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Empire shortbread sandwich cookie. Pic: GettyImages/KateSmirnova

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Coronavirus is opening a world of opportunities for Scottish bakers

By Gill Hyslop

During these unprecedented times, bakers particularly need to adapt and innovate to meet the needs of the consumers and keep their businesses going, says Lee Burnside, sales director for the Artisan, Distributor & Industrial channel, Puratos UK.

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One quarter of consumers in Saudi Arabia look to avoid gluten

By Gill Hyslop

Research shows that the gluten-free trend that is well established in Saudi Arabia, with around one quarter of consumers claiming to eliminate gluten from their diet, writes Mike Hughes, director of Insights for FMCG Gurus.

The demand for modified starch is growing in the APAC region. Pic: GettyImages/Pawarun

Ingredion doubles APAC specialty starch capacity

By Gill Hyslop

The ingredients supplier is significantly expanding the production capacity of its integrated native and modified starch facility in Shandon, China, to meet growing customer demand from consumers looking for healthier and more diverse food options.

A California district court judge has denied the approval of a class-action settlement involving a Bimbo Bakeries USA labelling case. Pic: GettyImages/serggn

Court denies Bimbo settlement in alleged mislabelling case

By Gill Hyslop

A district court in California has repudiated a proposed class action settlement by Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) to two California residents who alleged the bakery giant had misbranded several of its baked goods.

Salty snacks producers are facing the conundrum of reducing sodium but retaining flavour. Pic: GettyImages/Lisovskaya

Mexican nutrition labelling law gets green light

By Gill Hyslop

Salarius – creator of a proprietary salt that reduces sodium content without compromising its ‘saltiness’ – has welcomed the Mexican government’s approval of the nutrition labelling regulation, which warns consumers of high levels of sodium, caloric content,...

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