Soft pretzels elicit a characteristic aroma that is markedly different from other baked goods, but scientific data on this is scarce, prompting researchers to pinpoint the odorants responsible.
According to Mintel data, younger consumers are interested in bread with a ‘healthy angle’, yet many remain unsure how best to choose a better-for-you option.
BakeryandSnacks highlights some of the latest equipment to be presented at the iba 2018.
Tens of thousands of eggs from the Netherlands have been recalled in six German states due to contamination with fipronil.
Pros & cons of lightweight/sustainable packaging: ProSweets 2018
Flexible plastic packaging is growing because it’s lightweight, sometimes recyclable, affordable and meets an increasing demand for packaged foods in developing countries.
The Fipronil egg scandal has flared up in Germany, with a local newspaper alleging authorities are attempting to hide the full extent of the spread of the insecticide in products like pastries and liquor.
Countdown to Interpack 2017
Bosch Technology Group will be presenting an upgraded version of its Two-in-One biscuit packing system at Interpack 2017.
Verduijns Fine Biscuits launched three savory variants to its portfolio of organic wafers at ISM/ProSweets, held in Cologne, Germany, in February.
Dispatches from ISM 2017 in Cologne
The International Sweets and Biscuit Fair (ISM) has announced the top three innovations at this year’s show in Cologne, Germany.
Summer Fancy Food Show 2016
European confections and snacks have become increasingly appealing to American consumers for their premium quality and health benefits. European Confections, a New York-based confectionery importer, will bring over 20 new sweets and snacks from continental...
ChemChina, one of China’s largest chemicals group, is set to acquire KraussMaffei Group and its brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal, for €925m.
Trefoan invited guests including Bosch, Nestlé, Mars and Danone, to see what it claims to be one of the largest production lines in Europe for five-layer label and packaging film last week.
Procap, which makes plastic caps and closures, has rebranded to become United Caps, as part of its growth strategy to enter new markets and has expanded its management team.
Conference program preview
Experts, including French and German master bakers, will take to the stage before IBA to offer insight on "the baking world of tomorrow."
‘Prolific’ flavor innovation, fortification and packaging adaptations from local brands has bolstered sales of hot cereal in Germany over the past few years, says a Mintel analyst.
De Jong Packaging plans to install solar panels on a surface area of 16,500m² on the roof of one of its production halls in June.
Visitors were primarily interested in coating and laminating, slitting/rewinding, control/ test/measurement, flexo and gravure printing at ICE Europe 2015, according to organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions.
NTF-Aalborg has launched Competition-Line, a stainless steel system for protecting and guarding food processing machines, initially targeting the German market.
Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015
Intersnack Germany has added bull-shaped hollow snacks and traffic light men chips to add a playful twist to snacking, says its marketing head.
The Romaco Group is selling its stake in FrymaKoruma (AG and GmbH) to a new umbrella corporation within the DBAG (Deutsche Beteiligungs AG) portfolio called ProXES.
The Bavarian pretzel, native to the southeast German state, has been granted protected geographical indication (PGI) status in the EU.
A group of researchers has published a definition of ‘whole grain’ stemming from the HealthGrain EU project, in an effort to harmonise labelling and nutrition guidelines across Europe.
As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?
Walki Group, which produces technical laminates and protective packaging materials, is focusing on its markets in central Europe by opening its third plant in Wroclaw, Poland this week.
Switzerland-based bakery firm Aryzta has acquired German company Klemme for €280m ($376m) to capitalize on growth in frozen bakery and to move from independent channels into large retailers.
Emballator Lagan Plast has acquired Bra Plast in Vittsjö AB, Sweden to offer a broader product portfolio and faster to market development.
Crown Speciality Packaging is offering premium food and beverage brands in Europe easier access to a form of tin design intended to make their products stand out more.
High distribution costs and no success in finding a European manufacturing partner has forced UK bread manufacturer Warburtons to end its export trial with Tesco across Central Europe.
