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Bakery margins squeezed tighter as wheat costs rise

Rising wheat prices are heaping further pressure on UK bread margins.

Prices rise following drop in wheat meeting bread spec

Latest test results show a sharp decline in the proportion of wheat samples meeting full bread specification.

Winter harvest: most of Group 1 wheat meets milling spec

With two-thirds of the harvest complete, reports suggest most Group 1 winter wheat is meeting specification.

Warburtons helps children learn importance of wheat

Warburtons is helping children learn about wheat and sustainable farming by visiting working farms.

New cereal introduced to UK market

Tritordeum, a new natural cereal made by combining durum wheat (Triticum durum) and wild barley (Hordeum chilense), is now available in the UK.

Battle Oats unveils 'first ever' plant-based protein cookie

Hull-based Battle Oats is to launch what it claims is the first ever plant-based protein cookie.

New full Group 1 recommendation for KWS Zyatt

The National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers (nabim) has given new milling wheat KWS Zyatt full Group 1 recommendation.

UK wheat prices set to continue rising

Increased demand and a dip in availability have been tipped to bring further hikes in the cost of wheat.

Bread helping to destroy the planet? – The industry reacts

Scientists this week published research claiming a single loaf produced in the UK contributes as much to global warming as more than half a kilogram (kg) of carbon dioxide. It’s a claim that has left some industry experts ‘bemused’.

Is bread helping to destroy the planet?

Scientists have published research that claims a single loaf produced in the UK contributes as much to global warming as more than half a kilogram (kg) of carbon dioxide.

Record quantity of wheat milled in first half of season

Britain’s milling industry used a record amount of wheat between July and December last year.

GM ‘super wheat’ trial approved by Defra

Researchers have been given the go-ahead to carry out field trials of genetically modified (GM) wheat in Hertfordshire.

Industry responds to PM’s plans to leave single market

Following Theresa May’s announcement that the UK is set to leave the single market, the industry has reacted to the news that could affect their businesses.

US winter wheat plantings lowest in more than 100 years

Winter wheat plantings for the coming year are the second-lowest ever recorded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Newburn Bakehouse launches gluten-free crumpets

Gluten-free crumpets are the latest addition to the free-from line-up from Warburtons-owned Newburn Bakehouse.

New gluten-free trade association formed

New trade body the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) has been created in response to soaring sales of gluten-free food.

New gluten-free wheat?

Gluten-free might not have to mean wheat-free, according to a new report, with new wheat crops being developed as an alternative to a gluten-free diet. 

Your views wanted on AHDB cereals strategy

Businesses have been invited to comment on a new three-year strategy for cereals and oilseeds published this month by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Wheat crop: Proportion meeting high-quality bread spec at 13-year high

The level of Nabim Group 1 varieties hitting the high-quality bread wheat specification has hit a 13-year high this season.

Lovemore free-from brand set to expand into China

Gluten and wheat-free brand Lovemore is set to extend into the Chinese market after attending a trade event in the country last month.

How Brexit uncertainty is pushing up bakery costs

Key bakery ingredients have soared in price following the Brexit referendum as weak sterling hits the cost of imports.

Entrepreneurs produce sourdough bread from Northern Irish flour

Northern Ireland entrepreneurs Mark Douglas and Lady Vibse Dunleath have collectively created sourdough bread using flour from wheat provided by a local farmer.

Schär launches NPD to bread portfolio

UK gluten-free brand Schär has added the new Wholesome Vitality Loaf to its gluten-free bread range.

What could Brexit mean for the UK wheat industry?

Increasing productivity and profitability across the agricultural supply chain will be essential following Brexit, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has warned.

Wheat meeting bread quality requirements could hit 10-year high

The proportion of UK wheat hitting the high-quality bread specification is set to be the highest in 10 years, latest Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) figures have revealed.

Cornelius joins with New Holland Extraction to develop into Europe

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius is teaming up with New Holland Extraction to continue its development within Europe.

AHDB survey records three-year high in British wheat

UK milling wheat is set to be on the up from a good-quality harvest as demand is increasing from Europe due to the French crops falling to a 10-year low.

