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The Snack Report - October 24, 2014

Webinar: FSMA Re-Proposed Rules

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

Wasabi Ginger Wins Lay's Potato Chip Flavor Contest

For Way Better Snacks, Nutrient Density More Important Than 'All-Natural'

Marlen Research Corporation Recommends George K. Baum After Sale of Company

WTO Rules against U.S. on COOL Dispute

GAO Takes on GMO's

EWG to Release "Good Food, Bad Food" Database

FTC Scrutinizes Advertising Disclosures

DGAC Process Almost Over

FDA to Hold FSMA Public Hearing

Tortillas Sales Quadruple from 1997 to 2013

Wild Garden Expands Gluten-Free Chip Offerings

Popcorn Can Help Consumers Diet

Pittsburgh Chocolatier Expands

Edible Arrangements Expands to Campuses, Military Bases

Mars Invests in R&D Plant

Nebraska Corn Board Heads to Asia

Modest Rise in Canadian Potato Exports Expected

Unilever Lowers Prices

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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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            September 30, 2014
          • 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

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