Trump and pope put potica’s political popularity centrestage

Potica has firmly been placed on the political podium through a surprising exchange between Melania Trump and Pope Francis. Pic: ©iStock/Samo Trebizan

An exchange between Melania Trump and Pope Francis is not the first time the Eastern European cake has made it to the political podium.

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Pladis appoints Bosch as favored technology supplier

Smash Mallow's CEO and founder, Jon Sebastiani.

SmashMallow launches rice crispy treats after experiencing 'explosive' growth

IRI analysts, Sally Wyatt and Larry Levin, were among the Most Innovative Award winner products judges this year.

Mars, Ferrero and Jelly Belly among Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017 Most Innovative Award winners

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Brexit is not having as much as an effect on food prices as most people were expecting, shows IRI data. Pic: ©iStock/genkur

Sugar reduction, not Brexit, might cause UK bakery price increase: IRI analyst

UK TV actress Kelly Brook unveiled the world's first edible air, commissioned by Kellogg's. Pic: Pringles

Kellogg’s Pringles commissions world’s first edible cloud

Goodman Gluten Free’s baked goods enter 2,000 Ahold store bakeries

Goodman Gluten Free’s baked goods enter 2,000 stores with new Ahold deal

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Industry Voices

Pladis vows to change mental health perception in the workplace

Pladis vows to change mental health perception in the workplace

Several Cantonese mooncake manufacturers believe the Western market is ready for the introduction of mooncakes.

China to familiarize Western market with ‘pinyin’ baked treats

More than a third of the food produced around the world globally goes to waste. Pic: ©iStock/22kay22

Too good to throw away

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Processing & Packaging

Pro Mach bought Pacific Packaging Machinery last year and has recently acquired P.E. Labellers.

Pro Mach acquires P.E. Labellers with plans to open more facilities

Pringles comes under fire for its packaging materials.

Pringles and Lucozade respond to criticism about their packaging

Wholesome Harvest Baking is investing over $22m to extend artisanal bread production at its Roanoke, Virginia, factory. Pic: ©iStock/blixstudio

Grupo Bimbo’s Wholesome Harvest Baking extends its Virginia facility

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Markets

South African Rhodes Foods has bought Kwa-Zulu Natal-based Ma Baker pies to strengthen its position in the grow pie market. Pic: ©iStock/Bonchan

Rhodes Food Group finalizes Ma Baker pie acquisition amid strong domestic results

Jerky makers are launching a range of non-traditional flavors as the meat snacks category continues explosive growth. Pic: ©iStock/RafalStachura

Meat snacks continue explosive growth with new flavors and portability

Amplify Snack Brands has reported positive growth in the first quarter of 2017, especially driven by its SkinnyPop popcorn brand. Pic: ©iStock/BravissimoS

Amplify Snacks sees positive Q1 results due to solid SkinnyPop performance

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Regulation & Safety

Mike Bradley, head of sales, Mettler-Toledo Safeline.

Mettler-Toledo Safeline debuts four enhancements on its metal detection systems

Serialization will give every product ever produced a unique ID, facilitating the ease of track and trace. Pic: ©iStock/Pixtum

Kezzler partners with SGS to market serialization technology

The Real Bread Campaign is calling on Defra to legislate an Act to protect the true virtue of 'sourdough' and 'artisanal' or 'craft' bread. Pic: ©iStock/EmiliaU

Real Bread Campaign urges Defra to regulate UK bread sector

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Manufacturers

Thanasi Foods, acquired by ConAgra in March, is launching two products at Sweets & Snacks Expo this year. Pic: Thanasi Foods

Thanasi Foods launches new jerky and seeds snacks after ConAgra acquisition

Baked goods speciality group Aryzta has finally appointed a CEO to replace Owen Killian. Pic: ©iStock/dbvirago

Aryzta finally appoints new chief executive officer

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Food flops in Sweden's Museum of Failure: When NPD goes seriously wrong

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Ingredients

AGRANA has bought a fruit processing plant in India.

AGRANA Fruit expands into India through acquisition

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

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OmegaIngredients launches sweetening flavour modifier in powder form

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R&D

Arla has officially opened its Arla Innovation Centre, in Skejby, Denmark.

Arla Foods opens new global innovation center in ‘Silicon Valley’ of food development and innovation

Marcia Pires, polymer science researcher, Braskem.

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

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Smells like teen spirit? Different age groups have specific food smells - and that's important for tailored NPD

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Commodities

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

Worldwide inventories of cereals forecast that cereal production will reach an all-time record level by the end of seasons in 2017. Pic: ©iStock/lisaaMC

World cereal prices rise, despite all-time high stocks

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Perky Jerky will be launching a new meat stick product at Snacks & Sweets Expo. Pic: Perky Jerky

Perky Jerky shatters "macho-man" image with new jerky stick aimed at females

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