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Scientists fine tune "valuable tool" for inorganic arsenic detection

Scientists have optmized a method to detect inorganic arsenic (iAs) at low levels in cereal-based food like bread, breakfast cereals and corn snacks, an issue which is not currently regulated...

Premier Foods seeks partner for bread business

Premier Foods has confirmed press reports that it is seeking a partner to raise funding for its troubled bread business.

Grupo Bimbo Visa agreement to boost Mexican business

Grupo Bimbo hopes to boost Mexican business thanks to an agreement with Visa via its technology subsidiary that enables small Mexican retailers to accept electronic card payments.


Bakery beyond bulk: Consumers seeking smaller portions

Bakers need to focus on smaller portions and selling to individual consumers instead of working in bulk, warns an expert.

Premier Foods ‘ahead’ on scrapping suppliers

Premier Foods is ahead of target on cutting suppliers and product lines, according to ceo Gavin Darby, reporting on third quarter (Q3) financial results yesterday.


Nielsen: Fresh bakery is in fashion and par-baked loaves are hitting runways

Bakery is like fashion – fresh bakery is in and ‘fresh at your convenience’ is the latest trend hitting runways, says Nielsen’s bakery expert.

Breaducation: Veggie bread could win back consumers

Vegetable fortified bread has gone mainstream in Canada and this could help combat some of the sector’s bad health press, says an analyst.

Global yeast market could be worth $5.1bn by 2016

Increasing demand for specialised yeast to improve food and drink quality are driving rapid growth in the global yeast market , which could grow 75% on 2010 levels to reach...

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Canada Bread Company in $120m Olivieri Foods sale

Maple Leaf Foods subsidiary, Canada Bread Company, is selling Olivieri Foods to Ebro Foods, Madrid, for approximately $120m.

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Hearthside Food Solutions in rumored $1bn sell-off

Private equity firm Wind Point Partners is rumored to sell off Hearthside Food Solutions for more than $1bn, according to Reuters news agency.

Roquette talks algae hope after Solazyme split

Despite a recent split from Solazyme and an on-going legal case, Roquette is “full speed ahead” with its new algae flour and says the health halo effect should propel the...

Car specialist SAS Automation in gear to be a 'major player' in baking, it says

Automotive specialist SAS Automation dived into the bakery sector three years ago and says it plans to be a major player in de-panning within the next two.


Energy efficiency: Cost first, carbon second

The baking industry is acting on energy efficiency but cost comes first and this can block speedy progress, says the Carbon Trust.


Baking NASA-style: Are reflective coatings the future for oven efficiency?

Nano emissive coatings designed to protect the NASA shuttle are being used in industrial baking ovens to slash energy use, and patent-owner AMF Bakery Systems says the results are impressive.


Innovative energy efficiency: Bakers aren’t fully on board yet…

Next generation energy-saving technologies do exist for bakers but not everyone is jumping on board, says the American Bakers Association (ABA).


Air Management Technologies: ‘Our goal is to have a zero-energy bakery’

US-based Air Management Technologies was among the winners for IBIE’s B.E.S.T. in baking awards that acknowledges efforts in sustainability. In this exclusive video, its president says the ultimate goal is...


Retail wants green baking - and it wants it now, says BEMA

The pressure from the world of retail for bakers to go green and reduce environmental impact has never been tougher and is a “cultural change” for industry, the president of BEMA says....

Frozen bakery will to soar to $32.5bn by 2018

The global frozen bakery market will reach $32,505.2m by 2018, with the Asia-Pacific market promising the greatest growth, according to new report findings. 

G&F Systems: Weak dollar helps drive international business

A weaker US dollar has helped drive international business for spiral conveyor specialist G&F Systems, a senior associate says.


Out with the bad, in with the good: Consumers seek positive nutrition

Removing negative ingredients like trans fats from bakery is still important for consumers but they are also looking for positive nutrition, says the research director of Packaged Facts.

Going online means you can capture millennials, says Busken Bakery VP

Moving business online enables bakers to pick up new, younger customers because of the convenience factor, says the vice president of Busken Bakery.

Bread’s riches to rags story: The villainous white loaf and heroic whole grain

The bread sector has experienced a riches to rags story and is now in a state of decline with white bread demonized but industry has hope in whole grains, says...

Canada Bread forms committee in wake of potential Maple Leaf sell-off

Canada Bread has established an independent committee to protect business as parent company Maple Leaf considers selling its 90% stake in the bread firm.

Green baking: NASA coatings, heat recovery, recycled plastics, water reuse and much more…

Investments in green technology, waste recovery and sustainable supply can be seen across the baking sector, but what companies are pioneering and leading the way? BakeryandSnacks caught up with the...

ABA & BEMA: Frank talk about bakery challenges

Regulation, consumers, retailers: Dealing with change in the bakery sector

There is a flurry of regulation and sustainability pressures facing bakers along with changing consumer tastes and retail demands – but how are bakers and equipment suppliers coping with these challenges?

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