Ingredients

Speciality Breads rolls out first frozen dough range

Margate-based Speciality Breads is hoping to drive “kitchen and menu creativity” with its first-ever frozen dough range.

Puratos unveils first mixes in new vegan range

Puratos has launched two cake mixes that mark the debut of a new vegan range.

Macphie appoints Mark Duncan technical director

Ingredients supplier Macphie has named Mark Duncan, currently head of operations at the company’s Glenbervie site, as its new technical director.

Can lupin bread take a slice of the health market?

Lupin bread has been flagged up as a potential food trend for 2018.

Kluman & Balter acquired by distributor Brenntag

Bakery ingredients suppliers Kluman & Balter and A1 Cake Mixes Limited have been acquired by global chemical distribution giant Brenntag.

RGF secures new funding after making £6.7m loss

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food has secured further funding after announcing a loss of almost £7m in the first half of 2017.

Macphie turnover up 13.2% in ‘challenging’ market

Ingredients business Macphie has reported strong growth despite a “challenging” traditional bakery market.

Puratos acquires fillings and sauces firm Fruitapeel

Lancashire-based fruit fillings and sauces supplier Fruitapeel has been acquired by Puratos.

Gallery: Bakers reveal their festive fancies

It’s Christmas! Ok, not quite, but that hasn’t stopped bakers whipping up delicious treats fit for Father Christmas himself.

Apprentice winner’s cakes recalled due to allergen labelling

Ridiculously Rich by Alana, the cake company started by The Apprentice 2016 winner Alana Spencer, has recalled a raft of products due to undeclared and incorrectly labelled allergens. 

House of Flavours creates bacon and curry arctic rolls

Food flavouring manufacturer House of Flavours has unveiled Mango Coconut & Curry and Smoky Maple & Bacon Arctic Rolls.

Wheat planting area predicted to dip in 2018

The area of UK wheat planting is expected to fall slightly in 2018.

Scientists give go-ahead for potassium as salt replacer

Scientists have given the green light for bakers to experiment with the use of potassium as a replacement for salt.

Stores sold 10m packs of festive biscuits last month

Supermarket shoppers bought more than 10 million packs of Christmas biscuits in October, latest Kantar Worldpanel data has shown.

Bakery margins squeezed tighter as wheat costs rise

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

Carb-cutting falling out of fashion, says new report

Carbs are on the menu again as Brits move away from faddy diets, according to a new study of UK food trends.

EHL launches new gluten-free ingredients range

Food ingredients supplier EHL Ingredients has unveiled a new 20-strong range of gluten-free ingredients for bakers to add to formulations and recipes.

Bake Off boosts sales of Sainsbury’s boozy flavourings

Sales of Sainsbury’s gin & tonic and prosecco baking flavourings have increased nearly 10-fold since the start of the latest series of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

Orchard Valley launches vegetarian marshmallows

Orchard Valley Foods has launched an all-natural range of marshmallows suitable for vegetarians. 

Real Good Food to move HQ and review costs as margins take hit

Real Good Food has announced it is to move its HQ and that it now expects to make a loss in the current financial year.

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.

Spelt flour demand continues to grow for bakers, says Marriage’s

Flour miller W & H Marriage & Sons has revealed that demand for spelt flour continues to soar as its supplier David Hill celebrates 20 years of growing British spelt.

Harrods chef joins Eurostar Commodities to lead pizza flour development

Eurostar Commodities is to ramp up its activity in the artisan pizza flour market with the appointment of a former Harrods pizza chef.

Fipronil: EC unveils risk prevention measures

The European Commission has revealed plans to prevent food safety scares such as the recent fipronil contamination scandal.

Egyptian bakers try out flour milled from UK-grown wheat at the AHDB workshop in Cairo
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AHDB event encourages Egyptian bakers to buy UK-grown wheat

A trade delegation has this week been showcasing UK-grown wheat to Egyptian millers and bakers.

