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Plant bakeries producing everything from bread to morning goods and cakes face major issues - ranging from overcapacity to reformulation pressures to reduce levels of salt, fat and sugar. Stay ahead of your competitors with the latest piping hot news in the business.

Limagrain and Canterra Seeds in new Canadian jv

Canadian farmers are set to benefit from access to the very latest wheat seed varieties with enhanced characteristics, following a new research joint venture (jv) known as Limagrain Cereals Research...

Cereal firm invests to boost jobs and capacity

Cereal ingredient producer Silvery Tweed Cereals has invested £1.5M in new equipment at its Berwick-upon-Tweed site, creating four new jobs.

Premier Foods opens £20M line and creates 80 jobs

Premier Foods has opened its £20M production line at its Mr Kipling bakery in Carlton, Barnsley today (July 3) – creating 80 new jobs.

Top food trend: Mexican food

Mexican food has knocked Chinese food off the top spot as the nation’s favourite foreign cuisine, according to research organisation Future Thinking.

Ukraine and Russia to be Europe’s GM springboard

Ukraine and Russia are likely to become the bridgehead for the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the rest of Europe, according to the ceo of the French agricultural...

Morrisons boasts largest sales growth of big four

Morrisons boss David Potts has boosted the ailing retailer’s sales and market share for the first time since December 2011, after heading the business for just four months.   

Coming soon:‘UK’s first dedicated gluten-free factory’

Food coatings firm Bowman Ingredients will make a ‘multi-million pound’ investment in the UK’s first dedicated production facility for gluten-free products, it has claimed.

Bakery profits on rise after skills training

A Yorkshire bakery has boosted profits by lifting output, cutting waste and improving communication between teams, after implementing a skills training programme.

2 Sisters Gunstones staff in ‘last-ditch’ pay talks

Staff at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Gunstones bakery in Sheffield will hold last-ditch talks over a pay dispute with management before deciding on further strike action, it has emerged.

Bakery fined after worker’s finger tip trauma

A Newcastle Bakery has been fined after one of its workers lost the tip of his middle finger in an incident with an unguarded machine.

2 Sisters reveals major ‘next level’ investments

2 Sisters Food Group’s strong like-for-like sales growth for the third quarter (Q3) was boosted by a positive performance from the firm’s chilled and protein divisions, reveal its results for...

People on the move in the food industry

The creation of a new md role for Burton’s Biscuit Company’s UK & Ireland business leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry....

Morrisons comes out on top after wonky bread goes viral

Morrisons has been applauded for its light-hearted response to an angry customer on Facebook by other users of the social networking site.

News in brief

Man hit with biscuit recorded as actual bodily harm

An incident of a woman throwing a biscuit at a man in Norfolk was recorded as actual bodily harm (ABH) by police, according to media reports.

Teens invited to invent Kellogg’s cereal

Teenagers will invent a new cereal for Kellogg as part of a campaign aimed at attracting new talent into food manufacturing by promoting the sector as an exciting and rewarding...

Bagels have high-protein makeover

High-protein bread and pasta firm Dr Zak’s is now in 150 retailers throughout the UK and set to boost its presence further with the launch of its bagels.

550 strike over pay at 2 Sisters bakery

Hundreds of workers at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Gunstones bakery in Sheffield took part in a 48-hour strike this week, with a further 48-hour walk out planned for next month.

Finsbury completes acquisition of Just Desserts

Finsbury Food Group has completed its acquisition of foodservice supplier Johnstone’s Just Desserts, saving 150 jobs at the firm, after buying the business out of administration.

Free-from not trusted by allergy sufferers

Allergy sufferers don't trust the safety of many free-from foods sold in supermarkets, the chief executive of the Anaphylaxis Campaign has claimed.

News in brief

Europe's gluten-free boom won't end yet

Europe’s gluten-free market will continue to boom, as analysts predict several more years of increasing sales.

‘Low risk’ from Genius recall despite Facebook outrage

There is a “low risk” coeliacs could suffer side-effects from the recent Genius Foods’s product recall despite many consumers voicing their anger and disappointment on social media, a free-from expert...

Production continued at UB plant during £50M investment

United Biscuits’ £50M investment at its Harlesden facility didn’t stop production, despite major structural work being carried out, factory general manager Helen Day has said.

Premier’s disputed pay-to-stay plan ‘a success’

Premier Foods’s boss Gavin Darby has once again vehemently defended the company’s so-called Invest for Growth plan, despite trading profits being down £8.9M on last year.

Meet the Personality of the Year 2015 candidates

Six of the biggest names in the UK food and drink manufacturing sector are in the running to be crowned Food Manufacturing Personality of the Year at the Food Manufacturing...

Raynors to boost its sandwich output

A £2M investment will quadruple sandwich manufacturer Raynors Foods's output and also create at least 65 new jobs, md Matt Raynor has said.