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Polson said bakers need to defend themselves more robustly to increase consumer awareness of bread's nutritional benefits

Bakers to battle white bread ‘misconceptions’

By Gary Scattergood

Plant bakers need to defend their corner more robustly in order to increase consumer awareness of bread's nutritional benefits while also battling harvest, regulatory and publicity woes.

G.Mondini and Digi Europe on HI-700 TTC tray sealer

Dispatches from IFFA 2013

G.Mondini and Digi Europe aim to cut label waste

By Joseph James Whitworth

G.Mondini and Digi Europe have collaborated to launch an integrated weigh station with a coding system that allows printing directly onto film on the top of the tray, eliminating the need for labels and the cost of dispersing unwanted backing paper.

Could the WTO overturn EU health claim laws?

Could the WTO overturn EU health claim laws?

By Shane Starling from Brussels

Aggrieved companies and  trade groups have already mounted legal actions against the EU’s strict health claim laws – they are in process – but the regulation’s workings could face fresh challenge from governments signed up to the World Trade Organization...

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

RTS unveil ingredients focused market insight database

By Nathan Gray

A new interactive graphical database offering market insights for food and beverage ingredients will help manufacturers and suppliers identify new trends and grow their business, according to RTS.

Natural colours overtake synthetics as European growth leads the way

Global report on food colours

Clean label trend helps drive natural colours to overtake synthetics

By Nathan Gray

Natural colours have overtaken their synthetic counterparts for the first time ever, and the trend towards clean label products is one of the key drivers according to new data from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

Albis exhibits oxygen scavenger

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

Oxygen scavenger offers shelf life improvement, claims Albis

By Joe Whitworth

Albis said its oxygen scavenger offers quality improvement for long shelf life products that are sterilised such as ready meal trays and bag in box pouches for wine and fruit juices.

Trendwatch: Traditional foods get 'snackified'

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

'Snackified' traditional foods are among the latest snack trends on show at SIAL in Paris this week, where better-for-you snacks have made a strong appearance.

Charles Speirs, baking science manager at Campden BRI

Dispatches from IBA 2012

Gluten-free bakery insights from Campden BRI

By Oliver Nieburg from Munich

UK research institute Campden BRI says that getting the baking temperature right is almost as important as selecting the right ingredients in achieving high quality gluten-free products.

Mondi outlines intelligent packaging trends

Mondi outlines intelligent packaging trends

By Rod Addy

Intelligent packaging is not just about tracking products from factory floor to consumers’ cupboards, according to Mondi marketing and communication director Albert Klinkhammer.

Bosch targets flexibility and speed at FachPack

Bosch targets flexibility and speed at FachPack

By Rod Addy

Bosch Packaging Technology launched multiple machines for the food and drink industry designed to cater for manufacturers’ demand for speed and versatility at trade show FachPack 2012 in Nuremberg, Germany.

Kids' foods 'big growth opportunity for whole grains': ConAgra

Kids' foods 'big growth opportunity for whole grains': ConAgra

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The food industry is under pressure from all sides to improve the nutritional content of foods intended for children's consumption - and there are big opportunities for companies to get ahead of the curve, according to ConAgra Mills' director...

Ingredia Benexia China

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2012

Ingredia takes chia to natural-focused China

By Kacey Culliney from Geneva

China’s trend towards natural ingredients with health benefits should ensure the success of Ingredia’s chia product for bakery, the firm has said.

Anders Filt, area sales manager for Haas Meincke, a division of Franz Haas

Dispatches from ProSweets 2012

Combined technology can cut changeover times, claims Franz Haas

By Oliver Nieburg

BakeryAndSnacks.com spoke to Anders Filt of Franz Haas on the show floor at ProSweets 2012 about a bakery processing machine that combines three technologies that he claims can cut changeover times to 15 minutes.

Allied Bakeries boss reveals what it takes to be leader of the pack

Allied Bakeries boss reveals what it takes to be leader of the pack

By Mike Stones

Allied Bakeries operations director, Nick Law, tells FoodManufacture.co.uk what makes a good manager. In an age of skills shortages, Law tells Mike Stones that the company looks for leaders, who drive staff to achieve more at a higher level collectively...

Sustainability not just about 'cost savings', says Barilla Group

By Mike Stones

Paola Barilla, vice president of pasta and bakery group, Barilla, is taking on the presidency of the Italian packaging trade show – IPACK-IMA – in 2012. We caught up with him at Interpack to hear about the group’s approach to sustainable growth.

Biopackaging breaking new ground, claims Innovia Films

DISPATCHES FROM INTERPACK 2011

Biopackaging breaking new ground, claims Innovia Films

By Jane Byrne

Collaboration with other biopolymer producers on material development has resulted in bioplastics that can compare to conventional packaging materials in terms of barrier properties and functionality, said Innovia Films.

Zip Pak aims to realise packaging value for customers

DISPATCHES FROM INTERPACK 2011

Zip Pak aims to realise packaging value for customers

By Rory Harrington

In today’s leaner economic climate, packaging players not only have to be cost competitive but also offer innovation in design and deliver on sustainability.

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