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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.

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EU nationals working in food industry ‘free to remain after Brexit’

The future of up to 100,000 EU nationals already working in the UK food and drink sector will be secure after Brexit, according to the Prime Minister, Food Manufacture can...

Real Good Food rebrands Europe division

Food ingredients manufacturer Real Good Food (RGF) is restructuring its businesses in Europe and North America to boost sales.

Finsbury profits grow by over £4M

Finsbury Food Group’s pre-tax profits soared by 40% in the 53 weeks to July 2 2016, driven by acquisitions and strong sales.

ABF posts growth ahead of end of year results

Kingsmill owner Associated British Foods’s (ABF’s) operating profits will be ahead of last year, according to its trading update released today (September 12).

Puratos opens £1.27M bakery innovation centre

Bakery ingredients firm Puratos has opened a new £1.27M (€1.5M) world class innovation centre in Oxfordshire.

Global savoury snacks sales to hit £103bn by 2020

Global savoury snack sales are predicted to top £103bn ($138bn) by 2020, as the ‘snackification’ trend continues to grow, according to new research from consumer insights firm Canadean.

Bakery fined £36,000 for safety failings

Bakery company Arnaouti Pitta Bread Bakery Ltd has been fined £36,000 for safety failings, linked to failure to comply with improvement notices.

Sandwich maker hit with £7k bread basket fine

A Wolverhampton-based sandwich maker has been hit with a £7,000 fine after global positioning system (GPS) technology showed it had been using bread baskets belonging to another firm without permission.

Samworth Brothers buys Tesco Weybridge bakery

Samworth Brothers has bought a bakery in Weybridge from Tesco – its second acquisition within a week – as it continues to grow its operations.

The latest food innovations – photogallery

Pasta made from seaweed and Marmite-flavoured biscuits lead our photgallery of the latest food innovations.

News in brief

Furniss Biscuits begins investment programme

Furniss Biscuits has installed a new modern oven as part of its ongoing investment programme.

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Which sector saw highest costs since the Brexit vote?

The cost of manufacturing food and drink products has risen 4.3% over the past 12 months across all sectors, according to latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Morrisons hires worker to watch The Great British Bake Off

Morrisons has cooked up a “dream job” for keen baker Anastasia Duncanson, who was employed to watch the upcoming season seven of the BBC TV show The Great British Bake Off, and react to the...

Product innovation photogallery for August

Sandwich-inspired crisps and water from maple trees lead this month’s photogallery of new food and drink releases.

Pastry maker targets manufacturers after £3.6M spend

A Scottish pie and pastry maker has set its sights on working with new food manufacturers after completing the first phase of a £3.6M investment into the site.

News in brief

Signature Flatbreads opens new £10M factory extension

Food and farming minister George Eustice opened a new £10M extension to Signature Flatbread’s factory in Dunstable last month (July 4).

Food Standards Agency ‘sorry’ for email error

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been forced to apologise to subscribers to its food safety alert system yesterday (August 4), after up to 10 separate emails were sent out in error.

Bakery factory’s £13M build to create 50 jobs

Geary’s Bakery’s plans for a £13M factory could create up to 50 new jobs and double its bread-making production.

Greggs posts 6% rise in sales to £422M

High street baker Greggs posted a 6% rise in sales, which were boosted by its under-400 calories range, Balanced Choice.

Gilsons bakery installs spiral freezers

UK bakery Gilsons, based at Kettering in Northamptonshire, has invested in two spiral systems from freezing and chilling equipment manufacturer Starfrost to help it introduce new products and boost capacity...

Manufacturing Oscar winners explain business boost

Winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA) won widespread industry recognition and boosted team morale, according to five of last year’s leading Oscar winners. There’s still time match their achievements...

Tunnock’s Teacake factory expansion creates 30 jobs

Teacake manufacturer Tunnock’s is to create up to 30 jobs at its factory, after announcing a multi-million pound plan to expand its main site in Scotland.

Premier Foods’s strategy ‘is paying off’, claims boss

Premier Foods’s boss Gavin Darby claims his recovery strategy is paying off, after the manufacturer reported its fourth consecutive quarter of rising sales.

Call for wholegrain intake guidelines after confusion

The lack of a global consensus on recommended wholegrain intake has left consumers in a potential state of confusion over how much they should eat, new research has found.

Allied Bakeries to close depot with loss of 53 jobs

Allied Bakeries, the Kingsmill and Allinson manufacturer, is planning to close its Chester Road distribution depot in Saltney with the possible loss of 53 jobs.