Ingredients

Anti-GM wheat activists halted by police

Protestors have been prevented by police from entering a research site in Hertfordshire where a trial of genetically modified (GM) wheat is taking place.

First UK GM wheat trial vandalised

An intruder has broken into the Rothamsted Research Centre in Hertfordshire, where the UK’s first GM wheat trial is taking place.

Lotus targets UK bakery ingredients market

Caramelised biscuit manufacturer Lotus Bakeries is targeting the UK ingredients sector for the first time with a new crumb-based product.

Napier expansion creates 20 jobs

Sugar supplier Napier Brown plans to expand its Normanton factory and open a new distribution centre in Hull as it increases sugar imports from outside the EU.

Kerry signs up for Federation of Bakers

Kerry Food and Ingredients has become the latest full-time member of The Federation of Bakers.

CSM to sell European bakery arm

CSM Global has announced plans to sell both its European and North American bakery businesses, to focus on bio-based ingredients.

Kerry butters up bakers

Kerry Ingredients & Flavours is looking to enhance the flavour of buttery biscuits with its new Beatreme range. The Irish supplier of food ingredients has developed the line, which includes cream, butter and cultured dairy, and has been created by naturally culturing fresh milk solids.

Healthy oil from Larchwood

Larchwood Foods' new rapeseed oil line offers bakers a high-quality yet cost-effective option for their products, said the firm.

Report

The tide of rising ingredients costs could finally be turning for food manufacturers, according to Lee Linthicum, global head of food research at Euromonitor International.

Seed pricing

Pine nuts:

Raw material prices in China have continued to climb and we are now, in sterling terms at least, some 20% higher than at the end of 2011. A disappointing Chinese crop set against hugely strong demand looks set to squeeze this market in 2012. Any respite from the new crop at the end of the calendar year cannot come soon enough. Prices are likely to climb further for the rest of this year.

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