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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.

UB targets 157 job cuts at Stockport factory

United Biscuits’ factory cuts continue, with the firm behind Jacob’s Cream Crackers, Twiglets and Jaffa Cakes confirming plans to cut up to 157 jobs at its McVitie’s factory in Manchester....

Tesco to provide breakfast magic to hungry children

Tesco will provide 40,000 boxes of own-brand cereal to deprived children to prevent them going to school hungry, as part of the Magic Breakfast charity campaign.

Europe is ripe for UK gluten-free businesses

France and other European countries are prime targets for the UK’s established gluten-free (GF) businesses, according to an industry expert.

Premier Foods’s rejig may alter little, says expert

Premier Foods’s creation of three strategic business units (SBUs) may change little, as the company still faces major challenges if it is to progress, according to one industry expert.

Food and drink in an independent Scotland – in pictures

Thousands of Scots will vote for or against Scottish independence this Thursday (September 18), but how do some of the UK’s biggest food and drink firms think independence will affect...

Greggs’s sales boost impresses City

High-street baker Greggs has wowed City analysts after it reported own shop, like-for-like sales up by 5.4% for the 11 weeks to September 13, compared with a 1% fall for...

Bakeries reduce portion sizes to cut obesity levels

Bakeries are being forced to shrink the size of their sweet products, as weight-conscious consumers demand better quality desserts with less sugar and fewer calories.

Kellogg ad banned after PepsiCo complaint

A Kellogg’s ad has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making a ‘30% less fat’ claim that broke comparative nutrition rules, prompting 15 complaints, including one from PepsiCo.

Grocery and Primark offset poor sugar prices for ABF

Strong profit performances by Associated British Foods’s (ABF’s) grocery and ingredients divisions and Primark will help to offset lower sugar prices and currency factors, predicted the food giant in a...

Allied Bakeries creates 27 new jobs

Allied Bakeries (AB) has created 27 new jobs at its Glasgow facility after pumping £8.4M into its new Kingsmill Sandwich Thins production line.

Acrylamide cancer risk highlighted by EFSA infographic

Worries about acrylamide posing a bigger cancer risk than previously thought have led the food watchdog the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to issue cooking advice to consumers.

Great British Bake Off effect lifts home baking

BBC One’s The Great British Bake Off is reviving flagging home baking sales, which have been slumping since the beginning of the year, according to market analyst IRI.

Crantock Bakery: ‘almost time to open second site’

Crantock Bakery is considering expanding to a second factory after the installation of a flow wrapping machine from a company called KernPack enabled it to expand production almost six-fold.

Humber's food industry secures 222 jobs

More than 200 jobs have been created in the Humber’s food industry, following a £1.4M investment from a local enterprise partnership (LEP).

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Morrisons’ announcement that former Tesco boss Andrew Higginson would take over as chairman when Sir Ian Gibson retires in 2015 leads our selection of the latest people on the move...

Woman finds dead mouse in Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut

The Kellogg Company has been forced to launch an investigation after a Portsmouth woman found a dead mouse in a box of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal.

More than 800 job cuts proposed at bakery plants

More than 800 job cuts have been proposed at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Gunstones bakery and Avana Bakeries, previously owned by 2 Sisters and now owned by Utopia Foods.

News in brief

Hovis marketing boss stands down

Hovis marketing director Matt Hunt has announced his decision to leave the business to join digital marketing firm Futureproof.

Lallemand is using its loaf

Bread and other yeast-leavened bakery products can become sources of vitamin D with Lallemand’s VitaD baker’s yeast, following market authorisation from the European Commission (EC).

News in brief

Twitter users defend Greggs over ‘scum’ hack

Twitter users have come to the defence of high street baker Greggs after a fake and offensive logo replaced its logo on Google and went viral.

Kerry Foods sells chilled pastry assets

Pork Farms Group has bought Kerry Foods’s chilled savoury pastry factories at Poole, Dorset, and Spalding in Lincolnshire for an undisclosed sum.

Solway Foods pays £6,773 after workers’ fingertips severed

A food company has been fined after an agency worker had the tips of two fingers ripped off in unguarded machinery at a Newport bakery.

Sugar debate halts baking’s popularity

Demand for baking ingredients and kits is set to crumble as health conscious consumers look to avoid sugar and spend less time in the home, according to a report by...

Firm must pay £17,885 for accident at Fox’s Biscuits

A steel fabricator contracted by Fox’s Biscuits faces costs of £17,885 after a worker was horrifically burned after deviating from agreed safety procedures.

Free-from foodservice sales: next big growth market

Free-from foods are set to storm the foodservice sector, as consumers continue to exclude things like gluten and dairy from their diets, those working in the sector have predicted.

03:43 pm 16 September 2014