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.
16-Apr-2013 - Burton’s Biscuit Company is investing £13.5M in its manufacturing operations to enhance production, support new product development, and meet growing demand for its biscuits.
10-Apr-2013 - Fletchers Group of Bakeries has opened a £7M production facility at its Sheffield site following a multimillion pound land-sale to Sainsbury.
09-Apr-2013 - Cargill and Arasco are creating a new starches and sweeteners joint venture in Saudi Arabia to meet growing demand in the confectionery, bakery and juice sectors in the region.
09-Apr-2013 - A biscuit manufacturer has secured a loan of £276,000 from the Manchester Investment Fund to expand its business and create more than 45 jobs.
08-Apr-2013 - British farmers are facing “a perfect storm” of low cereal yields and high feed costs, which could affect food manufacturing, warns the National Farmers Union (NFU).
08-Apr-2013 - The boss of a British bakery firm is taking on Danish and French apprentices because she claims there is little interest or support from colleges or government to devise schemes for British youngsters.
03-Apr-2013 - The British Sandwich Association (BSA) has launched a quest to identify the nation’s favourite sarnie.
02-Apr-2013 - A Swiss vacuum cooling system designed to cut energy costs and baking times is now available in the UK and Ireland from Epsom-based European Process Plant (EEP).
02-Apr-2013 - TNA has designed a one-piece solution for a range of wet and dry seasoning and flavourings.
02-Apr-2013 - Interfood Technology has formed a new Packing Solutions division to target the bakery industry.
02-Apr-2013 - Cleanbake says its new UK licence to introduce Coatresa's Testrong Industrial Bakeware - a new generation of non-stick coatings developed for the bakery and pastry industry - ends the monopoly in the UK market
02-Apr-2013 - Mariani prune paste is a functional ingredient that can be used as a flavour enhancer or fat reducer in bakery and dairy products.
02-Apr-2013 - Puratos has developed enzyme technology for its S500 bread improvers to enable them to be used in all bread applications and a wider range of process conditions.
02-Apr-2013 - Honeyrose Bakery is delivering in own-label while staying true to its brand principles, boss Lise Madsen tells Gary Scattergood
02-Apr-2013 - Food manufacturer Fox’s Biscuits, now part of the 2 Sisters Food Group, has rejected claims by union Unite that it had acted meanly in allegedly "axing" its workers’ holiday entitlement.
27-Mar-2013 - A Northamptonshire grain firm has been ordered to pay £30,776 after a worker lost three fingers and a thumb on the unguarded blades of a running mixer.
11-Mar-2013 - A former west Yorkshire food manufacturer — Andrew Jones Pies, of Huddersfield, which is now in administration — has been ordered to pay £375,000, after a gas explosion ripped through its bakery oven, killing a father of two and seriously injuring another worker.
06-Mar-2013 - Cranswick’s new venture with premium pastry product manufacturer Yorkshire Baker will start food production next month.
04-Mar-2013 - As demand for natural food colours grows, suppliers and their customers are paying more attention to traceability and supply chain control. Paul Gander reports.
04-Mar-2013 - Ingredion showcased its portfolio of functional ingredients at Gulfood / Ingredients Middle East 2013, as part of its aim to show how its solutions can help manufacturers achieve significant cost savings and meet growing demand for clean-label products.
04-Mar-2013 - Allinson, one of Allied Bakeries' bread brands, has announced a number of new high fibre products and unveiled a £1M marketing campaign.
28-Feb-2013 - Finsbury Food Group has sold its free-from business to Genius Foods for £21M to focus on its core bread and cake business ̶ and reduce debt.
22-Feb-2013 - Britain’s biggest food manufacturer Premier Foods has reported growth in power and grocery brands but tough going for its bread division, in its full year financial results for the year to December 31 2012 published yesterday (February 21).
20-Feb-2013 - Last year was packed with surprises for the food and drink manufacturing sector, according to business guru Paul Wilkinson.
13-Feb-2013 - Newport crisp manufacturer Sirhowy Valley Foods has been ordered to pay nearly £15,000, after a worker lost his thumb in an unguarded machine at its factory in Crumlin, Newport.
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