31 March 2017

New Zealand's best hot cross bun in 2017 is being made by Auckland baker Tong Min Li of Hillpark Bakery in Manurewa. His hot cross buns came in at number 1 of 180 entries in the 2017 Baking Industry Association's competition and he won over the judges with his cinnamon, mixed spice, allspice, raisins, currants and mixed peel, made with a butter and egg-enriched dough. Chief Judge Michael Gray said Li's buns were nicely formed, had a good height and good distribution of fruit through them. "They just had a really well-balanced flavour inside them that made the judges want to go back for a second taste."…more

19 December 2016

Catch up on news from Baking Industry Research Trust in our latest bulletin. …more

17 November 2016

A plant bread baker from Nelson won the 2016 Young Bread Baker of the Year Competition in Auckland today, after two days of rigorous theoretical and practical testing. Matt Watson of Quality Bakers Nelson receives a $10 000 research grant, which he plans to use to visit AB Mauri in the Netherlands to learn more about enzymes.…more

16 November 2016

NZAB Young Bread Baker of the Year Competition entrants begin the first day of competition.…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