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Ethical certification promises much - but it's been a tough year

Back in 2014 I interviewed Hans Jöhr, who at the time was corporate head of agriculture at Nestlé. We had a (refreshingly) open discussion about certification schemes. Some of them...

Pre-gelatinized flours boost bakeries’ clean label credentials

Kröner-Stärke (KS) has developed a range of pre-gelatinized flours and starches for the baked goods market that it claims will give professional bread manufacturers the edge on their competition....

Dutch industry pledges to remove cartoon characters from unhealthy food

The Dutch food industry has pledged to restrict the use of licensed cartoon characters from the packaging of unhealthy foods aimed at children.

ABA calls FDA’s 10-year sodium reduction guidance ‘premature’

The American Bakers Association (ABA) has sent the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a letter, complaining that the agency’s 10-year sodium reduction targets will negatively impact baked goods.

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MENA Millennials driving demand for bakery and snacks, says Golden Agri-Resources

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is developing a taste for luxury products, especially premium bakery goods, snacks and confectionery.

Wessanen strengthens position in Spanish organic market with Biogran takeover

Wessanen has consolidated its position in Europe's sustainable, organic food market with the acquisition of Spanish firm Biogran. Does this mean the Dutch firm itself is looking increasingly attractive to...

Premium bakery lifts Real Good Food sales 5% in Q3

Real Good Food says its Premium Bakery division has helped it grow sales in its interim results for the six months leading up to September 30, 2016.

Premium Brands extends its business offerings with three acquisitions

US-based specialty food producer Premium Brands has acquired Island City Baking, Conte Foods and Larosa Fine Foods.

News in brief

Breitbart denounces Kellogg’s ads-pulling move as ‘un-American’

The Kellogg Company has announced it will pull advertisements from far-right news publication, Breitbart, whose executive chairman is US president-elect Donald Trump's appointed chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

China’s tiny baked goods category now ripe for foreign investment

Though its baked goods market is 125 times smaller than its counterpart in Europe, China still holds enormous potential for businesses exactly because of this low per-capita consumption.

Customer-centric innovations more likely to hit the mark

Putting the consumer’s need at the heart of innovation will pay big dividends for food manufacturers.

Zeelandia UK acquires bakery fillings specialist James Fleming & Co.

Royal Dutch Zeelandia (Koninklijke Zeelandia Groep b.v.) has purchased mincemeat and fillings producer James Fleming & Co. from Südzucker Group.

Hostess expects to save $8m interest expense annually after refinancing

Twinkie’s maker Hostess Brands has announced the completion of a debt refinancing, including the terms of its existing first lien term loan and debt.

Splenda sues Dunkin’ Donuts for trademark infringement

Heartland Consumer Products has filed a lawsuit against Dunkin’ Brands and its franchisees for allegedly  misleading consumers into believing they’re getting Splenda when it’s actually a “Chinese-made, [unbranded] sucralose”....

Premier Foods has competitive edge in facing Brexit, says CEO

Mr Kipling maker Premier Foods will be protected from the effects of Brexit, according to CEO Gavin Darby.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sued for $5m for false advertising

A US consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc., alleging the company’s blueberry, maple and raspberry products do not contain the fruity ingredients.

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Philibert Savours creates mini panettone cakes with dates for MENA market

Philibert Savours created mini panettone cakes with dates for the MENA market at Gulfood Manufacturing last week.

Spain ripe for gluten-free entrants, says Welsh contingent

The Welsh Government is taking domestic companies including bakers on a trade mission to Madrid, Spain, in an effort to grow its F&B industry by 30% by 2020.

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AEK Packaging Equipment to relocate after seeing a 25% inventory value increase

Aaron Equipment Company-owned AEK Packaging Equipment will relocate to a standalone, state-of-the-art facility in Belvidere, Illinois, by January 1, 2017, BakeryandSancks learned at Pack Expo recently in Chicago.

Ornua launches dessert mix for easy flavor addition

Ornua Ingredients has launched a ready-to-use neutral ‘base’ Dessert Mix that enables the user to develop different recipes from one product.

Know how to validate your baking processes

A consortium that includes Kellogg, Buhler and Frito-Lay has published a simplified guide for bakers to fight pathogens such as Salmonella.

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Cake Concepts takes Japanese idea to develop Fun Cakes and sponge pancakes

Cake Concepts has taken an idea from Japan and adapted it to American and US tastes to create a niche market in the bakery industry.

India

Arjuna launches Ayurveda-based clean-label preservative

Kerala-based botanicals major Arjuna Natural Extracts will launch a range of preservatives that the company says will appeal to the clean-label food fixation of millennials by combining herbal extracts with...

Future of global bakery market points to balance between healthy and indulgent products

The global bakery market is not slowing down any time soon, according to a Technavio who projects it to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% between 2016 and 2020.

Edita boss praises officials' ‘personal attention’ after sugar seizure

A face-off between Egyptian authorities and the country’s biggest food company ended last week after Edita Foods Industries’ sugar supply was returned following confiscation by officials.

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