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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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          • 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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            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

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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

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