Bühler has committed to co-found the Future Food Initiative launched by ETH Zürich and EPFL, together with industrial partners Givaudan and Nestlé. The initiative aims to accelerate the development of healthy food products and more sustainable, plastic-free packaging. Its research lays the ground for secure access to affordable nutrition, addressing global challenges of hunger and malnutrition.
As of January 1, 2019, Bühler will address the global food market with a newly created segment: Consumer Foods. By combining the current chocolate, nuts, bakery and coffee business with the Haas business, the new organization will be able to support customers even better in these global markets through simplified interfaces, integrated solutions, innovation, and services. Germar Wacker, now CEO of Haas, will lead the new segment and join Bühler’s Executive Board.
The Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest ingredient chocolate manufacturer in North America and third largest in the world, announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Fuji Oil Holding, Inc., a global leader in oil and fat ingredients serving the food industry. The sale includes all Blommer business entities, including its four manufacturing operations in North America and one in Shanghai. Blommer is a private, family-owned company; Fuji Oil is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Enabling bakers to produce cost effective, high-quality products with the DuPont™ Danisco® GRINDAMYL™ SUREBake product range
SINGAPORE, 9 October 2018 – 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 produce high-quality products while maintaining good profit margin.
Ishida’s ability to devise universally available solutions for specific products and applications has been underlined by the introduction of a new multihead weigher into its Sector Solutions range. The CCW-RV-216W-1S-20-SS-STK1 is a standard model designed to handle the particular challenges of stick snack products at high speeds – up to 120 packs per minute – with no loss of accuracy or product quality.
Ultimate Baker Blue Xylitol Natural Sweetener
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.
The 24th iba has drawn to a close with a new world champion confectioner, Haoran Lyu (China), 76,800 trade visitors, and trade fair contracts worth 2.1 billion euros. Trade visitors were particularly interested in testing new products and the presentation of innovations in production technology, raw materials, and shopfitting.
Zhou Bin and Peng Fudong from China are the winners of the “iba-UIBC Cup of bakers”. The international competition, in which the best in their field face off against each other, takes place every three years in Munich at iba, the world’s leading trade fair for bakery, confectionery, and snacks. At this year’s cup, twelve teams from twelve countries competed for the gold medal. The winners were honoured and celebrated on Monday, 17 September at iba.
Strengthened Organization Will Focus on R&D Project Pipeline Growth
in Ingredient and Process Development.
2018—The best pastry chef in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation (ACF), is William Racin, CEPC, Pastry Chef at The Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh, PA. Racin received the 2018 ACF Pastry Chef of the Year award after winning a competition at Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show, held in New Orleans, July 15-19.