Commodities

Grain and agri food processors need to have completed a Dust Hazard Analysis to prevent or mitigate the risk of dust-related explosions. Pic: GettyImages/nndanko

Going beyond the Dust Hazard Analysis

By Gill Hyslop

Although grain and food processors should have already completed their Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) in order to avoid non-compliance and the potential liability risks, there's lots to still consider what the next steps will be.

Flour is one of the world’s most important staples as the defining ingredient in most types of breads. Pic: GettyImages/Chris Ted

Flour advancements in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

German flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie is placing a spotlight on scientific work into wheat flour alternatives, while US biotech firm Energis has garnered the green light for its pathogen reduction tech.

Ourput of West African cocoa beans fell last month. Pic: CN

Commodities

Uncertain supply and demand undercuts cocoa prices

By Anthony Myers

Recent flash flooding in West and Central Africa has hindered Cote d’Ivoire’s transportation of cocoa beans from the farms to the ports and could be the reason for the reduction of cocoa arrivals seen during the first few weeks of the main 2022-23 season...

Giving bakers a fighting chance as the flour price continues to soar

Giving bakers a fighting chance as the flour price continues to soar

By Gill Hyslop

The runaway flour price – caused by the atrocious weather in North American wheat-growing areas in 2021, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and rising fuel costs – is expected to have a long-lasting impact on the bakery industry – meaning bakers need to...

EIT Food accelerates innovation to build a future-fit food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all. Pic: GettyImages/ra2studios

EIT Food Accelerator Network welcomes high-impact class of 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Green Spot Technologies – interviewed by BakeryandSnacks at the start of its journey in 2019 – was among the 61 standout startups selected by EIT Food to receive additional support and investment opportunities to accelerate their growth.

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Cereal calamity: The geopolitics of wheat

By Gill Hyslop

The Russian-Ukraine conflict has again highlighted how puissant food is in war time, exacerbating an already critical food insecure environment.