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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.

Burton’s Biscuits invests £5M in new production line

Burton’s Biscuit Company has invested £5M at its Blackpool factory to build a new production line, boosting capacity.

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Signature Flatbreads to create 200 jobs

Signature Flatbreads aims to create at least 200 jobs and target £100M in turnover within the next three years, joint md William Eid claimed after the company’s launch.

Scientists welcome EU country ruling on GM

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has welcomed a new EU law enabling Member States to decide for themselves whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be approved in their...

Greggs is a 2014 star, as supermarkets struggle

Greggs delivered a strong performance in 2014 with its food-to-go format, underlining the strong growth in convenience channels.

Aryzta forms flatbreads firm with ex-Honeytop bosses

Aryzta has pledged to shake up the ethnic baking category, creating UK business Signature Flatbreads with the help of the former bosses of Aryzta subsidiary Honeytop Speciality Foods.

Jesus, magic and dresses make the weird news of the year

Food images of Jesus, a magician and a singing lasagne all feature on our round-up of the year’s weirdest food news.

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Food policy to be key to next Labour government

Labour has pledged to put food policy at the heart of a new “industry strategy”, while introducing a more joined-up approach to food safety and health challenges, if it is...

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Animal feed is good enough for humans

An animal-feed crop is being considered for use in the development of gluten-free (GF) bread and pasta.

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Glebe eyes EU gluten-free oats expansion

Gluten-free (GF) oat manufacturer Glebe Farm Foods will invest more than £5M into a second oat mill in response to increased consumer demand for its GF oats.

Premier Foods’s skull-crush worker wins payout

A Premier Foods engineer has received a significant amount in compensation after he was left with life-changing injuries following a devastating accident at its Moreton cake factory.

Premier Foods year review – in pictures

Premier Foods has experienced a turbulent year, which included: refinancing, a big joint venture and ending with widespread criticism of its treatment of suppliers. Here, we bring you the top...

Top food manufacturing news of the year

An article revealing the identity of Britain’s most popular chocolate bar was the most widely read on this site during 2014.

Sugar row hits Real Good Food Company

The Real Good Food Company (RGFC) has blamed its row with British Sugar for its half-year loss and has referred the dispute to the European competition authorities.

Manufacturers face tough new laws to cut acrylamide levels in food

Manufacturers face tougher legal restrictions on the levels of the carcinogen acrylamide permitted in food, after the failure of many parts of the industry to cut them by voluntary measures.

2 Sisters Food Group slammed for supplier letter

2 Sisters Food Group faces criticism from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) after BBC’s Newsnight programme revealed a letter to suppliers claiming they could wait over four months for...

Greggs’s full-year profits ‘ahead of expectations’

High-street baker Greggs predicted full-year profits will be ahead of analysts’ expectations, after posting own shop like-for-like (LFL) sales up by 5.2% for the 24 weeks to December 13.

Sprouts and mince pies hit in pre-Christmas sales

A slowdown in pre-Christmas food sales in traditional grocery retailers has hit Brussels sprouts and mince pies the hardest, according to data analyst Information Resources (IRI).

Food firm struggles linked to Premier-style investment demands

Half of food firms’ financial difficulties have been linked to companies demanding one-off payments from their suppliers in a similar way to Premier Foods, according to one industry expert.

Autumn statement gets praise and brickbats

Chancellor George Osborne’s last Autumn Statement before next year’s general election drew both praise and criticism from food manufacturers and economic commentators.

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Kellogg launches investigation after live maggot found

Kellogg has said it is “extremely unlikely” that a live maggot found by a customer in one of its Nutri-Grain bars entered the product in its factory.

2 Sisters Food Group’s green plan creates 150 jobs

2 Sisters Food Group is investing millions of pounds in a green initiative that looks set to create 150 jobs as well as dramatically slashing its energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.

Strikes on hold at United Biscuits’ Aintree factory

Strikes have been suspended at United Biscuits’ (UB’s) Jacob’s Cream Cracker factory at Aintree while members of trades union GMB and management seek to repair relations with each other....

Food manufacturing Oscar winners in pictures

Irish meat firm Dawn Meats was the big winner at the 2014 Food manufacturing excellence awards, earlier this month, picking up the Environmental initiative of the year and the overall...

Warburtons launches four new loaves

Plant baker Warburtons has launched four new varieties of bread, each with 'special' ingredients, which will be aimed at families.

United Biscuits’ 202 job cuts ‘devastating’

United Biscuits’ (UB’s) plans to cut 202 jobs at its McVitie’s factory in Glasgow have been branded as ‘devastating’ by trades union GMB, having been revealed just weeks before Christmas....

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