The top 10 US bread suppliers in 2017: Rising sales for Aryzta, Bimbo and Flowers

Despite the negative image that bread has, it is still rising to the occasion in the US. Pic: ©iStock/Tverdohlib

US fresh bread value sales have flat-lined so far in 2017, but there are some rising stars, IRI data for the 52 weeks, ending June 11, 2017 shows.

Some of Kellogg's Australia's products that will no longer carry a halal certification. Pic: Kellogg's

Halal certification ‘unnecessary’ down under for Special K and Cornflakes, says Kellogg

Grupo Bimbo has picked up East Balt Bakeries for $650m from One Equity Partners to gain entry into new markets worldwide. Pic: ©iStock/luplupme/Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo buys East Balt Bakeries to expand global footprint

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Mandatory acrylamide action could be in place by spring 2018

Mondelēz meets target for a quarter of revenues to come from ‘Better Choices’ products (example pictured) three years early. Now it will reformulate power brands with less sugar, salt, saturated fat and simpler ingredients. Photo: MDLZ

Next step: Mondelēz to cut sugar, salt, sat fat and artificial ingredients in power brands

Snyder's-Lance has provided capital to two of its subsidiaries to renovate their facilities, including Cape Cod Potato Chips 'dated and overcrowded' factory in Barstable.  Pic: ©iStock/TRAVISBLUE

Snyder’s-Lance funds upgrades at Baptista’s Bakery and Cape Cod Potato Chips plants

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goodnessKNOWS how the top 10 UK snack bar brands will handle the launch of Mar's debut in the healthy snacking sector. Pic: Mars

Top 10 UK snack bar brands: goodnessKNOWS how Mars’ debut will change the playing field

PepsiCo's Frito-Lays is the biggest contributor to the total US food and beverage retail of all the $5bn-plus manufacturers, reflected in the Top 10 US salty snack brands in 2017 so far. Pic: PepsiCo/©iStock/lepas2004

Top 10 US salty snack brands in 2017 so far: Sales soar for Frito-Lay’s Ruffles brand

Mintel said protein and fibers can help bread manufacturers attract health-focused consumers. Pic: ©iStock/lolostock

Bread makers could still target health-focused consumers despite carb fears: Mintel

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PepsiCo has increased its portfolio of everyday-nutrition premium snacks like Lay's Poppables, which has helped increase Q2 2017 sales. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo sales boosted by pricier ‘guilt-free’ premium snacks

Biscuits are a popular treat among British consumers over the age of 65. Pic: ©iStock/sugar0607

Biscuits are capitalizing on the health trend, especially among seniors, says pladis

British consumers are being offered an ever-shrinking range of new products to choose from. Pic: ©iStock/Aquir

Bakery product launches decline in UK: IRI analyst

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Processing & Packaging

Snacking is no longer entirely indulgent, but part of a balanced diet. Pic: ©DepositPhotos/marilyna

Snack makers moving beyond pure indulgence to functionality, says European Snacks Association

DuPont has had the approval to market three bread enzymes on the Japanese market. Pic: ©iStock/flyparade

DuPont’s bakery enzymes approved in Japan

Over 120 Ishida employees manned the stand at Interpack 2017 to showcase its latest equipment for the bakery and snacks sectors. Pic: Ishida

Ishida unveils new Multihead Weigher design for easier cleaning

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Peak Rock Capital has procured speciality baker Gold Coast Bakeries; its fifth acquisition in the food and beverage space. Pic: ©iStock/Wavebreakmedia

Gold Coast Bakeries acquired by Peak Rock Capital

The closure of Canada Bread's Calgary bakery will affect approximately 63 employees. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo to close Canada Bread’s Calgary bakery

Mozambican company Espiga de Ouro has invested more than US$50m in building the country's largest industry bakery facility to supply 1.8 million loaves of bread per day. Pic: ©iStock/Golden_Brown

Espiga de Ouro US$50m investment could stabilize Mozambique’s bread price

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EFSA sets safe intake level for MSG and glutamate additives, urging new maximum levels

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Highest ergot alkaloid levels in rye products - EFSA

India has extended Canada's fumigation exemption in order to continue importing the country's pulses. Pic: ©iStock/Veronika111

India’s pulse exemption allows Canada to avoid penalties

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German start-up Smuus mixes food, politics & tongue-in-cheek marketing

General Mills' Nature Valley granola bars were the latest to face a '100% natural' lawsuit over the weed killer glyphosate. Pic: ©iStock/Feverpitched

General Mills wins fight to label Nature Valley granola bars as ‘natural’

UK popcorn brand Butterkist has been acquired by Intersnack-owned KP Snacks. Pic: KP Snacks

KP Snacks acquires UK popcorn brand Butterkist

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Long-fibre prebiotics show promising sweetness, say scientists

An initial twenty new jobs will be created. © iStock/MarianVejcik

Caramel supplier Nigay to open €20m French factory

Scientists have identified the genome sequence of Wild Emmer - the ancestor of modern wheat - which could enable them to cherry-pick the more advantageous genes and characterists involved in domestication. Pic: ©iStock/monsitj

Cereal breakthrough: Scientists unveil wild wheat genome sequence capable of boosting future food production

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EnWave's REV technology is growing commercially. Picture: EnWave.

EnWave and Nestlé’s Nestec to pilot food dehydration technology

Iron and zinc deficiency is particularly severe in populations where cereal-based foods represent the major daily caloric intake. ©iStock

Biofortification one of many factors in tackling iron and zinc deficiencies: Study

Grupo Bimbo has launched venture capital arm Bimbo Ventures and is inviting food startups to submit innovative projects to win a spot in its accelerator program. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo launches accelerator to stimulate innovation among food startups

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The sharp increase in the butter price is causing a flurry of concern among manufacturers of butter-rich baked goods and patisseries. Pic: ©iStock/yanast

Rising butter price stirs up discontent in bakery and pastry sector

The growing global grain consumption trend will contribute to an average annual growth rate of about 2%, with no significant acceleration or deceleration, predict analysts. Pic: ©iStock/Six Dun

Sluggish growth forecast for global cereal sector to 2025, says analyst

New strains of wheat rust were found in numerous regions across the world last year. Pic: ©iStock/Volokhatiuk

Rust continues to damage world wheat supplies

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PepsiCo's Frito-Lays is the biggest contributor to the total US food and beverage retail of all the $5bn-plus manufacturers, reflected in the Top 10 US salty snack brands in 2017 so far. Pic: PepsiCo/©iStock/lepas2004

Top 10 US salty snack brands in 2017 so far: Sales soar for Frito-Lay’s Ruffles brand

General Mills has announced its line-up of summer 2017 product launches around the world. Pic: General Mills

General Mills summer 2017 line-up meets global demand for simplicity

PepsiCo has increased its portfolio of everyday-nutrition premium snacks like Lay's Poppables, which has helped increase Q2 2017 sales. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo sales boosted by pricier ‘guilt-free’ premium snacks

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