Processing & Packaging

Digestive health is fast becoming a priority for consumers, something the bakery industry can capitalise on. Pic: Beneo

Bakery innovation: Guest article

Digestive health drives bakery innovation

By Gill Hyslop

Dubbed a ‘mega-trend’ in 2010, heighted consumer awareness in gut-health continues to significantly influence product development and reformulation, says Katrien Lambeens, product manager at Beneo.

Today's bakery processing equipment manufacturers are leveraging on artificial intelligence and smart manufacturing technology. Pic: GettyImages/Prostock-Studio

Bakery innovation

Next gen AI equipment will future proof the baked goods market

By Gill Hyslop

Equipment manufacturers are investing ‘huge sums in R&D’ to enable bakers boost operational efficiency and develop application-specific products to meet exacting consumer demands, according to Global Market Insights.

Two categories are trending in baking right now, according to Lesaffre's Bill Hanes: pizza and sweet baked goods. Frozen pizza is one area that Delavau has focused plenty of attention. Pic: Getty Images/Adrian Black

A year with Lesaffre propels Delavau into ‘clear label’ future

By Kristine Sherred

The baking ingredients company has leveraged its food science expertise to complement its parent company’s commercial reach. We spoke to both companies at the International Baking Industry Expo (IBIE) about what’s trending in bakery, and it reaches beyond...

Dr José Herrera, Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Malta, joined Muscat at the ECMA Congress. Photo: ECMA.

ECMA Congress 2019

Malta PM: ‘We were more prepared for the Millennium Bug than Brexit’

By Jenny Eagle

‘Your guess is as good as mine on Brexit’, said Joseph Muscat, the Prime Minster of Malta, at the opening of the ECMA Congress 2019 last week (September 19-20), ‘But what is obvious, is during the next few days there needs to be a meaningful engagement’.