Preserving baked goods naturally

By |July 15th, 2014|

Antioxidants are necessary in preserving the shelf life of foods and thereby essential for baked products, where appearance, taste and smell are chief considerations. The trend is now towards natural additives, rather than synthetic […]

Tips for selecting cooling and freezing equipment

By |July 14th, 2014|

When shopping around for the best cooling/chilling and freezing options, you need to take into account your shop space, staff complement and the baking-specific functions you require.

Once you have assessed the layout of […]

Innovation in bread packaging

By |July 14th, 2014|

Keeping bread products fresh from factory to shop involves quality packaging materials and adequate closures. This means developing applications that ensure products sustain their promised shelf life. – Marisa Lourenço

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is […]

Spoilt for choice

By |July 14th, 2014|

Nestled in the hills of the Stellenbosch valley in the Western Cape is the Jordan wine estate, famous for its world class offerings and run by husband and wife team Gary and Kathy Jordan […]

Demand for soy grows worldwide

By |July 14th, 2014|

A 2013 Markets and Markets report revealed that the soy ingredients industry is at “a prime focus in the food industry for its health benefits and functional properties”, with a faster growth rate than […]

Colours & flavours

By |July 14th, 2014|

In the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) paper titled Overview of Food Ingredients, Additives & Colors, the reasons for adding colour additives include: offset colour loss due […]

A systemic solution

By |July 14th, 2014|

In March this year, the Bühler Group’s senior milling technologist gave a presentation on food safety and hygiene in grain-based foods. Speaking at the Food and Drink Technology fair, David Austin focused on this […]

Specialised papers in the baking industry

By |June 12th, 2014|

Specialised papers in the baking industry

By Vanessa Clark

The mood in South Africa’s baking papers market seems somber, which should come as no surprise. Most baking paper is  imported and local manufacturers such as Sappi […]

Getting the formula right

By |June 12th, 2014|

Getting the formula right

By Marisa Lourenço

According to market research and consulting firm, Markets & Markets, the food emulsifiers segment is experiencing the most growth within the food ingredients market. Bakery application, where emulsifiers are […]

Insight into gluten-free products

By |June 12th, 2014|

Intro: In this issue, Kgaogelo Mamabolo investigates the growing demand for gluten-free products, the challenges that come with producing these products and visits South Africa’s biggest gluten-free manufacturing facility.

Text: Gluten, in its most basic […]