Cereals and bakery preparations

Delays in implementing folic fortification of bread had led to hundreds of unnecessary cases of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, claimed Professor Blakemore

Bread folic acid fortification 'key to cut birth defects'

By Rick Pendrous

A group of top British scientists yesterday (March 14) called on the government to push ahead with the fortification of flour or bread with folic acid, as recommended by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) to reduce neural tube defects...

Reduced high street footfall coupled with consumers’ search for value prompted Greggs to respond by increasing promotion investment in its Meal Deals category

New stores drive up Greggs’ sales by 6%

By Mike Stones

The UK’s largest bakery chain Greggs reported sales up 5.8% to £701M and profits up 1.1% to £53.1M last year after it opened 84 new shops.

The advertising watchdog criticised Kellogg for making misleading claims on its website

Kellogg sugar claims ‘misleading’ rules ASA

By Freddie Dawson

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has slammed Kellogg for making “misleading” claims on its Coco Pops website that sugar was unrelated to obesity or ill health.

Antony Worrall Thompson presented the trophy for the best Free-From Food Award to 2011 to Claire Marriage of Doves Farm

Free-from food firms realise sector's potential

By Rod Addy

Free-from food manufacturers are increasingly waking up to the sector’s potential, according to Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, author of the Foods Matter website and founder of the Free-From Food Awards.

Top food news stories from around the globe are supplied by FoodManufacture.co.uk's sister publications

World View: this week’s global food news

By Mike Stones

China’s booming food and drink sector, the prospects for frozen bakery in Eastern Europe and the vast potential of the US dairy products sector feature in this first global news roundup selected from FoodManufacture.co.uk’s sister online publications...

The new pie has received an endorsement from Big Spender singer Shirley Bassey

Peter's Red Bull pie gets backing from Shirley Bassey

By Dan Colombini

Welsh entertainment legends Dame Shirley Bassey and Max Boyce have backed plans from pastry manufacturer Peter's Pies to create a new energy-infused pie made with energy drink Red Bull.

Kellogg have been inundated with requests for the new cereal designed by The Charlatans front-man

Kellogg may roll out Charlatans cereal

By Dan Colombini

Indie rock legends The Charlatans may have created a new breakfast snack after Kellogg revealed that a cereal made especially for singer Tim Burgess could be rolled out in the future.

David Cameron visited PepsiCo's Quaker Oats site in Cupar and welcomed the firm's investment to meet growing demand overseas

Cameron praises PepsiCo’s Quaker Oats exports

By Dan Colombini

Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed the creation of 30 new jobs at PepsiCo’s Quaker Oats factory in Scotland after the firm announced a £14.4M investment in the site, partly to meet increasing export demand.

Kellogg said that it was working hard to offer healthier alternatives to products such as Frosties

Kellogg dismisses sugar claims from Which?

By Dan Colombini

Cereal manufacturer Kellogg has dismissed accusations from consumer watchdog Which? that some of its cereals are too high in sugar content after the campaign group accused the firm of targeting children with unhealthy products.