22-May-2013 - Bread bakers should be prepared to face further reductions in salt levels when new limits are set by the Department of Health (DH) later this year – despite hitting their 2012 targets and reducing levels by 40% over the past decade.
20-May-2013 - Family-owned Roberts Bakery is investing £10M in building a third new bakery at its Northwich site to meet expected growth in demand for its plant bread.
14-May-2013 - A new non-genetically modified (non-GM) ‘superwheat’ developed for growing in the UK, which yields 30% more than traditional wheats, could be of a quality suitable for breadmaking, according the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB).
10-May-2013 - Bakery ingredients firm British Bakels is splashing out £2.5M on new plant, equipment and premises at its Bicester site, bosses have revealed.
07-May-2013 - Britain’s biggest food manufacturer Premier Foods has appointed Pam Powell as a non-executive director to boost the growth of its Power Brands range.
07-May-2013 - The boss of Guinness and Johnnie Walker whisky maker Diageo is to step down after 13 years at the helm, in what City analyst Investec described as “a well-flagged transition”.
01-May-2013 - Supermarkets are pandering to misplaced consumer fears about the health risks of of widely used food ingredients in a cynical marketing move, a group representing young scientists has warned.
30-Apr-2013 - German baking ingredients manufacturer Ireks has launched a new bread mix for the UK bakery trade that contains the increasingly popular chia seeds.
30-Apr-2013 - Authentic taste, clean-labels and cost cutting must all be constituents of modern baking, reports Alyson Magee
30-Apr-2013 - Britain has some bright young bakers, according to Ben White, sales director at Marshfield Bakery
24-Apr-2013 - The boss of Britain’s biggest food manufacturer Premier Foods Gavin Darby says the firm has too many suppliers.
23-Apr-2013 - Allied Bakeries is on target to commission its largest bread plant, with a capacity of 10,000 loaves an hour, at Walthamstow in East London this summer.
19-Apr-2013 - A furious union official has accused Premier Foods of “holding a gun to the head of workers” who are being made redundant at the Garretts Green Hovis bakery in Birmingham.
16-Apr-2013 - Burton’s Biscuit Company is investing £13.5M in its manufacturing operations to enhance production, support new product development, and meet growing demand for its biscuits.
08-Apr-2013 - British farmers are facing “a perfect storm” of low cereal yields and high feed costs, which could affect food manufacturing, warns the National Farmers Union (NFU).
08-Apr-2013 - The boss of a British bakery firm is taking on Danish and French apprentices because she claims there is little interest or support from colleges or government to devise schemes for British youngsters.
03-Apr-2013 - The British Sandwich Association (BSA) has launched a quest to identify the nation’s favourite sarnie.
02-Apr-2013 - A Swiss vacuum cooling system designed to cut energy costs and baking times is now available in the UK and Ireland from Epsom-based European Process Plant (EEP).
02-Apr-2013 - Interfood Technology has formed a new Packing Solutions division to target the bakery industry.
02-Apr-2013 - Cleanbake says its new UK licence to introduce Coatresa's Testrong Industrial Bakeware - a new generation of non-stick coatings developed for the bakery and pastry industry - ends the monopoly in the UK market
02-Apr-2013 - Honeyrose Bakery is delivering in own-label while staying true to its brand principles, boss Lise Madsen tells Gary Scattergood
02-Apr-2013 - Food manufacturer Fox’s Biscuits, now part of the 2 Sisters Food Group, has rejected claims by union Unite that it had acted meanly in allegedly "axing" its workers’ holiday entitlement.
28-Mar-2013 - Debt-laden food manufacturer Premier Foods is probably “a zombie company”, according to City analyst Panmure Gordon.
27-Mar-2013 - A Northamptonshire grain firm has been ordered to pay £30,776 after a worker lost three fingers and a thumb on the unguarded blades of a running mixer.
08-Mar-2013 - Premier Foods faces six key challenges – including: managing consumer demand uncertainties, reducing its borrowing and grappling with its pension deficit – according to City analyst Investec.