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The Snack Report - July 25, 2014

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

Register for SFA's Executive Leadership Forum

Register for SFA's Quality & Innovation Management Course

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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      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

      Register Now for the Quality & Innovation Management Course Free of Charge - Space is Limited

      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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        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

        Register Now for the Quality & Innovation Management Course Free of Charge - Space is Limited

        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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          • The Snack Report - June 27, 2014

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

            Register Now for the Quality & Innovation Management Course Free of Charge - Space is Limited

            SFA Submits Public Comments to the DOT on Electronic Logging Devices

            Take Part in SFA's Member Survey for a Chance to Win $100

            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

            Register Now for the Quality & Innovation Management Course Free of Charge - Space is Limited

            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
          • The Snack Report - May 23, 2014

            Free Member Webinar on June 4: Genetically Modified Organisms: Discussing the Issue and its Impact on the Snack Food Industry
            SFA To Hold 1st Ever Snack Food HACCP Certification Training Course at Discounted Rate: July 22-23 near Los Angeles Airport
            SFA Hosts PA Plant Tours for Staff of Senate Agriculture Committee's Ranking Member, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)
            SFA Supports American Jobs for America's Heroes
            Peter Schneider to Succeed Mike Ganacoplos as BPA President
            Snacks Bump PepsiCo's Global Reach 3%
            Snyder's Lance Adds Two New Varieties to Cape Cod Line
            Boulder Canyon Launches Ancient Grain Chips
            Food Manufacturers Seek Increased Food Safety Funding
            FDA to Extend Comment Period on Proposed Nutrition Facts Label Rules
            UN Calls for Unhealthy Food Tax
            Sabra Seeks Official Hummus Standard
            Congressmen Seek to Waive Fresh Produce Mandate
            Companies React to Public Perception of GMOs
            USDA Updates Import Safeguards
            Nut Allergies Color Mothers' Perceptions of Snacks
            Global Demand for Nuts Strong
            David's Cookies Acquires Jeff's Gourmet Pies
            Consumers Likely to Spend More on Food and Snacks After Harsh Winter
            Snack Foods Rank High in Brand Ranking
            Russian Peanut Market Continues Expansion


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            May 28, 2014
          • The Snack Report - May 19, 2014

            SFA Honors the Passing of Jerrol W. Almond

            SFA to Offer FDA Guidance on Sodium

            SFA Encourages Participation In Facts UP Front (FUF) Labeling Initiative, Offers SFA Members FUF Style Guide Free of Charge

            Webinar on Ingredients and Naturally Occurring Chemicals Available to Members

            Herr's Introduces New Varieties to Old Bay Line

            B&G Continues Innovation in its Products

            Transportation Issue Spotlight: FMCSA Proposes to Amend Driver Coercion Rules

            GMO Labeling Would Increase Annual NY Food Costs by $500

            Activists Start Petition for GMO Labeling in Oregon

            Renewable Fuel Standard Hurts Food Industry As Well

            Bill Targets Tax Deductibility of Junk-food Marketing

            Science Not on the Side of GMO Labeling

            Kellogg Company Introduces Multiple New Snacks

            Mondelez Promotes Oreos in its First Global Movie Tie-In popchips inc. Introduces Line of Vegetable Chips

            Preferred Popcorn Named Exporter of the Year

            Spending to Remain Flat Amid Price Increases

            New CLIF Bars Available in Canada


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            May 19, 2014
          • The Snack Report - May 12, 2014

            CAST Releases Paper on The Potential Impacts of Mandatory Labeling for Genetically Engineered Food in the United States

            Free Member Webinar on Food Policy Issues Scheduled for May 15: Snack Ingredients & Naturally Occurring Chemicals

            April 30 Webinar on School Wellness Issues Available Now

            Snyder's-Lance to Acquire Baptista's Bakery

            Snyder's-Lance to Sell Private Brands

            Planters Introduces Four New Peanut Flavors to Line

            Vermont GMO-Labeling Bill Signed Into Law

            Grocery Manufacturers Association to Fight Vermont GMO-Labeling Law

            Companies Seek to Avoid "Patchwork" of GMO Laws

            Praise for the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

            GMO-Labeling Should be Based on Fact, Not Fear

            Support for Reduction of Biofuel Blending Mandates

            Despite Increase In Florida, Spring Potato Crop Forecast To Decline 5%

            Snacking Rises as Lunch Declines

            Generation Z, Millenials and Hispanics to Drive Future Market for Food

            Consumers Turn to Private Brands, But Opt To Pay More For Quality

            Yogurt Becomes New York's Official State Snack

            Africa Benefiting from China's Increasing Demand For Snacks

            Israel to Rethink Kosher Import Standards


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            May 12, 2014

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