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The Snack Report - September 5, 2014

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Snyder's-Lance Appoints Dan Morgan as Chief Sales Officer

Senators Seek to Restore Focus on Child Marketing

FDA to Update Redbook

Proposed Study to Analyze Trucker Compensation with Crash Rates

FMCSA Weighs Options of Negotiated Rulemaking

Most States Failing on Obesity

Spending on both Sides of GMO Labeling Battle Growing

Consumers Want Clarity in Food Labeling

Big Brands Catering to Kid's Health

'Junk Food' Could Reduce Appetite for Healthier Balanced Diet

People Snack More During Action Movies

Wellwater Use May Affect Almond Crop

Candyland Defends "Chicago Mix" Branding

Pistachios Help Combat Diabetes

1-800-FLOWERS Acquires Harry & David

No Great Change to Acrylamide and Furan Levels, Says FSA Safety Report

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    The Snack Report - August 29, 2014

    SFA Mourns the Loss of Snyder's-Lance Chairman of the Board, Michael Warehime

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    Frito-Lay's Recognized for Creativity and Innovation

    Stephanie Lopez Appointed President of AIBI Certification Services

    Colorado GMO Labeling Officially on Ballot

    Commerce Slaps Preliminary Duties on Mexican Sugar Imports

    Members of Congress Say No to FDA User Fees

    Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to Hold 5th Meeting

    Transportation Employers: Are You Ready for an Audit "Tag Team?"

    FMCSA Makes Progress on Two Proposed Rules

    General Mills Files Patent to Cut Salt and Fat in Dough

    Snacks Become Part of Main Meals

    Companies Sell Veggies by Making them More Like Snack Foods

    Sam's Club Looking for Local Snacks

    Dare Foods Launches Peanut-Free Peanut Butter Flavored Snacks

    7-Eleven Partners with Belly Loyalty Program

    Duane Reade Plays Up Walgreens Connection

    UK Salt Reduction Doesn't Reach Those Most in Need

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      The Snack Report - August 15, 2014

      SFA Urges Suffolk County Executive to Veto Anti-Snack Legislation

      SFA Submits Public Comments on Driver Coercion

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      Snyder's-Lance Benefits from Acquisition of Baptista

      Snyder's-Lance Reinvents its Sandwich Crackers

      Vermont AG Calls for Dismissal of GMO Lawsuit

      GMO Labeling Advocates Spend Money on Colorado, Oregon Ballot Initiatives

      App Allows Consumers to See Which Political Party Companies Support

      McDonald's NLRB Ruling Spurs Industrywide Debate

      Nutrition Facts Panel: ABA Concerned Over Fiber, Added Sugars, Time

      Studies Find Conflicting Information on Salt Intake

      Pistachios Associated with Heart Health

      Kettle's 'Reduced Fat' Chip Lawsuit to Continue

      Genetically Edited Foods Offer Alternative to GMOs

      B&G Foods Relaunches Old London Melba

      California Nuts May be Affected by Russian Ban

      Popcorn Has Global Appeal

      KuKuRuZa Expands Globally

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        The Snack Report - August 8, 2014

        SFA Members Successfully Certified by International HACCP Alliance in Los Angeles, July 22-23

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        SFA Submits Public Comments on the Nutrition Facts Panel

        SFA CEO Meets Secretary of Agriculture

        Herr's Introduces Go Lite! Popcorn

        Manufactures Must Now Comply with Gluten Free Regulations

        Official Ban on Imports Signed by Russian Prime Minister

        'Added Sugars' a Recipe for Consumer Confusion, Study Finds

        GMA Divided on FDA "Added Sugars" Mandate

        Connecticut Democrats Want Front of Pack Food Labeling

        Gallup: 45% of Consumers Seek Organic

        U.S. Meat, Seafood Prices Rising on Drought and Disease: USDA

        FDA Says GA Peanut Plan "Not Fit" to Make Food after Salmonella Outbreak

        USDA Seeks Public Input on SNAP Benefits

        2014 Global Color Conference to be held Sept. 30 to Oct. 1

        J.M. Smucker Company to Acquire Sahale Snacks

        Quaker Oats Settles Transfat Lawsuit

        Idaho Potato Growers Face New Packing Requirements

        B&G Expands Pirate's Booty Line

        GPM Investments to Open 200 Convenience Stores

        Walnuts Help Body Deal With Stress

        EU Rejects French GMO Crop Ban Effort

        Mars Opens Flagship Store in Shanghai

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          • The Snack Report - August 1, 2014

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            SFA Submits Public Comments on FMSA Transportation Proposed Rule

            SFA Signs Joint Biotech Letter

            Avery Receives Prestigious PepsiCo Nestor Cabonell Award

            Scientists Urge Inclusion of "Added Sugars" on Nutrition Label

            FMCSA, OSHA Join Forces to Fight Driver "Coercion"

            U.S. Court Sides with COOL, WTO Decision Remains to be Seen

            Europe Reaffirms Food Dye Safety Ahead of FDA Study

            NLRB Rules McDonald's Corporate Could be Held Liable for Franchise Violations

            Nutritionists Pan ASN Processed Foods Statement

            Department of Interior Says No GMO's on National Wildlife Refuges

            Kellogg's to Close Snack Manufacturing Plant

            PepsiCo Executive Tapped as Target CEO

            Tortilla Sales on the Rise

            Corn Prices Fall to Lowest in Five Years

            Salt Intake Remains Relatively Flat

            Spider Mites Found in Georgia

            Ebola Outbreak Hurting African Cocoa, Peanut Production


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            August 1, 2014
          • The Snack Report - July 25, 2014

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            SFA Co-Sponsors Hot Dog Day on Capitol Hill; CEO Meets with Members of Congress

