Cereals and bakery preparations

James Bell (left) and Paul Middlehurst (right) discuss Weetabix's apprenticeship programme

Meet the apprentice: Weetabix

By James Ridler

Breakfast cereals firm Weetabix believes in a flat structure, so that its apprentices’ learning and input help future-proof the business. Here, apprentice James Bell (pictured, left) explains how important this is for his development, while employer Paul...

The FDF has launched new guidance for the labelling of gluten in food

FDF launches new gluten guidance

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched new regulatory guidance for the labelling of prepacked foods that contain gluten and claims relating to the absence or reduced presence of gluten.

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close its Witham processing facility

2 Sisters to close poultry site

By Aidan Fortune

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close one of its poultry processing plants in a bid to grow efficiencies in its supply chain.

Puratos’s new summer mixes and fillings can be used in a variety of applications

Puratos launches summer-themed cake ingredients

By Noli Dinkovski

Ingredients maker Puratos has unveiled new cake mix flavours and fruit fillings – including the first products to be launched from the former Fruitapeel factory in Liverpool, which it acquired in 2017.

National coverage of an optimistic 2019 wheat harvest should be taken with a pinch of salt, warned AHDB

Caution urged over wheat harvest optimism

By Helen Gilbert

Food firms should be cautious about national media coverage of optimistic 2019 wheat harvest predictions, AHDB Market Intelligence, a source for the articles, has warned.

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne talks about the struggles of brings a gluten-free product to the market

Taste is king at Genius Gluten Free

By James Ridler

Creating good-tasting gluten-free food is the key driver behind product development at Genius Gluten Free, according to founder Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne.

An allergic reaction to the unlabelled egg found in Nevis Bakery's biscuits cost the firm more than £6k

Food safety breach costs baker £6k

By James Ridler

Scotland-based Nevis Bakery has been fined £6,000 for food safety breaches, after a boy in Northern Ireland nearly died from an allergic reaction after consuming one of its products.

Keebler and Famous Amos have been sold to the Ferrero Group by Kellogg's

Kellogg's sells US cookie and cracker brands

By Helen Gilbert

The Kellogg Company (Kellogg's) has sold US cookie and cracker brands Keebler and Famous Amos to Italy’s Ferrero Group, enabling it to focus on its core breakfast cereals and savoury snacks offer.

The Belgian company specialises in creating ingredients for bakery, patisserie and chocolate products

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How Puratos puts innovation centre stage

By Noli Dinkovski

With innovation centres around the world, Puratos is on the frontline of new product development. So, what are its latest findings?