7

Nov

2020

Hovis announces acquisition by Endless LLP

On the 6 November well-known bakery business and brand, Hovis, announced its acquisition by UK-based private equity firm Endless LLP for an undisclosed sum. Endless has caught Hovis on an upward trajectory as it continues the recovery of the past few years while developing plans for future growth, which the firm’s investment will help...
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Tags: Hovis, Endless LLP


6

Nov

2020

New CEO for Zeelandia

Irénke Meekma has been appointed CEO at Koninklijke Zeelandia Groep. The highly experienced senior executive, who has a background in production and purchasing, was managing director of the Fresh/Bakker Division at Greenyard for the last 13 years following a successful and upwardly mobile career at Albert Heijn.

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Tags: Zeelandia, appointments


29

Sep

2020

Naked wholegrain super barley introduced to the UK market

BARLEYmax™ from AB Mauri is described as a nutritionally superior, non-GM barley, which is a result of decades of research by CSIRO in Australia. The product is available exclusively from AB Mauri to bakery and food businesses, who in turn, can offer a wider range of nutritional benefits to their customer bases thereby. It is available in...
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Tags: AB Mauri, BARLEYmax


24

Sep

2020

Dust concerns settled. Revised Industry Dust Guidance published

The Federation of Bakers (FoB) has just published a revised Guidance on Dust Control and Health Surveillance in Bakeries (its 'Blue Book') following a comprehensive review. The industry guidance relates to occupational health, including respiratory exposure to flour and other ingredient dusts and was reviewed out by the FOB Health and...
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Tags: Federation of Bakers


24

Sep

2020

Salt in the system. Salt reduction targets for 2024 released

The voluntary salt reduction targets for 2024 were published to "encourage businesses to further reduce salt levels in the foods that contribute most to salt intakes". The document outlines targets for levels of salt in food products and drinks, part of PHE's reduction and reformulation programme. 2024. It offers specific guidance...

20

Jul

2020

Verhoeven OSS has now become VERHOEVEN FAMILY OF COMPANIES

Following a move to new commercial premises, Verhoeven has made a long-awaited transition that will give the company a stronger position in the market. 'VERHOEVEN FAMILY OF COMPANIES' is now the collective name of an organisation that has been active for more than 50 years in the production of custom-made systems for internal transport,...

14

Jul

2020

New review recognises the loaf as a keystone of good health

The Federation of Bakers recently highlighted a focus on bread products in the 2020 British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) Review, which was released last month. The updated review, supported by the Federation, examines the role of bread in the UK diet and its contribution to mass public intake of nutrients. It also investigates the components of...

10

Jul

2020

UK report charts a way back to prosperity for the food & drinks industry in the post-pandemic future

A 'path to recovery' for the food industry has just been published by the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA). It contains proposals outlining action that the UK government and industry can take to "future proof the sector"

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Tags: NIFDA


30

May

2020

Is it time to fortify flour with vitamin D

A study by scientists at the University of Birmingham last year recommended that vitamin D should be used in the fortification of flour and now with new studies suggesting that the vitamin protects against viruses, including those responsible for respiratory infections, the time for action may have arrived

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Tags: vitamin d, flour


28

May

2020

New CEOs appointed for RONDO Group and NABIM

The baking industry sees the appointment of two new CEOs this month. Felix Egger was confirmed in the role of CEO by the RONDO’s board of directors, and Roger Butler, chairman of Whitworth Bros and Carr's Flour mills, takes over as CEO of the National Association of British and Irish Millers (NABIM)

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Tags: appointments, RONDO, NABIM


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