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The Snack Report - October 17, 2014

SFA to Host HACCP Certification Workshop, February 3-4 in Baltimore, MD

SFA Welcomes New Members

SFA President & CEO Tom Dempsey Presents at Fuchs North America's Sales Meeting

SFA Explains the Importance of Family Farms in Supply Chain

SFA Holds Food Misbranding & Natural Claims Webinar

Frito-Lay Opens CNG Station in U.S.

Bemis Offers In-Booth Seminars at PACK EXPO

ConAgra Plans for Climate Resilience

Inventure Expands on Healthier Offerings

Vermont Releases Draft of Labeling Rules for GMO Law

Oregon & Colorado: A tale of two GMO Labeling Campaigns

GMO Labeling Bill Passes NJ Assembly Committee

Federal GMO Bill to Have Congressional Hearing

Mexico Threatens U.S. in Sugar Spat

USDA Study: Americans Eating 2X Recommended Sugars

NRDC Want to Ban Two Chemicals Used in Food Packaging

Snacking Habits at the Center of Weight Management Trends

Packaging Must Be More Than Informative and Attractive

Acrylamide Reduction is a Heavily Patented World

McDonald's Launches Media Effort to Address Negative Claims

Archer Daniels Midland Acquires Specialty Commodities Inc.

New Mexico Peanut Harvest Down

Potato Exports to Philippines Nearly Double

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    The Snack Report - October 10, 2014

    Last Chance to Register for Misbranded and Natural Claim Lawsuit Webinar

    Join SFA at PACK EXPO 2014

    Shearer's Foods Continues Expansion

    Frito-Lay Won't Do Battle with Short-term Competitors

    Hain Celestial Expands Garden of Eatin' Line

    Federal Judge Denies CSPI to Defend VT GMO Lawsuit

    Kansas Court Rules FedEx Drivers Are Employees

    Former FDA Officials Urge Against "Added Sugar" Label

    PAHO Announces Push to Combat Obesity

    Consumer Reports: Consumers Think "Natural" Means Non-GMO

    Diamond Foods to Open Testing Center

    Cottonseed Shows Promise as Snack Protein

    Calbee Opens Operations Center

    WOATS Turns Oats Into Healthy Snack

    Balance Bar Adds Two Nut Bars to Line

    Mariani Introduces New Seasoned Almonds

    Chobani Begins Quest for Non-GMO Feed Based Milk

    EU Snack Sector: Origin Labeling Would be 'Really Problematic'

    Latin America: Savory Soars in Fastest-Growing Snack Region

    European Study: Price Gap Between 'Healthy' and 'Unhealthy' Foods Growing Wider

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      The Snack Report - October 3, 2014

      SFA Joins Colorado, Oregon No on GMO Labeling Coalitions

      SFA Participates in Employer Voter Registration Week

      SFA Webinar: Misbranded and Natural Claim Lawsuits

      Revamped SFA Website to be Launched Soon!

      Correction: SFA's Annual Executive Leadership Forum Photo

      PepsiCo Seeks Patent for 'Fizzy' Candy

      Popcorn Indiana Expands Several Product Lines

      Frito-Lay Files Patent for Chunky 3D Snacks

      Archer Daniels Midland to Form New Ingredients Unit

      FSMA Re-Proposal Summaries

      Online Tool Shares FDA's Inspection, Compliance & Recall Data

      Report: GMO Labeling Would Cost Consumers $2.30 per Year

      Groups Urge International Trade Deal to Include GMO Labeling

      CSPI Petitions USDA to Outlaw Salmonella

      Study: Lower Calorie Foods Driving Growth

      Report: How People Snack Around the World

      Public Health Officials Still Want Salt Reduced

      Colored Potatoes Double Antioxidant Activity in Extruded Snacks: Study

      Diamond Foods to Keep Pace with Snack Trends

      Popcorn Sales on the Rise

      Blue Point Capital Partners Divests JTM Foods Shares

      Sabra Expands Plant, Names New CEO

      China Launches Media Campaign to Back GM Crops

      UK Food and Drink Companies See Margins 'Flatline'

