Health

All the winners of the BIA 2021 awards. Pic: British Baker

Bakery Oscars: The BIA winners of 2021

By Gill Hyslop

From the UK’s best bakes, we reveal the winners that took the cake at the dazzling events ceremony hosted by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood at the Royal Lancaster in London on 21 October.

Davina Steel produces a range of gluten free baked goods from a purpose-built commercial bakery in East Anglia. Pic: Davina Steel Gluten Free

Davina Steel Gluten Free’s export sales soar

By Gill Hyslop

While the UK has seen supply chain issues and shortages in the food sector, gluten free bakery brand Davina Steel is experiencing a massive surge in export orders.

The Salubre is made from spent grains typically discarded after being used to brew beer. Pic: The Homemade Pizza Club

Revolutionary HFSS pizza also ups the ante on food waste

By Gill Hyslop

The ‘Salubre’ is set to revolutionise the pizza industry as the UK’s first non-HFSS (fat, salt and sugar) pizza, while helping to fight food waste by using the spent grains left over from the process of brewing beer.

Gluten-free mix for churros or choux pastry with Palsgaard OilBinder 01 and Emulpals 115. Pic: Palsgaard

Getting the same rise out of free from cake mixes

By Gill Hyslop

Today’s consumers have a far more diverse set of wants and needs than ever before, but they still want an indulgent treat. And while they’re expecting it to be vegan, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free or plant-based, they are not prepared to compromise...

Almonds are nutritious, gluten-free and vegan, making them an ideal addition for free from treats. Pic: GettyImagesmarekuliasz

Ontrend almonds tick the free from box in every way

By Gill Hyslop

Consumers – especially the younger set – are seeking out healthier food options that contain fewer ingredients and less involved processing, but still deliver on taste and texture. Blue Diamond Growers is stepping up to the mark with a series of products...

Pic: GettyImages/Kateryna Bibro

Healthy Snacking free-to-attend webinar

By Gill Hyslop

BakeryandSnacks’ Healthy Snacking webinar is tapping some of the best minds the sector has to offer to explore what healthy snacking means to consumers and the industry.

The implementation to restrict the promotion of foods high in fat, sugar and sodium could shrink more than just the waistlines of consumers. Pic: GettyImages/Chris Ryan

FDF Scotland hails government’s delay to restrict HFSS marketing

By Gill Hyslop

The promulgation of the Good Food Bill – first mooted under the Scottish government’s 2019/20 programme and rescheduled to necessitate the tabling of emergency COVID-19 legislation – has again been delayed, much to the relief of FDF Scotland, which believes...

The all-American classic PB&J proved a life saver for many school kids during the height of the pandemic. Pic: GettyImages/ALLEKO

The critical role of the humble PB&J

By Gill Hyslop

With the world still in various states of lockdown thanks to COVID-19, bread’s rise in popularity continues to thrive as people seek out comfort and nostalgia. The demand for the classic all-American peanut butter and jelly (PB&J) sandwich – while...