Linwoods Bakery recalls loaf

Northern Ireland-based Linwoods Bakery is recalling its Multigrain Loaf due to an inconsistent emphasis of wheat ingredients and a soya ingredient, according to the Food Standards Agency.

Homepride unveils new 100% British wheat campaign

Kerry Foods, the owner of Homepride flour, is to launch a 100% British Wheat Campaign in September which will involve new marketing and packaging for the brand. 

UK wheat traders may capitalise on poor French harvest

French analysts have revised down their expectations for the country’s milling wheat harvest, but UK traders are eyeing export opportunities to North Africa.

Scotland the Bread targets £30k for wheat research

Social business Scotland The Bread (STB) is looking to raise £30,000 by the end of the month in a bid to ramp up a programme of wheat breeding and research and create the most “nutrient-dense and digestible grains and bread possible”.

Bakery set to wrap up free-from market

A bakery that specialises in artisan wheat- and gluten-free breads, Wheat Free Bakery Direct, has purchased the new FP016 evo flow wrapper from packaging supplier KernPack.

Latest wheat plantings revealed

The GB wheat area planted for the 2016 harvest is down 2% to 1.8m hectares (ha), according to the latest AHDB Planting and Variety Survey, released by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds.

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Rye sales reverse downward trend

Sales of rye have moved into growth, according data from market analysts Nielsen, reversing a decline from the previous year.

Lidl recalls bakery mix

Discount supermarket Lidl is recalling its Bread Baking Mix because it contains wheat, rye and barley (gluten), which is not mentioned in English on the label. 

KWS launches high-yield biscuit wheats

KWS Wheat has launched two new wheat varieties that offer high yields of grain suitable for biscuit and cake flours.

AHDB International Baking Workshop

AHDB is staging an International Baking Workshop, taking place from 12-14 April, to showcase the export potential of British milling wheat to international buyers.

Wheat prices expected to stay low

Wheat prices are expected to stay low, despite an estimated 1m-hectare reduction in global planting.

2016 US wheat harvest expected to shrink

The US wheat crop could be the lowest since 2006, according to a report by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Review of the Year: Part 1

The past year has produced plenty to celebrate for our industry, with strong investment in production equipment, moves to propagate the next generation of bakers and, to cap it all, the best British wheat harvest on record. British Baker looks back over the top 10 successes of the year.

Professor Keith Edwards of the University of Bristol
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Wheat research project receives £3.68m in government funding

A long-term study to improve the efficiency of wheat breeding is to be set up using £3.68m of funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Warburtons won battle of the Christmas adverts with help from The Muppets
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British Baker's seven-day news round-up

British Baker’s round-up of the most important stories from the last seven days.

Warburtons finalises five-year wheat contracts

Warburtons, the bakery giant, has today announced the finalising of new wheat-growing contracts with more than 300 British farmers.

AHDB reveals 2016 crop harvest predictions

A new survey has predicted 2016’s wheat harvest will be similar in size to this year’s return at 1.8Mha.

Cookie dough withdrawn over allergen

Mo’s Cookie Dough, the chilled cookie dough producer, has temporarily withdrawn its products due to a labelling issue.

Carr’s records healthy profit growth

Unaudited figures show the food division of Carr’s Group has enjoyed a 6.3% rise in profit before tax for the year ended 29 August 2015.

Nina Bakery releases pitta sticks

Artisan pitta bread producer Nina Bakery has released new product savoury pitta sticks.

Record wheat yield at harvest

This year’s harvest is set to become the biggest wheat yield on record, it has been revealed.

Cocomacs has opened at Birmingham's Grand Central
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Cocomacs launches in Birmingham

A new artisan micro-bakery, Cocomacs, has opened in the newly launched Grand Central Birmingham shopping centre.

Hearth Pizzeria & Bakehouse
Hearth Pizzeria & Bakehouse grows its own wheat
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Sussex pizzeria harvests first owned wheats

Lewes-based The Hearth Pizzeria & Bakehouse is harvesting its first crop of heritage wheats to produce its own breads and pizza doughs. 

Wheat cost helps drive food price inflation

Food prices returned to inflation in July for the first time this year driven in part by the rising cost of wheat, according to latest figures released by the British Retail Consortium. 

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Wheat crop estimates are down on 2014
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Wheat crop estimates down for 2015

Current estimates for the UK’s 2015 wheat crop are down 3% on 2014 at 1.87Mha. 

