March 31, 2015

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Royal DSM has appointed Patrick Niels to replace Ilona Haaijer as president of DMS Food Specialities from August 1.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 1:07 pm

HJ Heinz Australia has been taken to court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which alleges the food manufacturer engaged in misleading representations on the packs of its Little Kids Shredz products.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 11:35 am

NSF International, which partnered with Google to pilot its EyeSucceed Smart Glasses, has been recognized as a ‘Glass Partner’ for food industry applications.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 10:07 am, which produces nuts, dried fruit, snacks and pantry staples, is set to expand in New Jersey, creating 150 jobs.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 9:26 am

A 46-year-old man has died at Berry Plastics plant in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, after claims he was struck by a piece of industrial machinery.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 8:33 am

Many bakery industry professionals believe the grain-free trend will catch on - drive by a demand for more natural, less processed ingredients - and will eventually supersede gluten-free.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:40 pm

Grains such as quinoa, and cereals including corn flakes and rice puffs, are attracting attention globally as an ingredient or flavor in chocolate confectionery but not so much in Germany.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 3:05 pm

Mayfair Equity Partners (MEP) has bought a majority stake in the Donegal-headquartered Promise Gluten Free for an undisclosed amount.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:07 pm

The Witte Company has developed a range of dryers and coolers that eliminate the need for a dedicated, gluten-free drying system.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:56 pm

Allergen-free granola bar producer Know Allergies has appointed Greg Rayburn as its new CEO to meet growing demand.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:31 am

Australian natural foods company, Freedom Foods Group, is launching a range of cereal and snack products in the US made from a non-GMO Australian barley grain that promotes better gut nutrition.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:22 am

‘The Food and Drink manufacturing industry is typically an arena of tight margins.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:24 am

Nestlé has partnered with Kuehne + Nagel logistics company to store its chocolate, coffee and culinary products over the next five years.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:47 am

Palsgaard showcased a line of emulsifiers that enable bakeries to remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from cake mixes and industrial cakes at IFT held in Las Vegas at the end of June. 

Posted: July 25, 2017, 9:17 pm

DuPont Nutrition & Health’s Grinsted Freedom blends gives food producers the freedom to create their own optimized blend from clean label ingredients.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 3:26 pm

Cheerios maker General Mills has released survey results showing top family summer activity and snack trends in the US.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:27 am

Kosher certification is gaining popularity among non-Jewish consumers due to the high demand for clean labels, says CEO of OU Kosher, Rabbi Menachem Genack. 

Posted: July 24, 2017, 9:48 pm

Ruiz Food Products will invest $79m to expand its South Carolina factory, creating 705 jobs.

Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:33 pm

Mr Kipling maker Premier Foods’ reported a 3.1% sales dip in 2017 Q1 as warmer weather negatively affected winter favorites like Bisto and Oxo, but this was offset by bigger demand for sweet treats.

Posted: July 24, 2017, 11:59 am

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McCormick & Company Inc., a global leader in flavor, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Reckitt Benckiser's Food Division ("RB Foods") from Reckitt Benckiser Group plc ("RB") for $4.2 billion, subject to certain customary purchase price adjustments.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 6:00 pm

Bell Flavors and Fragrances has announced the launch of Bell Flavors & Fragrances Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 5:00 pm

Consumer demand for customized products that enable their own supply chain is creating challenges for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, according to the Vision 2025 report produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 3:00 pm

The American Bakers Association (ABA) has announced that the 2017 Fall Policy Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., Sept. 25-27, 2017.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 2:46 pm

CSM Bakery Solutions, a global leader in bakery ingredients, products and services, announced it had reached an agreement for the sale of its BakeMark business to Pamplona Capital Management.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 2:00 pm

At PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2017, Bosch Packaging Technology will unveil its revolutionary concept in cartoning machinery – an integrated topload cartoner Kliklok ITC.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 1:00 pm

The 2017 PROCESS EXPO, presented by the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), will take place September 19–22 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 1:00 pm

Barry Callebaut has signed an agreement to acquire D’Orsogna Dolciaria, which will further strengthen its Specialties & Decorations business, in particular in Europe.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 1:00 pm

In addition to Otis Spunkmeyer celebrating its 40th anniversary, the brand has also released a brand new line of “Grab-N-Go” foods, sold exclusively at convenience stores across the country and made with “No Funky Stuff” – aka no artificial flavors, colors, partially hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 1:00 pm

Cambridge Engineered Solutions (acquired by Rexnord in 2016) has introduced the Rexnord1200 Series MatTop Chain, a new line of side-flexing plastic modular conveyor belts designed for moving a wide range of packaged and non-packaged food products in radius applications.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:00 pm

Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced that it has completed its acquisition of a controlling interest in Industries Centers, which will now be known as ADM Israel.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 3:00 pm

Egan Food Technologies, a confectionery and baking process equipment manufacturer and service provider, will give customers their first look at its new, USA-made cooling tunnel at Pack Expo in Las Vegas.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 2:00 pm
Erika Record Baking Equipment has announced that it is the exclusive distributor of Tagliavini commercial ovens.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:00 pm

