Daily Archives: September 24, 2016

2016 IBIE Innovation Showcase preview

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For decades, companies have unveiled new technologies, products and services at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) that not only offer solutions but also define the future of baking. A leading reason people attend a tradeshow is because they want to see the latest advances in their industry. The premier Innovation Showcase in 2013 was one of IBIE’s most popular… Read more »

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Soft Robotic grippers for packaging

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Tech start-up to exhibit their latest gripping technology in Booth 9901 – Looks to enable the snack & baking industries with packaging automation Snack and bakery packaging automation has typically come with its own set of limitations. For example, many products have variable characteristics such as weight, size and shape – all difficult for many packaging machines to handle consistently…. Read more »

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Rising UK milling wheat premium threatens revival in imports

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A revival in British milling wheat premiums is, in rendering German supplies more competitive, threatening to revive UK imports, whose high level since the nightmare year of 2012 has surprised investors. While prices of higher quality wheat have outperformed worldwide – a reflection of a poor quality, if record large, global harvest – those in the UK appear to have… Read more »

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Producing wheat will be profitable — for some

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Cash wheat prices (near $2.80 at this writing) are well below the cost of production. It is a fact that the market will offer prices that provide a profit for some producers. It is also a fact that the market will periodically offer prices that will weed out inefficient, high-cost producers. Another fact is that a large difference exists in… Read more »

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Is There Such a Thing as Healthy Ice Cream?

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When you dip into a creamy pint of ice cream on a hot summer day, it can be challenging to limit yourself to just one serving. But what if a company told you that they make a healthy ice-cream-like dessert—and that it’s perfectly fine to eat a whole pint? That’s what Arctic Zero and Halo Top seem to suggest you… Read more »

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The Best of Bread

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Jewish bakers are rethinking everything they thought they knew about rye bread. And baguettes. And croissants. And scones.

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The FAO Food Price Index hits a 15-month high in August

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 165.6 points in August 2016, up 3 points (1.9 percent) from July and almost 7 percent above the corresponding period last year. The August value of the Index is the highest since May 2015. Except for cereals, prices of all other commodities used in the calculation of the FFPI rose in August,… Read more »

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Puratos unveils €1.5m innovation centre

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Innovation is a cornerstone of Puratos, who invented the first ever bread improver in 1953, a development that revolutionised the industry. Since then they have continued to make substantial investments to ensure that they stay at the forefront of product and process technologies, driven by ever-changing consumer needs. Puratos prides itself on being consumer and customer focused, watching for and… Read more »

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