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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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Clean label fuelling Kosher certified bakery and snacks growth: OU Kosher

Kosher certification is gaining popularity among non-Jewish consumers due to the high demand for clean labels, says CEO of OU Kosher, Rabbi Menachem Genack. 

The top 10 US bread suppliers in 2017: Rising sales for Aryzta, Bimbo and Flowers

US fresh bread value sales have flat-lined so far in 2017, but there are some rising stars, IRI data for the 52 weeks, ending June 11, 2017 shows.

Grupo Bimbo buys East Balt Bakeries to expand global footprint

Grupo Bimbo has acquired East Balt Bakeries from One Equity Partners for $650m to give the Mexican conglomerate entry into eight new countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Gold Coast Bakeries acquired by Peak Rock Capital

Gold Coast Bakeries is the latest food and beverage company to be snapped up by private equity firm Peak Rock Capital as it expands its portfolio.

Grupo Bimbo to close Canada Bread’s Calgary bakery

Canada Bread will shut down its production plant in Calgary, Alberta on Sept. 8, 2017, to drive productivity improvements.

Espiga de Ouro US$50m investment could stabilize Mozambique’s bread price

Maputo-based Espiga de Ouro has invested more than US$50m in the country’s biggest industrial facility that could further alleviate the threat of an erratic bread price in Mozambique.

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Bakery sector registers biggest growth of plant-based proteins: Axiom Foods

Rice and pea protein manufacturer Axiom Foods said bakery manufacturers are more receptive to plant-based proteins than ever before.

Highest ergot alkaloid levels in rye products - EFSA

The highest levels of ergot alkaloids (EAs) were found in rye and rye-containing commodities, according to an updated EFSA exposure assessment.

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Synthetic antioxidants as important as natural counterparts for bakeries, says Camlin Fine Sciences

Camlin Fine Sciences said natural antioxidants are on trend in the bakery market because they represent clean label.

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Bread makers could still target health-focused consumers despite carb fears: Mintel

Bread makers should use nutritional add-ons like protein and fiber to appeal to health and fitness-conscious consumers who shy away from buying bread because of carbs, says Mintel.

Asia-Pacific

DuPont introduces new enzymes for bakery

DuPont has been granted approval for three bakery enzymes used as processing aids in Japan.

ADM cements Western Europe footprint with Chamtor acquisition

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has finalized its purchase of Chamtor, a French producer of wheat-based sweeteners and starches.

News in brief

DuPont’s bakery enzymes approved in Japan

DuPont has announced it has received “the go-ahead” by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for three bakery enzymes for use as processing aids in the country’s bakery industry....

M&A

American Bakers Association merges with Biscuits and Cracker Manufacturer’s Association

The American Bakers Association (ABA) has added 116 Biscuits and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA) companies to its membership list after the merger between the two organizations came into effect on...

Warburtons faces second 2017 fine of more than £1m ($1.29m) for endangering workers’ safety

The UK bakery giant has been fined £1.9m ($2.45m) after admitting a breach of health and safety rules at its Eastwood factory.

Ishida unveils new Multihead Weigher design for easier cleaning

Ishida Europe has expanded its range of hygienic multihead weighers with a new open frame design that allows fast and easy access for cleaning and inspections.

Going gluten-free in a bakery is not just a simple case of swapping ingredients

Before reaching for the gluten-free flour, there are a number of elements to consider from a risk and food safety point of view, writes Helen Hood, director of totrain.

Patriotic Product Round-up: Matzo crackers, key lime cookies and poutine donuts

This month, we take a look at some proudly American products released in time for Independence Day celebrations this weekend.

Biofortification one of many factors in tackling iron and zinc deficiencies: Study

Biofortification alone is not enough to enhance bread with optimum iron and zinc levels to fight deficiencies, a study says as it cites other production methods that should factor in...

Bakery product launches decline in UK: IRI analyst

The number of products launched in the UK in the past year has diminished by 8.4%, with food being the biggest contributor to the resulting loss in sales revenue.

Grupo Bimbo launches accelerator to stimulate innovation among food startups

Mexican bakery conglomerate Grupo Bimbo is inviting food entrepreneurs to submit project proposals to be part of its newly-formed innovation accelerator.

Warbutons claims improved accuracy in forecasting with FuturMaster system

UK bakery giant Warburtons says it has increased the accuracy of its forecasts from 79% to 86% by moving to alternative software.

Barry Callebaut-owned American Almond’s new facility opened in New Jersey

American Almond has opened its new facility that it moved from Brooklyn, New York, to Pennsauken, New Jersey, to expand its nut-based products portfolio. 

Trump tax policy among factors making Canadian researchers cautious on bakery and snack prices

Bakery and cereal retail prices  in Canada will decrease 1% to 3% by the end of 2017, according to a revised forecast from Dalhousie University.

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