Cakes & pastries

Obesity will not be solved by reformulation alone

Reformulation ‘won’t solve obesity’

By Laurence Gibbons

Reformulation is not the sole solution to obesity, as health-conscious consumers could be increasing their calorie consumption by choosing low-sugar or low-fat products, according to research from AB Sugar.

How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations?

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How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations?

By Gary Paoli, director of research and project development at Daemeter Consulting

Having completed a review of RSPO, Gary Paoli of Daemeter Consulting outlines how the sustainable palm oil certifier has fared in addressing key market demands. 

Givaudan said there was a global interest in developing umami taste with lower MSG content

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Givaudan files patent for MSG-free umami

By Kacey Culliney

Givaudan has developed a compound blend that creates an acceptable umami impression in food and beverages, enabling elimination or reduction of monosodium glutamate (MSG).

BreaDr wants to target the 25m US diabetics with low-GI breads, rolls and bagels Photo Credit: MRosen814, The Fresh Loaf

US diabetic bread start-up eyes expansion

By Kacey Culliney

Low-GI bakery specialist BreaDr wants to secure co-manufacturers to drive US expansion and hit annual sales of $20m within five years, its CEO says.

'Low-carb bakery hasn’t proven itself yet, but it’s one of the biggest outstanding areas developing over the last couple of months,' says Jos Vast, Bakery Academy founder

Low-carb bakery to go mainstream, says expert

By Kacey Culliney

Low-carb baked goods will soon hit mainstream as companies work to overcome formulation and processing challenges to industrialize products, says the founder of consultancy firm the Bakery Academy.

Hygiena’s AllerFlow Gluten test

Hygiena unveils gluten test kit

By Joseph James Whitworth

Hygiena has introduced a specific allergen test kit for the detection of gluten residue on surfaces.

Pork Farms makes a range of chilled pastry products, such as pork pies

Kerry Foods sells chilled pastry assets

By Rod Addy

Pork Farms Group has bought Kerry Foods’s chilled savoury pastry factories at Poole, Dorset, and Spalding in Lincolnshire for an undisclosed sum.

AHDB analyst: 'It is one thing having a large wheat crop around the world, but the other thing is quality'

COMMODITY REPORTS: USDA

USDA forecasts record global wheat crop

By Kacey Culliney

The USDA has said global wheat supplies for 2014/15 will hit record highs, which is good news for stability but quality will be critical for industry, says an analyst.

Fria has taken its entire frozen free-from portfolio into Ireland and hopes to secure nationwide distribution with one or two years

Fria expands into Ireland

By Kacey Culliney

Scandinavian frozen free-from player Fria expands into Ireland as part of its ongoing European growth strategy.

Pecan Innovation Center: 'We’re trying to get manufacturers and ingredient folks to think about them as something other than a sweet pie filling'

Pecans: America's forgotten nut?

By Kacey Culliney

Pecans are not top of mind for US manufacturers and ingredient players but the antioxidant-rich nuts can move way beyond the famous pie, says the head of Georgia’s Center for Pecan Innovation.

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