The Competitions and Markets Authority has approved Barry Callebaut's acquisition of Burton's Moreton site

Barry Callebaut/Burton’s deal cleared by CMA

By James Ridler

Barry Callebaut’s acquisition of Burton’s Biscuit Company’s north-west chocolate factory, as part of a long-term supply deal with the manufacturer, has been approved by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

EEP has become the distributor for Imaforni

EPP strikes cracker of a deal with Imaforni

By Ellie Woollven

Supplier European Process Plant (EPP) has become the UK distributor for Italian oven and baking equipment firm Imaforni. This story leads our Editor's Spotlight: Tech Focus. Look out for other newsletters in this series, which are published weekly...

Food businesses are expecting to be hit with increased costs due to stockpiling ahead of Brexit

Stockpiling costs mounting ahead of Brexit

By Aidan Fortune

British food and drink manufacturers considering stockpiling ahead of Brexit are being faced with increased costs while business confidence dips further.

Trials looked at the effects of gluten and fructans on gut symptoms in people with self-reported gluten sensitivity


Gluten or fructans – which is the culprit?

By Judy Buttriss

The director general of the British Nutrition Foundation asks weather gluten or fructans are the real culprit in symptoms linked to non-coeliac gluten sensitivity.

A fire in an extractor fan forced an evacuation of Fine Lady Bakeries in Banbury. Image Alex Borland on

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Fire forces bakery evacuation

By James Ridler

Staff at Fine Lady Bakeries were forced to evacuate its Banbury factory yesterday morning (25 October), after a fire broke out in an extractor fan on the roof of the building.

British bakers welcomed a consultation into adding folic acid to flour

Bakers back Government folic acid consultation

By James Ridler

Members of the baking industry have welcomed the Government’s announcement that it would launch a consultation into the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid.

Samantha Murray: ‘The expansion will provide significant addition to our cake and pastry manufacturing capacity’

Bells £500k factory extension approved

By Noli Dinkovski

Scots baker Bells Food Group has secured planning permission for a new £500,000 cake facility that is expected to create 10–15 jobs.

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