Extrusion limits the benefits of whole grains, suggests study

Extruded whole grains are a popular breakfast cereal. ©iStock/Pamela D Mcadams

Scientists have investigated how intestinal flora are affected by extruded whole grains, commonly used for breakfast cereals such as Cheerios.

Chinese manufacturers should take inspiration from foreign salty snack brands when developing new products, says Mintel. Pic: ©iStock/michaklootwijk

Functional benefits remain white space in China’s snack market, Mintel

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

The tna integrated labeler and inserter can provide value-added packaging for confectionery as well as snacks. Pict: tna

tna inserter targets promotional packaging for confectionery and bakery

Premium Brands has recently added Island City Baking, Conte Foods and Larosa Fine Foods to its fold. ©iStock/designer491

Premium Brands extends its business offerings with three acquisitions

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Retail & Shopper Insights

Engaging the consumer from the get-go in product development is more imperative than ever before. Pic: ©iStock/romakoshel

Customer-centric innovations more likely to hit the mark

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No grain, no gain: Dutch consumer group fights 'misleading' whole-grain products

White Rabbit recently redesigned its packaging to appeal Chinese millennials.  Photo: China Candy

Chinese confections and snacks compete for sweeter spot on e-commerce during Double 11

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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

Baker Perkins encapsulated cookies

Baker Perkins combines cookie dough and filling in one machine for first time

Mercedes Hortal and Nuria Herranz, ITENE, at the AIPIA Congress.

ITENE develops antimicrobial packaging for bread

Lay’s Summer Days campaign. Pic: Frito-Lay

HP applauds Frito-Lay for using digital print to ‘make its packaging intelligent’

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Markets

Brexit has prompted more French companies than ever before to build links with UK food manufacturers. Pic: ©iStock/Fredex8/LCI

French companies climbing aboard before Brexit

More than half of the respondents look for natural features when buying products in at least one category, reports Euromonitor. Pic: iStock/Amarita

Euromonitor: all-natural ingredients lead consumer trends

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EU health coalition calls for 6am-11pm ban on junk food advertising

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Regulation & Safety

'It’s great to have structures in place to support but we also need to have the infrastructure to support and increase supply to the charity sector,' said Iseult Ward, FoodCloud’s CEO. © iStock

Irish 'FoodCloud' app aims to end food waste

Valley Milk Products recall

Milk powder seized due to food safety concerns

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Napasol to start 3 projects in walnut industry

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Manufacturers

Bakery is a growing sector as consumers are migrating to healthier yet still indulgent treats, which opens opportunities in product development. ©iStock/alfernec

Premium bakery lifts Real Good Food sales 5% in Q3

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Chaucer sold to Japanese food firm in €122m deal

One of the top manufacturers for tortillas is Mission Foods, a division of Gruma, in Monterrey, Mexico. Pic: Mission Foods

Tortilla sales set to rise, thanks to popularity of Hispanic meals

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Ingredients

Pulses and soils can be 'strategic allies' in forging more sustainable food and agriculture systems, says the FAO.  © iStock/bdspn

'Climate smart' pulses are key to global food security: FAO

Teff Growers South Africa is hoping to export this tiny iron-rich grain to Europe. ©iStock/marekulias

Teff: The next ‘ancient grain’ to make nutrition ripples?

There is a vast range of sources of omega-3s available to snack and bakery manufacturers, not just fatty fish. Pic: ©iStock/13-Smile

Snack manufacturers advised to target parents about omega-3’s brain benefits for children

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R&D

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

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Emulsifier combination backed for ‘optimal’ eggless cake

The DOLCE consortium has added to food categories to its program, including snacks. Pic: ©iStock/Marilyna

DOLCE consortium adds two food categories

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Commodities

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

Haze from Indonesia's forest fires last year spread to neighbouring countries, such as Krabi, Thailand, and has returned this year. © iStock/NuttKomo

Palm oil industry under fire as Indonesia’s haze drama continues

Palm oil has the potential to be a sustainable, healthy oil - if it's done right, says Neil Blomquist. © iStock/Neoellis

Good palm oil is possible. This is what it looks like, says Palm Done Right CEO

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Popular News

Manufacturers of gluten-free or low in gluten products may be required to relabel their products. Pic: ©iStock/Charlie AJA

New English law on gluten-free labeling: have your say

Delacre can give Ferrero a foothold in North America outside chocolate, says Euromonitor.  Photo: iStock/Authenticcreations

Ferrero expected to acquire Delacre biscuits by mid-December

Sam, Kellogg's Froot Loops mascot, is no longer allowed to entice Chilean children to eat their cereal. Pic: Kellogg's

Chilean watchdog sues Nestlé, Kellogg’s and Masterfoods for violating advertising regulations

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