EFSA wheat pesticide review will consider carcinogen claims

The European Food Safety authority (EFSA) is officially reviewing the risks of pesticide glyphosate, and will consider new research suggesting it is “probably carcinogenic”.

Harvest
Wheat harvest is looking smaller for 2015 crop
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Preliminary forecasts for US wheat crop

Early indications suggest that the US will be looking at a “slightly smaller” wheat crop this coming harvest with knock-on effects for the UK. 

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Genius steak pie
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Genius boosts frozen gluten-free range

Bakery brand Genius Gluten Free has “significantly increased” the distribution of its frozen range with the launch of five skus into Tesco and Morrisons. 

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British wheat could be half wiped out by 'Warrior' fungal strain
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Warrior disease poses threat to British wheat

British wheat could be in danger as it is thought a strain of fungal disease could wipe out half of this year’s crop. 

GM crop benefits detailed in new study

A major cereals levy board has outlined the benefits of GM crops for both consumers and farmers.

Christophe Duchez, export director of Grands Moulins de Paris
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French flour prices rise after poor harvest

French millers have been forced to source strong wheat from Canada for the first time in decades, after heavy rain damaged the 2014 harvest.

Harvest
The UK could hold a surplus of wheat at the end of the season
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Wheat exports low as prices stay higher than Europe

UK wheat prices must fall in order to be more competitive to export to Europe. 

Carr’s reports growth in flour, but lower revenue

Carr’s Milling Industries has outperformed its previous performance in food, with flour volumes up on last year.

Changes will be made to the way food must be labelled
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New food labelling laws meet mixed preparation

A new report has found that that some businesses are still struggling to prepare for new food regulations, which will be enforced next month.

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next year's harvest area could be down
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Wheat harvest area forecast to be lower next year

Areas of wheat for harvest in 2015 will be down in favour of barley and pulses, according to a survey.

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Wheat: good yield for 2014/2015
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Industry warned to expect ‘complex market’ for wheat

While wheat yield is up this year, bakers should expect a wide price spectrum depending on which type they need. 

Crop sizes are up on last year
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Bumper crop predicted for EU cereals

The EU cereals crop for the 2014/2015 marketing year is estimated to be a bumper one, up 6.1% on last year.

Highest wheat yield on record
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Wheat yields ‘highest on record’

A survey has found that the 2014 UK harvest for wheat has a record high yield, following “near perfect” growing conditions. 

New method of grain pest control explored

Development of an admixture in grain to control insects is to begin, after technology firm Exosect was granted funding.

British wheat quality on the up

A cereal survey has revealed a year-on-year improvement in Britain’s wheat quality.

ADM milling see's promising results for crop
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Skyfall crop harvest has positive outlook

ADM Milling has described the first 2014 harvest of Skyfall, a commercial crop, as ‘very promising’.

Wheat:
The most complete genome sequence to date
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Bread genome published to improve wheat

The genetic blueprint of bread wheat genome has been published to improve wheat crops. 

Wheat yield is 22% up on last year's dire harvest
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Data reveals recovery for wheat levels

A survey has shown that wheat levels are up 22% on last year’s plummeting decrease, as anticpated by British Baker last month.

Disease could force up wheat prices

Wheat costs could soar this season following outbreak of disease among crops.

Hovis returns to 100% British wheat

Hovis has returned to using 100% British wheat.

Global wheat harvest area set to rise

The global wheat harvest area is forecast to increase by 2.5%, to 224.2 million hectares (Mha), according to the International Grains Council (IGC).

Plantings of winter wheat down 25%

The planted area for winter wheat is down 25% on December 2011, according to the latest data from the ADHB/HGCA Planting Survey.

USDA posts downward revision for maize

US maize production estimates have been revised downwards in the latest United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grains: World Markets and Trade report.

Carr’s unveils plans for new £17m mill

Carr’s Flour has announced plans to build a new £17m flour mill at the port of Kirkcaldy – after the success of moving a wheat distribution area to the location.

Increase in home-grown wheat milled in April

Total UK-grown wheat milled was up 1% to 419,000 tonnes (t) during April compared to last year, according to the latest statistics.

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