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Potassium bromate is highly effective oxidizing agent that is revered by some but shunned by others. Pic: GettyImages/kapulya

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Potassium bromate in bread: Outlawed in Europe, but considered safe in America

By Gill Hyslop and Kristine Sherred

Bread has been baked for millennia using the same basic ingredients – flour, yeast, salt and water. However, what many Americans may not know is that some of their breads may also contain ingredients that are banned in many countries, including the EU...

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IBIE 2019

Hobnobbing at IBIE: Roundup of exposition’s jam-packed schedule

By Gill Hyslop

Anticipation is building as the clock counts down for the kickoff of the International Baking Industry Exposition – one of the most important events of the global bakery industry’s calendar – scheduled to open doors at the Las Vegas Convention Center...

Members of the Valley Co-op have access to some 30,000 products from 200 manufacturers based in Wisconsin and Michigan in the US. Pic: ©Getty Images/jetcityimage

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Valley Cooperative of Great Lakes-area bakers joins ABA

By Kristine Sherred

The bakery ingredient cooperative, which represents retail and wholesale bakers in Wisconsin and Michigan in the US, has joined the American Baking Association (ABA) in a 'unique membershipment arrangement'.

AIBI gears up to host UK’s biggest bakery conference

AIBI gears up to host UK’s biggest bakery conference

By Gill Hyslop

The International Association of Plant Bakeries (AIBI) is hosting its 36th biennial Congress in Manchester with a program focused on a comprehensive view of the baking industry – now and in the future.