Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Victoria Prentis said the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is currently not considering the inclusion of sourdough or wholegrain definitions in the Bread and Flour Regulations.
Researchers have found evidence that, while both commercial and sourdough yeasts have indeed evolved over time, the two strains have followed very different domestication paths, mobilised by various genetic events.
Speciality cake and bread manufacturer Finsbury Food Group reported a 4% rise in operating profit to £8.3M in its half-year trading update, as the business continues to transform “into a diverse, multi-channel” bakery group.
A broad range of doughs for a diverse range of bakery products can now be made on the Baker Perkins’ Tweedy mixer, which is most usually associated with high-speed, high-energy mixing in plant-scale tin bread bakeries.
UK bakery Gilsons, based at Kettering in Northamptonshire, has invested in two spiral systems from freezing and chilling equipment manufacturer Starfrost to help it introduce new products and boost capacity on two bread lines.
A food producer has joined forces with the University of Huddersfield as part of an international project to test the viability of a fruit by-product that has the potential to enrich the fibre content of bread by 15%.
Signature International, which already has a production facility built to European standards in the city of Nashik – 200 miles north of Mumbai – has plans to build 20 flatbread manufacturing plants across the Indian subcontinent within the next five to...
Premium rustic breadmaker Délifrance UK has unveiled the results of a £30M investment programme at its west London bakery, which has boosted its capacity for supplying frozen products to foodservice and retail.
Portioning and cutting using ultrasonic technology from Telsonic UK offers a solution to the problem of producing the desired qualityand appearance of soft and delicate products, which are sometimes difficult to achieve with mechanical cutting blades.
Bread is one of the biggest casualties of the supermarket price war, as retailers keep dropping its price to rock bottom levels in a bid to entice shoppers, according to Gordon Polson, Federation of Bakers’ (FoB’s) director.
Food manufacturers supplying the foodservice market should focus on a growing trend for upmarket on-the-go and sharing products driven by the popularity of US-style street food, according to industry representatives.
Technology is moving closer to delivering hand-crafted effects on an industrial scale, with innovations such as Fritsch’s Multitwist twisting machine and GEA’s MultiDrum system, winners of International FoodTec Gold Awards at Anuga FoodTec 2015.