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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. 

Sluggish growth forecast for global cereal sector to 2025, says analyst

IndexBox market researchers expect slow rise in demand for cereals due to protracted macroeconomic and climate challenges.

Kreyenborg introduces infrared germ reduction technology

Kreyenborg Plant Technology has developed an infrared machine that destroys germs in dried foodstuffs that require gentle treatment, such as tea, spices, dried herbs, nuts, kernels and seeds.

Rust continues to damage world wheat supplies

Scientists are warning that wheat crops around the world could be severely battered by a fungal disease if not quickly contained.

China likely to demand more cereal from Canada: new report

The latest report from The Conference Board of Canada showed that commodities and consumer goods, such as cereals and nuts, will likely to see rising demand from China in coming...

Neogen tests Reveal mycotoxins

Neogen Corporation has launched a line of tests for detection of six mycotoxins using a water-based common extraction.

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Baking mix market needs to capitalise on better-for-you ingredients, says COO of Foodstirs

According to co-founder and COO of Foodstirs, Greg Fleishman, the baking aisle has been stagnant for far too long with products that are filled with chemicals, are hard to make...

A global gluten-free standard is required, says celiac body

Canada’s celiac association has called for a global gluten-free definition following the success of a certification program in the North American nation.

Commodities

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.

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