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Chaucer Foods produces a range of freeze-dried ingredients that will catch the eye of health-conscious consumers. Pic: Chaucer Foods

Healthy snacking

Freezing out the competition with better-for-you treats

By Gill Hyslop

Freeze-drying is bang on trend today, helping producers to stay ahead of the demand for guilt-free snacks as the process retains the nutrients, colour, shape and flavour of the primary ingredient. They are also 100% natural and contain no added sugar.

Just because the pressure is piling on to cut back the sugar content of snacks doesn't mean to throw taste and indulgence out of the window. Pic: GettyImages/adrian825

Healthy snacking

Finding the sweet spot within the HFSS restrictions

By Gill Hyslop

To tackle the alarming rise in obesity, the UK government has placed restrictions on the instore promotion of snacks high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) from October 2022.

Fedima is hoping to stimulate conversation over the importance of incorporating wholegrains in bakery items. Pic: GettyImages/olgakr

Fedima sets its sights on wholegrains

By Gill Hyslop

To celebrate International Wholegrain Day (16 November), the Federation of European Manufacturers and Suppliers of Ingredients to the Bakery, Confectionary and Patisserie Industries (Fedima) has launched an interactive online campaign to promote the uptake...

Lesaffre has opened a new innovation technology facility in Dubai. Pic: GettyImages/Lacheev

Lesaffre inaugurates 48th Baking Center

By Gill Hyslop

Yeast and fermentation specialist Lesaffre continues its relentless push to expand its international expertise network with the opening of a new innovation technology centre in Dubai, UAE.

The acquisition of Dot's and Pretzels Inc. will help Hershey Company grow its permissible salty snacks portfolio and create new snacking occasions. Pic: GettyImages/AbbieImages

Hershey knots up two pretzel majors in $1.2bn deal

By Gill Hyslop

The confectionery giant is expanding its footprint in the salty snacks scene with the acquisition of Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels and contract manufacturer Pretzels Inc, in a deal worth $1.2bn.

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