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General Mills is reintroducing its artificially colored and flavored cereal after consumers complained its natural version did not make the grade – a daring move as the trend towards clean, natural foods gains momentum worldwide. Aligned with this though, Corkers has launched Olive Oil chips and NuGo Nutrition capitalizes on the demand for plant-based proteins with its cookies.
Schenck Process is entering an ‘exciting new chapter’ and expanding its international footprint following an agreement with Blackstone.
Post Holdings, owner of British cereal Weetabix, has agreed to buy Bob Evans Farms for $1.5bn to expand its portfolio of breakfast staples.
tna has launched a vibratory motion blending system (VMBS) called roflo 3 to mix multiple dry or wet products.
US bakery business BakeMark has acquired Best Brands from CSM Bakery Solutions for an undisclosed sum.
Dinant’s snack plant in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, has received HACCP certification from SCS Global Services food safety auditor.
Cheerios maker General Mills reported a smaller-than-expected profit for the first quarter ended August 27, hurt by a 7% decline in sales by its US cereal operating unit.
A group of international scientists has decoded the pearl millet genome to discover how the crop survives high temperatures and drought.
Associated British Foods-owned Dorset Cereals takes muesli to another level with the introduction of its limited edition carrot and fruit muesli.
Animal Cracker maker DF Stauffer Biscuit Co has announced it will close its New York factory at the end of the year to focus operations at the higher production facilities in Pennsylvania and California.
Amazon.com’s sales of Dried Fruit Snacks are up by 75%, driving the online retailer’s Snacks & Sweets sales to $215m YTD, almost matching the $240m in total sales in the same category in 2016.
Kenyan food processing company Proctor & Allan East Africa has finalised the Sh2bn ($19m) refurbishment of its factory in Limuru, with an eye of capturing a bigger slice of the Kenyan ready-to-eat cereals market.
Nordic scientists will investigate the link between acrylamide exposure and obesity, diabetes and fertility with a €1.5m grant from the European Research Council (ERC).
The Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) has developed a bread made from coconuts in an effort to improve food security in the region.
US ingredient technology company, International Agriculture Group (IAG), has launched a clean label green banana flour that contains a high level of resistant starch to capitalize on the growing demand for the dietary fiber and perhaps cut down on banana waste.
The European starch industry is “deeply disappointed” by the Chinese government’s decision to extend anti-subsidy duties against EU potato starch while the European Commission says it is considering appropriate steps to take.
Purple chocolate, coloured with nutrient-packed fruit and vegetable powders, can make healthy foods such as muesli more appealing or give indulgent ice cream a healthy halo, says Herza Schokolade.
A report from Ireland’s Department of Finance reveals over 55% of the top 30 most exposed EU products to the UK are Irish, sparking concern the impact Brexit would have on Irish sectors reliant on UK imports.
Snyder’s-Lance subsidiary Princeton Vanguard and PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay have once again faced off in court over a dispute whether the phrase ‘Pretzel Crisps’ can be registered as a trademark.
Food scientists at Ingredion Incorporated’s Idea Labs have developed a range of multi-functional tapioca flours, based on more than two decades of research to understand the role tapioca can play in clean label applications.
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PROCESS EXPO 2017 took place September 19–22 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The biennial event, operated by the Food Processing Suppliers Association, attracts food industry professionals from around the world.
To kick off this year's much-anticipated professional football season in the Bold North, Schwan's Company, a founding sponsor of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC), hosted a chef-inspired culinary event called "Feast on the Field" Sept. 14, on the U.S. Bank Stadium field.
About a month ago, I was able to travel to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada), to visit a quinoa field and learn more about quinoa in the industry.
Purple diet, violet wonders, lilac vitality: foods boasting these colors are one of the strong food trends this year.
Bay State Milling recently released HealthSense flour, which delivers a healthy dose of intrinsic and intact fiber in foods consumers love, while eliminating the cost complexity and labeling of fiber additives.
The Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) presented a donation of $100,000 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository at a press conference at PROCESS EXPO on September 21.
Rexnord has introduced a reinforced version of the Cambridge Metal Modular conveyor belt designed to carry even heavier product weights suitable for impact loading and pasteurization processes.
ONE Brands, the maker of one of the fastest-growing protein bars in the nation, ONE Bar, will delight pumpkin enthusiasts nationwide with the debut of its fall seasonal flavor: Pumpkin Pie.
tna has launched a new turnkey vibratory motion blending system to accurately mix multiple dry or wet products.
CuliNex, the country’s top clean label product development consultancy, is pleased to announce the promotion of Lesley Werblin to senior culinologist.
NatureBox Inc. has announced convenient, single serve, on-the-go packaging options for several of their most popular snack items.
On August 29, Kemin Industries employees and central Iowa community leaders gathered for a private ceremony to celebrate the official grand opening of the company’s worldwide headquarters in Des Moines.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) Letter of No Objection for Cargill’s canola lecithin for use as a multipurpose ingredient in a variety of foods.
Grote Company recently launched its new website, which can be found at www.grotecompany.com.
Key Technology introduces new features that enhance their vibratory conveyors—Iso-Flo, Impulse, Horizon and Marathon—for food processing and packaging lines.
Back in the early 1930s, when Charles Elmer Doolin started The Frito Company and Herman Lay started H.W. Lay & Company, they were establishing the groundwork for a snack empire. The two companies merged in 1961, and four years later joined forces with The Pepsi-Cola Company to create PepsiCo, which operates Frito-Lay as a subsidiary.
Sweet Green Fields (SGF) has introduced Optimizer Stevia, a new line of stevia sweeteners designed to meet or exceed the taste profile of standard stevia extracts ranging from Rebaudioside A (RA) 80 to RA97, with up to a 30% lower cost.
Stäubli will showcase a variety of industry-defining products, including its new TX2 line of collaborative robots, at the PACK EXPO trade show (booth #S5956) in Las Vegas September 25-27.
Klüberfood NH1 74-401 is designed for incidental contact in food and pharmaceutical processing, combining the high performance and load-carrying capacity of a synthetic base oil with the versatility of an innovative urea thickener.
Kerry is investing $28.6 million in its facility in Rochester, Minnesota.
Hinds-Bock has created an automated solution for the typical labor intensive and portion sensitive production of mini products such as muffins, snack cakes, brownies and mini cakes.
Director James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis Cameron have announced that they will be investing in an organic pea processing plant in Saskatchewan.
Continuing a 118-year tradition of pursuing the development of specialty supply chains and healthy ingredients, Bay State Milling Company has acquired a stake in MGM Seed & Grain of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canad
Food scientists at Ingredion Incorporated’s global Idea Labs network of innovation centers have announced the launch of HOMECRAFT Create multi-functional tapioca flours.
The Private Label Trade Show, operated by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), will take place in Rosemont, IL at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, from November 12–14. The event is just minutes from Chicago and in close proximity to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
SNAC International has revamped SNAXPO to make it a must-attend event for snack companies in both the traditional and 'better-for-you' arenas.
In today’s highly competitive snack and bakery market, collaboration between ingredient and equipment supplies and their customers continues to grow more common.
Kirk Lang, vice president of Shaffer Mixers, a Bundy Baking Solution, recently announced that Andrew McGhie has been appointed director of sales.
In private label today, as we see elsewhere across the snack and bakery industry, clean label is still the current buzz phrase, and consumers continue to seek foods that fall into the larger better-for-you category.
Brother Gearmotors will showcase its new line of Brushless DC electric gearmotors (BLDC) at Process Expo, September 19-22 in Chicago.
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