The SNAC 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 - 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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The Snack Report - July 3, 2014

SFA Closed for Independence Day

An Industry-Focused Executive Leadership Forum

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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

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

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

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

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