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The cereal report: what’s in store for 2017?

2016 was a year of change on the commodities front, and all indications are that 2017 is expecting more surprises, warn economists.

Industry welcomes GFIA, the UK's gluten-free trade group

UK food firms have created the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) to promote best practice manufacturing tips, gluten testing and ingredient sourcing for the free-from sector's most lucrative category. 

Raisio chief resigns: ‘Time for new adventures’ after 36 quarters of continuous growth

Raisio chief executive officer Matti Rihko tells us he is moving onto a new venture later this year and was proud to have overseen Raisio’s transition from a challenged regional...

Neogen launches test for ochratoxin

Neogen Corporation has developed a test for ochratoxin that uses a water-based extraction solvent.

France’s boomerang tax on flour

The unpopular ‘Taxe Farine’ has reared its head again, after being supressed last month.

dispatches from HiE 2016

Teff: The next ‘ancient grain’ to make nutrition ripples?

The success of chia and quinoa has opened the door for other less-known ancient grains, but one South African company exporting teff is wary of a boom and bust effect.

Food Vision 2016

Oats market is ripe for disruption, claimed Grainful’s president

Oats-based foods company, Grainful, has announced it is entering the initial growth stages after a period of market testing, scale up and market validation. Its products will be available in...

Grain-free likely to lead bakery’s future, Euromonitor

The free-from grains trend is gaining pace as gluten-free becomes a global standard in the bakery industry, wrote Euromonitor’s senior insight analyst Pinar Hosafci.

Novozymes to add 0.001 Euro cent to a kilo flour after increasing Fungamyl price

The global biological solutions firm, Novozymes, has announced a price increase of its Fungamyl products by up to 10%, which will add approximately 0.001 Euro cent to a kilo of flour.

News in brief

Wheat Quality Council names Dave Green as new executive vice president

Wheat Quality Council has selected Dave Green as its new executive vice president and he will be responsible for the oversight of all operations starting January 9, 2017, the Council...

EU cereal and oilseed yields are down, say Copa & Cogeca

EU wheat and oilseed farmers have been hit hard by uncompromising weather conditions and limitations on plant protection products, resulting in drastically reduced yields.

Coffee flour may be gluten-free answer to reduce environmental impact of green coffee production

A new concept from a US company provides additional benefits that go beyond the drive to improve gluten-free products.

Canadian research finds oat beta-glucan exhibits a lowering effect on all bad cholesterol

Oat beta-glucan has a lowering effect not only on LDL-cholesterol, but on other ‘bad cholesterol’ too, a Canadian review and meta-analysis has concluded.

IBIE 2016

Answering the call for sugar reduction and clean label: Briess launches whole grain sweetener

Malt and ingredients company, Briess, was sampling pound cake with 50% of the added sugar reduced by its first whole grain nutritive sweetener, InnoSweet, during the recent IBIE in Las...

IBIE 2016

Firebird Artisan Mills set to expand gluten-free ancient grain business

Earlier data from Datamonitor showed that chia and quinoa led the field in US gluten-free product launches that contain ancient grains. It indicated that new US food launches containing ancient...

IBIE 2016

American Key Food Products partners with Kumamoto Company to bring ‘superfine’ rice flours

US ingredient distributor, American Key Food Products (AKPF), has brought “superfine” white and brown rice flours to the US gluten-free market through a new partnership with the Japanese company, Kumamoto...

Panhandle Milling, Specialty Blends, Specialty Grains and New Mexico Milling to merge

A consolidated milling, baking mix and packing operation has been created by the merger of four US-based businesses.

IBIE 2016 PREVIEW

Trends shaping NPD and consumer behavior in the US bakery market

Analysts identify the trends shaping product development and consumer behavior in the baked goods market ahead of the International Baking Industry Exposition in Las Vegas this week .

IBIE 2016 PREVIEW

Expo exposed: What's on at the 2016 International Baking Industry Exposition

Held every three years, the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) offers the opportunity to network, learn about the latest trends and innovations and hear from leading baking and business experts.

Eating bread made with ancient grains could benefit heart health, study shows

Eating bread with ancient grains can significantly reduce total cholesterol and blood glucose levels, according to a recent randomized, double-blinded crossover trial.

Expo East 2016

Non-GMO Project verification moving to ingredient suppliers: FoodChain ID

Non-GMO verification is moving beyond branded goods as more ingredient suppliers look to become certified, says certification body FoodChain ID.

News in brief

Experts advise marketers to promote taste first, health second, at whole grains conference

Marketers should promote the taste, flavor, and texture of whole grains more over their health benefits, experts suggested during the first day of Oldways' ‘Whole Grains Away From Home’ conference...

Good-quality crop and French woes set to boost exports of British wheat

UK milling wheat is set to benefit from a good-quality harvest – and strong demand from Europe as the French crop falls to a 10-year low.

General Mills Q1 2017 results

Snacks brands growth fails to offset overall General Mills sales slump

General Mills today said its first-quarter 2017 sales had failed to meet expectations – with growth in brands including Lärabar and Nature Valley failing to offset declines in other parts...

ADM subsidiary Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts expands processing capacity

US domestic peanut processor Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts has expanded its processing capacity.

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