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EU unzipped: How bread can cut it in post-Brexit Britain

Industries on both sides of the English Channel are already feeling the impact of the uncertainty brought about by the Brexit referendum result. No-one will be immune, but Vince Bamford...

India

Potassium bromate banned following bakery investigation

The long-running potassium bromate in bread affair seems to have reached a conclusion, after India’s food regulator banned the chemical—a common bakery additive.

BREXIT

Brexit: The industry responds

As snacks and bakery businesses across the globe come to terms with the ramifications of the UK’s impending exit from the European Union, we gather responses from businesses, trade bodies...

Revealed: How protein boom is transforming snacks and cereal aisle

Analysis of UK supermarket listings has revealed how the protein boom is changing the mix of cereals and snacks on retailers' shelves.

Exports and artisan bread key to growth as Bridor targets $1.1bn annual sales

International bakery business Bridor has unveiled plans to doubles its turnover to €1bn ($1.1bn) by 2020.

US flatbread and tortilla manufacturer Mesa Foods acquired by Teasdale

Kentucky-based tortilla and flatbread manufacturer Mesa Foods has been acquired by Hispanic foods specialist Teasdale Foods.

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...

Fazer Group to expand bakery operations in Russia and Finland

International bakery and confectionery business Fazer Group has announced it is to expand its operations with a new factory in Russia and the acquisition of an artisanal bakery in Finland.

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...

Hostess acquires Superior on Main to tap in-store bakery growth

Hostess Brands has made its first acquisition since coming under new ownership itself in 2013.

free-from food expo 2016

Free-from Food Expo 2016: Round-up of sights and insights from the show floor

BakeryandSnacks has been at the Free-from Food Expo in Amsterdam this week. Here are a few of the sights, soundbites and tastes that caught our attention.

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: SunOpta extends sunflower seed recall period by eight months

SunOpta – the supplier connected to a raft of US recalls relating to potential sunflower seed contamination – has extended the recall period of its products for a second time.

Scientists explore ways to improve quality of bread from frozen dough

SP Food and Bioscience has taken part in a project to find a recipe that gives frozen bread the same properties after baking as freshly made bread.

Aryzta revenue down 7% in North America as European growth continues

Speciality baking business Aryzta has again reported mixed fortunes across its business – with sales declining in the US and growing in Europe.

Ignore demands of online retail at your peril, Rabobank warns bakers

Bakers may need to reassess the relationship they have with retailers – and transform their supply chains – to meet the growing demands of online grocery retail, according to a new report.

India

Officials urge calm as firms vow to remove cancer chemicals from bread

Health officials have urged consumers not to panic over the presence of cancer-causing chemicals in bread after an analysis revealed that many of India’s most popular bakery brands tested positive...

Feature

Cash in one’s chips: The humble potato’s new Asian markets

Potatoes: like dairy not the first global staple you think of when it comes to Asia, but that doesn’t mean to say that there isn’t a growing market for spud-based...

B2B firms know artisan doesn’t mean….well, artisan, says ASA

An advert for a bread mix that promises “an easy way to make sour dough and artisan breads” is not misleading because it targets B2B firms who know the end product will...

Fresh baked goods lead way in c-stores - but there's still room for growth

Fresh baked goods are the most popular item for UK convenience store shoppers, a new study has shown.

Organic brands Dave’s Killer Bread and Alpine bring growth to Flowers in Q1

Recent acquisitions Dave's Killer Bread and Alpine Valley Bread have prevented a year on year dip in sales at US bread giant Flowers Foods in the first quarter of 2016.

Food and beverage giants pledge to cut trans fats to below 1g per 100g by 2018

Global food and drinks businesses including General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Nestlé and Unilever have pledged to reduce trans fatty acids to “nutritionally insignificant levels” by the end of 2018.

South Africa’s Premier Foods reaches settlement over bread cartel claim

South African bakery and confectionery business Premier Foods has reached a settlement with civil society organizations over its involvement in a bread cartel.

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