The starch is suitable for a variety of products, including cheesecakes

Clean-label starch claimed to boost stability

By Noli Dinkovski

A clean-label starch that is said to combine instant viscosity with higher texture stability over the shelf-life of a product has been launched by Ingredion.

Pioneer Food Group has acquired Stream Foods

UK snack firm snapped up by Pioneer Food Group

By Gwen Ridler

It’s business as usual for UK snack maker Stream Foods, after it was snapped up by South African own-label cereal manufacturer Pioneer Food Group this week (August 1).

Tony O’Brien: responsible for producing 1M boxes of cereal daily

Me and My Factory

Problem-solving through teamwork at Kellogg UK

By Noli Dinkovski

Delivering a high-quality consistent product and a tireless quest to improve working practices are what drive Tony O’Brien on after seven years as plant director at Kellogg UK’s Manchester factory.

Maheu is made on the hydration system at Dairy Gold in Zambia

‘Disruptive change’ group set for PPMA show launch

By Rick Pendrous

A new consortium called ‘Food is Life’, which aims to introduce ‘disruptive change’ to the food industry in Africa, is being launched at this month’s Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) show.

New breeding techniques are being used to develop hardier wheat strains

Crop strains developed in ‘no time’

By Rick Pendrous

French grain co-operative Limagrain is using the latest gene selection techniques and advanced computer technology to speed up the development of wheat and maize varieties with characteristics that provide benefits to both cereal farmers and manufacturers...

Gluten enhancer to bring benefits to wheat

The way to boost functionality of low-gluten flour

DeutscheBack’s TopBake Gluten Enhancer series contains enzymes, vegetable fibres, hydrocolloids and ascorbic acid to compensate for the weak gluten properties of some bakery ingredients or reduce the amount of gluten used.

The worst Mid West drought in 50 years could send global food prices rocketing

US drought could boost global food prices

By Mike Stones

Fears are rising that the US drought could boost global food prices even further after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) slashed its forecast for maize production by 17% on Friday, August 10.

Which came first: the egg, the chicken or the wheat plant?

Young adults believe eggs come from wheat

By Mike Stones

A third of 16-23 year olds didn’t know where eggs came from, while one-in-10 believed they came from wheat or maize, according to a survey by the charity Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF).

Splenda performance: High intensity sweetener volumes were particularly strong, up 17% on the first half of last year

High-value ingredients boost Tate & Lyle results

By Lynda Searby

Tate & Lyle has delivered a solid first-half performance thanks to strong by-product returns, high-volume sucralose sales and performance-focused measures implemented under its new chief executive.

Former minister worried by GM ingredient revelations

Former minister worried by GM ingredient revelations

By Ben Bouckley

Michael Meacher MP says he worries that not enough research has been done on the long-term effects to human health of eating foods produced from animals fed GM soy, after it emerged that many such branded items may be on UK sale.

Trehalose offers novel solution to soggy mash

Trehalose offers novel solution to soggy mash

By Elaine Watson

Adding trehalose to mashed potato could stop shepherd’s pies and other prepared foods from forming pools of water as they defrost, enabling some products currently supplied chilled to be frozen.

Plenty to gain from tiny grain

Plenty to gain from tiny grain

By Sarah Britton

Ancient Ethiopian grain teff - a type of grass - offers an impressive nutritional profile and is making its way over to the UK. But manufacturers...

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News In Brief

Geest gets greenerBakkvör Group has moved into the fresh cut vegetable market with the £44m acquisition of prepared vegetable and convenience...


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