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Wheat protein rivals whey for muscle growth, study suggests

Hydrolysed wheat protein has shown muscle maintenance properties that compare favourably to whey protein in a study that demonstrates its efficacy amongst the elderly population.

'Consolidation is inevitable': Carr's sells flour milling operations to Whitworths

International agriculture and engineering group Carr’s has sold its UK flour milling operation to Whitworths Holdings Limited in a £36m ($48m) deal.

Bunge North America takes controlling stake in corn flour supplier Grupo Minsa

Ingredients supplier Bunge North America is to take a controlling stake in Mexican corn flour producer Grupo Minsa.

Call for aflatoxin-free almond labelling rejected by EU Commission

An Italian  MEP’s call for tested almonds to be labelled as free of the carcinogenic mycotoxin, aflatoxin, was rejected by the EU Commission earlier this month.

Bellarise develops organic enzyme to cut gluten by up to 50%

California-based baking supplier Bellarise has developed an organic gluten replacer that can replace 25% to 50% of gluten used by bakers. . 

With a new federal marketing order, can pecans become the next ‘it’ nut?

The USDA approved a federal marketing order (FMO) for the pecan industry earlier this year, enabling the industry to collect mandatory dues that will go towards marketing and research efforts...

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From platinum to gold: RiceBran upgrades Proryza line with new formulation

RiceBran has expanded its Proryza range with new formulation Proryza Gold to tap food industry demand for simple ingredients.

EU Commission raises concerns over Dow DuPont merger

The European Commission says it has opened an investigation to see if the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont is in line with the EU Merger Regulation.

SunOpta Q2 results: Counting the cost of sunflower kernel recall

Ingredients supplier SunOpta has recorded a $16m half-year loss from a sunflower kernel recall that affected dozens of snacking products - but expects to claim most of this back through...

Fast food: From wheat to bread in 12 minutes and 42 seconds

ADM Milling is hoping to have secured a world record by turning newly harvested wheat into bread in less than 13 minutes.

Kind publishes added sugar content of entire product range

Kind claims to have become the first US national snack brand to publish details of the added sugar in its products.

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Rembrandt Foods announces new protein isolate launch

Rembrandt Foods is set to bring new protein isolate Rempro 8090 to market in the next few months.

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DuPont develops ingredients for pre-packaged rotis in India

A “packaged roti” for a market that has been turning its back on homemade breads in favour of more convenient products with longer shelf-life is now available from a range...

Shick and Esteve to supply Rockwell and Siemens system control platforms

US ingredients equipment supplier Shick Solutions has been acquired by Bretèche Group for an undisclosed sum and will be joining forces with Bretèche businesses including Diosna, VMI and Esteve....

Modified rye bread found to ease irritable bowel symptoms, study finds

Modified rye bread may ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) according to a study, which recommends this food as a way to increase fibre intake for patients with...

Döhler grows US presence with botanical extracts supplier Teawolf

Germany-based ingredients business Döhler is ramping up its US presence with the acquisition of botanical extracts and tea business Teawolf.

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.

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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.


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.

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