The cereal report: what’s in store for 2017?

As long as the weather holds fast, experts forecast record levels for cereals worldwide. Pic: ©iStock/Gajus

2016 was a year of change on the commodities front, and all indications are that 2017 is expecting more surprises, warn economists.

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Poppies improves metal detection on its puff pastry biscuits

The joint venture between ADM and Matsutani was officially formed in 2006 to support the sales and marketing of Fibersol. Pic: ADM/Matsutani

ADM/Matsutani launches veggie ingredient that offers 70% fiber for snacks and cereals

Snacks and confectionery manufacturers are having to look at reformulating their products in light of consumer demands. Pic: Doehler

Answering consumer's call: the reformulation tour

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5 sustainable packaging trends to watch in 2017

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Retail & Shopper Insights

A previous Label Insight study shows 39% of consumer would switch from their current preferred brand to one that offered more product transparency. Pic: ©iStock/Highwaystarz

Label Insight expects to expand in 2017 as demand for clean label and transparency continues to grow

Consumers want all things natural, earthy, unaffected and unpretentious when it comes to snacking. Pic: ©iStock/AlexPro9500

Healthy super snacking in fine fettle, reports Innova

Different texture combinations used to market foods in 2016. ©iStock

What will the top texture trends be in 2017?

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Industry Voices

Unite could be calling for industrial action at Cereal Partners' facility that produces its Shredded wheat brand. Pic: ©iStock/urbanbuzz

Cereal Partners could be hit by industrial action at Shredded Wheat plant

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We're recruiting: Could you be the next editor of BakeryandSnacks?

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Have your say: We want your views on the Brexit vote

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Processing & Packaging

Sack and kraft market to reach $80bn by 2021, says Smither’s Pira. Pic: Smither's Pira.

Smither’s Pira on what’s driving bakery packaging

Packaging by Uflex for Whole Foods Market. Pic: Uflex

Uflex increases tortilla chip shelf life from three weeks to 90 days

Sauces and filling methods will change says E-Pak.

‘As US diets change, so will sauces, filling and packaging methods’

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Markets

Pringles has created the LOUD Collection with five new flavor variants. Pic: Kellogg Company

Kellogg’s Pringles launches five new flavors under LOUD collection

A sharp rise in prices due to restricted supply and increased demand

Egg prices set to keep rising in EU

Where next for snacks? FoodNavigator-USA's Snacking Innovation Summit

Where next for snacks? Introducing the FoodNavigator-USA Snacking Innovation Summit

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Regulation & Safety

Numerous products from Nigeria - including groundnuts and peanut chips - have been refused entry to the EU due to contamination with toxins like Salmonella. Pic: ©iStock/borgogniels

Contaminated illegal Nigerian snacks and foodstuffs repeatedly rejected by EU

Hostess Brands recalled some Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies

Twinkies and Palmer Candy recall products due to possible Salmonella

Napasol pasteurization unit

Poindexter Nut Company adds second Napasol pasteurization line

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Manufacturers

Clover has bought a majority stakeholding in Olive Pride and will be forming a new JV called Clover Pride to market the snack and olive oil products. Pic: Olive Pride

Clover buys stake in Olive Pride; announces new JV

The Special K manufacturer has announced that Fareed Khan will take over from Ron Dissinger as chief financial officer in February. Pic: ©iStock/abdone

Kellogg Company announces new CFO

Better-for-you snacking is one of Hain Celestial's five strategic growth platforms in 2017. Pic: Hain Celestial

Hain Celestial taps better-for-you snack growth by expanding tortilla chip portfolio

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Ingredients

MPs are trying to amend EU law to protect 'free-range' poultry from the bird flu crisis ©iStock

Bird flu could halt free range egg production, warn MEPs

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Azelis eyes African middle class with Ivory Coast investment

Danish specialist ingredients supplier Palsgaard will be celebrating it centenary this year. Pic: Palsgaard

Palsgaard expands activities into Brazil

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R&D

A heart healthy bowl of oats, now found to be even more beneficial. ©iStock/5PH

New study on ‘better-for-you’ beta glucans give oats a boost

Study showed that there was a 19% and 18% reduction in the relative risk of heart disease and cancer with a higher nut intake.  Photo: iStock/RTsubin

Study shows nut consumption can reduce risk of cancer, among other diseases

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‘Yo-yo diet’ weight gain may be caused by gut bacteria

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Commodities

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From farm to fork: How much do you know about where Europe's food comes from?

ADM has doubled the production lines for sunflower seed preparation at its Chornomorsk crush facility in the Ukraine. Pic: ©iStock/Dianazh

ADM sells stake in GrainCorp; completes revamp of Ukraine oilseed plant

A child on a palm oil plantation operated by Indonesian agri-giant Wilmar. © Amnesty International

Wilmar palm oil produced using child labour in dangerous conditions: Amnesty International

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Popular News

Pringles has created the LOUD Collection with five new flavor variants. Pic: Kellogg Company

Kellogg’s Pringles launches five new flavors under LOUD collection

General Mills is answering the consumer call for nutritious, wholesome yet indulgent snacks that fall within the daily calorie count. Pic: General Mills

General Mills taps weight management trend with latest launches

Kellogg's Despicable Me cereal is a brown sugar vanilla flavor breakfast treat featuring large pieces of marshmallows that represent the Minions and their love of bananas. Pic: ©iStock/BAphotography/Kellogg Company

Kellogg centers on organic ingredients with multiple product launches

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