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“The UK has a far smaller proportion of organic farmland than the US and the rest of the EU”

Robert Lambert, marketing & communications head at Ulrick & Short, which last month launched a range of organic bakery ingredients, on the development of the UK organic market.

“Storing certain dry ingredients in a refrigerator is also a wise move ”

Simon Frost, director, UK & Ireland for Hoshizaki, on ensuring your refrigeration equipment is in top condition to deal with the summer heat.

“Millers can buy wheat with specific characteristics, and blend accordingly.”

Alex Waugh, director general at the National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers (Nabim), on the vital partnership between millers and bakers.

“We adjusted to variances in grains grown outside the modern milling systems”

Paul Rhodes, CEO and founder, Paul Rhodes Bakery, on how the business took a back-to-basics approach to ingredients for its new Mastercrafted breads.

‘We need to reformulate products and get the fat and sugar levels down’

Following the appearance of Action on Sugar (AOS) chair Graham MacGregor at last month’s BSB Spring Conference, AOS campaign director Katharine Jenner looks at reformulation.

“This will lead to gluten-free breads with an improved nutrient profile”

Lydia Campbell, chief technology officer at Nandi Proteins, on work being undertaken to develop a gluten replacer for bread

‘In small bakery shops there will always be a risk of cross-contamination’

Jim Winship, director of the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association, on the association’s concerns over the recently announced consultation on allergen labelling.

Opportunities & Challenges for the industry in 2019

Some of the leading names in British baking give their views on the issues that could shape the market this year.

'For bakers, a shattered wheat grain can be the difference between a good bake and a terrible one'

Matthew Chick, general manager at Carr’s Flour Mills’ Maldon Mil, on the impact the hot weather has had on the wheat crop, and how millers work to mitigate such impact.

‘Developing new wheat varieties is a major task’

Alex Waugh, director general of the National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers, on the potential benefits of sequencing the wheat genome – and why we may have to wait to see them