Maize

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 James 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.

Most scientists argue that GM is an essential tool

Wheat producers warned that GM is future

By Rick Pendrous

Wheat producers have been warned that, unless the world accepts genetic modification (GM), global production could suffer a similar fate to that of the US where the crop has been progressively replaced by GM maize and soya.

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