Bakery suppliers including RHM Bread Bakeries, Bagel Nash, Mr Bagels, Walkers Shortbread, Fuerst Day Lawson and GR Wright & Sons will be exhibiting at international trade fair, Anuga, held in Cologne from 13-17 October.

The show is to incorporate Anuga Organic for the first time, a show for organic goods.

The amount of money spent by German households on orga-nic products climbed by 17% in 2006, according to Anuga’s organisers.

A number of companies and organisations have already decided to take part, including top suppliers such as Bionade, Bio-Zentrale, Lauretana and Transfair and there will be national presentations by companies from Brazil (Bäumle), Italy (ICE), Morocco (CMPE), the USA and other countries. Also attending will be organic associations such as Bioland, Naturland and the Consorzio Per Il Controllo di Prodotti Biologici (CCPB), one of the largest organic associations in Italy.

With almost 160,000 trade visitors from 156 countries, Anuga is an important international trading platform. The proportion of trade visitors from abroad was 52% when the show last took place in 2005.

Anuga Organic will give the manufacturers and importers of organic products the opportunity to mingle and discuss organic issues, such as certification, availability and pricing.

The Innovation Prize for Organic Food Processing will once again be awarded in 2007 by the Schweisfurth Foundation in cooperation with Anuga.