Gluten Free Baked Products

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Gluten Free Baked Products – Advice from our technical support manager Over the past few years the demand for Gluten Free baked products has increased significantly. This is not only driven by the 1% of the UK population affected by Coeliac Disease, but increasingly by the perception that these products are healthier than baked goods […]

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Teaching Sustainable Farming

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Sime Darby Teaching Indonesian Villagers Sustainable Farming The severe transboundary haze that engulfed Malaysia and other neighboring countries over several months in 2015 did not, fortunately, recur last year and this may be attributed to more awareness on sustainable farming and land-clearing activities among farmers and smallholders in Indonesia. At least one Malaysian plantation player […]

Saturated Fat – Advice from our technical support manager

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Hydrogenated fats were once a common ingredient in bakery fats, but when clinical studies conducted in the early nineties by Harvard Professor Walter Willett showed a clear link between trans fats (formed during the hydrogenation process) and an increased risk of heart attack, manufacturers where encouraged to remove hydrogenated fats and to actively seek healthier […]

Sustainable Palm oil

New Britain ranks third in quarterly SPOTT sustainability league table

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The latest transparency assessment scores for 50 of the world’s largest palm oil producers have been announced by SPOTT The Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit. With scores ranging from 0% to 93%, SPOTT covers a broad spectrum of approaches to corporate sustainability including looking at the following criteria: -RSPO reporting requirements -Landbank -Environmental management -Fragile […]