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Asda recalls bakery product over allergy concern

UK supermarket Asda has recalled packs of its Baker’s Selection 20 Mini Rocky Road Bites, with a best-before date of 4 August.

SSP reports third-quarter rise

SSP Group, the travel locations food and drink operator, which operates brands such as Upper Crust and Ritazza, has seen a rise of 4.8% in total group revenues for the third quarter ended 30 June 2016 on a constant currency basis.

Burton’s Biscuits prepares for spooky season

Burton’s Biscuit Company has launched a 2016 Halloween Cadbury Biscuits range.

Artisan bakery to take centre stage at UK’s small business campaign

An award-winning Fulham-based micro bakery, Ma Baker, is to take centre stage at the launch of the UK’s 2016 Small Business Saturday campaign on 3 December.

Finsbury Food Group reports near 25% sales jump

Leading UK speciality bakery manufacturer Finsbury Food Group has reported a rise in sales revenue of 24.8% to £319.7m for the full financial year ended 2 July.

Job losses at Allied

Allied Bakeries, the company behind Kingsmill, Allinson and Burgen, plans to shut a distribution centre in Flintshire, which will put 53 jobs at risk.

Lakeland launches new frosting flavours

Kitchenware chain Lakeland has released two new frosting flavours – prosecco and gin & tonic.

Biscuits Bouvard acquires Pidy

Pidy, the Belgian pastry products business, has been acquired by French operator Biscuits Bouvard Group. 

Dobuns: Bristol bakery creates new hybrid bakery product

Bristol’s Stock Exchange Bakery has combined doughnuts and sourdough cinnamon buns to create a healthier hybrid product known as dobuns.

FDF appeals to May over Brexit

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has outlined the industry’s key priorities in the Brexit negotiations in an open letter to incoming prime minister Theresa May.

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