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Two minute test: Portable sensor tells consumers if product is gluten-free

A San Francisco-based company has developed a portable sensor that will alert users whether their food contains gluten within two minutes.

Frozen bread company set to open £3M bakery

Frozen bread company Speciality Breads is set to open a £3M bakery, allowing a four-fold increase in production capacity.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

Dutch firm enters bulging chia seed scene

The spate of companies seeking to enter Europe’s lively chia seed market shows no signs of slowing with an EU novel foods application from a Dutch firm entering the fray....

Clean cut: Soreen hires Telsonic UK to cut soft/sticky Malt Loaves into individual portion sizes

Telsonic UK has partnered with Soreen, which makes Original Malt Loaves as well as a range including banana, apple and cinnamon, to test its Ultrasonic technology on soft or sticky...

TPP trade agreement ‘good news' for US confectioners: SUA president

The recent finalization of the Trans Pacific Partnership is good news for confectioners and sugar-using manufacturers across the US, according to Rick Pasco, president of Sweetener Users Association (SUA).

Novel clean label starch adds a day to bread's shelf life, claims Ulrick & Short

Two all-natural, wheat-based starches launched by Ulrick & Short are said to boost bread volume, increase shelf life and make for a softer loaf over time.

Gluten-free bread firm Schär revamps with ancient grains

Global gluten free bread market leader Schär has reformulated its line of breads to include ancient grains and has relaunched across the US.

Hearthside Food Solutions cited by OSHA after employee loses part of finger

Illinois-based Hearthside Food Solutions, LLC, was cited for safety hazards after an employee lost part of their finger in a dough-cutting machine at the company’s Ohio facility.


Mentorship a must when hiring Millennials in baking industry

Companies must provide “a lot of coaching” and mentorship when hiring Millennials in the baking industry to nurture young talent, according to Dave Krishock, Bakers National Education Foundation professor at Kansas State...


Even a small bit of peanut can cause a recall: Why you must fight allergens in baking

There’s no one size fits all approach to stopping allergens from making their way into baked goods, but one researcher says manufacturers must put many safeguards, including training, in place...

Dispatches from IBA 2015

Don’t take the weather with you: Atmospheric baking to protect products from outdoor temperature changes, says MIWE

German equipment supplier MIWE has introduced an oven it claims is the first to guard baked goods against inconsistencies through changes in the weather.

Consumers becoming more savvy, health conscious: Q&A with Healthfull Bread’s director

A savvier group of customers want healthier products with fewer preservatives and ingredients, a trend one bread executive says will continue for a long time.

News in brief

Flowers Foods to acquire organic breadmaker Alpine Valley Bread Company in $120m deal

Flowers Foods – which has just snapped up Dave’s Killer Bread for $275m – has made another move into the fast-growing organic bakery category with a $120m deal to acquire...

Independent Bakers Association ‘strongly urges’ rethink on US overtime proposal

The Independent Bakers Association has written a letter denouncing the US Department of Labor’s new overtime rule proposals.

‘Free-from’ may become industry standard in snacking, Mintel analyst says

“Free-from” snack products are closer to becoming an industry standard, according to a report from Mintel.

Nutrilac protein will make gluten-free trend sustainable: Arla Food Ingredients

Nutrilac protein from Arla Food Ingredients will turn the gluten-free boom into a sustained trend by allowing manufacturers to make gluten-free products that are indistinguishable from normal ones, it says....

What’s beyond wheat? Grain-free diets, allergen alerts, and new nutrition trends

Consumers continue to embrace free-from diets: and grain-free could be the next big opportunity for bakers, according to Mintel.

Iba exhibitor preview: Processing & Packaging

Energy saving and speedy technologies take center stage at iba

German bakery trade show iba 2015 will be the place to see the latest energy efficient technology, claim the organizers.

Class-action baked bread lawsuit dismissed against Whole Foods and other grocers

Three class-action lawsuits claiming grocers fooled shoppers into believing bread was freshly made in stores were dismissed by a United States District Court judge last week.

News in brief

Broken light bulb prompts Bimbo Bakeries USA recall

Bimbo Bakeries USA is recalling six brands of bread products after a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries means they could be contaminated with fragments of glass.

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Ardent Mills announces intent to buy Canada flour milling plant from Mondelēz

Denver-based Ardent Mills has announced it's intention to purchase a flour-milling plant in Ontario, Canada, from Mondelēz Canada.

Bread dips on health concerns but pastries and cakes offer silver lining, Euromonitor analyst says

Bread has seen a drop in popularity across developed countries due to health concerns, but pastries and cakes offer manufacturers a silver lining, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

Organic bread may be difficult for Flowers to popularize, says analyst

A Euromonitor analyst has questioned Flowers Food’s recent acquisition of Dave’s Killer Bread as the organic bread market has limited potential in the packaged bread industry.

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