Harry & David Joins National Cage-Free Egg Movement

The Humane Society of the United States applauded Medford, Ore.-based Harry & David for joining the national cage-free egg movement. Effective this month, the company is switching more than 150,000 eggs in its bakery and prepared food products to cage-free and has pledged to use exclusively cage-free eggs by July 2011.

Doran Scales, Inc. Introduces The FC6200 Formula Control Scale

October 26, 2010 Doran Scales

Doran Scales, the leader in industrial digital scales, introduces the Model FC6200 Formula Control Scale. The FC6200 is an ideal solution for production control and traceability of minor ingredients for the wholesale baking industry.

Eat Whole Grains To Bust Belly Fat

Adults who ate three or more servings of whole grains per day, and limited their refined grains to less than one serving per day, had 10 percent less belly fat than those who did not follow this diet, study researcher Nicola McKeown, a scientist with the USDA Human Nutrition Researcher Center on Aging at Tufts University, said in a statement.

Dempster’s Launches Five New Rye Bread Varieties

October 25, 2010 Dempster's

Today Dempster’s, Canada’s leading fresh bread baker, launched a new line of European-style rye breads featuring five innovative varieties to suit everyone’s taste preferences – from foodies to families. The new rye breads are soft and moist so they don’t fall apart like traditional rye breads and are packaged in a smaller, convenient loaf size to minimize waste.

Danisco Innovates With A Sprayable Natural Antimicrobial For Baked Goods

October 25, 2010 Danisco

As part of the Care4Urange of natural protective solutions, new Natamax B from Danisco gives bakers a naturally-derived antimicrobial that inhibits yeast and mold, adding extra days to shelf life. Using Natamax B allows bakers to replace in-dough antimicrobials such as calcium propionate, which are known to adversely affect flavor. With Natamax B, baked goods are produced with a clean flavor.