31 August 2016

Click to view the list of packaged sliced breads fortified with folic acid that are available in New Zealand as at August 2016. …more

04 August 2016

Catch up on news from Baking Industry Research Trust in our latest bulletin. In this issue there is a Call for nominations for 2016 Young Bread Baker of the Year award to be held on 16th and 17th November in Auckland. There is also an information about how to apply for BIRT Research Grants. …more

25 May 2016

This report fulfils the reporting requirements of the New Zealand Association of Bakers (NZAB) code of practice (COP) for voluntary folic acid fortification of bread in New Zealand. The COP requires that the Industry will commission an audit of fortified breads each year to verify the levels of folic acid in the range of breads and proportion of breads available in New Zealand that are fortified.…more

10 February 2016 (8/02/2016) reports that rapid urbanization and rising demand for convenient and gluten-free foods has been tipped to drive more than $3bn growth in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) bread and rolls market over the next five years. Market analysts Technavio have predicted that APAC, which accounts for just over 10% of the $187.1m global bread and rolls market, is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.08% between 2016 and 2020. This would see APAC expand faster than both the global market (predicted to grow at a CAGR of 2.9%), and the massive European bread market, which is tipped to grow at a CAGR of 3.06%.…more

18 January 2016

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has reminded all food businesses to ensure they are familiar with the requirements of the nutrition and health claims standard, with the transition period for the new standard ending on January 18.…more

01 October 2015

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is calling for input from food businesses and providers into new food safety rules. A consultation on Notices under the new Food Act 2014 has been released today. Notices give further detail about how the new Act will work on a practical level, says MPI's Manager Food and Beverage Sally Johnston.…more

26 July 2015

A potato-top pie, from New World Greenmeadows bakery in Napier, beat 512 other competitors to win the top pie award at the 19th annual Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards .…more

16 July 2015 (16th July 2015) reported on a new study that identifies that despite a surge in popularity for gluten-free (GF) products, they are no healthier than their glutenous counterparts.…more

18 March 2015

Kidd's Cakes and Bakery of Christchurch was named winner of the 2015 Great New Zealand Hot Cross Bun Competition. This week the Baking Industry Association of New Zealand president, Michael Gray, will present Kidd's Cakes and Bakery owner, Martin Meehan, with a trophy and certificate. In addition the winning bakery also wins a pallet of flour from Farmers Mill.…more