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Cereal calamity: The geopolitics of wheat

By Gill Hyslop

The Russian-Ukraine conflict has again highlighted how puissant food is in war time, exacerbating an already critical food insecure environment.

Andrew Pyne takes over as chief executive of the Federation of Bakers. Pic: FOB

Federation of Bakers gets new lead

By Gill Hyslop

The UK’s Federation of Bakers (FOB) has appointed Andrew Pyne as its new chief executive, taking over from Gordon Polson who is retiring after 17 years at the helm.

BBU's bakeries perform in the top 25% for energy efficiency among similar facilities in the US. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Bimbo rocks for its ethicality and energy efficiency ethos

By Gill Hyslop

The Mexican bakery giant has been recognised for the sixth time by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, while Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) has been honoured by the EPA for its energy usage at 20 of its facilities, setting the bar for the...

Two Magpies knew it could raise funds in a short space of time from its best-seller. Pic: Two Magpies

The art of craft

Two Magpies raises dough for Ukraine

By Gill Hyslop

The artisan bakery group has joined businesses across the UK to raise funds to help with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Jean-François Honoré shares his name with the patron saint of bakers. Pic: Eurogerm

Eurogerm appoints new lead

By Gill Hyslop

The acknowledged expert in crispy, soft, taste and texture for the bread and pastry space has appointed Jean-François Honoré as president and CEO of the group.

Sainsbury's is overhauling its instore bakery model. Pic: GettyImages/andresr

Sainsbury’s to ‘simplify’ instore bakery service

By Gill Hyslop

The UK supermarket giant has announced plans to axe 200 cafes, end its hot food range in 34 stores and ‘re-evaluate’ its bakery counter setup in 54 stores – putting more than 2,000 jobs at risk.

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EverGrain attains Upcycled certification

By Gill Hyslop

The US impact driven ingredient company has received the Upcycled Food Association’s (UFA) certification for its entire portfolio of upcycled barley ingredients.

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’.

Dina Foods' founders - brothers Suheil (MD), Fadi and Samir Haddad. Pic: Dina Foods

Dina Foods celebrates 30th anniversary

By Gill Hyslop

The supplier of Mediterranean breads, snacks and confectionery is marking its major milestone at International Food & Drink (IFE), but while the scale of the company may have changed, it claims its family values and focus on quality, service and integrity...

EU food producers have six months to phase out the use of titanium dioxide. Pic: GettyImages/UltimaSperanza

The countdown to phase out E171 in EU foods has begun

By Gill Hyslop

Titanium dioxide (E171) - a popular additive that confers a bright white shade to frosting and cake decorations - has been banned as a food additive in the EU, with a six-month phasing out period coming into force this month (January 2022) after which...