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“The simple and unique nature of our product made it possible to label original Cheerios as not being made with genetically modified ingredients,” said General Mills in a statement on Cheerios.com. Photo from Cheerios.com

Original Cheerios going GMO-free

By Maggie Hennessy

General Mills says original Cheerios will now be made without genetically modified ingredients, citing consumers' growing preference for non-GMO food products. The change doesn’t apply to the other 11 varieties of Cheerios.

Costco's private label Kirkland Signature cookies, photo from Costco

Private, national brands can find mutual growth: IRI

By Maggie Hennessy

Both private label and national brands’ shares of sales remained unchanged during the past year, with private label share of dollar sales inching up slightly, due in large part to above-average price inflation within the private label sector.

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Campbell recalls 300 cases of Prego

By Maggie Hennessy

Campbell Soup Co. is voluntarily recalling approximately 300 cases of 24-ounce jars of Prego Traditional Italian sauce due to a risk of spoilage.

Whole Foods to drop Chobani in early 2014

Whole Foods to drop Chobani in early 2014

By Maggie Hennessy

Whole Foods said Wednesday it plans to dump Chobani as a yogurt supplier at the beginning of 2014, citing a number of reasons—primarily that it has become more selective in shelf allocation with the recent explosion of Greek yogurt brands.

Will you join the likes of Bayer Consumer Care, Bifodan, Capsugel, Cargill, Danisco, the European Scientific League for Probiotics, Jarrow Formulas, Johnson & Johnson, Lonza, Merck, P&G and Yakult at Probiota 2014?

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

By Shane STARLING

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in a 2-day, 2-stream event.

Hershey said the deal would bring new distribution channels for its products

Hershey to acquire iconic Chinese confectionery firm

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Hershey Netherlands B.V. has signed an agreement to acquire an 80% stake in Chinese confectionery and snack firm Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Company (SGM) - and the remaining 20% in 2015.

Hershey places new requirements on its palm oil suppliers

Hershey ups palm oil pledge but Greenpeace wants more

By Oliver Nieburg

Hershey has committed to purchasing 100% traceable and sustainably-sourced palm oil by the end of 2014. Greenpeace has welcomed the move, but has reservations about timelines and terminology.

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