Gluten-free & Allergens

The Gluten Intolerance Group predicts the industry will plateau within five years as the diet turns to medical necessity over fad. Pic: ©GettyImages/bellabrend

Certification matters now more than ever: Gluten Intolerance Group

By Kristine Sherred

The gluten-free market has tapered off in the past five years as consumer tastes evolve and nutritionists recommend a diet higher in whole grains. However, for three million Americans who are celiacs or gluten-intolerant, the medical reality of a gluten-free...

Scientist have created a new wheat variety that breaks down gluten proteins in the digestive system. Pic: ©GettyImages/luchschen

Researchers develop gluten-busting wheat

By Gill Hyslop

A group of international researchers have developed a new wheat variety that is safe to be consumed by people who suffer from celiac disease and gluten allergies.

Taste remains the major driver behind snack selection. Pic: ©GettyImages/pixelfit

The future of salty snacks 2019: Mintel

By Gill Hyslop

As the popularity of snacking continues, consumers are balancing their desires for health and indulgence. Marcia Mogelonsky, director of Insight, Food and Drink, Mintel, shares with BakeryandSnacks her annual review of the salty snack industry.

Healthy snacking bars offer producers diverse opportunities to answer a myriad of consumer demands. Pic: ©GettyImages/Roman Samokhin

The snacking shift: Raising the bar for health

By Gill Hyslop

With healthy snacking now a mainstream trend, nutrition bars are expected to grow in popularity, particularly as manufacturers find new ways to incorporate protein without compromising on taste, texture and nutrition, says Paul O’Mahony, product strategic...

More consumers are studying labels to see what they are putting into their bodies than ever before. Pic: ©GettyImages/alexskopje

Health continues to influence snacking trends

By Gill Hyslop

Consumers across the globe are increasingly receiving ‘healthy lifestyle’ messages from governments and key influencers, which is continuing to drive attentiveness towards a shift in consumer mindsets. Thomas Schmidt, marketing director at BENEO, discusses...

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