Processing & Packaging

Pic: Dr Schär

Dr Schär’s artisan brand gains kosher recognition

By Gill Hyslop

Dr Schär USA’s Artisan Baker bread range has received kosher certification under the Orthodox Union (OU), validating the highest standards of kosher certification and food standards.

Stacy Brown is heading up the investigations team for Bakers Basco. Pic: Bakers Basco

Bakers Basco ramps up its long arm of the law

By Gill Hyslop

The membership scheme set up by Allied Bakeries, Fine Lady Bakeries, Frank Roberts & Sons, Hovis and Warburtons to manage a bakery equipment service has recruited a former police officer as its new National Investigations Manager.

Kemin releases interactive 'how to' bakery and snack guide

Advances in bakery and snack processing

Kemin releases interactive 'how to' bakery and snack guide

By Gill Hyslop

The web-based tool is designed to help producers stand out in a competitive marketplace by demonstrating how the right clean label solution can provide stability while meeting a brand’s goals for clean, simple labels.

Automatic Test System (ATS) is a non-invasive method of testing and uses a device that sits inside the metal detector’s aperture. Pic: Mettler-Toledo

Advances in bakery and snack processing

The benefits of automatic metal detector testing

By Gill Hyslop

Mettler-Toledo’s Automatic Test System (ATS) is considered to be the recommended testing method for vertical metal detectors.

Eaglestone’s new conveyor maintains product orientation while small diameter discharge rollers allow for tight transfers. Pic: Eaglestone Equipment

Advances in bakery and snack processing

Eaglestone keeps cookie and bar lines moving

By Gill Hyslop

Eaglestone Equipment has developed a new conveyor to help bakery and snack processors speed up production of small products like cookies and snack bars.

Planet Dryers offer a comprehensive selection of roasting, toasting and thermal expansion equipment. Pic: Planet Dyrers

Advances in bakery and snack processing

CPM swoops up snacks industry standards setter

By Gill Hyslop

Turnkey equipment manufacturers CPM Wolverine Proctor has acquired UK specialist engineer Planet Dryers Ltd., best known for its triple-pass dryer that has set the industry standard for the snacks market.

Pic: GettyImages/happy_lark

SNAC International names new leadership

By Gill Hyslop

SNAC International has announced its new Board of officers and directors, elected to help newly elected president and CEO Christine Cochran to advance the snacking industry’s public policy goals.

Food Waste Action Week is designed to drive home the message to cut food waste by 50% by 2030. Pic: GettyImages/Mny-Jhee

Ramping up the bakery waste message

By Gill Hyslop

Food Waste Action Week (7-13 March 2022) was created by anti-food waste expert WRAP to help slice global food waste in half by 2030 through actionable change.

A rebranded Sirha Europain opens its doors in Paris, France, in March. Pic: GettyImages/Cristalov

Countdown to four intensive days to celebrate French bakery

By Gill Hyslop

Sirha Europain puts the French bakery sector in the spotlight next month, celebrating the country’s know-how in all things baguette and beyond, with rising ingredient prices, production methods, standardisation and deep-freezing being the hot topics.

The Real Bread Campaign claims sourdough is essentially ‘different’ to other baked goods and should be in a category of its own. Pic: GettyImages/pidjoe

Real Bread Campaign presents its case to Defra

By Gill Hyslop

The Campaign has ramped up its efforts to lobby for an Honest Crust Act to enforce loaf labelling and marketing legislation in the UK and has sent Defra its motivation outlining ‘the case for a legal definition of sourdough bread’.

Recyclable paper will replace the plastic inner liner of Kellogg's Corn Flakes in Tesco partnership trial next year. Pic: Kellogg's

Kellogg’s UK to trial paper lining for Corn Flakes

By Gill Hyslop

Aligned to its pledge to transition 100% of its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable material by the end of 2025, the breakfast cereal giant will be trialling a fully recyclable paper liner for its Corn Flakes cereals next year.

Lesaffre has opened a new innovation technology facility in Dubai. Pic: GettyImages/Lacheev

Lesaffre inaugurates 48th Baking Center

By Gill Hyslop

Yeast and fermentation specialist Lesaffre continues its relentless push to expand its international expertise network with the opening of a new innovation technology centre in Dubai, UAE.

Bakers Basco's pool of equipment is designed to last many years, with each piece of kit recycled potentially 400 times and the resulting raw plastic used to make more baskets before it reaches the end of its useful life. Pic: Bakers Basco

Bakers Basco ramps ups endeavours to track down diverted equipment

By Gill Hyslop

The scheme set up by five of the UK’s largest plant bakers is doubling its efforts to visit more locations of interest to track down backlogs of bread baskets and wheeled dollies diverted out of the supply chain, whether intentionally or by mistake.

The Salubre is made from spent grains typically discarded after being used to brew beer. Pic: The Homemade Pizza Club

Revolutionary HFSS pizza also ups the ante on food waste

By Gill Hyslop

The ‘Salubre’ is set to revolutionise the pizza industry as the UK’s first non-HFSS (fat, salt and sugar) pizza, while helping to fight food waste by using the spent grains left over from the process of brewing beer.

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