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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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        The Snack Report - July 25, 2014

        Last Chance to Register for an SFA Webinar on the FSMA!

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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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          • The Snack Report - July 18, 2014

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

            Register Now for an SFA Exclusive Webinar: "Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): How the Snack Food Industry Can Prepare for Pending Implementation"

            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

            Register Now for an SFA Exclusive Webinar-"Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): How the Snack Food Industry Can Prepare for Pending Implementation"

            An Industry-Focused Executive Leadership Forum

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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

            An Industry-Focused Executive Leadership Forum

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

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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
          • The Snack Report - June 20, 2014

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

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            SFA CEO Sends Letter to Senate Supporting Transportation Amendment

            SFA Members Ramp Up Federal GMO Efforts

            Snyder's-Lance Completes Acquisition of Baptista's Bakery

            Kraft Attracting Millennial, Hispanic and Limited Budget Shoppers

            Inventure Foods Adds Kettle Cooked Chips to Vidalia Brand

            Senate Appropriations "Minibus" Update

            FDA Approves Consumer Study on Contentious Area of Nutrition Facts Label

            FDA May Soon Release Sodium Reduction Plan

            Panera Pressured to go GMO Free

            U.S. Consumers Willing to Pay More for Protein-Enriched Foods

            Healthier Food Competition Grows

            Cereals Increasingly Eaten Outside Breakfast

            eatKeenwa Finds Success Through Tenacity

            Blue Diamond Introduces Several Varieties of Honey Flavored Nuts

            The Pork Rind Factory Installs LED Lighting

            PepsiCo Builds R&D Facility in Mexico

            Brazilians Influenced by Media When Buying Snacks

            Private Label Brands Struggling in France


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            June 23, 2014
          • The Snack Report - May 30, 2014

            Membership Value in Training: HACCP Certification Offered at a Reduced Rate, July 22-23 Los Angeles, CA

            SFA Welcomes Aboard New Government Affairs Manager, Kailee Tkacz

            SFA Webinar Series Continues June 4 with Genetically Modified Organisms: Discussing the Issue and its Impact on the Snack Food Industry

            Membership Value in Education: Take Advantage of the FREE Quality and Innovation Management Course in 2014

            Herr's Introduces Good Natured Selects

            Member Support Needed: Stop the Ambush Election Rule

            California Rejects GMO Labeling Bill

            EWG Comes Out Against Renewable Fuel Standard

            School Meal Nutrition Opt-Out Legislation Passes House Committee

            Michelle Obama Fights to Defend School Lunch Program

            Concerns Over the 2015 Dietary Guidelines

            Jackson County, Oregon Bans GMO Crops

            FDA To Hold Meeting on Nutrition Facts Labels

            Snacking Catches Up to Meals In Popularity

            Private Labels Continue Gaining Market Share

            Convenience Store Landscape Undergoing Changes

            California Walnut Board Overwhelmingly Voted to Continue Operations

            ACE Introduces Two Varieties of Crostini

            California Pistachio Nuts Beginning to Grow

            Companies Demand E-Cigarette Manufacturers Stop Using Snack Names

            Benefits of Pistachios and Prunes Displayed In Japan


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            June 2, 2014

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