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Yogurt muffins: A protein punch with a twist

Baking muffins with yogurt can add a functional and nutritional punch while tapping into an explosive global trend, says a Datamonitor researcher.

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Bay State Milling touts flax and chia for clean label gluten-free

Flax and chia in seed and gel form can be used in muffins, cleaning up labels and adding nutritional punch, says Bay State Milling.

Around a third of consumers want high-fiber white bread, finds Sensus

UK consumers are interested in healthier baked goods high in fiber but low in sugar and calories, particularly high-fiber white bread, according to a survey.

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Kellogg NPD scientist: Protein has plenty of challenges

Cereal and plant proteins hold huge potential for breakfast cereal and snack bar fortification but taste and texture remain challenging, say Kellogg’s lead product development scientist.

General Mills develops ancient grains Cheerios

General Mills will launch ancient grains Cheerios to take the fast-growing trend into mainstream cereal, its marketing manager for cereal innovation says.

Swapping out the sat fat backed for cholesterol benefits, finds ‘weight gain’ study

While replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats may have no influence on overall weight, it may improve cholesterol and other markers of heart health, say researchers.

Exclusive talk with HealthBread project leader

HealthBread plans association to commercialize concepts

The EU HealthBread project wants to form an association by the end of the year to drive commercialization of its healthy bread technologies and concepts across Europe.

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Hydrocyanic acid forces recall of Tapioca chips

Resmi International has recalled Manjilas Tapioca Chips Spicy in Australia due to high levels of hydrocyanic acid.

UK firm seeks partner to upscale baking quality marque

The Worshipful Company of Bakers is looking for a partner to develop and drive forward its bakery quality stamp in the UK.

Australasia

Regulator to review request to delay transition to new fibre claims

Australasia’s food regulator has released a consultation paper on the back of calls by an Australian food industry body for the start date for new dietary fibre content claims to be delayed.

Comment

Why America chose Wasabi Ginger Lay’s – and why snack makers need to run to the lab…

America has voted: they want wasabi ginger Lay’s chips. No big surprise, but a vote that should see snack makers running back to the lab to dream up ‘new’.

Truffles: Can and should they become a mainstream ingredient for everyday products?

Truffles can be brought to a wider population without sacrificing their exclusive appeal, though price remains a factor, according to one supplier of truffles for crisps. 

With vegetarian forms at a 'crossroads,' A&B Ingredients launches new Pisane pea protein for baking applications

A&B Ingredients has introduced a new pea protein isolate to the US market to meet the demands for vegetarian forms with greater functionality, the company said. The new variety, called Pisane B9, is optimized for baked goods applications.

Kashi: Not enough people know about Kamut Khorasan wheat

Kashi says inclusion of Kamut Khorasan wheat in its organic granola should drive awareness of the nutrition-dense, lesser known grain.

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Non-GMO soft durum wheat promising for bakers, says USDA-ARS

The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has developed a soft durum wheat variety that can be used in a range of baked goods.

Fermentation focus for €15m Puratos innovation center

Research and development into fermentation for flavors and texture will be just one of the focuses at Puratos’ €15m ($19.2m) global innovation hub, its R&D director says.

ABA chief slams US sugar program as over-protectionist

The US sugar progam is frustrating, over-protectionist and counterproductive to business, says the president and CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA).

‘Robust evidence’ supports oat beta-glucan’s cholesterol-lowering potential

Daily consumption of at least 3 grams of oat beta-glucan may reduce cholesterol levels, with greater effects linked to high molecular weight forms of the ingredient, says a new meta-analysis of 28 randomized controlled trials.

EU project seeks to improve GM food safety testing

An EU-funded project that aims to improve safety testing for genetically modified (GM) foods has published its first results.

Dispatches: AACCI annual meeting 2014

Sprouted grains not just about nutrition and taste, says Ardent Mills

Sprouted grains are known for nutritional punch and bold taste, but the sprouting process can also improve overall baking quality, says Ardent Mills.

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