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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.

Sandwich firm to pay £117k for forklift accident

A sandwich manufacturer has been ordered to pay more than £117,000 and its director £50,000, after a worker was crushed by a forklift truck.

Bako bakery acquisition boosts turnover to £103M

Bako North Western’s (BNW’s) turnover will rise to over £100M and its staff to 330, following the acquisition of sister company Bako Northern and Scotland (BNS) for an undisclosed amount....

Salmonella wafer threat linked to single supplier

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is probing the threat of salmonella from wafers, after four products – linked to a single supplier in the Netherlands – were recalled last week.

£10M investment in Jacob’s Cream Crackers factory

Biscuit manufacturer United Biscuits (UB) has revealed £10M investment plans for its Jacob’s Cream Crackers factory. 

Food recalls sparked by soya, nuts, gluten and sulphur dioxide

Cupcakes containing soya and chocolate fruit mix containing nuts are among the products that have been recalled over the past week.

Food manufacturing industry set for 3–4% growth

The UK food and drink manufacturing and processing industry is set for growth of between 3–4% in the short to medium term, while reaching a value of about of £113.1bn...

News in brief

Brace’s Bakery’s new ceo refreshes board

Brace’s Bakery’s recently appointed ceo Scott Richardson has begun refreshing its board of directors with three new appointments.

Is the decline of packaged bread terminal?

A report questioning whether packaged bread manufacturers in the UK could be facing a terminal decline in sales of their products, has been published by Euromonitor International.

Me and My Factory

In Allied Bakeries’ new bakehouse

Allied Bakeries’ Stevenage site has come to the end of a £31M investment, Russell Zaple tells Nicholas Robinson all about it.

Food bosses backlash over DfE’s A level ditch

Food and drink industry leaders have slammed government proposals to ditch food technology at A level, claiming it could seriously damage the sector, while Twitter erupted in a storm of...

Gluten-free food makers blow Dragons’ Den offer

Business partners wanting to develop a range of gluten-free products received an offer on Dragons’ Den last night (August 9) and then blew it.

23 jobs to be sliced at Allied Bakeries

Allied Bakeries, owner of the Kingsmill, Burgen, Sunblest and Allinson brands, is to cut 23 jobs in a streamlining exercise.

Crop strains developed in ‘no time’

French grain co-operative Limagrain is using the latest gene selection techniques and advanced computer technology to speed up the development of wheat and maize varieties with characteristics that provide benefits...

Better labelling regulations drive gluten-free sales higher

Gluten-free product launches accounted for 10% of new food products globally, which was partly due to better labelling rules, new data from Innova Market Insights has shown.

Food body launches new gluten-free guide

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a gluten-free labelling guide for food manufacturers.

Kellogg suffers fall in sales and profit

Kellogg, the US cereals company, has suffered a fall in net sales and reported operating profit for the second quarter to July 4 2015.

News in brief

Cake firm invests hundreds of thousands

Cake Décor has invested hundreds of thousands of pounds in new production equipment to help it produce innovative new products.

Morrisons takes on new HR director

Morrisons, Britain’s second largest fresh food manufacturer and fourth largest retailer, has appointed Clare Grainger as its new group human resources (HR) director.

Searching for a Food Manufacture hero

The Food Manufacture Group is searching for a food and drink manufacturing hero and we need your help to find winning candidate.

A wide range of packaging machinery for bakers

Multivac will be exhibiting a wide range of packaging equipment for bakery products, cakes, pastries and snacks at the iba show, which takes place in Munich from September 12 to 17.

Food and drink ‘havoc’ after minimum wage rise

Implementing the National Living Wage could wreak havoc across the UK’s food and drink industry, the credit rating agency Moody’s warned before several major UK manufacturers raised their concerns....

Delay Nestlé pension changes, urge unions

Nestlé should put its controversial pension changes on hold in order to safeguard up to 7,600 workers losing thousands of pounds in retirement income, both Unite and the GMB unions...

Food-on-the-go helps Greggs to strong first half

Strong food-on-the-go sales helped high street baker Greggs to a 6.4% rise in total sales to £398M in first half results for the 26 weeks to July 4.

‘Newcastle should be … sausage rolling Greggs’

“Newcastle should be toasting, or is that sausage rolling Greggs today, after another impressive update,” is how city analyst Shore Capital summed up the high street baker’s half-year results....

Premier Foods sales hit by early Easter

Premier Foods has reported sliding sales in its first quarter results to July 4, due to this year’s early Easter, ahead of its annual general meeting yesterday.