Bread

The Italian government is enforcing a new labeling law to distinguish between fresh bread and those that have undergone 'preservative' methods to increase shelf life. Pic: ©GettyImages/benidio

Italy enforces fresh bread labeling law

By Gill Hyslop

Italy is to enforce a new labeling law today (December 19) to distinguish fresh bread from products that have been ‘preserved for prolonged durability’.

Grupo Bimbo has successfully completed it voluntary redundancy program in an effort to create a leaner organization. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

‘Leaner’ Grupo Bimbo reports quarterly loss

By Gill Hyslop

Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo reported a massive 87% second-quarter revenue decline after it took a 1,960m pesos ($105m) charge for a voluntary redundancy program to create a ‘lean organization design.’