            Hector Guerra Named President of Evans Food Group

            Activists Groups File Motion to Help Vermont Defend GMO Labeling Law

            Mandatory GMO Labeling Officially on the Oregon Ballot

            Dietary Guidelines Committee Holds 4th Meeting

            States "Rebel" Against Smart Snack Standards

            Senate Agriculture Committee Holds Child Reauthorization Hearing

            Des Moines Register: Congress Should Enact Mandatory GMO Labeling

            Fighting Food: Consumers Revolt Online

            Change.org Encourages Corporate Participation

            Retail Sales to Grow Despite Lowered Forecast

            Mars Chocolate to Raise Prices

            Campbell's to Introduce New Products Including Snacks

            Nana's Nola Launches Gluten-Free Granola Bites

            Tasty Brand Launches Sandwich Creme Cookies

            Universal Robina to Acquire Griffin's Foods


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            July 25, 2014
          • The Snack Report - July 18, 2014

            Last Chance to Register for SFA's HACCP Certification Workshop, July 22-23, Los Angeles, CA

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            SFA Staff and Consultants Take Utz Factory Tour

            SFA to Co-Host Annual Capitol Hill Hot Dog Day

            SFA Submits Dietary Guidelines Public Comments

            PepsiCo Foundation Invests $1.25 Million in School Programs

            AIB International Launches Online HACCP Course

            Frito-Lay's Do Us a Flavor Contest Finalists to Hit Store Shelves

            ConAgra Cookie Facility Becomes Nut-Free

            Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Convenes

            Kessler: FDA's Proposed Nutrition Labeling Changes Don't Go Far Enough

            Sodium Concern Not Growing, Study Finds

            No Consensus on U.S./Mexican Sugar Complaint

            Vermont Survey: Where Should GMO Labels be Placed on Packages?

            USDA Provides $13 Million for Organic Certification

            Replacing Sugary or Fatty Snacks with Nuts Linked to Heart Health

            GMO Opponents Ignore Benefits of GMO Foods

            Value of Roasted Nuts Triples in Five Years

            Canada to Change Nutrition Labels


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            July 18, 2014
          • The Snack Report - July 11, 2014

            Last Chance to Register for SFA's HACCP Certification Workshop, July 22-23, Los Angeles, CA

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            Fuchs Launches "Tastes of America" Collection

            FDA Posts Updated Results for its Total Diet Study

            Survey: Consumers Support Food Biotechnology's Use for Certain Benefits

            House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Benefits of GMO's

            Oregon and Colorado Editorial Boards Oppose Mandatory GMO Labeling Efforts

            USDA Hire Strokes Dietary Guidelines Controversy

            Vermont Lines Up GMO Law Defense Team

            General Mills Releases New Snacks with Eye on Trends

            Idaho Potato Production Costs Exceed Price

            Gas Station Convenience Store Units Decline

            Kettle Brands Launches Popcorn Line

            Calbee Inc. Seeks Diversification

            7-Eleven Expands in Japan


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            July 14, 2014
          • The Snack Report - July 3, 2014

            SFA Closed for Independence Day

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            SFA Submits Public Comments Regarding FSMA Food Defense Proposed Rule

            Snyder's-Lance Seeks Savings as it Divests Private Brands

            Snyder's-Lance Looks into What's Next in Snacks

            Herr's Launches Extra Crunchy Kettle Cooked Chips

            Bemis Honored with Spirit of Excellence Award

            Saratoga Chips Adds Mountain Pure Himalayan Pink Salt Chips

            Interim COOL Decision in USDA Hands

            FDA Sanitation & Transportation Guidance

            Oregon to Put GMO Labeling on the Ballot

            Michigan Study: Kids Who Recognize Fast Food & Junk Food Images More Likely to be Overweight or Obese

            Vending Machine Menus Change as School Guidelines Kick In July 1

            Have the Tides Turned in the Legal Food Fight?

            USDA Reports Corn and Soy Price Decrease

            Snacks Help Drive Growth of Gluten-free

            TreeHouse Buys Flagstone to Bolster Healthy Snacks Portfolio

            Nestle Streamlines U.S. Operations

            Larabar Launches Granola Bar

            Dippin' Dot Acquires Doc Popcorn

            California Almond Production Forecast Up

            Britain: "Let Science Decide on GM Crops"

            SnackHealthy Inc. to Sell Products in Asia

            Nut Exports to Czech Republic Rapidly Growing


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            July 3, 2014
          • The Snack Report - June 27, 2014

            Register Now for the HACCP Certification Program, July 22-23, Los Angeles, CA

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            SFA Submits Public Comments to the DOT on Electronic Logging Devices

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            James Augur Passes Away; Scholarship Started in his Honor

            Supreme Court Invalidates President Obama's NLRB "Recess" Appointments

            New York Big-Soda Ban Rejected by State's Highest Court

            Nutrition Facts Label Public Hearing Update

            Higher RFS Mandates Could Increase Food Prices by 25%

            Congress Introduces Bill to Allow USDA to Force Contaminated Meat off the Market

            FDA Issues "Gluten-Fee" Guidance for Small Businesses

            Appropriations Update

            Clinton Supports GMOs

            Future House Agriculture Chairman Wants SNAP Reform

            Salt of the Earth Designs Low-Sodium Salt

            Kids Gourmet Launches Slammers Snack Line

            Cascadian Farm Introduces Protein Granola

            Chosen Foods Launches Chia Bites and Cactus Chews

            Purely Elizabeth Expands Distribution to Target

            thinkThin Launches Protein and Fiber Bars

            Dang Foods Introduces New Coconut Chips

            Sales of Orville Redenbacher's Down

            Major Companies to Limit Calories in UK

            Kiremko Enters Indian Potato Chip Market


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            June 27, 2014

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