Cereal & Cereal Bars

Research has found that consumers are still leaning towards treats that are higher in fat, salt and sugar, despite the proposed restrictions. Pic: GettyImages/Peter Cade

Gauging the consumer appetite for HFSS treats

By Gill Hyslop

Research by innovation intelligence platform Vypr around the National Food Strategy revealed 83% of consumers believe there is a need for new or reformulated food products that are healthier, however, the appetite for so-called ‘unhealthy’ food remains.

Breaking news: Kellogg Company splits into three

Breaking news: Kellogg Company splits into three

By Gill Hyslop

The Pringles, Special K and Eggo maker is making a bold move to separate into three independent companies, spinning off its US, Canadian and Caribbean cereal and plant-based businesses, which collectively represented approximately 20% of its net sales...

BARLEYmax has 15x the dietary fibre than conventional barley. Pic: Teijin Limited

High fibre super barley rolls out in the EU

By Gill Hyslop

Japanese conglomerate Teijin Limited has forged a partnership with Spanish distributor Emilio Peña SA (EPSA) to sell the highly nutritious BARLEYmax, which punches in with 15x more dietary fibre than rolled barley.

Hoogstraten sees huge potential for  berries in the breakfast segment, as more people zero in on health. Pic: GettyImages/Betsie van der Meer

Hoogstraten targets the British breakfast with BFY berries

By Gill Hyslop

The grower-owned Belgian cooperative has launched a mixed berry snack pack, noting the breakfast segment – especially in the UK – remains an untapped occasion to punt the consumption of better-for-you berries.

'After all we are navigating through what I think you would all agree continues to be an extremely challenging operating environment,' said Steve Cahillane, CEO of Kellogg Company. Pic: GettyImages/BBuilder/Kellogg

Kellogg CEO hints at inevitable price increases

By Gill Hyslop

Steve Cahillane said the breakfast cereal giant – which so far has essentially avoided hiking prices – is finally expecting to crumple amid worsening inflation, lingering supply chain disruptions, a workers’ strike, a plant fire and the war in Ukraine.

Planet Dryers offer a comprehensive selection of roasting, toasting and thermal expansion equipment. Pic: Planet Dyrers

Advances in bakery and snack processing

CPM swoops up snacks industry standards setter

By Gill Hyslop

Turnkey equipment manufacturers CPM Wolverine Proctor has acquired UK specialist engineer Planet Dryers Ltd., best known for its triple-pass dryer that has set the industry standard for the snacks market.

Kellogg's Special K line up has been reformulated to contain around 20% less sodium. Pic: Kellogg's

Kellogg’s 12-month quest to reduce salt in Special K

By Gill Hyslop

After a year of tinkering around, the breakfast cereal giant’s food developers have successfully reduced the sodium content in its Special K cereal range by around 20% – without dramatically changing its iconic flavour profile.

Visitors to CFIA will receive bags of granola featuring shades from across the whole rainbow. Pic: GNT Group

Clean label

How to create clean label snacks in pop out colours

By Gill Hyslop

The GNT Group – a specialist of future-proof products from only natural ingredients – will demonstrate how its plant-based colour platform can deliver flamboyant colour while maintaining a 100% clean label at CFIA Rennes 2022.

'My Dog Charlie' by Ben (age 6) is one of the artworks to go on display. Pic: Post

Pebbles cereal sets the stage for kid’s creativity

By Gill Hyslop

When the world slowed down last year, kids didn’t, with many pumping out some inspired creations, even during the most challenging of times. Now, Pebbles wants to share these artworks with the world.

Recyclable paper will replace the plastic inner liner of Kellogg's Corn Flakes in Tesco partnership trial next year. Pic: Kellogg's

Kellogg’s UK to trial paper lining for Corn Flakes

By Gill Hyslop

Aligned to its pledge to transition 100% of its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable material by the end of 2025, the breakfast cereal giant will be trialling a fully recyclable paper liner for its Corn Flakes cereals next year.

Kellogg's has reached a tentative agreement, which will see more than 1,400 workers return to work. Pic: Kellogg's

Kellogg, strikers settle on tentative 3% wage increase

By Gill Hyslop

Kellogg’s has provisionally agreed to a five-year deal with the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International (BCTGM) Union that will finally see 1,400 cereal plant strikers return to work.

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