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 - February 7, 2014

SNAXPO 2014, Feb. 7 - LAST Chance to Receive Special Pricing, Attend the General Session with President George W. Bush

Save the Dates for SFA's 2014 Legislative Summit: April 9-10 in Washington, DC 

SFA Publishes Monthly Executive Insights: Need-To-Know Information & Action Items for Snack Food Executives

SFA and American Bakers Association Publish 2013 Salary & Benefits Survey

Register Now for the 18th Annual "Snack Foods Processing: Extruded Snacks and Tortilla Chips" Practical Short Course, Feb. 23-28 – College Station, TX

Green Joins Pretzels Inc. as Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Requests Comments

National Association of Manufacturers Speak Out over NLRB Proposal

GAO: FMCSA Program is Flawed

FDA Issues Guidance for Risky Foods

FDA Proposes Rules on Hygienic Transportation

FMCSA Releases 34-Hour Driver Restart Report

FDA Issues Guidance on Social Media Interaction

Sweet Garden Fields Patents New Reb. A Products

Consumers Become more Mindful of Recalls

Shoppers Look to Increase Purchasing

U.S. Teens Double Recommended Salt Intake

Post Inks Deal for Nestle Brands

The End of the Meal as We Know It? Half of Eating Occasions Now Snacks, Says Hartman

Wal-Mart Looks to Canadian Investment 

African Nation's Sugar Output to Climb for Third Consecutive Year

The Snack Report - January 31, 2014

Register by Feb. 7 and SAVE! Enroll in the SNAXPO Full Package and Attend the General Session with President George W. Bush

Save the Dates for SFA's 2014 Legislative Summit: April 8-10 in Washington, DC

SFA Publishes Monthly Executive Insights: Need-To-Know Information & Action Items for Snack Food Executives

SFA and American Bakers Association Publish 2013 Salary & Benefits Survey

Register Now for the 18th Annual "Snack Foods Processing: Extruded Snacks and Tortilla Chips" Practical Short Course, Feb. 23-28 – College Station, TX

Jack "Grandpa" Shearer Passes Away at 86

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay's to Rebrand Simply Natural as Simply

Snyder's Launches New Korn Krunchers Line

Farm Bill Agreement Unveiled by House and Senate Lawmakers

FTC to Review Sysco, US Foods Deal

FDA Adds Public Meetings Regarding FSMA

Industry Looks to Canola to Replace PHOs

Whole Foods Helps out with Small Business Loans

Muller Launches New Yogurt Line

The Big Game Brings Big Opportunities

Girl Scouts Bake Up Gluten-Free Cookies

Everything is a Snack: Time to Re-invent the Potato Chip

Hillshire Brands Looks to the Snack Industry

Wallace Farms Ships Products for a Touchdown

GM Looks for Low-Sodium, Fat Patent

Hershey Exceeds 2013 Certified Cocoa Goal

Kellogg's Debuts New Breakfast Option

BENEO Invents Tooth-Friendly Bubble Gum Additive

Peanut Protein Possible Key to Treat Peanut Allergy

Water-Soluble Emulsion Developed

Snacking Celebration: The Big Game

Online Advertising on the Rise in 2013

Sweet and Savory Desserts Trend to Hit in 2014

Cocoa Prices Fall Amid Unrevised Forecast

General Mills Looks to Compete with Chobani with New Pop-Up Store

McCormick Invests with Hopes of Spicing Up Gains

Monsanto Shareholders Nix GMO Labeling

Chobani isn't Greek to U.K.

The Snack Report - January 24, 2014

Register by Feb. 7 and SAVE! Enroll in the SNAXPO Full Package and Attend the General Session with President George W. Bush

Save the Dates for SFA's 2014 Legislative Summit: April 8-10 in Washington, DC

SFA Needs YOUR Help: Support EPAs Proposal to Lower RFS Mandate

Register Now for the 18th Annual "Snack Foods Processing: Extruded Snacks and Tortilla Chips" Practical Short Course, Feb. 23-28 – College Station, TX

SFA's Johnson Sheds Light on Updating U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Pepsi Eyes Mexico Investments

U.S. House Lawmakers Look to Axe Ethanol Mandate

SFA Watches Proposed NJ Truck Operator Bill

FMCSA Extends Record Requirements

National Organic Program Debuts Final Guidance for Unpackaged Organics

Government Funded Through the Summer, White-Potato Ban May be Reversed

Nabiso Adds New Oreo Line

C-Store Openings on the Rise

Van's Natural Foods Debuts Snack Line

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Purchases Frozen Yogurt Company

