National Sugar Marketing Taps Chris Simons to Lead

October 10, 2019 National Sugar Marketing

He succeeds Bill Smith, who has led National Sugar since its inception in 2011. Simons will assume day-to-day leadership of National Sugar on Oct. 14, 2019. Smith will continue with National Sugar for the foreseeable future, to ensure a smooth transition and serve as an adviser to Simons and National Sugar on key initiatives.

Vitosa Stevia Gains FDA GRAS “No Objection” Status

October 9, 2019 HB Natural Ingredients

HB Natural Ingredients has received a “Letter of No Objection” for Vitosa® stevia sweeteners from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The letter confirms that the FDA has “no questions” regarding the self-affirmed GRAS status (generally recognized as safe) of Vitosa® for use as a sweetener in food and beverage products.

Gene Responsible For Lutein Esterification in Bread Wheat Identified

ASPB is pleased to announce the publication of research with significant implications for lutein esterification in bread wheat.

Advising Grupo Bimbo on its acquisition of Mr Bagels Limited

October 9, 2019 Gateley

On 6 August 2019, Grupo Bimbo UK Limited, the global bakery company that owns the New York Bakery Co. brand acquired the assets and business of Mr Bagels Limited. Mr Bagels is a private label European Bagel manufacturing business based in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England with around 60 employees.

Lallemand Baking Update: Deconstructing Myths about Baking Products and Baker’s Yeast

October 8, 2019 Lallemand

Some global population trends might influence bread consumption, such as younger consumers who on a daily basis eat less bread. But nowadays, yeast-raised goods are also exposed to attacks by many influential self-proclaimed health and wellness gurus having misconceived ideas. Here are the real facts about baking products and baker’s yeast, hopefully helping to debunk some popular beliefs.