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Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Sustainable baking now a ‘cradle to grave’ concept

Consumers expect manufacturers to take responsibility for baked goods far beyond the production gate, says a sustainability expert.

Fermentation focus for €15m Puratos innovation center

Research and development into fermentation for flavors and texture will be just one of the focuses at Puratos’ €15m ($19.2m) global innovation hub, its R&D director says.

ABA chief slams US sugar program as over-protectionist

The US sugar progam is incredibly frustrating, over-protectionist and counterproductive to business, says the president and CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA).

‘Robust evidence’ supports oat beta-glucan’s cholesterol-lowering potential

Daily consumption of at least 3 grams of oat beta-glucan may reduce cholesterol levels, with greater effects linked to high molecular weight forms of the ingredient, says a new meta-analysis of 28 randomized controlled trials.

FOODesign launches its vegetable chip batch fryers internationally

Food processing equipment manufacturer FOODesign, a tna company, has launched its hot oil batch-pro 12, a series of cookers and fryers outside of the US.

EU project seeks to improve GM food safety testing

An EU-funded project that aims to improve safety testing for genetically modified (GM) foods has published its first results.

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General Mills bakery platform: Global thinking, local actions critical
Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

General Mills: Think globally; act local to tackle consumer problems

Bakery companies must have global strategies but act locally to solve consumer problems such as carb concerns...

EU 2014 cereal harvest record
Commodity reports: European Commission

EU cereal harvest to hit 2014 record

The EU cereal harvest will hit record levels this year, driving higher than average exports, says the...

Diamond Foods innovation center

Diamond Foods to build innovation center

Diamond Foods will pool snack NPD efforts under one roof with its first dedicated innovation center.

Flowers Foods: Sodium reduction should consider salt first

Flowers Foods on sodium reduction: Try salt first… it’s the low-hanging fruit

Bakers should consider slashing salt content before turning to sodium alternatives, says the VP of technical service...

Cottonseed meal: Promising protein for snacks
Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Cottonseed: The next big GMO-free protein for snacks?

The by-product from non-genetically modified, food grade cottonseed packs high levels of protein into extruded snacks, says...

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