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Industry welcomes GFIA, the UK's gluten-free trade group

UK food firms have created the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) to promote best practice manufacturing tips, gluten testing and ingredient sourcing for the free-from sector's most lucrative category. 

Protect Britain’s bees: ban pesticides on wheat, calls environmental group

Friends of the Earth is appealing to DEFRA to cut pesticide use on wheat as part of its post-Brexit farming policy.

What do executives from bakery and snack industry expect in 2017?

BakeryandSnacks correspondent has collected comments from several renowned US CPG brands about their business plans for 2017, and what direction the food industry is headed.

US farmer/bakery partnership produces 100% proprietary flour

Izzio Artisan Bakery has partnered with local millers and farmers to create a proprietary flour blend that’s 100% traceable.

Allinson’s unveils new bread loaf size designed for smaller households

The UK bakery has launched a range of 12-slice 650g bread loaves based on customer insights.

Braskem in $957m penalty over illicit bribes to Brazilian government officials

Brazilian-based petrochemical manufacturer Braskem has agreed to pay $957m to settle charges it created false books and records to conceal millions of dollars in illicit bribes to Brazilian government officials...

2017 salt targets in danger of failing, warns CASH

The caution was issued by the health watchdog after a survey revealed that a number of branded crumpets still contain a high sodium content.

Flowers Foods to sell Specialty Blending business, focusing on branded bakery foods

One of the largest yeast and bakery ingredient products and solutions firm in the US, AB Mauri, has reached an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Specialty Blending...

SternLife serves up high-protein breakfast ideas for food manufacturers

The German functional food specialist has launched a range of protein-fortified products to put onto the breakfast table.

Pre-gelatinized flours boost bakeries’ clean label credentials

Kröner-Stärke (KS) has developed a range of pre-gelatinized flours and starches for the baked goods market that it claims will give professional bread manufacturers the edge on their competition....

News in brief

Man jailed for smuggling cigarettes hidden under baguettes

A lorry driver has been jailed after being caught smuggling cigarettes into the UK hidden under half-baked mouldy baguettes.

Dave’s Killer Breads producer to pay $9m to settle distributor class action lawsuit

Flowers Foods has reached deal to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged it misclassified three distributors as independent contractors, according to a filing to the US Securities and Exchange...

ABA calls FDA’s 10-year sodium reduction guidance ‘premature’

The American Bakers Association (ABA) has sent the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a letter, complaining that the agency’s 10-year sodium reduction targets will negatively impact baked goods.

Premium Brands extends its business offerings with three acquisitions

US-based specialty food producer Premium Brands has acquired Island City Baking, Conte Foods and Larosa Fine Foods.

Nielsen partners with Label Insight to boost CPG transparency

The challenge of managing consumer packaged goods data has prompted two shopper data firms, Nielsen and Label Insight, to form an alliance to help manufacturers and retailers to make faster...

dispatches from HiE 2016

Teff: The next ‘ancient grain’ to make nutrition ripples?

The success of chia and quinoa has opened the door for other less-known ancient grains, but one South African company exporting teff is wary of a boom and bust effect.

Snack manufacturers advised to target parents about omega-3’s brain benefits for children

Omega-3 consumption is on the rise, but consumers are still not completely convinced of their benefits and manufacturers need to be motivated to address this.

FSNS partners with Tortilla Industry Association (TIA)

Tortilla sales set to rise, thanks to popularity of Hispanic meals

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has partnered with the Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) to provide 2,600 members with food safety information and educational resources in the US.

New Mill Capital Holdings acquired former Kraft bakery in Maryland

New York-based asset disposition firm, New Mill Capital Holdings, has acquired the former Kraft Heinz bakery in Federalsburg, Maryland, according to a news release.

AIPIA Congress 2016

ITENE develops antimicrobial packaging for bread

ITENE (Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Center) Madrid, has developed an antimicrobial packaging for bread, enhancing the quality and safety of the product.

Bakery industry to combat negativity with healthy products and acquisitions, Mintel predicts

Bakery producers are looking to escalate the fight against the negativity that surrounds the sector, particularly in the developed Western packaged bakery markets, according to Mintel’s global annual review.

China’s tiny baked goods category now ripe for foreign investment

Though its baked goods market is 125 times smaller than its counterpart in Europe, China still holds enormous potential for businesses exactly because of this low per-capita consumption.

FAO calls for keeping fingers on the pulse to eradicate food security

As the International Year of Pulses (IYP) draws to an end, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reiterated its belief that pulses can contribute to key Sustainable Development Goals....

Exclusive interview

Bantam Bagels shatters American bagel stereotypes

Former Shark Tank competitors, Nick and Elyse Oleksak, share their story of how Bantam Bagels has expanded to more than 7,700 Starbucks locations and the frozen section of grocery stores...

Brexit doesn’t intimidate Italian food and beverage producers

Italian producers strutted their stuff at 2016 Real Italian Wine & Food (RIWF) in London last week, unconcerned about the effects of Brexit

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