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Lagos Govt introduces Eko Coconut Bread to boost food security in Nigeria

The Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) has developed a bread made from coconuts in an effort to improve food security in the region.

Gluten-free green banana flour high in RS2 could cut down waste

US ingredient technology company, International Agriculture Group (IAG), has launched a clean label green banana flour that contains a high level of resistant starch to capitalize on the growing demand...

Gluten-free trend fuels private-label pastries growth in US: Euromonitor

Strong US consumer interest in natural and gluten-free products has led to a resurgence of the bakery section - especially private-label pastries - but the growth of the frozen baked...

Clean-label bread market 'ripe for growth' in US, says president of Pak Group

Pak Group’s North American brand, Bellarise, has developed a clean-label Hawaiian roll improver that is available in non-allergen and non-GMO formats.

ADM Milling introduces Multiseed Bread Mix with ancient grains in the UK

ADM Milling has launched a multiseed concentrate that contains ancient grains in the UK, in response to growing consumer demand for wellness-focused foods.

Bimbo Colombia opens $86m bakery facility

Bakery giant Bimbo Colombia has officially opened its second multi-million bakery facility with four production lines in Tenjo, about 20 miles outside of Bogotá.

Public health risk - Americans do not eat enough bread: study finds

US scientists suggest Americans increase their consumption of grains foods such as bread, rolls, tortillas and ready-to-eat (RTE) breakfast cereals to make up their shortfall in nutrients.

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Gluten-free surges into mainstream despite challenges

Gluten-free has moved from trend to mainstream. BakeryandSnacks reviews the demand and its demise in certain areas, as well the confusion and the rising number of contentious health risks.

The eco-health benefits of fortifying bread with fruit by-products: study

Portuguese scientists suggest fortifying bread with fruit and yeast by-products increases fiber content in bread and could reduce waste in the environment.

Bakery specialist Finsbury Food Group to close Grain D’Or

Finsbury Food Group has announced it is closing its London-based Grain D'Or business, which makes speciality breads and pastries for grocery retail and foodservice.

Multivac invests $2.9m to expand production capacity in Germany

Multivac Marking & Inspection has invested €2.5m ($2.9m) to expand its production capacity at its factory in Enger, Germany.

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Oreo churros maker J&J Snack Foods acquires Labriola Baking Company

J&J Snack Foods has announced the acquisition of Labriola Baking Company, a premium bakery of breads and artisan soft pretzels located outside Chicago, for an undisclosed amount.

Bread fortified with pomelo lowers GI and risk of diabetes: study

Indian scientists suggest adding the citrus fruit to bread lowers its glycemic index, which increases its nutritional value and decreases the risk of diabetes.

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Wrights Food Group acquires Premier Catering to increase production capacity tenfold

Wrights has secured a deal to purchase Premier Catering for an undisclosed amount and will be relocating the Stoke-on-Trent bakery to its headquarters in Crewe to dramatically increase production.

Panera Bread founder takes a stand against hate

Panera Bread Company founder, CEO and chairman Ron Shaich has shared a letter written to his employees on Twitter criticizing US President Donald Trump for his failure to condemn white...

Novozymes’ F&B unit delivers company’s top growth in H1 2017

Novozymes’ Food & Beverages division clocked in the company’s highest growth, increasing 8% organically and 10% in Danish Krone (DKK) in the first half of the year compared to 1H 2016.

'Reducing sodium in customers’ end products is an important consumer-driven trend’

Univar, chemical and ingredients distributor, has extended its distribution agreement with Kudos Blends to cover the Pell brand of raising agents, including sodium reduction products. 

Corbion’s bakery sales struggle in H1 2017

Corbion reported its Food division’s performance in H1 2017 ‘fell short of ambition’, mainly due to lower volumes in Bakery, but it remains optimistic for H2.

Cereals drive world food prices; butter price at new high

Globally, food was 10.2% more expensive in July 2017 than last year and the highest it has been since 2014, said the United Nation’s food agency.

More than just a snack: Meal deals boost ‘lunch on the go' UK sales

UK convenience retailers capitalizing on meal deals have given the category a £36m ($47.6m) boost in the 52 weeks ended March 25, but those reliant on just snacks and sandwiches...

Good Grain Bakery wins listing on Ocado and with Abel & Cole

Good Grain Bakery, a UK organic artisan bakery specialising in gluten-free vegan bread, has been listed by online supermarket Ocado and with organic delivery company Abel & Cole.

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Man dies in industrial accident at Berry Plastics

A 46-year-old man has died at Berry Plastics plant in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, after claims he was struck by a piece of industrial machinery.

Grain-free trend just sprouting in bakery, but may overtake gluten-free

Many bakery industry professionals believe the grain-free trend will catch on - driven by a demand for more natural, less processed ingredients - and will eventually supersede gluten-free.

July 2017 NPD: Intersnack’s 3D chips, sweet potato snacks from Mondelēz and paleo flour

Grain-free granola The Paleo Foods Co. has launched a paleo...

DuPont blends allows bakers to meet clean label challenges

DuPont Nutrition & Health’s Grinsted Freedom blends gives food producers the freedom to create their own optimized blend from clean label ingredients.

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