Processing & Packaging

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.

Baker's math is a critical part to create that perfect loaf. Pic: GettyImages/lucentius

Understanding the baker’s math behind the perfect loaf

By Gill Hyslop

Baker’s percentages – also known as baker’s math or formula percentages – is a universally accepted mathematical method that enables a baker to understand the type of bread it represents, to adjust the yield, or to mix up ingredients without affecting...

Pic: Delta

Controlling the art of mass producing the perfect climate smart loaf

By Gill Hyslop

Bread is an age-old staple that conjures up uncomplicated natural wholesomeness, however, the difference between theory and practice is miles apart. Certainly, mass producing bread demands specialised equipment that will pinpointedly control the process...

The practice of buying goods like cereals and grains from a sustainable plastic-free grocery store is on the rise. Pic: GettyImages/monkeybusinessimages

We need to rethink our war on plastic strategy

By Gill Hyslop

The plastic pollution debate; the plastic pandemic; or war on plastic – call it what you like but it’s impossible to ignore the global backlash against the use of plastic. But, what is the best route to rid our reliance on this material, which has literally...

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