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Researchers unlock secrets of making high-quality breads with teff

Bakers need to carefully select ingredients - and adjust bread-making processes – if they aim to produce high-quality breads with wheat and teff flour, say researchers.

General Mills E.coli alert: Flour recall extended as number of sick grows

General Mills has extended the recall of flour linked with an E.coli outbreak for a second time following new tests and more consumers falling ill.

Weis Markets recalls 30 bakery products in metal contamination alert

Weis Markets, which operates about 160 retail stores in Mid-Atlantic states, has recalled 30 bakery products over fears they may contain metal fragments.

Renewed call for bakers to end use of wheat sprayed with glyphosate

Campaigners are urging major UK bread manufacturers and supermarkets not to use flour from wheat sprayed with glyphosate immediately before harvest.

News in brief

Advantame sweetener approved by Mexican health authority

Advantame, a brand-name sweetener from Ajinomoto, has been approved for general use in food and beverage by the Mexican health authority (COFEPRIS).

Tesco to make all its own-label chocolate Rainforest Alliance certified

Tesco – the UK’s largest supermarket chain – has pledged to use only cocoa from Rainforest Alliance sources in its private-label chocolate.

US bakers welcome House vote to pass federal GMO labeling bill

US bakery trade groups have welcomed news that the House of Representatives has voted to pass a federal GMO labeling bill.

BREAKING NEWS

House approves federal GMO labeling bill that nullifies Vermont law

The US House of Representatives has voted to pass a federal GMO labeling bill (306:117 votes) that would pre-empt and nullify all state-led GMO labeling laws including the one that...

Tale of two continents: US wheat forecast raised as European estimate dips

Record winter wheat yields have been predicted for the US - while bad weather has taken its toll on some European wheat crops.

Survey Results

Brexit: 60% of firms fear UK leaving EU will push up ingredients costs

Almost 60% of BakeryandSnacks readers believe the cost of ingredients will rise should the UK leave the European Union – while almost three quarters feel Brexit will push up retail food prices.

Summer Fancy Food Show

Manufacturers use quinoa for added nutrition, texture, color and function

Manufacturers have long-embraced quinoa for its many nutritional benefits, but at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in late June it became apparent that increasingly they also...

SunOpta shakes up quality assurance and begins strategic review

SunOpta – the business at the center of a sunflower kernel recall that affected snacks manufacturers including Treehouse Foods, General Mills, Clif and PepsiCo – has announced a change of...

Don't give children palm oil, says Italian consumer group

After finding that 12 kids' food products from Nestlé, Barilla, Ferrero and Danone contain high levels of carcinogen 3-MCPD, Italian consumer group Altroconsumo is calling on parents to stop giving products that...

Guest article

Right tool for the job: Protein fortification of baked goods and snacks

Experts from food and drink advisory service Campden BRI look at some of the key factors to consider when choosing the most suitable protein source for fortifying bakery and snacking products....

The first silica-based colouring approved for food

‘Non-synthetic’ food colours: Acceptable compromise or too far from nature?

Next-gen food colourings like Merck’s new silica-based pigment could offer a compromise between colouring foodstuffs and synthetic products. Yet, experts have questioned potential for consumer acceptance.

Monsanto and Remington in joint venture to develop sorghum seeds

Monsanto and Remington Holding have formed a joint venture to develop and market sorghum.

Whole grains consumption increases thanks to plant-forward diet, focus on new flavors

Once shunned for their distinct taste and texture, whole grains are gaining acceptance among more Americans for these same attributes thanks in part to innovative restaurateurs and chefs who are using...

'Breakfast biscuits no healthier than Coco Pops' - the industry responds

Belvita owner Mondelēz International has said a UK study claiming breakfast biscuits may be “no healthier for you than a bowl of Kellogg’s Coco Pops” has ignored the full nutritional profile...

Lesaffre and Meiogenix to develop yeasts for ‘new and existing’ bakery processes

Biotech firm Meiogenix and yeast supplier Lesaffre are to work together to develop new baker’s yeasts.

EU sugar prices could rise as supply and demand tightens

Global sugar prices have rocketed 30% since mid-April as the balance between supply and demand tightens. In Europe prices have remained steady but could soon increase, according to Rabobank’s latest...

How to foster a buzzing edible insects industry

A Finnish project is to investigate the main hurdles and opportunities for the edible insect industry by linking up input from multidisciplinary players from relevant sectors. 

IOI damage raises questions about RSPO standards

The damage caused by IOI’s deforestation and peatland drainage is “far greater” than that detailed in the complaint that led to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil suspending the supplier back in...

ADM and GLG partner to sell stevia and monk fruit sweeteners

Ingredients supplier Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has partnered with GLG Life Tech Corporation to market stevia and monk fruit sweeteners.

Listeria alert: Clif, PepsiCo and General Mills recall sunflower seed snacks

Clif, Nature Valley, Quaker and Spitz are among brands that have pulled snack products from US store shelves in the past 24 hours after ingredients supplier SunOpta extended its recall...

‘Major surge’ in US and China wheat stocks predicted by FAO

US wheat stocks are set to grow, according to new forecasts from the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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