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Proposed “benchmark” acrylamide levels set to impose further food firm limits

Measures to reduce acrylamide levels in food took a step forward as new draft proposals outline "benchmark" mandatory levels for the industry.

Bakery China 2017

Penchant for Western products supports China’s bakery boom, says analyst

China's bakery sector is a thunderous market, spurred on by consumers who have a great desire to develop their knowledge of Western products.

Grupo Bimbo enters UK market with range of branded baked snacks

Mexican conglomerate Grupo Bimbo has expanded into the UK with a range of baked treats. 

Puratos takes a novel look at reducing fat in baked goods with virtual reality campaign

The Brussels-based speciality ingredients developer took a different look at bread through a virtual reality campaign to reiterate the benefits of its Puraslim range of bread mixes and improvers.

Hostess relaunches patriotic Twinkies and CupCakes in tandem with Red Cross partnership

Hostess Brands is supporting the armed forces by donating $1 to the Red Cross for each photo incorporating an American flag posted with #HostessSupportsRedCross.

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Corbion launches emulsifiers to reduce PHOs and saturated fat in sweet baked goods

Corbion has developed a new line of emulsifiers, named SweetPro, to help bakers eliminate partially hydrogenated oils and reduce saturated fat in their sweet baked goods.

Grupo Bimbo reaffirms pledge to fight climate change

As the US bows out of Paris Agreement, Mexican multinational Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. reiterates its commitment to lessen its impact on the environment.

Jindal Poly Films rumoured to buy European assets of DuPont Teijin Films

India's largest polyester-based packaging film company Jindal Poly Films Ltd (JPFL) is allegedly in talks to buy the European production assets of DuPont Teijin Films (DTF) for an estimated $300m.

Pecan Deluxe hires Chamber International to improve its export efficiency following Brexit

Pecan Deluxe which exports more than 75% of its bespoke cakes, biscuits, sauces and desserts to the EU, has hired overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, to offset any challenges posed...

New product roundup May 2017: candy-flavoured pop tarts, hemp-infused snack bars and no funky stuff

A round-up of product launches, relaunches and innovations that caught our attention this month.

Ferrero opens world's first Nutella Café in Chicago

Ferrero has invested several millions of dollars in the world's first Nutella Café in the US.

LCI adds clean touch to functional bakery ingredients

Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) has unveiled LCI Touch, its latest range of functional ingredients focused on clean label.

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Sébastien Touflet elected president of Fédération des Entrepreneurs de Boulangerie

The Fédération des Entrepreneurs de Boulangerie (FEB) has announced the election of Sébastien Touflet as its new president.

Orkla snaps up distribution deal for acrylamide-reducing yeast

Orkla Food Ingredients has inked a deal with Canada's Renaissance BioScience to exclusively produce and sell its patent-pending, acrylamide-reducing yeast Acrylow in Nordic and Baltic countries.

Bühler JetMix creates smoother pre-ferment for bakery industry

Bühler has partnered with Kollmorgen to launch the JetMix that creates pre-ferment combining water and flour through hydration.

Interpack 2017

Pladis appoints Bosch as favored technology supplier

United Biscuits owner Pladis signed a preferred supplier agreement with Bosch Packaging Technology at Interpack 2017.

Trump and pope put potica’s political popularity centrestage

An exchange between Melania Trump and Pope Francis is not the first time the Eastern European cake has made it to the political podium.

Rhodes Food Group finalizes Ma Baker pie acquisition amid strong domestic results

South African Rhodes Food Group Holdings has recently purchased pie producer Ma Baker for R193m ($14.97m) and reported good growth in its domestic markets, although it did not fare as...

AGRANA Fruit expands into India through acquisition

Austrian fruit ingredient company AGRANA Fruit, part of the AGRANA Group, has acquired a fruit processing plant from the Indian company Sai Krupa Fruit Processing Pvt. Ltd.

Rising butter price stirs up discontent in bakery and pastry sector

The price of butter has risen sharply in the past year raising concern in the bakery and pastry sector globally.

Aryzta finally appoints new chief executive officer

Aryzta has appointed the former CEO of airport operator Daa International, Kevin Toland, as its new CEO.

Pladis vows to change mental health perception in the workplace

The McVitie’s and Jacob’s owner is the latest company to sign a pledge with Time to Change to change the way people view employee mental health.

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.

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

GEA debuts Comas and Imaforni processing lines

GEA debuted its Comas cupcake production line and Imaforni multi-zone tunnel oven for crackers, cakes, pies, biscuits and cookie manufacturing at Interpack.

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