      Graze Launches Big Box Varieties of Snacks

      EU Health Chief to Look at GM Crop Laws

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        The Snack Report - September 26, 2014

        SFA Holds Executive Leadership Forum in Cape Cod

        TNA Launches Auto-Splice Packaging System

        Keystone Food Products Earns Non-GMO Certification

        FDA Unveils Four Revised FSMA Rules

        SNAP Participants Have Lower Dietary Scores than Non-SNAP Participants

        2014 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal

        CDC Report Says Children Eat Too Much Sodium

        Industry Reformulation is the Only Route to Better Nutrition, Says Expert

        Boomers vs. Millennials on Snacking

        Peanuts vs. Potato Chips for Energy and Satiety: Study

        Dry Roasting Peanuts Linked to Allergic Reactions

        Hormel Revives Skippy Brand

        Salty Snacks One of Top Specialty Food Items

        Potato Crop Value Hits $3.93 Billion

        Spicy Flavors on the Rise

        Food Companies Offer Global Plan to Combat Childhood Obesity

        Australia's Manufacturers Still Not Fully on Board with Salt Reduction

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          • The Snack Report - September 12, 2014

            Last Chance to Register for SFA's Executive Leadership Forum

            Register for an Exclusive SFA Webinar: "What the Snack Food Industry Needs to Know about the Obama Administration's Labor Agenda"

            SFA Files Vermont GMO Motion in Federal District Court

            August Issue of Snack World Now Available

            SFA Thanks Member Sponsors for the Upcoming Executive Leadership Forum

            Evolution of Success: SFA Member Profile: Axium Foods, Inc.

            Keeping Pace with a Changing Industry: Associate Member Profile: Reading Bakery Systems

            CDC: Children Ingest Too Much Salt

            Colorado Lawmakers: GMO Labeling Will Result in Higher Food Prices

            Taxing Packaged Food While Subsidizing Healthier Foods Can Encourage People to Make Meaningful Dietary Changes

            FSMA Revisions "Very Close" to Being Released

            SNAP Use Starting to Decline

            Consider Donating Product to your Elected Officials

            Tomorrow's Food Factory: A Sneak Preview

            Some Companies Opt for Smaller Package Sizes Instead of Reformulating

            ProTings: The Next Snacking Craze in the Chips Aisle?

            Snacking Becomes One of Campbell's Top Segments

            General Mills Acquires Annie's to Bolster Snack Offerings

            Billion Pound Pistachio Crop in California's Future

            Leo's Food to Shutter Tortilla Plant

            Skinnygirl Introduces Variety of Dips

            California to have Record Walnut Harvest

            Mondelez on Pace with Wellness and Sustainability Goals

            Mediterra to Sell Savory Nutrition Bars at Natural Grocers

            Ocean's Halo Receives Organic Certification for Seaweed Chips

            British Snack Producer for Sale


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            September 15, 2014
          • The Snack Report - September 5, 2014

            Register for an Exclusive SFA Webinar: "What the Snack Food Industry Needs to Know about the Obama Administration's Labor Agenda"

            Register for SFA's Executive Leadership Forum

            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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            September 5, 2014
          • The Snack Report - August 29, 2014

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

            Last Chance to Register for SFA's Quality & Innovation Management Course, Sept. 8-12 in Columbus- Register Now

            Register for an Exclusive SFA Webinar: "What the Snack Food Industry Needs to Know about the Obama Administration's Labor Agenda"

            Register for SFA's Executive Leadership Forum

            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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            September 2, 2014
          • The Snack Report - August 15, 2014

            SFA Urges Suffolk County Executive to Veto Anti-Snack Legislation

            SFA Submits Public Comments on Driver Coercion

            Space Running Out for SFA's Quality & Innovation Management Course, Sept. 8-12 in Columbus- Register Now

            Register for SFA's Executive Leadership Forum

            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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            August 18, 2014
          • The Snack Report - August 8, 2014

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

            Register for SFA's Executive Leadership Forum

            Register for SFA's QIM Today

            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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            August 11, 2014
          • The Snack Report - August 1, 2014

            Register for SFA's Executive Leadership Forum

            Register for SFA's QIM Today

            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

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