Bakery

The snacks, breads/cereals/grains and frozen/refrigerated prepared foods gluten-free categories led 2012 sales, totaling $335 million.

Canada’s gluten-free market surges: Packaged Facts

By Maggie Hennessy

Riding the wave of continued strong consumer demand for gluten-free food options, Canada’s gluten-free market reached $458.9 million in 2012, according to a recent report from Packaged Facts entitled 'Gluten-Free Foods in Canada'.

Haze from the fires engulfed Singapore - and much of Southeast Asia - earlier this year

Greenpeace and RSPO clash over forest fires

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Food companies that only use certified sustainable palm oil have been accused of “certifying destruction”, according to a Greenpeace report released to coincide with the first European Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) summit in Berlin this week.

Cronut success spurs flurry of trademark claims

Cronut trademark scramble

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Hot new trend? Not so new, says an Ohio baker who claims to have been making doughnut-croissant hybrids since 1991.

Food fraud: Which ingredients are most vulnerable?

Food fraud: Which ingredients are most vulnerable?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

You can’t paint a horse like a cow and expect people not to notice – but grind their meat into patties and it may be a different story. So what makes an ingredient vulnerable to food fraud?

The chia seed has been backed for its formulation and healthy properties

Little seeds, big deeds: Chia's bright bread future

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Adding chia seeds to bread recipes significantly increases final product levels of proteins, lipids, ash and dietary fiber, and consumers like it too, according to research.

Gluten-free taste improvements spur market growth

Gluten-free taste improvements spur market growth

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The gluten-free foods market has continued to grow as new ingredients and technologies have significantly improved the taste of products, according to experts at the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual meeting.

The most important thing for Twinkies is to get back on the shelf before innovation and line extensions, says marketing expert

Twinkies must innovate slowly, warns marketing expert

By Kacey Culliney

The Twinkies return has been terrific but the owners need to take things slowly and ensure a solid comeback before launching any line extensions like gluten-free variants, a marketing expert warns.

The BCTGM wants its workers to be employed by the new Hostess Brands owners

Baker’s union wants involvement in Hostess re-launch

By Kacey Culliney

The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) says its members should be a part of the newly launched Hostess Brands business given their expertise.

A gluten-free Twinkie variant or bite sized options would be a clever move, says analyst

Gluten-free Twinkies: A money-making move?

By Kacey Culliney

A gluten-free Twinkie would plug a market gap and hold huge appeal among US gluten-free consumers looking for indulgence and taste, says an analyst.

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