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UK flour could be fortified with folic acid ‘to reduce birth defects’

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The UK government plans to consult on the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid in a move to reduce birth defects. Public health minister Steve Brine announced that a consultation will be launched in early 2019 to consider the evidence around folic acid fortification as well as the practicality and safety of the proposal. The government said evidence suggests… Read more »

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Ferrero to invest $91.7 mln in Russian confectionery business

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Ferrero is preparing major expansion in its Russian confectionery market operations during next decade, reports Eugene Gerden, exclusively from Russia, for Confectionery Production Global confectionery group Ferrero is aiming to invest up to €80 million in its Russian confectionery business, according to latest reports. As part of its plans, the majority of funds are considered to be focused on the… Read more »

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DuPont Introduces Alternative to Ascorbic Acid for Bakery Products

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Enabling bakers to produce cost effective, high-quality products with the DuPont™ Danisco® GRINDAMYL™ SUREBake product range. The rising costs of ascorbic acid is prompting many baking industry manufacturers to search for an alternative dough strengthener. Regulatory measures on environmental compliance and control in China have caused price hikes on ascorbic acid to continue. This poses significant challenges for bakeries to… Read more »

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Ultimate Baker Announces the Release of Naturally Colored Xylitol Baking Products

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Sugar-substitute opens up broader diabetic options for baking excellence. Ultimate Baker recently launched a range of Kosher-certified naturally colored xylitol baking accessories for the diabetic market. Xylitol is an FDA approved sugar substitute that has a very low glycemic index and does not spike blood sugar or insulin. Craft blended with all-natural fruit and vegetables, Ultimate Baker xylitol is made… Read more »

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Could a chocolate tax tackle sugar consumption in the UK?

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Following the introduction of a levy on sugary soft drinks in the UK earlier this year, it has been reported that similar measures could potentially be introduced for chocolate and confectionery as soon as 2020. But how effective are such actions really likely to be at helping tackle the nation’s sweet tooth, particularly within a category so defined by indulgence?… Read more »

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76 thousand visitors at 2018 iba Munich

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Iba 2018 wrapped up its five day trade show in Munich on September 20, 2018. The show featured new additions to its growing repertoire, such as offering digital solutions to bakeries, and adding a speakers corner. This international trade show featured bakers from Brazil, China, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Norway and Taiwan. The UICBC Junior World Championship of Confectioners competed on… Read more »

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High IQ Baking Technology: Industry 4.0

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Robots, artificial intelligence, the cloud, algorithms, machines that talk to each other, perform complex analyses and provide highly specific alerts. Welcome to the world of Industry 4.0. Profits are maximized as a result of the accurate synchronization of several mechanisms. In baking facilities, this means optimizing productivity, achieving a maximum level of flexibility to be able to adapt to changing… Read more »

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Two Chefs of the Year crowned at Summit

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Canada’s top pizza makers were named at the Canadian Pizza Summit and Chef of the Year Competitions. This year two winners shared the title of Chef of the Year. Chef of the Year (Traditional) is Giuseppe Cortinovis of Ignite Pizzeria in Vancouver. Chef of the Year (Open) is Dean Litster of Armando’s Pizza in Windsor, Ont. Cortinovis’ pizza is called… Read more »

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World first: Dutch start-up launches zero-chemical additives and sweeteners

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Rotterdam-based start-up, 7th Circle BV, has launched their new range of natural, healthy additives called Fooditive. The launch heralds the introduction of the world’s first zero-chemical additives to the food and beverage market. The new Fooditives are derived from wholly food waste and include emulsifiers, sweeteners, thickening agents and preserving agents. “The products help companies in the food and beverage… Read more »

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7th annual World Chocolate Masters Final

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From October 31 to November 2, the Salon du Chocolat Paris 2018 will host the World Final of the World Chocolate Masters. 20 finalists, each representing their country, will show their creative artisanship with chocolate to win the prestigious title of World Chocolate Master 2018. During these three days, the salon will be transformed into a spectacular arena that will… Read more »

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