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’.
Ulusoy has secured a 6-year, US$25m senior debt facility from Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO to fund the acquisition of a prominent consumer brand, which will enable it to move from an exclusive B2B business into B2C channels.
A new joint venture between Chef Thiam’s US-based West African fonio brand Yolélé and Mali Shi SA, a shea butter manufacturer that provides income to tens of thousands of women through its proprietary sourcing operations, has received a $1.98m grant from...
Tel Aviv-based B.T. Sweet, Ltd. has developed a game-changing plant-based sweetening platform, which enables producers to slash the sugar content from breakfast cereals, confectionery and treats like hazelnut and chocolate spread.
KP Snacks has cut 410 tonnes of plastic from its packaging in 2021 after pairing back on packaging by 6.8% across a number of its brands. It also said that 13 million snack packs have been recycled to date through its partnership with TerraCycle.
PepsiCo has expanded its green tech accelerator programme in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) to reach sustainable design innovators across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
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.
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new type of cooling cube that they claim could revolutionize how food is kept cold and shipped fresh without relying on ice or traditional cooling packs.
How can industry achieve a circular bioeconomy in food packaging? The solution lies in valorising waste into packaging products that can later be biodegraded back into soil, according to Professor Jose Lagaron from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research.
Popcornopolis, Munchy Seeds and Bagrry’s are shaking up the snacking space with new packaging; Miss Nang Treats, Cheryl’s Cookies and think! gear up for the holiday season; Union Foods take ice cream to the next level; and Betty Crocker invites fans to...
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 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.
Allied Bakeries is rolling out its Kingsmill No Crust 50/50 loaves in ground-breaking bread bags – made from a PE resin that incorporates post-consumer waste (diverting it from landfill) – in UK stores this month.
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...
A customer has reported that a new automated production line using robotic and variable frequency drive (VFD) technology is working twice as fast as its existing lines, while increasing the quality of its products.
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 membership scheme by five of the UK’s largest plant bakers to manage an industry-wide bakery equipment solution has upgraded its alarm system from LightBug with 4G connectivity, Blutetooth and ring alerts.
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...
The Netherlands-headquartered equipment specialist has developed Smart Solutions, a cloud-based software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automate the quality and quantity control of cheese and other pizza toppings.
German OEM specialist DTM Print has unveiled a manual feed option, along with custom food trays, for Eddie, the world’s first-and-only NSF and GMP-certified edible ink desktop printer for printing directly onto cookies.
The key to creating high quality, safe baked goods and snacks efficiently is constant monitoring. Wes Shadow, grain market manager at PerkinElmer, analyses the three crucial stages in which analytical technologies can be utilised to inspire confidence.
Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection is gearing up for the food industry’s fast-approaching digital transformation with the release of a significantly updated version of its ProdX product inspection management software.
The theme of innovation has truly been brought to the forefront of the baking industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Automated systems and equipment will provide businesses with a holistic solution to pandemic-related challenges and arm them an...
Most micro and minor weighing operations in bakery facilities across the globe are carried out by human operators. Jake Norman, head of Innovation at OAL notes that even after automating the bulk ingredients with silos, as much as 70% of the remaining...
The digitalisation of technology has brought about a real change in civilisation, just as the invention of printing in the mid-15th century. Today, no one is surprised to receive a pizza at home 25 minutes after spending two minutes on their smartphone....
Mondelēz International has pledged to increase its commitment to reduce use of virgin plastics in its packaging, as part of the confectionery giant’s ongoing environmental efforts across its portfolio.
Seebo – the artificial intelligence (AI) platform used by producers like General Mills, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Mondelēz to predict and prevent quality, yield and waste losses – is planning to expand its global reach following a $24m Series B financing round.
Scientists from Rothamsted Research – the longest-running agricultural research institute in the world – have used genome editing to develop a type of wheat that is less likely to produce acrylamide when baked.