Steviva Ingredients has announced two significant additions to its executive sales team.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:00 pm

TOMRA Sorting Food, the worldwide leader in sorting and peeling equipment, has launched a Korean language website, which provides a dynamic online resource for its Korean-speaking customers.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 6:30 pm

An affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, a leading middle market private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Gold Coast Bakeries, LLC, a producer of high quality specialty and organic breads, buns, rolls, and sweet goods.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:00 pm

HannahMax Cookie Chips are sweet like a cookie, crispy like a chip. The Cookie Chips come in two flavors: Sea Salt Caramel, and Coconut White Chocolate.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:00 pm

The 2017 PROCESS EXPO will feature several working production lines, including a bakery line which will simulate a frozen cookie line process.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 3:43 pm

Simply Beyond Foods recently released Spray-On Spice, which is all-natural.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:00 pm

MPI Label Systems was recently presented the Spirit of Excellence Award from Hormel Foods for demonstrating the highest levels of quality, delivery, service and customer support throughout the year. 

Posted: July 25, 2017, 12:00 pm

Constantia Flexibles has signed an agreement to sell its Labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately €1.15 billion ($1.3 billion).

Posted: July 24, 2017, 8:00 pm

Bunting Magnetics Co. announced the appointment of Bill Wagner to the company’s executive leadership team as the chief financial officer.

Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:00 pm

Archer Daniels Midland Company recently launched Fruit Up in North America to provide food, drink and snack developers with a new option to add sweetness from fruit to their latest food innovations.

Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:00 pm

East Balt Bakeries recently announced that their owners, One Equity Partners, signed a definitive agreement to sell East Balt Bakeries to Grupo Bimbo S.A.B de CV.

Posted: July 21, 2017, 3:00 pm

To support current and future growth, TricorBraun has announced two key management moves, according to Keith Strope, president and CEO, of TricorBraun.

Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:00 pm

Ross SysCon Control Panels are now offered with wireless connection allowing users to access the PLC system using tablets, laptops and smartphones via Ethernet, WLAN or Bluetooth.

Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:00 pm

In early May, KIND Snacks held a "Raise the Bar" contest, where consumers had the opportunity to vote on four flavors they’d love to see from KIND: Sangria, Sesame Seaweed, Sweet Pretzel Crunch and Spiced Fig.

Posted: July 20, 2017, 11:00 am

The American Bakers Association (ABA) has announced that the 2017 Technical Conference – the largest conference for cookie, cracker and baking industry professionals – will be held in San Antonio, Texas, October 22-25, 2017.

Posted: July 19, 2017, 8:00 pm

Unifiller Systems recently unveiled its new Pro Series Food Service depositors, designed specifically for the rigorous demands of the food service sector. 

Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:00 pm

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. has announced two promotions in its Torayfan Division: Amanda Whaley has been promoted to the position of key accounts manager, and Tammy Williamson is now an associate product manager.

Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:00 pm
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British Baker: Latest News

Offering a greater variety of food-to-go options has boosted revenues for convenience retailers by £36m, according to market research company IRI.
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:00 am
Muntons has claimed to be the first maltster in the UK to invest in a colour sorter to avoid cross-contamination with malting barley deliveries.
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:00 am
Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake shows us how to bake off cinnamon swirls exactly right.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:00 am
McVitie’s owner Pladis has unveiled an engineering apprenticeship agreement with the UK’s largest union, Unite.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:00 am
Helmsley-based Thomas the Baker will mark Yorkshire Day on 1 August by selling special Yorkshire Day cupcakes.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:00 am
Greggs has raised £85,718 for the Manchester Evening News (MEN) We Love Manchester Emergency Fund through in-store collections.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:00 am
Wholesaler Thomas Ridley Foodservice has expanded with a new 25,000 sq ft freezer facility.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:00 am
Irish free-from bakery supplier Promise Gluten Free has sold its majority stake to private equity firm Mayfair Equity Partners.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:00 am
Warrens Bakery will open its second store in Hampshire at The Marlands shopping centre in Southampton as part of its plans for UK growth.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:00 am
A director of Coventry-based Windmill Bakery risks going to prison if he continues to breach an injunction to not use Bakers Basco’s bread baskets.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:00 am
Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Dr Oetker are to sponsor the upcoming Channel 4 version of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO).
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:00 am
Entry is now open for the 2017 British Baker Christmas Stars competition – the ideal way for your products to stand out in the festive crowd.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:00 am
Patisserie Holdings is further expanding its presence with the acquisition of four former Maison Blanc sites and the extension of a retail tie-up with Sainsbury’s.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:00 am
Tesco has claimed to be the first retailer to offer nationwide same-day grocery delivery.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:00 am
Following the first site opening of the Lola’s Bakery concept in West Hampstead, managing director Asher Budwig tells British Baker he would like to see 20-30 stores in London.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 4:00 am


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