Bread

Dakota Speciality Milling says it is currently investigating its processing and equipment

Flour recall hits major US brands

Knock-on effect: US flour recall sifts through industry

By Kacey Culliney

A US flour and grain blend recall has hit major brands including Frito-Lay and Mondelez and forced widespread precautionary recalls on snacks, cereal and biscuit products.

Grupo Bimbo posts another net profit slump for Q4

Grupo Bimbo Q4 net profit plunges 81%

By Kacey Culliney

Increased financing costs and higher tax rates caused a plunge in net profit for Mexican bread titan Grupo Bimbo in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2012.

Natural antifungals from sourdough fermentation have food potential

Natural antifungals from sourdough have food potential: Researchers

By Nathan Gray

Powerful antifungal compounds produced from linoleic acid found in bread flour are the key reason for sourdough bread’s mould resistant properties, and have potential to be used in a host of food and agricultural applications, say researchers.

Wheat use in feed still set to strain bakers and snack makers...

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Wheat worries: Feed use could squeeze bakers

By Kacey Culliney

Use of wheat for feed should be lower than last year but will remain high and this could put more pressure on already tight supplies for the bakery and snacks industry, an analyst says.

Allied says there are opportunities in the roll segment

Allied Bakeries invests in ‘healthy white’ bread

By Kacey Culliney

UK firm Allied Bakeries has launched a high fiber white bread loaf and roll line under its Allinson brand to target huge opportunities in the healthier white segment, its brand manager says.

Gluten-free quality or nutrition?

Gluten-free festive bake-off: Quality vs nutrition

By Kacey Culliney

BakeryandSnacks.com has put together a ‘festive bake-off’ scouring all the science and research from 2012 on gluten-free products to see how efforts to improve quality and up nutrition compare.

DSM buys Swedish oat beta-glucan brand

DSM buys Swedish oat beta-glucan brand

By Shane Starling

A day after confirming the €500m acquisition of New York-based blends specialist Fortitech, Royal DSM has concluded the year by buying beta-glucan brand Oatwell from Swedish Oat Fiber (SOF).