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Coconut oil bread? Swapping fat in bread dough could help control blood sugar

Altering the type of fat used in bread baking could help to blunt post-meal spikes in blood sugar, say researchers.

High-carb meals better in curbing appetite amongst the obese: Study

Foods high in carbohydrates may help promote better short-term appetite control than high-fat foods, a nutritional study has revealed. 

New Product Round-up April 2016: Cracker Jack revamp, Pop-Tarts soda flavors, Bimbo Extra Grainy, TMNT cereal

BakeryandSnacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our eye in April

Change of tack: Bimbo switches focus from restructuring to efficiency gains

Grupo Bimbo says it now has a major opportunity to boost the efficiency and productivity of its US and Canada business after concluding restructuring work.

Boulder Brands lines drive 13% surge in Pinnacle Foods Q1 sales

Boulder Brands has added more than $100m to net sales of Pinnacle Foods in its first ten weeks as part of the business.

This week Down Under

Kiwi bread study gives rise to healthier staple food

Bread design could be substantially improved to better protect heart health, according to new research from New Zealand.

Brand growth and currency drive 21% hike in Grupo Bimbo North America sales

Increased marketing investment and more effective promotional activity has helped drive a 21% year-on-year hike in net sales of Grupo Bimbo’s North American business.

Alpha Baking moves into sweet goods with ConAgra bakeries acquisition

S Rosen’s brand owner Alpha Baking Co is extending into sweet goods with the acquisition of two US bakeries from ConAgra Foods.

Lactic acid bacteria boosts bread shelf life by as much as four days, finds study

Certain strains of lactic acid bacteria can increase the shelf life of bread by up to four days, according to a recent study.

Our stool frequency claim may not be sexy – but it adds credibility to empty slogans: BENEO

A survey of over 1,000 consumers in the UK and Spain has helped German ingredients giant BENEO join the dots between its EFSA-approved stool frequency health claim on paper and...

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Video: How Crete's dakos bread caught attention of Ottolenghi and retailers

BakeryandSnacks readers could be forgiven for not knowing what dakos is.

Special edition: Gender-specific nutrition

Folic acid fortification: The current global state of play

To date 75 countries globally have implemented mandatory fortification programmes for folic acid with the aim of preventing neural tube defects (NTDs) in babies. Yet despite growing calls from NGOs, health...

Gruma to take Mission brand into new markets as net sales grow 17% in Q1

Tortilla and corn flour supplier Gruma – owner of brands including Mission and Guerrero – has reported a 17% year on year hike in net sales in the first quarter of 2016.

Food & drink expo

Food & Drink Expo 2016: snacking and bakery products from the show floor

BakeryAndSnacks was in Birmingham, UK, this week, where a host of trade shows offered the chance to check out the latest innovations in bakery and snacking.

Grupo Bimbo to buy General Mills Argentina bakery and foodservice arm

General Mills is to sell its Argentina bakery and foodservice business to Grupo Bimbo.

Bagel-maker bags Spinneys and Waitrose deal

UAE supermarkets Spinneys and Waitrose will now stock Dubai start-up Gulf Bagel Factory’s bagels, adding to the firm’s current distribution through Carrefour and food service outlets.

Hovis CEO Martyn Wilks to be replaced by chairman Nish Kankiwala

Hovis boss Martyn Wilks is retiring from the UK bakery giant – just under a year after coming on board.

Wheat rusts: Renewed push by FAO and partners to combat crop disease

Activity by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) and partner groups is being ramped up to combat the threat of wheat rusts.

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So, where’s Britain’s answer to Dave’s Killer Bread?

Some of Britain’s biggest bread brands have colorful and fascinating histories stretching back more than a century.

Snaxpo 2016

DSM develops new glucose oxidase to increase extensibility of doughs

Netherlands-based Enzymes supplier DSM has developed a new glucose oxidase for bakeries to improve the stability of products during fermentation.

Organic growth: Flowers unveils details of national Dave's Killer Bread roll-out

Flowers Foods has unveiled its plans to drive incremental growth through the roll-out of organic brand Dave's Killer Bread across the US this month.

EQUInom gains funding for process that may bring 'healthier' breakfast cereals

Start-up EQUInom has secured financing for a seed breeding program that it says might help food businesses cheaply and efficiently develop products such as more nutritious breakfast cereal.

3D Food Printing Conference 2016

Cellulose can be used as an edible ingredient for 3D printing

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has partnered with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN UK) to promote Additive Manufacturing (AM) in the food industry.

'Any time, any place, any cost' - King's Hawaiian vows to protect trade dress

King’s Hawaiian has vowed to continue to “vigorously protect” its brand after last month reaching its third lawsuit settlement over packaging designs.

Research could help bread shake its bad rap of contributing to weight gain

New research could help debunk the commonly held belief that bread or other grain-based foods contribute to obesity or are too low in nutrients to justify the calories.

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