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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.

Baker to pay £16.8k after serious cut injury

A bakery firm has been ordered to pay nearly £17,000 after an employee suffered serious cuts to his fingers in a workplace accident.

Sustainable palm oil milestone in sight for Unilever

Unilever will be able to guarantee 100% sustainable palm oil for its European food business by the end of this year, it has announced.

Nutritionist spurns ASA verdict on ad challenging white bread

A leading nutritionist has slammed the Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA’s) decision not to ban a toothpaste ad for suggesting white bread contained sugar and could harm teeth.

In search of the right bite

Nutrition and health specialist DuPont says its Dansico ingredients range provides bakers with the solution to longer-lasting crispiness in bake-off bread.

Jacob’s biscuit plant hosts last-ditch strike talks

Last-ditch talks to avert strike action at UB's Aintree Jacob’s Biscuits factory have been scheduled for November 17.

Oxygen absorbers to extend shelf-life

In-pack oxygen absorber labels are able to provide valuable additional days of shelf-life for baked goods, in particular, where manufacturers are keen to eliminate preservatives from their recipes, says a...

Bakkavor invests in chilled breads facility

Bakkavor revealed plans for a multi-million pound investment in its chilled bread plant at Crewe as it reported results up to the end of its third financial quarter (Q3).

Ditching chief scientific adviser role is ‘madness’

The EU has been slammed for ditching the role of chief scientific adviser to the president, with one informed source calling the decision “madness”.

EU Protected food names: interactive map

Dundee Cake looks set to become the next food product to receive Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status after Scotland’s food secretary Richard Lochhead launched a national consultation to consider the...

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More need for gluten-free starches

In response to an increase in consumer demand for gluten-free (GF) baked goods, ingredients firm Ingredion has launched a range of GF texturising starches.


Health and ingredients show to reveal latest trends

Next month's Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows are an ideal opportunity to catch up on the latest trends and new products on the market, says Nicholas...

Government ups support for food industry skills strategy

The government has increased support for a skills strategy proposed by the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) that will initially see food science become a priority area...

Jacob’s Cream Crackers plant faces strike threat

Strikes loom at United Biscuit’s Jacob’s Cream Crackers plant at Aintree after bosses there suspended company sick pay and sparked fears production would be shifted elsewhere, trade union GMB has...

Carr’s Milling hails bakery wins as profits climb

Bakery business wins have boosted production at Carr’s Milling’s flour mills, as increased efficiencies in this and other divisions delivered record profits for the group.

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UK’s first cereal cafe to open on Brick Lane

The UK’s first speciality cereal cafe will open on Brick Lane, London on December 10.

Raw material costs hit Macphie of Glenbervie

Ingredients manufacturer Macphie of Glenbervie took a £182,000 hit to its profits as a result of volatile raw material costs, according to its latest annual results.

Premier Foods faces £4,370 hit after accident

Premier Foods has paid £4,370 in compensation to a worker who suffered a head injury after a loose pipe fell on him while he was cleaning machinery.

Turkey’s Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi nets United Biscuits

United Biscuits (UB) has been sold to Turkish food firm Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi, private equity owners Blackstone and PAI Partners have confirmed.

Mini O set to take the gluten-free snacking market by storm

One of the UK’s leading gluten-free (GF) food manufacturers will launch a new range of GF biscuits onto the market in response to consumer demand for more GF snacking options....

Final bids for United Biscuits laid down

The bidding war for United Biscuits (UB) has come down to three players: Kellogg, Burton’s Biscuit Company and Turkish food producer Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi, which have all now submitted final...

Three in 10 to shop for scary treats in discounters

Supermarkets face a Halloween shock as three in 10 shoppers (29%) said they aimed to buy seasonally-themed products from high street discount retailers, according to the latest IGD research.

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Hovis boss quits for overseas opportunity

Hovis boss Bob Spooner has quit his role to take up a new “overseas opportunity” after just six months with the business.

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Manchester bakery closes doors, with loss of 18 jobs

Manchester firm Euro Bakery Ltd has closed after just eight years in business, with the loss of 18 jobs, having been hit by cash flow problems.

Weetabix contract dragged Nutrafeed into administration

Food recycler Nutrafeed Ltd was dragged into administration after a contract with Weetabix to handle waste cereal led it into severe financial difficulties, according to an administrators’ report from Duff...

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Premier Foods boss develops c-store, online sales

C-stores and online retailers offer Premier Foods considerable growth potential and the maker of Mr Kipling cakes is working on bespoke products for those channels, according to ceo Gavin Darby.

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