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French yeast giant Lesaffre establishes APAC hub in Singapore

Lesaffre, a 164-year-old French company specialising in yeast and fermentation products, has officially opened its regional expertise hub in Singapore, consolidating its different APAC business streams.

Interpack 2017

Multivac signs MoU with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant

Multivac has completed a strategic alliance (Memorandum of Understanding) with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant to sell joint processing, filling, weighing and packaging technology.

Grupo Bimbo’s Wholesome Harvest Baking extends its Virginia facility

The Mexican bread giant’s US subsidiary, Wholesome Harvest Baking, is investing $22.1m in its Roanoke, Virginia, factory to install a new production line for its artisanal bread range.

Bakery China 2017

AB Mauri caters to China’s taste for European artisanal-style products

Demand for Western-style artisanal products is on the rise in China, says AB Mauri China’s VP Graham Martin.

Interpack 2017

Treofan turns to phthalate-free packaging films and mineral oil barriers

Treofan has started to offer its customers phthalate-free packaging films on request using phthalate-free base polymers in the extrusion process.

Sugar reduction, not Brexit, might cause UK bakery price increase: IRI analyst

Brexit has not had a “serious effect” on grocery prices in the UK, including the bakery and snack categories, according to strategic insight director at IRI UK, Tim Eales.

Interpack 2017

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

Thermoplastic resin producer Braskem has partnered with Clemson University in the US and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Brazil to create intelligent packaging which can change color if...

Unicorn Ingredients offers gluten-free guarantee with its seeds for bakers

Unicorn Ingredients has unveiled its latest range of seeds, which meet the growing demand for gluten-free and nutritionally beneficial additives.

Puratos has 'absolutely no intention to go public,' CEO Daniel Malcorps says

The bakery, chocolate and patisserie applications development company has no plans to go public, despite being run like a public firm.

Interpack 2017

Bosch Packaging and BillerudKorsnäs VFFS success leads to expansion

Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs have extended their ZAP-Module portfolio following the successful launch of its Sealed Paper Packaging on a vertical form, fill and seal machine (VFFS).

Real Bread Campaign urges Defra to regulate UK bread sector

The Real Bread Campaign has called on the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to enact legislation requiring manufacturers to list all ingredients, including processing aids.

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Fresh bread following craft beer’s trajectory, says Novozymes

Danish biotech firm Novozymes AS is investing in R&D to help meet changing consumer demands for bread with immediate freshness and low carbs.

Hemp for human food consumption finally gets the green light in Australia and New Zealand

Hemp foods are finally set to hit Australian plates after regulators approved legislation legalising low-THC hemp for human consumption as a food.

SGS appointed Certification Body to audit gluten-free standard

US certification company SGS has been engaged as the Certification Body to audit against the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) standards.

Korozo Ambalaj flexible packaging to expand internationally

EBRD (the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and Esas Holding venture capital firm have acquired a majority stake in Korozo Ambalaj, in Turkey.

Panera Bread expands delivery service; applauds digital for Q1 growth

Panera Bread is hiring its own drivers to expand its delivery service to 30%-40% of its cafés by the end of 2017, as digital sales make up 26% of its...

AIB unveils Baking Process Kill Step Calculator for flour tortillas

AIB International has added a Baking Process Kill Step Calculator for flour tortillas to its portfolio of validation services.

This week Down Under

Australia finds 1/2m new weekly bread shoppers in a year

Australia’s ultra-competitive bread market has picked up nearly half a million new customers in the last year, with almost 11m shoppers now spending an average of A$8.20 (US$6.16) each on...

Acacia gum improves texture and shelf-life of bread, says supplier

Adding between one and 3% of acacia gum to either gluten-free or white bread can improve softness and extend shelf-life, according to French supplier Alland & Robert.

Snaxpo 2017

Schur looks to upgrade packaging for Pepperidge Farm and Walkers Shortbread in US

Denmark-based packaging company, Schur, said it is hoping to work with Pepperidge Farm and Walkers Shortbread to upgrade their packaging in the US.

Gluten-free brand BFree ups US distribution with new e-commerce channel

BFree has partnered with e-commerce site GlutenFreeMall.com to distribute its gluten-free wraps, bagels, pitas, rolls and bread loaves across the US. 

Bellarise introduces cost-saving instant dry yeast for low-sugar bakery

Baking ingredients producer, Bellarise, has developed a new yeast product that can help 'lean' dough increase its gassing power by 30% and cut proof times by up to 15%.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts owner JAB Holding buys Panera Bread in $7.5bn deal

US bakery-café chain Panera Bread Company has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Luxembourg investment fund JAB Holding, squashing speculation that Starbucks would succeed in attaining the acquisition.

Have your cake and eat it: The Brexit effect on bakery and snacks

BakeryandSnacks asked exhibitors at ife 2017, held in London at the beginning of March, what effects Brexit may have on their companies.

'Fibre is the only option to turn our comfort foods from toxic to therapeutic,' says FiberFlour founder

What made a practicing doctor give up medicine to create and supply a high-fibre flour? “I saw an opportunity to be infinitely more effective in preventing disease in the first place. Fibre...

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