Be Better My Friend is a Dutch company set up by chef Marike van Beurden, food scientist Pere Castells and global food strategist Joost Lindeman with a vision to end the bakery sector’s dependency on animal-derived ingredients.
The US dairy flavour specialist has completed the most recent leg of its Global Tasting Tour (GTT), delivering regionally-distinct plant-based cookies to F&B decisionmakers around the globe.
News in brief
The US-based producer of plant-based edible oils and fats has launched Whole Harvest ColdChurn Culinary Crème that it says will add a buttery taste and texture to foods.
Muddy Buns, Dirty Dirty Bread, or Zang Zang Bao as they are known in China, are creating increased demand for butter.
Twinkies has launched a Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor in the UK and Europe, partnering with Innovative Bites as its exclusive distributor.
General Mills is reintroducing its artificially colored and flavored cereal after consumers complained its natural version did not make the grade – a daring move as the trend towards clean, natural foods gains momentum worldwide. Aligned with this though,...
Kraft Heinz Ingredients (KHI) showcased biscuits flavored with its clean-label cream cheese powder at IFT held in Las Vegas last month.
French bakery associations, La Fédération des Entrepreneurs de Boulangerie (FEB) and Les Fabricants de Biscuits et Gâteaux de France, have risen the alarm over the relentless upward drive of the butter price and the slippery slope now facing the industry.
The Brussels-based speciality ingredients developer took a different look at bread through a virtual reality campaign to reiterate the benefits of its Puraslim range of bread mixes and improvers.
The price of butter has risen sharply in the past year raising concern in the bakery and pastry sector globally.
Malt-O-Meal (MOM) brand owner Post Holdings has reported a 42.7% decline in operating profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.
Baker Perkins has developed an encapsulating system bringing cookie dough and its filling together in one machine for the first time.
Sirane has partnered with distributor, Elkay Plastics, to launch its Ready. Chef. Go! bags in the US, following success of its ‘grab and go’ over-the-counter cooking bag programme.
Canadian snack firm Dare Foods has rolled out a series of peanut-free snacks to target the back-to-school season.
Undeclared allergens prompt Frito-Lay cookie recall
Frito-Lay has issued a US-wide voluntary recall on two lines of its Grandma’s cookie range due to undeclared milk and egg content.
New CSM margarine blend offers bakers a 10% sat fat reduction
A new margarine blend for bakery products contains 10 per cent less saturated fat than its predecessor, but without altering taste or performance, claims CSM.
New icing shortening for 25% less sat fat
A new non-hydrogenated icing shortening product for bakery goods contains 25 per cent less saturated fat than high palm content alternatives, claims manufacturer Richardson Oilseed Limited.
Enzyme based fat replacer can reduce fat in bread by 70 per cent, claims Puratos
An enzyme based margarine, butter and oil alternative for bakery goods can reduce the level of saturated and total fat in bread by up to 70 per cent, according to ingredients supplier Puratos.
CSM launches fat reduction line for bakery
Dutch bakery ingredient firm CSM is introducing its line of fat-reduction bakery ingredients into the French market, to allow industrial bakers to reduce fat by around 30 per cent.
Bakery shortening products win IFT Innovation Awards
Two bakery shortening products won Innovation Awards at the 2010 Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago this week.
Avebe unveils new use for potato starch
Avebe has added another application for its Etenia potato starch range, this time to enable bakery margarines with lower levels of fat and saturated fat.
Cognis launches aerating agent for cake mixes
Cognis is launching a new blend of emulsifiers to give volume to cake mixes, concentrates and retail mixes that is said to be especially suitable fat containing batters and can withstand vigorous beating.
Tapioca ingredient tweaked for lower fat pastry
Ulrick & Short is launching an adapted version of its Delyte F fat replacer for tapioca to reduce the fat content in both sweet and savoury shortcrust pastry.
National Starch launches ingredient for reduced-fat cakes
National Starch Food Innovation (NSFI) is launching a new specialty starch derived from tapioca, which is said to enable a 75 per cent reduction on the butter, margarine or shortening used in cakes.
UK cake-eaters prefer smaller treats
Good things come in small packages. That seems to be the belief of time-pressed consumers in the UK, who are buying more cakes that come in individual packages than five years ago.
Bentley achieves fat reduction in bakery products
Ulrick & Short's fat replacers Delyte 5 and Delyte 6 have
helped a UK family fun successfully reduce the fat content of its
products by up to 40 per cent.
Bosch acquires Kimaco to milk cheese demand
Bosch has acquired Switzerland-based Kimaco in a bid to
expand its presence in packaging and production technology for
Encapsulated CLA passes dairy taste test - study
Encapsulation of conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) using whey protein
led to better stability of the ingredient and consumer acceptance
when used in dairy, says a new study.
Spreads and fats diversify
The market for fats and spreads in eastern Europe is rapidly
diversifying, whilst rapidly expanding. Furthermore the latest
product launches from the Mintel databases in this segment indicate
that functionality is becoming increasingly...
The Finnish product
Arca Systems has won a long-term contract with Valio, the biggest
dairy in Finland, to supply new combination crates for dairy
products at a value of €2.2 million over a five year period.
Spreads market wanes
With the demise of breakfasts at home, spreads are coming under
increasing pressure as consumers demand increasingly convenient and
on-the-go foods - reveals the latest report from market analysts
Corman launches three dairy websites
Corman, the world's leading supplier of butters and milk fats to
the food industry, has launched three websites aimed at both
consumers and food manufacturers.