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Coffee four maker loses trademark appeal

Empire Technology Development has lost its appeal to trademark ‘coffee flour' in the US.

Grana to open Russian cereal mill in Altai region

Grana Association-owned Tretyakovsky Elevator is opening a cereal mill in the Altai region with a daily capacity of 100 MT of groats by 2018.

Novozymes’ F&B unit delivers company’s top growth in H1 2017

Novozymes’ Food & Beverages division clocked in the company’s highest growth, increasing 8% organically and 10% in Danish Krone (DKK) in the first half of the year compared to 1H 2016.

India

Britannia announces plans for Maharashtra mega-factory

Indian FMCG major Britannia Industries is planning to build a new plant at a mega food park in Maharashtra.

Ancient grain genome breakthrough advances struggle for food security

A group of international scientists has identified the complex DNA sequence of Wild Emmer, which will open up an unparalleled opportunity to further the development of hardier, more productive strains...

Canadian grain industry permitted to use private labs

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is to allow exporters the option to have grain shipments tested by authorized laboratories.

Cereal breakthrough

Prehistoric grains identified in Swiss Alps lunch box

Scientists have discovered a 4,000-year-old ‘lunch box’ – obviously lost by a plucky primitive traveler crossing the Swiss mountains – contains microscopic traces of ancient wheat and rye.

Bureau Veritas targets on-site aflatoxin testing

Bureau Veritas and Schutter Group have introduced an aflatoxin pre-shipment inspection and quality control process.

General Mills wins fight to label Nature Valley granola bars as ‘natural’

General Mills has won a lawsuit alleging its Nature Valley granola bars cannot be labelled “100% natural” as they purportedly contain traces of herbicide.

Highest ergot alkaloid levels in rye products - EFSA

The highest levels of ergot alkaloids (EAs) were found in rye and rye-containing commodities, according to an updated EFSA exposure assessment.

IFT 2017

Bread makers could still target health-focused consumers despite carb fears: Mintel

Bread makers should use nutritional add-ons like protein and fiber to appeal to health and fitness-conscious consumers who shy away from buying bread because of carbs, says Mintel.

News in brief

SGS acquires Central Illinois Grain Inspection

SGS has acquired Central Illinois Grain Inspection, Inc. (CIGI) for an undisclosed amount.

ADM cements Western Europe footprint with Chamtor acquisition

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has finalized its purchase of Chamtor, a French producer of wheat-based sweeteners and starches.

Full durum: The South Australian science of spaghetti

A pasta industry more than 15,000km from Italy is thriving thanks to a unique collaboration between farmers, durum wheat researchers and a major food manufacturer. 

ProGnosis Biotech launches test to detect T-2 and HT-2 mycotoxins

ProGnosis Biotech has launched an ELISA test to detect Trichothecene T-2/HT-2 in grains, cereals and animal feed.

Sourdough or white? Trust in gut reaction to provide the answer

The gut microbiome has a major say in whether ordinary white bread or an artisanal sourdough loaf is “healthier,” a study claims. 

Interpack 2017

Bosch Packaging and BillerudKorsnäs VFFS success leads to expansion

Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs have extended their ZAP-Module portfolio following the successful launch of its Sealed Paper Packaging on a vertical form, fill and seal machine (VFFS).

Vicam test detects Ochratoxin A in coffee and wheat

Vicam has launched a lateral flow strip test for detection of ochratoxin A in green coffee and wheat.

Tackle mycotoxins early in value chain - Bühler

A European project and practical experience has shown cleaning and optical sorting can reduce mycotoxin levels, according to Bühler.

Gluten-free brand BFree ups US distribution with new e-commerce channel

BFree has partnered with e-commerce site GlutenFreeMall.com to distribute its gluten-free wraps, bagels, pitas, rolls and bread loaves across the US. 

Cargill, General Mills and Unilever agree to fortify flagship wheat flour brands with vitamins and minerals in India

Major brands and millers have agreed to fortify wheat flour with iron, folic acid and vitamin B12 under India’s drive to boost nutrition levels through a mass fortification programme. ...

Almarai, ADM ‘preparing bid’ for Saudi milling monopoly sell-off

Almarai is rumoured to be among the companies in line to bid for Saudi Grains Organisation’s milling monopoly.

Smucker Foods linked to E. coli O121 outbreak

E. coli O121 has sickened 25 people in Canada with a link to flour.

Gourmet breads on trend, says Bridor

French artisan bakery maker Bridor says consumers are eating less bread, but are demanding higher quality when they do indulge.

Purity protocol standardization may drive gluten-free snacks price down: says association

The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) has teamed up with several major North American oat processors to standardize the gluten-free screening process, commonly known as the purity protocol. 

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