Ingredients R&D

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Baking biscotti

We toured Nonni’s Foods 45,000-sq.-ft. biscotti production facility in Ferndale, N.Y.
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State of the Industry: Turbo-charging the bakery market

It’s been a slippery road this year. Impacted by a widespread drought, fluctuating commodity prices and a still-weak economy, bakers have been hit with some tough circumstances.
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Utz and its incredible cheese balls

Utz Quality Foods has been making potato chips for years and expanded into other snack foods such as pretzels, and its now-famous cheese balls. The Hanover, Pa., company shares how it makes its fantastic orange, bite-size snacks.


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Shoppers are biting when the package says protein

Protein is a top buzzword helping to sell many different foods. When General Mills Inc. launched two new bars to its stable of snacks, it chose ‘protein’ to make them sell.
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Nut product recall spreads, and bagged popcorn is also recalled

Sunland, which sells nuts and nut butters to large groceries and other food distributors, has expanded its recall to products under multiple brand names. Also, several popcorn flavors sold by Dale and Thomas and Popcorn, Indiana have been voluntarily recalled as a result of possible Listeria contamination.
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Nervous farmers scramble for corn seed after the drought

Many farmers aren’t taking chances with corn seed, despite assurances from seed companies that there are enough supplies after this summer's devastating drought.


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Puratos Group and Grand-Place Holding sign joint venture

Puratos Group, Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium, and Grand-Place Holding, Brussels, Belgium, two international groups active in the business-to-business supply of raw materials and ingredients to the food industry, have finalized negotiations for a joint venture agreement in Vietnam.


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UN food agencies urge taking action to curtail rising prices

The three UN food agencies urged governments to take quick action to curb the rising prices of corn, wheat and soybeans and avoid a repeat of the 2007-2008 food crises. The sharp rise in food prices in recent months could make life even more difficult for tens of millions of people, especially those in poor countries, warn the heads of the UN World Food Program, FAO and International Fund for Agriculture Development. A prolonged drought in the U.S., the top exporter of corn, wheat and soybeans, has helped drive up commodity prices.


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Dyadic Netherlands to develop baking enzymes for EU-funded research project

The HealthBread Project will develop whole grain and white breads with improved nutritional value, taste and product quality.


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Mexican street food ingredients are choices of star chefs

Though the movement has been slow, in the last few years, Mexico has begrudgingly earned the respect of Italy or France as a destination for the world's foodies. It’s a great model for the new global trend to cook ‘paleo,’ and eat local.


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