Small bakeries boosted by 5 tons of free wheat

Thirteen small bakeries across the West Rand townships of Gauteng have received a boost after South African Breweries (SAB), together with IL Molino Specialty...

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure: Researchers turn bread waste...

US researchers have devised a bioprocess that converts glucose from bread waste into value-added products such as ascorbic acid (vitamin C).Full story: https://www.bakeryandsnacks.com/Article/2020/05/25/One-man-s-trash-is-another-man-s-treasure-Researchers-turn-bread-waste-into-vitamin-C?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright

Analyst welcomes Quantum Foods’ resilience after it declares dividend

Western Cape-based poultry and animal feeds business Quantum Foods says a bigger-than-expected fall in egg prices weighed on its first-half performance, with the group...

Coco Safar bakes bread to help feed Cape Town’s homeless

To assist and help feed the less fortunate, Sea Point café, restaurant and artisanal bakery Coco Safar has donated specially made bread to the...

Egg demand ‘shoots through the roof’ during lockdown

The countrywide lockdown enforced to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic has offered a temporary respite for egg producers, as home-cooked meals and...

“The chemical fingerprint of chocolate”: Researchers map authenticity of cocoa beans

US researchers are developing a precision authentication testing method to determine “without any doubt” the chocolate’s country of origin to ensure that it has...

Insights into the global carob powder market

Carob powder, also called carob flower, is the chocolate color powder that is made from grinding roasted carob seeds. There are many uses of...

Cocoa-producers raise the bar on price of chocolate

Efforts to improve the lives of impoverished farmers in two of the world’s biggest cocoa-producing countries could mean chocolate lovers pay more for Lindt...

A “craft” appeal? Artisanal and sourdough raise the bakery stakes

With consumers demanding more authentic, deliciously crafted breads, bakers are going back to the roots of bread, often seeking inspiration from traditional baking ingredients...

COVID-19: Gloves on, or gloves off?

The global COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown of many countries in the world, includingSouth Africa, has really put hand hygiene in the spotlight. Which,...

Finnish start-up bakes bread packed with protein “made out of thin...

High-protein bread is the next bold step for Finland-based start-up Solar Foods on its quest to disconnect protein production from agriculture. Earlier this year,...

Turning point for chocolate? Theo pegs fairtrade and ethical sourcing as...

US-based chocolatier Theo Chocolate is highlighting a turning point for the chocolate industry. Following its recently published 2019 Impact Report, the company pegs fairtrade...

This is how Pick n Pay, Makro and Shoprite are planning...

As the Covid-19 coronavirus continues to spread, its impact is increasingly being felt by local retailers as they get to grips with a number...

From farm to table with Checkers artisan suppliers

Schoon, which was started by Fritz Schoon in Stellenbosch more than seven years ago, supplies artisanal and high-quality breads and pastries to selected Checkers...

Repurposing discarded dough: Cultivating microbial starters with wasted bread for industrial...

Bread waste destined for dumpsters can be used as a medium for cultivating microbial starters for the food industry. Likewise, repurposing the discarded dough...

CAB Foods cares about the environment

CAB Foods cares about the environment and are taking steps throughout our business, with our staff to make a difference. At the beginning of...

Aggressive price cuts from competitors hit owner of Bakers biscuits and...

Five Roses tea and Bakers biscuits parent company AVI battled a tough trading environment, worsened by load shedding, and price competition, to report lower...

BMG hosts specialist Food & Beverage Expo

BMG hosted its second specialist Food & Beverage Expo, to highlight the importance of pristine hygiene standards throughout the food logistics chain – from...