Mondi Group has agreed a cash deal with Duropack to acquire its German and Czech Republic operations for €125m to strengthen its corrugated and containerboard position in Europe.
Aryzta subsidiary Fresh Start Bakeries (FSB) has announce plans to build a €26.2m (PLN 110m) bakery in Poland to improve distribution in Central Europe.
Using a computer-controlled process to move dough balls from mixers to the loading station can increase output and drive efficiency, according to German technology firm Diosna.
Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec
Anuga FoodTec 2012 kicks off today in the German city of Cologne and our team of reporters will be bringing you the all the news, innovation and buzz from the show floor.
Small scale manufacturers could capitalise on high consumer demand for niche bakery products that purport to give health benefits, according to an investment agency for the Federal Republic of Germany.
Ocean freight connections allow chocolate and pastry manufacturers to transport smaller shipments from Europe to Asia at lower costs than air freights, according to transportation firm DHL Global Forwarding.
Demand for prolonged and balanced energy from functional beverages, report
Customers want prolonged, balanced energy from functional beverages in addition to mental performance, according to a new report from Beneo.
Bakels strengthens Swiss positioning with new buy
A strengthened positioning in Switzerland and an extended product portfolio are two benefits that new acquisition Nutribake will bring to the Bakels group, said the firm.
Clondalkin overhauls flexible packing ops structure
Clondalkin has reorganised its flexible packaging business division in a bid to boost its share of the European market.
Arla expects convergence in German bakery sector
The German bakery sector is set for consolidation, with the dominance of small bakeries unsustainable over the long term, claims the new director of the bakery ingredients division of Arla Foods, who is aiming to increase the supplier’s exposure in that...
Meat sector crisis over, says IFFA
The financial meltdown in the meat processing and packaging industries is over declared the organisers of IFFA, the world’s leading trade show for the sectors.
Univar expands deal with Lithuanian starch maker
Univar has secured a new agreement with flour producer Amilina to sell its high purity starches in ten European countries.
Dispatches from FDF labelling debate
Debate is heating up about the best way to present nutrition information on food labels throughout the EU as lawmakers hammer out the details of new legislation. The Food and Drink Federation gives a view from industry.
Wheat trials begin for UK organic bread boost
Field and baking trials of new UK wheat crops are currently
underway, as part of a project to boost the country's organic bread
FreshCan finds first Euro use in creatine drink
A can system developed by Ball Packaging Europe to protect
sensitive ingredients for use in beverages has found its first use
in Europe in a German creatine drink, and could help spur
development of new sports and wellness products.
Sugarfree trends on display
Sugar replacer firm Palatinit are set to highlight the trend
towards health and convenience in the growing sugarfree
confectionery sector at the ISM trade fair next year.
Germany among top packaging suppliers to food sector
Germany remains a world giant in the packaging material and machine
sector, with a high demand, especially for plastics, about to reach
record levels according to a new report.
Cost comparision puts Netherlands on top for start up operations
The Netherlands is the best place in Europe for food and drink
processors to locate manufacturing plants, according to a cost
comparison study by KPMG.
CSM to put millions into US style bakery products
CSM is to invest almost €20m to expand production capacity for its
American style bakery products, as the company continues its
restructuring process after a disappointing 2005.
Shopfitting maximizes bakery appeal in supermarket outlet
European bakery shopfitter Berner Ladenbau was at the Anuga food
fair in Cologne last week, where it exhibited a new line of
equipment it is to fit in the bakery-cafe of leading German
supermarket chain Edeka.
Danish Crown continues restructuring
Danish Crown, Europe's largest meat processor has approved the sale
of another slaughterhouse in its domestic market, as it attempts to
expand internationally and lower costs.
Nestlé Germany discontinues Nutrel products
Nestle's German unit has discontinued a new nutrition bar brand
because of weak demand, according to a report.