The Snack Report

Snack Report is a weekly electronic newsletter that SNAC International members read to obtain timely information on current government issues and regulatory affairs, industry trends and events, member news, and SNAC International activities and involvement in programs. SNAC International members consider the Snack Report a must-read each week.

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The Snack Report - December 19, 2014

Congress Avoids Shut Down, Passes Legislation that Benefits SFA Members

SFA Co-Sponsors 2015 Sanitary Design Workshop, March 17-18, Chicago

SNAXPO 2015 Registration Open NOW!

REGISTER NOW: HACCP Certification Course and Food Safety Workshop, Feb. 4-5, Baltimore, MD

Transportation Insight Ranked Top of Charlottee Business Journal's Fast 50 List

ConAgra Foods Shares Value Up

Packaging Corporation Shares Reach 52-week High

NLRB "Ambush" Election Rule Finalized

DGAC Holds Final Meeting

FDA Sets 2018 Deadline for Label Changes Compliance

Garrett Popcorn, Candyland Settle "Chicago Mix" Lawsuit

Snacking in 2015 to be Shaped by Occasions: Think Late-Night, Sports and Breakfast-Fillers

Manufacturers Face Tough New Laws to Cut Acrylamide Levels in Food

What Can We Learn From Claims Made on New Products in the U.S. in 2014?

GMO Potatoes Gain Momentum in U.S.

Organic, Healthy Snacks Important in 2015

Meat Bars: The Next Beef Jerky?

Most Americans Not Consuming Enough Nuts

Pop! Gourmet Popcorn Named Snack Producer of the Year

General Mills to Launch 50 Products Including Snacks

Vintage Italia Launches Non-GMO Verified Pasta Chips

Perky Jerky Enters China to Expand Asian Presence

Grupo Bimbo Acquires Saputo's Snack Cake Business

The Snack Report - December 12, 2014

SFA CEO Testifies Before Congress on GMO Labeling

SFA CEO and SFA Chairman Lobby Capitol Hill

SFA Welcomes Four New Members

SFA CEO Finalist for Personality of the Year

SNAXPO 2015 Registration Open NOW!

REGISTER NOW: HACCP Certification Course and Food Safety Workshop, Feb. 4-5, Baltimore, MD

Bigger Can Be Better, Says PepsiCo CEO

PepsiCo Adds New Variety to Tostitos Line

House Avoids Government Shutdown, Senate has 2 Days to Act

Oregon GMO Ballot Initiative Officially Fails

House Subcommittee Mulls Voluntary GMO Labeling Legislation

Los Angeles GMO Ban Fails to Leave Committee

WIC May Add Potatoes to Covered Items

Kass to Depart White House

California Almond Industry Generates $1 Billion in Revenue

Ethnic Spices and Sour, Salty Flavors Projected for 2015 Trends

Private Label Growth Slow, but Perception of Quality Good

Hickory Harvest Launches Line of Organic Snacks

Company Unveils Vending Machine that can Deny Junk Food Purchases

The Snack Report - December 5, 2014

SFA CEO to Testify Before Congress on GMO Labeling

REGISTER NOW: HACCP Certification Course and Food Safety Workshop, Feb. 4-5, Baltimore, MD

Reading Barkery Systems Expands Facility

Snyder's-Lance Brings Back Popular Stella D'oro Lady Stella Assortment

AC Horn Appoints First Ever Chief Operation Officer

Chefs Don't Label GMO Either

The GMO/Non-GMO Potato

U.S. Appeals WTO COOL Ruling

Hawaii County GMO Crop Law Struck Down

Hawaiian Bill for Taxing Land Used to Test GMOs Vetoed

Ready-to-eat Popcorn on the Rise

USDA Releases Potato Harvest Projections

Vending Machine Fare Grows Healthier

Peanut Production Up

Olam International Acquires McCleskey Mills

EU Labeling Law Adds Impetus to the Sustainable Palm Drive

The Snack Report - November 21, 2014

TAKE ACTION! Tell Congress to Enact a Legislative Fix to Avoid COOL Retaliation

REGISTER NOW: HACCP Certification Course and Food Safety Workshop, Feb. 4-5, Baltimore, MD

BluePrint Automation Appoints Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Bemis Provides Alternatives to Barex Packaging Solutions

Reading Thermal Introduces Fixed Position Temperature Probe

EPA Delays Ethanol Rule Decision Until 2015

Oregon GMO Labeling Law May Get Recount

FDA Published Updates Guidance on Food Facility Registration

CSPI Petitions to Make Sesame an Allergen

Conaway Officially Dubbed House Agriculture Committee Chair

Stabenow Will Remain on Senate Agriculture Committee

Navajo Nation Junk Food Tax Approved

The Hottest Snack In America Right Now Is Gourmet Dehydrated Meat

Popcorn Sales Push Past $1 Billion Mark

BakeryAndSnacks Opens Entries for Personality of the Year 2014

Peanut Drying Facility for Sale as Part of Bankruptcy

Trend Watch 2015: The New Crunchy Snacks

The Gluten-Free Diet "Fad" May be Unsustainable

Gluten-free Sales to Hit $8.8 Billion

Millennials Drive Food Trends Despite Lag in Spending

General Mills Agrees to Remove Natural Claims

Organic Popular Among Consumers Despite Lack of Knowledge

Carbohydrate in Pistachios May Harm Physical Performance

Canada Expands Allowed Gluten-free Claims

World Governments Make Push for Healthier Food

The Snack Report - November 14, 2014

SFA CEO Speaks Out on Nutrition Facts Panel
November SNACK WORLD Offers Profiles on Wise Foods Inc. and Kliklok-Woodman
REGISTER NOW: HACCP Certification Course and Food Safety Workshop, Feb. 4-5, Baltimore, MD
PepsiCo Renews Commitment to Veterans, Recycling
Markel Bakery Group Names Scott Bieker as Sales Director
Snyder's-Lance Completes Facility Upgrade
AIB International Names Lance Reeve as Director of Food Safety Services Innovation
Boulder Brands Builds on Gluten-free Offerings
Fuchs North America Introduces Ethnic Inspiration II Collection
DGAC Meets, One More Meeting Left
EWG Releases "Dirty Dozen" Food Additive List
FDA CFSAN Names Mayne Director
Proposed OSHA Rule Attempting to Publicize Workplace Injury Data Getting Pushback from Business Groups
Navajo Nation Considers Tax on Certain Foods
Ten Foods Taking Over the American Diet
Krave Jerky Seeks to Double Sales
Global Food Price Index Shows Signs of Stability, says FAO
Already, Marketers Look Past Christmas to the Super Bowl
Interbake Improves Production Facility
Walnuts May Slow Progress of Prostate Cancer
Mondelez to Buy Stake in Vietnam's Kinh Do Snack Unit
EU on Road to Allowing Individual GMO Bans
International Study on GMOs Underway

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

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