Daily Archives: July 13, 2019

Europain 2020 to host two exceptional contests

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Europain, one of the largest events in Europe for artisan bakery and pastry professionals, continues to expand in order to meet its aim of offering a trade show focused on business in a friendly environment favorable to creativity. In January of 2020, for the first time Europain will be held at the Paris Porte de Versailles venue in France and… Read more »

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Ancient Grains: The crossroads of culture, health, and sustainability

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“Ancient grains may have an increasingly important role to play in the next several decades as climate change transforms aspects of our agricultural system. Grains require far fewer gallons of water per calorie than most other foods, and ancient grains, specifically, tend to be more tolerant of extreme weather than other crops. From their nutritional benefits, and their robust and… Read more »

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E.U. cereal production expected to rebound

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E.U. cereal production in 2019-20 is expected to recover from last year’s low with increases anticipated in wheat, barley and corn, according to the E.U. agricultural markets short-term outlook report. Total production is expected to reach 311 million tonnes if good weather conditions continue until the end of harvest. Wheat production should increase by 11% to 142 million tonnes, while… Read more »

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Frozen Bread Market Is Expected to See Growth Rate of 4.38%

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Frozen Bread Comprehensive Study by Type (Freezing Pastries, Cold Pizza Crust, Frigid Cake, Frigid Bread, Other Products), Distribution Channel (Convenience Stores, Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Artisans Bakers, Hotels, Restaurants, Bakery Chains), Baking Type (Ready-To-Prove, Ready-To-Bake, Fully Baked) Players and Region – Global Market Outlook to 2024 The global population is suffering from a hectic lifestyle which has led to increased consumption… Read more »

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Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Reaches Record Growth

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The production of food processing and packaging machinery rose by 8% in 2018, to just under EUR15.2bn. This was not only a record figure but also the highest growth rate in the current decade, the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association reveals. “Many manufacturers started 2018 with a very high order backlog, which was gradually converted into sales in… Read more »

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DSM and Avril collaborate to bring plant-based protein to food industry

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Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and sustainable living, and Avril, an international French agro-industrial group, intend to work together to meet the growing consumer demand for plant-based proteins. Together, DSM and Avril will produce a unique protein based on non-genetically modified canola. It has excellent functional properties, a high nutritional value, and a balanced taste… Read more »

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China firm’s baguette dream goes stale

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Chinese conglomerate Reward, whose CEO Hu Keqin had ambitious plans to open 1,500 bakeries in China using flour produced on swathes of French land that he snapped up, has gone bankrupt according to court documents. Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court on May 13 accepted an application to go into receivership filed by Hu’s group, according to a June 2 notice on the… Read more »

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Cadbury Unveils Chocolate 3D Printer So Your Sweetest Dreams Can Come True

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Fans of Roald Dahl’s universe might salivate at his descriptions of a magical chocolate factory. In real life, chocoholics can print candies to their hearts’ desires, courtesy of Cadbury. On 7 July, which happened to be World Chocolate Day, the confectionery maker introduced the world’s first Cadbury milk chocolate 3D printer in Melbourne. Shoppers of the Myer Chadstone department store… Read more »

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C.P.I. for baked foods and cereals eases 0.3%

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The Consumer Price Index for baked foods and cereal products fell 0.3% in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The index for all food at home also decreased, easing 0.3%. Of the 18 items followed by Milling & Baking News, 14 posted month-over-month declines while 4 finished higher. The June index for… Read more »

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University of Minnesota Releases ‘MN-Washburn’ Wheat Variety

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The University of Minnesota (UMN) has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called “MN-Washburn.” MN-Washburn features excellent straw strength and good overall disease resistance. In particular, it contains the bdv2 gene for resistance to Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) making in an excellent choice in years when BYDV is prevalent. “In state trials MN-Washburn stood out due to its… Read more »

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