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Renewed call for bakers to end use of wheat sprayed with glyphosate

Campaigners are urging major UK bread manufacturers and supermarkets not to use flour from wheat sprayed with glyphosate immediately before harvest.

Starbucks to bake on site for first time through Princi tie-up

Starbucks Corporation has invested in Italian boutique bakery Princi and will be bringing the company’s products to its recently announced premium Starbucks Reserve Roastery sites.

General Mills reveals NPD, promo and merchandising plans for coming year

General Mills has announced ambitions to drive distribution and sales of its natural and organic products while unveiling a raft of cereals and snacks NPD for the coming year.


House approves federal GMO labeling bill that nullifies Vermont law

The US House of Representatives has voted to pass a federal GMO labeling bill (306:117 votes) that would pre-empt and nullify all state-led GMO labeling laws including the one that...

Flowers Foods makes senior investor and corporate relations promotions

Nature’s Own manufacturer Flowers Foods has made a string of promotions in its investor and corporate relations operations.

Tale of two continents: US wheat forecast raised as European estimate dips

Record winter wheat yields have been predicted for the US - while bad weather has taken its toll on some European wheat crops.

AIB updates standards to help firms shape food safety programs

AIB International has released the 2017 version of Consolidated Standards for Inspection of Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.

Twinkies go public: Hostess sets out growth vision under new owner Gores Holdings

Frozen goods, in-store bakery and foodservice have been flagged up as key growth areas for Hostess in the wake of its acquisition by a division of private equity firm The...

Summer Fancy Food Show

Manufacturers use quinoa for added nutrition, texture, color and function

Manufacturers have long-embraced quinoa for its many nutritional benefits, but at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in late June it became apparent that increasingly they also...

UK bakery giant Warburtons hit by pressure on bread profit margins

Continued pressure on the UK grocery market has hit profits at the country’s biggest bread brand.

New product round-up June 2016: Kind fruit bars, kosher Hovis, Marmite popcorn, Tiny Toast cereal

BakeryandSnacks presents the monthly round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovation that caught our eye


EU unzipped: How bread can cut it in post-Brexit Britain

Industries on both sides of the English Channel are already feeling the impact of the uncertainty brought about by the Brexit referendum result. No-one will be immune, but Vince Bamford...


Potassium bromate banned following bakery investigation

The long-running potassium bromate in bread affair seems to have reached a conclusion, after India’s food regulator banned the chemical—a common bakery additive.


Brexit: The industry responds

As snacks and bakery businesses across the globe come to terms with the ramifications of the UK’s impending exit from the European Union, we gather responses from businesses, trade bodies...

Revealed: How protein boom is transforming snacks and cereal aisle

Analysis of UK supermarket listings has revealed how the protein boom is changing the mix of cereals and snacks on retailers' shelves.

Exports and artisan bread key to growth as Bridor targets $1.1bn annual sales

International bakery business Bridor has unveiled plans to doubles its turnover to €1bn ($1.1bn) by 2020.

US flatbread and tortilla manufacturer Mesa Foods acquired by Teasdale

Kentucky-based tortilla and flatbread manufacturer Mesa Foods has been acquired by Hispanic foods specialist Teasdale Foods.

Monsanto and Remington in joint venture to develop sorghum seeds

Monsanto and Remington Holding have formed a joint venture to develop and market sorghum.

Whole grains consumption increases thanks to plant-forward diet, focus on new flavors

Once shunned for their distinct taste and texture, whole grains are gaining acceptance among more Americans for these same attributes thanks in part to innovative restaurateurs and chefs who are using...

Fazer Group to expand bakery operations in Russia and Finland

International bakery and confectionery business Fazer Group has announced it is to expand its operations with a new factory in Russia and the acquisition of an artisanal bakery in Finland.

Lesaffre and Meiogenix to develop yeasts for ‘new and existing’ bakery processes

Biotech firm Meiogenix and yeast supplier Lesaffre are to work together to develop new baker’s yeasts.

EU sugar prices could rise as supply and demand tightens

Global sugar prices have rocketed 30% since mid-April as the balance between supply and demand tightens. In Europe prices have remained steady but could soon increase, according to Rabobank’s latest...

Hostess acquires Superior on Main to tap in-store bakery growth

Hostess Brands has made its first acquisition since coming under new ownership itself in 2013.

free-from food expo 2016

Free-from Food Expo 2016: Round-up of sights and insights from the show floor

BakeryandSnacks has been at the Free-from Food Expo in Amsterdam this week. Here are a few of the sights, soundbites and tastes that caught our attention.

ADM and GLG partner to sell stevia and monk fruit sweeteners

Ingredients supplier Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has partnered with GLG Life Tech Corporation to market stevia and monk fruit sweeteners.

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