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Cologne, Germany — The 34th Anuga trade fair saw more than 7,400 companies from 107 countries present products from all over the world.
Princeton, NJ — Solvay increased its vanillin and ethyl-vanillin prices by 15 percent across North America as of Oct. 1, or as contracts allow.
Toronto — CBC will air the first episode of The Great Canadian Baking Show on Nov. 1. The series features 10 amateur bakers competing in themed challenges. |READ MORE
Chester, NY — Satin Fine Foods has partnered with Icing Smiles to support the non-profit organization that has volunteer bakers known as Sugar Angels create custom cakes for families impacted by the critical illness of a child. The multi-year, exclusive agreement was formally introduced at the 2017 Americas Cake Fair in Orlando, Fla.
North America — Mintel announced the four key trends it expects to impact North American consumer markets over the coming year.
Paris, France — The Masters de la Boulangerie will bring together a wealth of elite professionals during the Europain trade show.
North America — As part of Dunkin Donuts' strategy to draw attention to their coffee, the chain is scaling back the number of doughnut varieties they offer by nearly half. Forbes reports. |READ MORE
Concord, MA — A small bakery is in hot water with the FDA after listing "love" as an ingredient on its packaging. CTV News reports. |READ MORE
The bakery sector in France is doing well with 1,340 businesses created last year, reported press material from the upcoming Europain trade show. This is up 3.8 per cent compared with 2014, show figures from INSEE. Europain will be held in Paris from Feb. 3-6.
Cambridge, ON — Blendtek Ingredients Inc., a food ingredients and solutions company, has been selected by ADDCON, a German based company in green chemistry, to be ADDCON's distributor of ammonium bicarbonate and calcium propionate.
Brussels — Puratos created its Virtual Innovation Center to support their customers in bakery, patisserie and chocolate. Puratos' know-how is now available 24/7.The online space expands Puratos' services from the existing 81 physical Innovation Centers with 463 experts around the world.
Richmond Hill, ON — La Rocca Creative Cakes has opened of a new innovation centre and concept shop.
Calgary — New research points to an increasingly positive attitude in Canadians when it comes to trusting their food supply. The research was released this week by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI), which studied consumer concerns and expectations surrounding food transparency and the overall food system. Canadians feel the food system is headed in the right direction, suggested by an increase from 30 per cent in 2016 to 43 per cent of Canadians this year.
Pico Rivera, CA — BakeMark acquired Best Brands from CSM Bakery Solutions. The purchase includes the brand and product portfolio.
Richmond, VA —  The United States Patent Office awarded AMF Bakery Systems a new patent for its Guardian Oven Chain Management System.
Guelph, ON — NSF International launched to give Canada's growing and complex food and beverage industry easy access to the global public health organization's expertise and services in Canada. The website combines information on the depth, experience and capabilities of the NSF International Canadian office with access to NSF International's global services dedicated to food safety and quality.
Toronto — Moving closer to the Halloween and the Christmas holiday season, the biennial Canada's Baking and Sweets Show comes back to Toronto from October 28-29. This year's show, presented by Redpath Sugar, returns The International Centre. The show theme is Halloween II.
Brampton, ON — Barry McLean, former president of Canada Bread, is a new member of Embassy Flavours' advisory board.
Eighty years after the launch of white chocolate as the third type after dark and milk, Barry Callebaut introduced a fourth type in chocolate: ruby. Ruby is made from the ruby cocoa bean and has an intense taste and characteristic reddish colour. Ruby chocolate was unveiled at an exclusive launch event in Shanghai, China, on Sept. 5.
Hamilton — One dietitian captures her day-by-day account of eliminating all added sugars from her diet. The Hamilton Spectator reports. |READ MORE
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