Snacks & Candy

Snacks and candy category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Ingredient supplier says ingredient may contain listeria monocytogenes

BRENHAM, Texas -- Blue Bell Creameries is voluntarily recalling all ice-cream products that were made with a cookie-dough ingredient that may contain listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date, but Blue Bell said the recall is an "abundance of caution." Consumers should not eat...

Hershey, Mondelez mine similar territory with newest products

HERSHEY, Pa. -- Two significant new-product releases from Hershey and Mondelez aim to capitalize on a consumer trend toward combining textures and flavors. Hershey's new Cookie Layer Crunch meets the growing consumer demand for multi-textural eating experiences, the chocolate company said. Hershey'...

FDA asks public to help define terms in describing food

WASHINGTON -- As consumers continue to spurn artificial ingredients and demand healthier snacks, public-interest groups have filed several lawsuits over the use of the words "healthy" and "natural." The trick, however, is how exactly to define those words, and then how to apply criteria for using...

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