KIND Healthy Snacks has announced the acquisition of Creative Snacks, a better-for-you snack manufacturer based in North Carolina. Founded in 2009, Creative Snacks’ snack offerings feature premium ingredients and include almond and coconut nut clusters, trail mixes, granolas, and pretzels. This is the first acquisition for KIND, signaling the company’s ongoing commitment to becoming the foremost global leader in health and wellness.
“The Creative Snacks team has demonstrated a clear commitment to quality and a unique ability to craft snacks that are both healthy and delicious,” said Daniel Lubetzky, founder and executive chairman of KIND.
This partnership will allow both KIND and Creative Snacks to offer healthy and tasty snacks across more categories.
The FDA is extending the comment period for the third installment of the draft guidance designed to support compliance with the Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
While most food production and supply chains have been resilient during the pandemic, there are FDA-regulated food establishments that have closed temporarily or face challenges that could lead to closures because of COVID-19.
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