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 - 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

The Snack Report - October 3, 2014

SFA Joins Colorado, Oregon No on GMO Labeling Coalitions

SFA Participates in Employer Voter Registration Week

SFA Webinar: Misbranded and Natural Claim Lawsuits

Revamped SFA Website to be Launched Soon!

Correction: SFA's Annual Executive Leadership Forum Photo

PepsiCo Seeks Patent for 'Fizzy' Candy

Popcorn Indiana Expands Several Product Lines

Frito-Lay Files Patent for Chunky 3D Snacks

Archer Daniels Midland to Form New Ingredients Unit

FSMA Re-Proposal Summaries

Online Tool Shares FDA's Inspection, Compliance & Recall Data

Report: GMO Labeling Would Cost Consumers $2.30 per Year

Groups Urge International Trade Deal to Include GMO Labeling

CSPI Petitions USDA to Outlaw Salmonella

Study: Lower Calorie Foods Driving Growth

Report: How People Snack Around the World

Public Health Officials Still Want Salt Reduced

Colored Potatoes Double Antioxidant Activity in Extruded Snacks: Study

Diamond Foods to Keep Pace with Snack Trends

Popcorn Sales on the Rise

Blue Point Capital Partners Divests JTM Foods Shares

Sabra Expands Plant, Names New CEO

China Launches Media Campaign to Back GM Crops

UK Food and Drink Companies See Margins 'Flatline'

Graze Launches Big Box Varieties of Snacks

EU Health Chief to Look at GM Crop Laws

The Snack Report - September 26, 2014

SFA Holds Executive Leadership Forum in Cape Cod

TNA Launches Auto-Splice Packaging System

Keystone Food Products Earns Non-GMO Certification

FDA Unveils Four Revised FSMA Rules

SNAP Participants Have Lower Dietary Scores than Non-SNAP Participants

2014 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal

CDC Report Says Children Eat Too Much Sodium

Industry Reformulation is the Only Route to Better Nutrition, Says Expert

Boomers vs. Millennials on Snacking

Peanuts vs. Potato Chips for Energy and Satiety: Study

Dry Roasting Peanuts Linked to Allergic Reactions

Hormel Revives Skippy Brand

Salty Snacks One of Top Specialty Food Items

Potato Crop Value Hits $3.93 Billion

Spicy Flavors on the Rise

Food Companies Offer Global Plan to Combat Childhood Obesity

Australia's Manufacturers Still Not Fully on Board with Salt Reduction

The Snack Report - September 12, 2014

Last Chance to Register for SFA's Executive Leadership Forum

Register for an Exclusive SFA Webinar: "What the Snack Food Industry Needs to Know about the Obama Administration's Labor Agenda"

SFA Files Vermont GMO Motion in Federal District Court

August Issue of Snack World Now Available

SFA Thanks Member Sponsors for the Upcoming Executive Leadership Forum

Evolution of Success: SFA Member Profile: Axium Foods, Inc.

Keeping Pace with a Changing Industry: Associate Member Profile: Reading Bakery Systems

CDC: Children Ingest Too Much Salt

Colorado Lawmakers: GMO Labeling Will Result in Higher Food Prices

Taxing Packaged Food While Subsidizing Healthier Foods Can Encourage People to Make Meaningful Dietary Changes

FSMA Revisions "Very Close" to Being Released

SNAP Use Starting to Decline

Consider Donating Product to your Elected Officials

Tomorrow's Food Factory: A Sneak Preview

Some Companies Opt for Smaller Package Sizes Instead of Reformulating

ProTings: The Next Snacking Craze in the Chips Aisle?

Snacking Becomes One of Campbell's Top Segments

General Mills Acquires Annie's to Bolster Snack Offerings

Billion Pound Pistachio Crop in California's Future

Leo's Food to Shutter Tortilla Plant

Skinnygirl Introduces Variety of Dips

California to have Record Walnut Harvest

Mondelez on Pace with Wellness and Sustainability Goals

Mediterra to Sell Savory Nutrition Bars at Natural Grocers

Ocean's Halo Receives Organic Certification for Seaweed Chips

British Snack Producer for Sale