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fortify flour with vitamin D
Is it time to fortify flour with vitamin D
30 May 2020

A study by scientists at the University of Birmingham last year recommended that vitamin D should be used in the fortification of flour and now with new studies suggesting that the vitamin protects against viruses, including those responsible for respiratory infections, the time for action may have arrived.

Felix Egger, CEO, RONDO and Roger Butler, CEO, NABIM
New CEOs appointed for RONDO Group and NABIM
28 May 2020

The baking industry sees the appointment of two new CEOs this month. Felix Egger was confirmed in the role of CEO by the RONDO’s board of directors, and Roger Butler, chairman of Whitworth Bros and Carr's Flour mills, takes over as CEO of the National Association of British and Irish Millers (NABIM).

Fritsch's #SaveOurBakers project
Social media campaign gives a voice to small German bakers
28 May 2020

Following the pandemic outbreak and imposition of lockdown FRITSCH began a social media campaign, #SaveOurBakers, to highlight the personal experiences of bakers. Katrin Schöps of the company provided an update on the initiative and how it is progressing.

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fortify flour with vitamin D
30May2020

Is it time to fortify flour with vitamin D

A study by scientists at the University of Birmingham last year recommended that vitamin D should be used in the fortification of flour and now with new studies suggesting that the vitamin protects against viruses, including those responsible for respiratory infections, the time for action may have arrived.

Felix Egger, CEO, RONDO and Roger Butler, CEO, NABIM
28May2020

New CEOs appointed for RONDO Group and NABIM

The baking industry sees the appointment of two new CEOs this month. Felix Egger was confirmed in the role of CEO by the RONDO’s board of directors, and Roger Butler, chairman of Whitworth Bros and Carr's Flour mills, takes over as CEO of the National Association of British and Irish Millers (NABIM).

Fritsch's #SaveOurBakers project
28May2020

Social media campaign gives a voice to small German bakers

Fritsch's #SaveOurBakers project reveals the ingenuity and enterprise of artisan bakers.

Following the pandemic outbreak and imposition of lockdown FRITSCH began a social media campaign, #SaveOurBakers, to highlight the personal experiences of bakers. Katrin Schöps of the company provided an update on the initiative and how it is progressing.

food and drink events
27May2020

Report indicates how food and drink exports have been affected by lockdowns

The UK Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has reported a drop in UK food & drink exports during the pandemic of over £700 million to £5.1 billion.

A reduction of 12.7% compared with the same time-period last year. Worst hit were exports to EU countries, which fell by 17.4% to £3.1 billion, mainly due to the pandemic and its impact on the hospitality sector.

Henrik Oevermann
18May2020

DIOSNA's Henrik Oevermann unfazed by the challenges of lockdown

How a mixing machine manufacturer serving the baking industry made a seamless transition of adaptation to ensure safety and maintenance of supply when the pandemic hit.

As German industry locked down in response to coronavirus the CEO of DIOSNA Dierks & Söhne GmbH shared his thoughts. Now, as the faint light at the end of a tunnel of unknown length starts to grow in brightness, he provides an update on his company’s constructive response, which demonstrates the importance of imagination and a positive attitude in the event of dramatic unforeseen circumstances.

food and drink events
17May2020

The shows must go on. What news of food industry events in the year of few shows?

2020 has not been a good year for baking-related, or any other B2B trade shows and conferences. The pandemic has not only meant cancellation or postponement of live events around the world but has damaged events companies and prevented the industries they serve from learning, networking and doing business at real-world events at a time when up-to-date knowledge and economic stimulation have been most needed.

Baking, food & drinks and packaging shows will help revive and stimulate their sectors going forward, but the format of those events will certainly be different from before with a host of hygiene and distancing measures at least with less human interaction likely although the face-to-face element of the trade show will not disappear.