According to Philip Bull, MD of Eurostar Commodities, the company is expecting to see shortages of certain types of rice in the European market in the future, which, in turn, could lead to shortages of rice flour.
The US flour miller and ingredients provider has been deemed part of the nation’s critical infrastructure in providing food and has a crisis team that kicked into gear to cope with the pandemic to ensure that product continues to appear on grocery shelves.
Namib Mills Groups – one of Namibia’s biggest food producers – is concerned about the effect that coronavirus is having on the purchasing power of the Namibian dollar, just days after it inaugurated its N$135m ($7.8m) state-of-the-art bread factory.
An international group of scientists has pinpointed the genes responsible for the dietary content of white flour, which opens possibilities to manufacturers to satiate the consumers' love of white bread, while critically boosting their fibre intake.
The food giant has launched a regenerative pilot programme with Kansas wheat farmers situated in the Cheney Reservoir, which will ultimately improve the overall water quality provided to more than 400,000 Wichita residents.