Puratos’ 'Virtual Innovation Center' to give customers 24-hour advice

Puratos has launched a ‘Virtual Innovation Center’, offering features including live chats with technical advisors and 24-hour assistance.

Grain processor Silvery Tweed reveals volume and profit growth

Cereals supplier Silvery Tweed has reported sustained volume increases and tipped its business for further growth in the short and long term.

Rise in seeded bread prompts new CSM bread mixes

CSM Bakery Solutions has launched a new range of seeded bread mixes.

Fipronil: More shoppers want manufacturers to always use British eggs

Consumer demand for the use of British egg in products has increased in the wake of the fipronil contamination scandal, according to British Lion Egg Processors.

Stevia use in global bakery NPD rises 15%

Global launches of baked goods made with stevia increased 15% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to 2016, according to new research.

Bells launches dedicated pastry supply division

Bells Food Group has created a new arm of the business dedicated to the manufacture and supply of pastry.

Cake Angels set to re-ignite home baking with brand revamp

Banbury-based decorations supplier Cake Angels has unveiled new branding that it claims will “blaze a new trail in home baking”.

You’ve had dark, milk and white – now Barry Callebaut unveils ruby chocolate

Barry Callebaut has launched ruby chocolate, claiming it is the fourth type after dark, milk and white.

Fipronil scandal: now trade cake mixes are withdrawn

Trade packs of cake mixes from suppliers including Domson and Bako have been withdrawn over fears they may be contaminated with fipronil.

Dr Oetker reveals its “talking bakes” GBBO strategy

Baking ingredients company Dr Oetker unveiled its “talking bakes” marketing campaign for the Channel 4 series of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

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.

Prue Leith supports Real Bread Campaign Honest Crust Act

New Bake Off judge Prue Leith has offered her support for the Real Bread Campaign’s Honest Crust Act to protect the provenance of artisan bread.

Renshaw owner Real Good Food reduces expected earnings for second time

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF) has further reduced its earnings expectations.

CSM partnership to bring 3D printing to bakers

CSM Bakery Solutions has teamed up with 3D Systems Corporation to develop, sell and distribute 3D printers and products for the food industry.

Sainsbury’s predicts five top baking trends for 2017

Sainsbury’s has forecast five top baking trends ahead of The Great British Bake Off’s Channel 4 debut on 29 August.

Premier Foods unveils Paul Hollywood icings range

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods is to launch a selection of Paul Hollywood icings next month.

New guidance published on ‘wholegrain’ labelling

Healthgrain Forum, a group of cereal science and nutrition experts, has published new guidelines recommending when products can be labelled ‘wholegrain’.

Stag Bakeries unveils new sprouting grains range

Stornoway-based business Stag Bakeries has introduced a Sprouting Grains range as part of its approach for innovation and creativity.

ADM launches first multiseed concentrate with ancient grains

Food ingredients manufacturer Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has unveiled its first concentrate containing ancient grains.

Ingredion partners with potato starch supplier Lyckeby

Ingredients supplier Ingredion has teamed up with Lyckeby, the Swedish manufacturer of potato-based starch and fibre products.

Bakels to launch bakery demos on Facebook Live

Ingredients supplier Bakels is set to launch a live broadcast series of bakery demonstrations on its Facebook page.

Founder and finance director leave in shake-up at Real Good Food

Real Good Food – which last week saw its shares plunge following a profit warning – has announced the departure of its founder and its finance director.

Givaudan partners with food ingredients distributor IMCD

Flavourings supplier Givaudan has announced a partnership with chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD.

Do you want a slice of the growing vegan market?

Vegan bakery and pie businesses will be among those exhibiting at the UK’s first vegan trade and media show in London this October.

Edme apprentice earns promotion to food technologist

Ingredients supplier Edme has announced that its apprentice Luke Nesbitt will be the company’s new food technologist.

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