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Mary’s Gone Crackers, which makes a line of gluten-free, organic and nonGMO snacks, says it was purchased by Kameda USA Inc., a subsidiary of Japan’s largest manufacturer of rice crackers. Kameda takes a majority stake in Mary’s Gone Crackers, acquiring more than 70% of the company.
Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery, Boulder, Colo., is offering weekly giveaways and a $1,000 reward to fans who help in the search for “Soft & Fluffy” gluten-free bread.
Denver-based Udi’s Healthy Food is voluntarily recalling some of its 12-oz. bags of Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola.
This year, with nearly one in five U.S. adult consumers purchasing or consuming products tagged as gluten-free, sales of gluten-free foods and beverages are expected to reach $4.2 billion, reports Packaged Facts. The report indicates that the gluten-free category is seeing saw a compound annual growth rate of 28% over the past four-year period. While Packaged Facts expects growth to moderate, it views the segment reaching $6.6 billion in sales by 2017.
Retailers and food companies know that it makes business sense to meet the needs of millions of people who cannot tolerate gluten. That’s why gluten-free versions of many foods are cropping up, usually at a higher price. But sales are soaring.
On-Demand: SQF 2000, FSMA, ISO 22000/PAS220 and other standards continue to gain traction in an attempt to create safer foods and beverages.
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