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Gilsons bakery installs new sprial freezers from Starfrost

Gilsons bakery installs spiral freezers

By Rick Pendrous

UK bakery Gilsons, based at Kettering in Northamptonshire, has invested in two spiral systems from freezing and chilling equipment manufacturer Starfrost to help it introduce new products and boost capacity on two bread lines.

Entry-level sleeve and carton coder is launched

Entry-level sleeve and carton coder is launched

By Rick Pendrous

The Celtic Bakers, a north London baker of hand-crafted breads, cakes and patisserie, has become one of the first users of Rotech’s new RF-Lite sleeve and carton coder.

Sainsbury warned customers that bread may contain pieces of metal

Sainsbury recalls bread over metal fears

By Alice Foster

Sainsbury recalled bread that may contain metal pieces and Iceland recalled frozen ribs with incorrect storage instructions this week. 

Ulrick & Short: new emulsifiers will mean up to a day's additional shelf-life

Starches add to bread shelf-life

By John Wood

Two starches that are claimed to increase the shelf-life of loaves significantly and enhance the height and softness with no detriment to taste or texture, have been launched by clean label ingredient specialist Ulrick & Short.

A nutty taste with no nuts

French maize firm offers a nut taste without the need for nuts

By Nicholas Robinson

A novel maize product which gives products a nutty flavour without the use of nuts, will be launched by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) at next month’s IBA bakery trade fair, which takes place in Munich from September 12 to 17.

Is bread dead or dying? Plant bread sales fell by 4.5% to £1.6bn

Asda loses £500,000 a week as bread sales fall

By Nicholas Robinson

Asda is losing £500,000 a week in plant bread sales, as consumers continue to turn away from the traditional sliced loaf, according to the retailer’s senior category buying manager Emily Peck.

Bakery skills bonus: Susan Gravill, John Emes, md, Adrian Barnard, bakery manager, and Sharon Callaghan sales manager

Bakery profits on rise after skills training

By Michael Stones

A Yorkshire bakery has boosted profits by lifting output, cutting waste and improving communication between teams, after implementing a skills training programme.

Sustain is calling for a full declaration of artificial additives on supermarket bread labels

Campaigners renew call for fresh supermarket bread

By Rod Addy

Campaigners have renewed calls for tougher regulation of supermarket bread after Australian supermarket Coles was fined AU$2.5M (£1.3M) for making misleading claims about its par baked bread.

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