Jack Crisps Cheese Crisps Hit Shelves

Torn Ranch Launches New Graham Sandwich

Economic Boom Expected for 2014

Lake Champlain Chocolates Introduces New Flavors

Consumers Eat Big with Game-Day Wings

Cocoa Processing to Increase in Asia

Pringles to Debut in India

The Snack Report - January 17, 2014

Register for the SNAXPO Full Package and Attend the General Session with President George W. Bush

Register Now for the 18th Annual "Snack Foods Processing: Extruded Snacks and Tortilla Chips" Practical Short Course, Feb. 23-28 – College Station, TX

SFA's Johnson Sheds Light on Updating U.S. Dietary Guidelines

SFA's HACCP/Food Safety Modernization Act Workshop, Jan. 23 in Baltimore is Fast Approaching - Register Now!

FDA Approves SFA's Motion to Extend Comment Period, March 8, 2014

Snyder's of Hanover Adds New Offering

Reading Thermal Launches New Website

House Easily Passes Omnibus Spending Bill 359-67

FMCSA Announces New Short Haul Guidance...

...Proposes Rule to Curtail Coercing...

...Extends Record Requirements

Recess Appointments Face SCOTUS

Sweet Green Fields Announces Organic Sugar Substitute

Food Manufacturing Adds over 15K Jobs, 2013

Baskin-Robins Unit Count Declining, Offering Vets Franchise Discounts

Investment Firm Acquires Second Chocolate Company

Krispy Kreme to Open Delaware Store

Pure Via Launches with Non-GMOs

Cocoa Production Exceeds Expectations

Graeter's to Add New Line

REV'D Superfood Bars Available Now

Sports Bar Meets Consumer Demands

LUNA Introduces Two New Protein Bar Flavors

Exotic Cupcake Restaurant Opens In Manhattan 

Japan's $190bn Snack Market is an R&D Playground: Euromonitor

FoodDrinkEurope Launches Acrylamide Toolbox

Candy Company Makes Acquisition

ADM Co. Grabs Partial Peanut Company Ownership

The Snack Report - January 10, 2014

SFA's HACCP/Food Safety Modernization Act Workshop, Jan. 23 in Baltimore is Fast Approaching - Register Now!

Register NOW for SNAXPO 2014!

FDA Approves SFA's Motion to Extend Comment Period, March 8, 2014

SFA Welcomes New Members

Kraft's Velveeta in Short Supply

Frito-Lay Awarded U.S. Patent

SFA Sends Letter of Support for Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator Nod

GMA, SFA Support Federal GMO Law

California Court Rules on Organic Claim

USDA Reveals National School Lunch Guidance

National Retail Federation Files Credit Card Swipe Fee Antitrust Lawsuit

Monsanto: Label Debate Lively

Food Industry Giants Hit Goal

Donut Processor to Expand in PA

Packaged Facts Debuts In-Store Bakery Report

Teens Flock to Organic Foods

Family Dollar Misses Sales Goal

NAKED Launches Gourmet Salsa Line

Petition Calls for M&M Revamp

Choclatique's New Offering

U.S. Pecan Industry Eyes India

South Beach Diet Introduces New Smoothie

Looking for a Natural Sugar Substitute

C-Stores, Upgrade to QSR Format?

The future of snacks: Health halos, pouch formats and semi-liquid treats

ALDI Debuts New Natural Brand

Going Green with Food Packaging

International Halal Center to Open in Dubai

The Snack Report - January 3, 2014

Last Chance to Take Advantage of SNAXPO 2014 Early Bird Registration Deadline of Jan. 6

SFA Heads to San Antonio for Potato Expo 2014, Jan. 8-10

SFA's HACCP/Food Safety Modernization Act Workshop, Jan. 23 in Baltimore is Fast Approaching - Register Now!

FDA Approves SFA's Motion to Extend Comment Period, March 8

Pepsi Bottlers Look to Merge

ConAgra Hits Its Goal

Sen. Feinstein Pushes for GMO Labeling

New Farm Bill to Cut $8B from SNAP

FMCSA Publishes Hours of Service Regulation

Yogurt Sales to Increase Significantly

GM Looks to Acquire Nibblr

Mondelez to Sell Snack Well's Cookies

2014 Outlook: Coconut Oils, Chia and Others

Mediterranean Snacks Launches tapaz2go

Snacking to Fight Obesity

South American Companies Regulate Snack Industry