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General Mills aiming to double its use of organic acreage by 2019

General Mills has accelerated efforts to double its organic acreage as it looks to grow its revenue from natural and organic products to $1bn.

New enzymes to reduce 'falling number' of flour unveiled by Mühlenchemie

Flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie has developed two new enzymes that could improve the baking performance of flours.

Ahold to roll out new-look bakery departments across US business by year-end

Retail giant Ahold aims to have completed the roll out of new-look bakery departments across its entire US estate by the end of the year.

Global wheat production to fall in 2016 season, reports FAO

Global wheat production for the 2016 season is tipped to be below last year’s record levels according to new data from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Morrisons pledges to carry eight staple gluten-free products in every store

Morrisons has become the latest UK supermarket to sign up to Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Guarantee campaign.

The British are coming: Boom in UK exports of cereals and bakery goods

Baked goods and breakfast cereals have been among the UK’s biggest export successes of 2015.

Grupo Bimbo US performance boosted by NPD and currency tailwind

Grupo Bimbo has recorded a surge in sales from its North American business despite price rises taking a toll on volumes.

Amazon to stock Morrisons food products under new wholesale deal 

UK supermarket chain Morrisons is to supply a wide range of fresh, ambient and frozen food products to Amazon under a wholesale deal.

Anthocyanin from black rice used to make 'diabetic friendly' bread recipe

A recipe for making bread that could help diabetics better control blood glucose has been developed by food scientists from the National University of Singapore.

Mühlenchemie and partners invest $6.5m in upgrading flour technology center

Flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie and partner companies DeutscheBack and SternEnzym have invested €6m ($6.5m) in research facilities.

Pinnacle Foods reveals plans to streamline Boulder Brands product range

New owner Pinnacle Foods has revealed plans to reduce the size of the Boulder Brands product range.

Campbell Soup Co reports 23% surge in snacks and biscuits division profits

Pepperidge Farm owner Campbell Soup Co has reported strong profit growth from its Global Biscuits and Snacks division.

Innovation round-up February 2016

New Product Round-up February 2016: Atkins relaunch, Doritos mixes it up, Walkers Sunbites Popcorn

Each month, Bakery And Snacks presents a round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that have caught our eye. Here’s the selection for February 2016

Hovis Limited brings chia loaf to UK's ailing bread market

Bread manufacturer Hovis Limited has teamed with supplier The Chia Co to launch a chia seed loaf in the UK.

Guest article

Opinion: 'We are only realizing a fraction of the intrinsic potential of yeast'

Cormac O’Cleirigh, chief business development officer at global yeast technology company Renaissance Bioscience, on the untapped opportunities in yeast – and how the food and beverage industries could look to...

Sysco acquires Brakes foodservice distribution business in $3.1bn deal

US distributor Sysco has acquired European foodservice business Brakes Group for $3.1bn.

Bread margins under pressure as price remains at eight-year low, reports ABF

Bread prices are at their lowest level for eight years and are continuing to put pressure on bakery industry margins, according to Kingsmill brand owner Associated British Foods (ABF).

Boulder Brands UK own label and Udi's-branded gluten-free products recalled

A recall of Udi’s Gluten Free products due to contamination with sesame seeds has been extended to own-label goods also produced by Udi’s supplier Boulder Brands UK.

Bakery veteran acquires stake in ‘diabetic bread’ biotech firm

Meiert Grootes, chairman of Europe’s biggest supplier of speciality baking products, has acquired a stake in a Malaysian-Australian biotech firm that earlier this year launched ingredients to produce the world’s...

Udi's Gluten Free UK products recalled due to sesame seed contamination

Boulder Brands UK has recalled five Udi’s Gluten Free products from sale in the UK due to sesame seed contamination.

Treehouse Foods: Competitive pressure dents sales but earnings rise 2.3%

Treehouse Foods has said 2016 marks the “beginning of an important journey” as it focuses on integrating the private label business it has acquired from ConAgra Foods.

Yamazaki Baking grows bakery sales - and ends Mondelēz partnership

Japanese manufacturer Yamazaki Baking has increased its bread sales in the past year despite the impact of cost-conscious consumers and rising raw material prices.

Disappointing bioavailablility results for UV vitamin D2 fortified bread

Vitamin D2 from UV-irradiated yeast maybe a cheaper and more ecological way to fortify bread but it shows poor bioavailability in humans, suggests EU-funded research. 

UK supermarket Sainsbury's extends ban on multibuys to potato chips aisle

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is axing multibuy deals on potato chips as part of its strategy to abandon the use of such deals across its business.

Diabetes patients could benefit from Kamut khorasan wheat, finds study

Replacing modern wheat with ancient grain khorasan can benefit consumers with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

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