Cereals and bakery preparations

Abbey Logistics has been awarded a new contract with Premier Foods

Abbey Logistics in new flour deal with Premier Foods

By Michelle Perrett

Bulk road tanker specialist Abbey Logistics has been awarded a new contract to transport all bulk flour produced at Premier Food’s mill in Andover to their bakeries throughout the UK.

Allan, with Macphie chairman Alastair Macphie

Macphie appoints sustainability manager

By Rod Addy

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has appointed Kirsty Allan to the newly created post of sustainability manager to drive forward its environmental agenda.

Higher folic acid intake is required in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy

Bakers back folic acid move by Government

By Michelle Perrett

Bakery manufacturers have welcomed the Government's decision to make it mandatory for folic acid to be added to non-wholemeal wheat flour across the UK to help prevent life-threatening spinal conditions in babies.

Weetabix returned strong financial results for 2020

Weetabix strikes loom

By Rod Addy

Engineers employed by Weetabix are set to begin strike action tomorrow (Tuesday September 21) over company plans to carry out an extensive 'fire and rehire’ programme with the workforce.

Bakery & confectionery trends: good for shoppers and the planet

Digital feature: bakery & confectionery ingredients

Bakery & confectionery trends: good for shoppers and the planet

By Michelle Perrett

The advent of COVID-19 in the UK sparked a major shift in the outlook of consumers: home baking surged and issues such as health and sustainability assumed greater importance.

FoodMan Talks: Ecotrophelia UK finalist on cereal bar idea

FoodMan Talks: Ecotrophelia UK finalist on cereal bar idea

By Gwen Ridler

An innovative cereal bar concept netted student team ReGen, from London Metropolitan University a finalist place in Ecotrophelia UK 2021's contest. Team lead Nyani Lebrasse tells us more in the latest FoodMan Talks.

The finished frozen vegan range includes brownies, muffins and cookies

Dawn Foods expands vegan bakery range

By Rod Addy

Dawn Foods has significantly expanded its vegan portfolio, with the launch of easy-to-use vegan bakery mixes and fully baked frozen vegan sweet bakery products.

Smith: 'People are falling back in love with baking'

Fatherson Bakery launches vegan flour range

By Rod Addy

Fatherson Bakery, winner of the Small Bakery Manufacturing Company of The Year at this year's Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, has launched a range of flours for consumers.

Ghey: 'A vegan, chocolate orange brownie produced using brewers' spent grain'

Food Man Talks

Vegan brownie entry uses brewers' grains for Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Brewers' spent grains were a vital ingredient in Ecotrophelia UK finalist Brewer's Brownies' entry and team representative Esther Ghey outlines the product concept in this Food Man Talks video podcast.

The firm declined to reveal the value of the new investment into the business at this stage

Ingredients firm to invest in new factory

By Dan Colombini

An East Anglian ingredients supplier has confirmed proposals to increase its production facilities with the development of a new factory.

Crisp Maltings' new peat kiln has helped double production

Maltster invests £3.3m in new plant

By Gwen Ridler

Norfolk-based Crisp Maltings has invested £3.3m in a new plant at its site in Portgordon on the north coast of Scotland, in a bid to meet demand for premium speciality malt.

Carrie Jones-Barber and Steven Verweij, poised to start the packing line at Evesham

Bakery ingredients firm launches packing line

By Rod Addy

Dawn Foods has made 'significant investment' in a new automated dry packing line at its Evesham factory in Worcestershire, following the launch of revamped packaging across its entire product portfolio.

Project Hexagon brought together Welsh bakery companies to drive innovation in NPD

Welsh innovation project boosts bakery NPD

By Noli Dinkovski

A Welsh Government-funded project set up to help bakery firms incorporate innovative ingredients into their products is beginning to report back positive results.

Brown: 'The most effective way to reduce the risk is to eliminate the source of exposure'

The grainy truth about occupational asthma

By Pamela Brown

Vice-chair of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s Food and Drink Industries Group Pamela Brown discusses the dangers of occupational asthma and the steps manufacturers can take to mitigate the risks it poses.

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

Meet the apprentice: Weetabix

By Gwen 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 Gwen 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.