships are a focus for bakers looking to manage costs, says Federation of Bakers and American Bakers Association

SPECIAL EDITION: MINIMIZING COSTS THROUGH INGREDIENTS

Bakers look to commodity supply for cost management

By Kacey Culliney

Rather than innovative formulation changes to manage costs, bakers across the globe are instead going back to basics and cleverly sourcing commodities. 

Kellogg says its Project K efficiency programme isn't a

Kellogg's "difficult" cut-backs

Project K: Kellogg chomps 7% of global workforce

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Kellogg Company will axe 7% - 2000+ staff - of its workforce by the end of 2017 as part of a four year efficiency program designed to drive growth.

Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service dealt with the blaze

Walkers Crisps plant production restored after fire

By Rod Addy

PepsiCo’s Walkers Crisps factory at Leycroft Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicestershire, has returned to normal production levels following a blaze that took 60 firefighters to bring under control.

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