Ingredients

The Morning Foods new gluten free range
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Gluten-free oat range launched

Oat miller and manufacturer Morning Foods has launched a new gluten-free oat range, in a bid to break into the free-from sector.

New plants and oat shed at Glebe Farm
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Glebe Farm invests in new gluten-free oat mill

Glebe Farm Foods, one of the UK’s biggest gluten-free oat suppliers is to build a new multi-million-pound plant to increase production.

Change4life say children are consuming too much sugar
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New health campaign targets sugar

A new government campaign which encourages parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children consume has been launched today.

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Beer Bread mixes introduced to UK

South African baking company Barrett’s Ridge has launched a range of bread mixes that can be made with beer to British consumers. 

NBPO's Liverpool refinery
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NBPO see sales soar while take over plans are stalled

New British Palm Oil (NBPO) has seen sales for the first nine months of 2014 rocket to £320.7m ($503m) from £274.9m in the previous year.

Juan Luciano will take up position of CEO in January
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New ADM boss plans to step up pace of progress

ADM’s new chief executive plans to accelerate growth of the company, when he steps into the role on 1 January next year.

Paul A Young to grow business

Leading London-based chocolatier Paul A Young plans to expand his four-strong business to span from Scotland to the south of England.

Bakkavor to give children insight into food industry

Leading food manufacturer Bakkavor is to provide children with a glimpse of working in the food industry following a deal with The Prince’s Trust.

Wheat:
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.

Arla opens lactose plant in Denmark

Arla Foods Ingredients had opened a €120m (£95.1m) lactose manufacturing plant in Jutland, Denmark. 

Tate & Lyle
Tate & Lyle results suffer from adverse weather
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Tate & Lyle profits tumble

Ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle has announced a 40% fall in first-half adjusted pretax profit at the top end of its range. 

Peter Verhagen:
new CEO
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Bakery ingredients group appoints new CEO

Bakery ingredients firm, Sonneveld has appointed Peter Verhagen as chief executive, taking over the position from Cees Hack who resigned earlier this year.

AB Mauri:
"strong turnaround" for the ingredients firm
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ABF reports turnaround for ingredients division

Associated British Foods (ABF) has described its bakery ingredients business AB Mauri as making a “strong turnaround” in its year-end results.

Bakels launches gluten-free bread mixes

 Ingredients supplier British Bakels has launched a range of gluten-free bread mixes for retail.

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.

Allergen training offered

Following the new allergen legislation for food manufacturing employees, Train4Academy has launched a new training package to prepare food handling staff for the laws. 

NBPO:
New Britain Palm Oil's dockside processing facility in Liverpool
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Update: NBPO 'welcomes' £1.1bn cash takeover

New Britain Palm Oil (NBPO) has welcomed a cash takeover bid of £1.1bn, subject to approval from shareholders, it has confirmed.

Chia seeds:
the seeds have more omega-3 than salmon
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Chia seed company applies for EU approval

Another company has approached the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to consider the approval of chia seeds for use in the European Union. 

Barry Callebaut makes commitment to cocoa farmers

Barry Callebaut Group has pledged to help farmers improve their cocoa yields to improve farmer productivity. 

FSA testing:
warnings about food containing soya must appear on labels
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FSA tests for soya presence in flour

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is beginning its sampling and testing programme at 13 milling plants across the UK, to look for the presence of soya in wheat flour.

Still time to sign up for EDME webinar

Time is running out to sign up for the latest British Baker webinar held in conjunction with bakery ingredients supplier EDME.

Real Good Food plc:
Name change for parents of Napier Brown sugar
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Real Good Food changes name

The Real Good Food Company has announced a name change as of today (29 September) to Real Good Food plc.

Grain For Good webinar registration still open

Bakery professionals can gain insight and free expert advice on using whole grains by signing up to the latest British Baker webinar.

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.

Cargill to buy ADM's chocolate business

Cargill is to buy the international chocolate business of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) for $440m (£226.4m), which will include its Liverpool chocolate plant. 

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’.

Grain markets need broader approach, says analyst

The grain market outlook is booming, but farmers must consider the wider implications, according to a leading market analyst.

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. 

Carrs optimistic over performance

Carrs Milling Industries is performing in line with expectations, the company said today.

Firm requests FSA opinion on chia seeds approval in EU

A company has asked the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) expert advisers on novel foods to consider approving chia seeds for use in the European Union under the simplified approval procedure.

Sign up for Grain for Good webinar

Have you signed up for British Baker’s latest webinar – which is being held in conjunction with bakery ingredients producer Edme?

Lallemand yeast approval
Vitamin D:
Research shows many are deficient of the vitamin
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Lallemand gains approval for vitamin D yeast

A baker’s yeast, rich in vitamin D, has been approved by the European Commission on June 24th

Unicorn begins selling ingredients to China

Ingredients company Unicorn has started selling into China after recently being approved as a food importer and agent to the Chinese market.

Salt pledge 2017
Lantmännen Salt pledge 2017
The 2017 pledge hopes to achieve an average intake of 6g per day for adults.
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Lantmännen is first to sign up to 2017 salt pledge

Leading bakery and finished goods supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK is the first to commit to the Department of Health 2017 salt pledge.

Raise wins Virgin Atlantic birthday deal

Family-run Sussex-based bakery Raise has won a one-off contract to supply cupcakes for Virgin Atlantic’s 30th birthday celebrations on 22 June.

New European warehouse boosts packaging firm’s sales

Mariani Packing, the largest independently-owned producer and packer of dried fruit in the world, said it had seen increased sales since the opening of its European warehouse.

Campaigners call for sugar tax

Campaign group, Action on Sugar has called on the government to introduce a sugar tax and to reduce added sugars by 40% by 2020.

CSM joins Federation of Bakers

CSM UK, the bakery ingredients supplier, has joined the Federation of Bakers (FoB) as an associate member.

Premier Foods enters into JV for £16m beverages and desserts business

Premier Foods has entered into another joint venture (JV) to manufacture powdered beverages and desserts worth around £16m.

Companies join forces for American Sweet Bakery Week

California Raisins has teamed up with Dawn Foods to make a splash with its National American Sweet Bakery Week (1 to 7 July).

Village Bakery recognised as top employer at awards

Welsh craft bakery the Village Bakery was named runner-up in Wales’ VQ Employer of the Year awards.

Bacheldre Watermill for sale for £1.4m

An award-winning watermill business, which supplies organic and traditional flours and bread mixes, has been placed on the market for £1.4m. 

Entries invited for FreeFrom awards

The FreeFrom Eating Out Awards are open for entry across seven categories including cafés and coffee shops.

Attempts to exempt fortified flour from new labelling unlikely

The Federation of Bakers (FoB) said there was no sign that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) could exempt fortified flour from EU Food Information Regulation labelling rules, despite a new consultation.

Wholesaler Booker posts sales growth

Wholesale giant Booker this morning unveiled like-for-like sales growth of 2.1% - as it said it continued to strive to give customers an ‘improved choice’.

Poor weather causes surge in cinnamon prices

EHL Ingredients has reported a global surge in prices for cassia cinnamon following heavy rainfall in south-east Asia.

Caffeina brings taste of Italy to London

Italian company Caffeina has opened its first site in London.

Surge in number of coeliac sufferers

The number of people diagnosed with coeliac disease in the UK has increased fourfold since 1990, new results show.

Coffee#1 enjoys 55% rise in sales

Rapidly growing coffee shop chain Coffee#1 saw sales grow by 55% last year as it continued to open new outlets.

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