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Snyder’s-Lance: ‘Industry first gluten-free sandwich cracker is major innovation’

Snack giant Snyder’s-Lance insists the US sandwich cracker category has a bright future going forward but requires innovation, as the company launches the first gluten-free product in this space.

Banana flour is gluten-free, grain-free and rich in potassium and resistant starch

Banana flour: The next big thing in the gluten-free toolkit?

Banana flour –dried unripe banana milled into powder – is still a novel concept for American consumers, but the Utah-based entrepreneur behind WEDO (which claims to be the only banana flour company in the US) reckons 2015 could be the year it hits the mainstream.

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Member states back national bans for GM crops

EU member states have voted to allow national governments to ban or restrict cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops even when approved at EU level, meaning the new rules will be written into law.

General Mills launches new Nature Valley, Chex Mix Popped, Bugle Ranch lines at AWMA 2015

General Mills has whipped the covers off four new bakery and snack products for C-store retailers at AWMA 2015 in Las Vegas.

Solazyme awarded ‘clear and complete’ victory in legal dispute with Roquette over aborted algae ingredients JV

Microalgae specialist Solazyme says it has secured a “clear and complete victory” over its former French business partner Roquette in a legal dispute over intellectual property rights following the 2013 collapse of their joint venture Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals (SRN).

Introducing peanuts early could reduce allergies & increase marketing opportunities

New research suggesting early introduction of peanuts could significantly reduce children’s risk of developing a potentially fatal allergy to the groundnut could create a marketing opportunity for food manufacturers to develop new products for young children, according to an allergist and immunologist. 

Judge: A reasonable consumer might be deceived by presence of SAPP in ‘all-natural’ baking mixes

The latest in a series of class action lawsuits filed over the use of synthetic leavening agent sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP) in foods marketed as ‘all-natural’ has been given the green light by a federal judge. 

Umpqua Oats founders on building a brand, and learning to say NO: 'Not all business is good business'

If sales of cold cereal are not setting the world on fire, the hot cereal market is faring much better, say the founders of super-premium oatmeal cup brand Umpqua Oats, who notched up revenues of $10m+ in 2014 and hope to grow by 25% this year on the back of distribution wins in retail and foodservice.

Sugar can be “powerful tool” to improve children’s diet, AAP

Added sugar in foods and drinks offers no nutritional benefits and contributes to the obesity epidemic by increasing consumption of empty calories, but it also can help children eat a balanced, nutrient-dense diet, according to the American Academy of Pediatricians.

Tapping into the flavour pairing trend

The concept of flavour pairing matches up weird and wonderful combinations – pork liver and jasmine for instance – and there are ways for the food industry to cash in on this niche trend too.

New product launches aim to make Jif, Smucker’s $1 billion brands

The J.M. Smucker Co. will roll out a wide variety of new products across categories and platforms under its Jif and Smucker’s in an effort to boost the iconic brands’ worth to $1 billion each, a company executive said. 

US retail sales of RTE cereal dropped 4% in 2014, says IRI, but Kellogg, Gen Mills insist decline isn't terminal

US retail sales of ready to eat breakfast cereal continued to fall in 2014, with multi-outlet* data from Chicago-based market research firm IRI revealing a 4% drop in dollar sales and unit sales in the 52 weeks to December 28, 2014.

What's for breakfast? Reinventing the first meal of the day

Consumers prefer homemade breakfast to ready-to-eat packaged goods, Datassential found

When it comes to breakfast, the vast majority of Americans want something quick and easy at home, but surprisingly most people prefer to make their first meal of the day “from scratch” instead of consuming a ready-to-eat or heat-and-serve consumer packaged good, according to Datassential research. 

Meet the CEOs of KRAVE, Health Warrior, Fruigees, HUMAN and Barnana

What are the hottest snacking trends – and companies - to watch in 2015?

With the percentage of energy derived from snacks in the American diet doubling since the late 1970s, the pressure is on to make those snacking calories count. But what is a healthy snack, and are the boundaries between snacks and meals blurring as consumers graze throughout the day?

Kellogg posts $293m net loss - Special K and Kashi drag down business

Kellogg’s 136% profit plunge for the fourth quarter (Q4) is disappointing and can mainly be attributed to continued poor performances in Special K and Kashi, its CEO says.

What's for breakfast? Re-inventing the first meal of the day

Healthy cereals could help industry grow modestly in 5 years, IBISWorld predicts

After years of steady decline, the cereal industry could see modest growth in the next five years thanks to consumer interest in healthier, high-end cereals, product process updates, improved commodity prices and innovative partnerships with food service providers, according to IBISWorld research. 

General Mills to roll out five gluten-free Cheerios products this summer

Beginning in July, five Cheerios products will be going gluten free: Original Cheerios, Honey Nut, Multi-Grain, Apple Cinnamon and Frosted, General Mills has revealed.

News in brief

Glanbia Nutritionals launches vegan proteins from ancient grains, flax, & chia

Glanbia Nutritionals is launching a new line of non-GMO, gluten-free plant-based protein crisps and powders derived from ancient grains, flax and chia that can be used in everything from beverages to baked goods and gluten-free foods.

The plant-based approach to paleo is here to stay, Wholly Bites CEO says

The plant-based, grain- and sugar-free approach to the trendy paleo diet is the future of eating, according to the CEO of Wholly Bites, who wants to make sticking to the complicated diet easier with convenient, multi-purpose snacks. 

Authentic Foods aims to “revolutionize” gluten-free baking with binder-free, fiber-packed flour blend

Authentic Foods’ latest gluten-free flour blend, Steve’s Blend, promises to “revolutionize” gluten-free baking by creating a fast-rising dough that can be kneaded for real-bread texture without using any binders. 

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