DSM launches an enzyme that allows bakers to reduce ascorbic acid in bread

NETHERLANDS - Royal DSM has launched a new enzyme called BakeZyme AAA that allows bakers to reduce the level of ascorbic acid in their recipes while not compromising on flavor and texture. This is an addition to its range of BakeZyme enzymes portfolio used in various applications including brewing, baking, fruit processing, dairy, oils &…

Zimbabwe could face a bread shortage again, says grain millers

ZIMBABWE - The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe through its spokesperson Garikai Chaunza has announced that the country could in the near future face a bread shortage as it is left with only a week’s supply of wheat. The Association has written to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe requesting for more funds for the outstanding…

Finnish baker introduces insect bread to grocery stores

FINLAND – Fazer, a family-owned company offering bakery, confectionery, biscuit and grain products as well as food and café service has introduced insect bread to grocery stores, for the first time in the market. According to the company, the novel product, called Fazer Sirkkaleipä (Fazer Cricket Bread), is the first hand-baked cricket bread. The company…

Broadway Bakery – Expanding Capacity with Consumer Health in Mind

This article appeared in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Food Business Africa magazine Broadway Bakery Ltd., one of the oldest bakeries in Kenya, has recently commissioned a new fully automated Werner & Pfleiderer (W&P) bread plant at their factory in Thika, Kenya. The company has turned bread marketing on its head after introducing the highly…

Flour Mills of Nigeria launches wheat-cassava composite flour

NIGERIA – In actualisation of the federal government’s cassava transformation agenda and the cassava inclusion policy in bread flour, Flour Mills Plc has introduced a new product in the baking segment with the launch of Golden Penny Multi-purpose flour, a bread and baking flour, which is a combination of wheat flour and 10 per cent high quality cassava flour.

Flour Mills of Nigeria launches wheat-cassava composite flour

NIGERIA – In actualisation of the federal government’s cassava transformation agenda and the cassava inclusion policy in bread flour, Flour Mills Plc has introduced a new product in the baking segment with the launch of Golden Penny Multi-purpose flour, a bread and baking flour, which is a combination of wheat flour and 10 per cent high quality cassava flour.