The latest trends in convenient baked products

By |February 3rd, 2015|

General manager of DF Bakery, Gawie Erasmus, presented the latest trends in convenient baked products in South Africa at the IFEA food and drink trade event recently Erasmus said convenient baked product sales have […]

Natural food colouring trend continues, despite problems

By |January 13th, 2015|

As the desire for natural ingredients becomes more prevalent in parallel to the continued advance of the healthy eating movement, food colouring has joined the trend. The Baker looks at the pros and cons […]

Pest prevention

By |November 19th, 2014|

Staff participation and vigilance – the key to pest prevention

Health and safety regulations in the food industry are increasingly becoming more stringent, and pest control measures have shifted accordingly to become more proactive and […]

All the sweet things

By |November 19th, 2014|

Sugar is one of the major ingredients used in the baking industry. Interestingly, in some cases, sugar use exceeds that of flour. Sugar provides sweetness but also functionality in the baking process. The Baker […]

In-store bakeries gear up for growth

By |November 19th, 2014|

The Baker takes a look at international in-store bakery trends and the equipment requirements of such an operation

International trends, both in the UK and the US, show that despite challenges from overall depressed economies, […]

The art of crafting bread

By |November 19th, 2014|

An apprentice holding what may well be a version of the famed pain Poilâne graces the cover of Peter Reinhart’s 2001 book called The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. Lionel Poilâne was the Parisian boulanger whose […]

Be it ever so humble

By |October 23rd, 2014|

A firm favourite among South Africans is the quick, and easy take-away pie. That said, companies are feeling the pinch with margins being put under pressure amid fierce competition from new and established brands. […]

Strengthening foods through fortification

By |October 21st, 2014|

The best way to prevent micronutrient malnutrition is to consume a balanced diet that is adequate in every nutrient. Fortification is mandatory by law. The Baker explores the various options – Aarifah Nosarka

According to […]

Low sodium alternatives: worth their weight in salt?

By |October 21st, 2014|

South Africans have one of the highest rates of hypertension worldwide. Almost one in three South Africans aged 15 years and older are believed to be living with high blood pressure, making them more […]

Businesses at risk for neglecting food safety

By |October 21st, 2014|

Ideals of addressing food waste and food security may supersede the hearts and minds of the average concerned individual. For the food processing industry, food safety must come first. The Baker spoke to experts […]