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Puratos unveils summer seasonal mixes and fillings

Puratos has launched its first branded fillings to be produced at the Fruitapeel operation acquired in 2017.

Wheat price down as crop shows good development

Good development of the UK wheat crop has been reflected in a drop in the price of feed wheat.

Warburtons adds premium product to fruit loaf range

Warburtons has added a premium 400g loaf to its fruit loaf range.

Campden BRI launches 3D printing technology study

A new study is to examine the capabilities and limitations of 3D-printing technology through practical trials on a wide range of food materials.

Jestic Foodservice sold to Universal Industries

Kent-based Jestic Foodservice Equipment has been acquired by South Africa business Universal Industries International.

Four lessons from the 2019 BSB spring conference

Dozens of bakers, suppliers and retailers gathered at Campden BRI’s site in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire last week for the British Society of Baking’s spring conference.

Industry groups welcome October Brexit extension

Trade bodies have given a cautious welcome to the extension of Brexit negotiations to 31 October.

Businesses urged to take action over CO2 supply

CO2 users have been warned to look at their procurement practices to help prevent a supply crisis similar to the one that hit the baking industry last summer.

The Artisan Bakery rolls out new trio of vegan muffins

London-based business The Artisan Bakery has rolled out vegan muffins following the strong performance of a vegan pastry range it launched a year ago.

Topping Pie Co unveils speciality pork pie range

Yorkshire business The Topping Pie Company has launched a speciality pork pie range to tap demand for smaller pies with more flavour variety.

Cargill launches coatings with sustainable coconut oil

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate has launched a range of coatings and fillings, including coconut oil sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

Nevis Bakery fined over allergen labelling error

A Scottish bakery has apologised to the family of a child who suffered an allergic reaction after eating a biscuit that contained egg.

Cornish pasty is UK’s most recognised PGI product

Cornish pasties and Melton Mowbray pork pies are among the most recognised Geographic Indication (GI) products.

Cake Box opens record number of new stores

Egg-free cake supplier Cake Box has increased its estate by 28 sites in the past 12 months.

Greggs recalls mini sausage rolls over safety fears

Greggs has recalled a batch of its frozen mini sausage rolls over fears they may contain pieces of plastic.

Coeliac diagnosis inspires launch of cake business

A former finance assistant has developed an online cake-making business after being diagnosed with coeliac disease.

Genius adds cobs and rolls to ‘Good for the Gut’ range

Genius Gluten Free has expanded its ‘Good for the Gut’ range with new cobs and deli rolls.

‘Burger Lad’ Simon Dukes joins Lantmännen Unibake

Burger reviewer Simon Dukes has joined the Lantmännen Unibake’s Americana team.

Foster’s Bakery ramps up sourdough production

Foster’s Bakery has purchased new equipment that has increased its sourdough production by 2,000 loaves per day.

The White Rabbit Pizza Co unveils new look and NPD

The White Rabbit Pizza Co has refreshed its look with new product names and packaging.

RBC partners with school bread-making programme

The Real Bread Campaign has partnered with Grow Your Own Playground in an initiative that teaches London school children to grow wheat and make bread.

Signature raises wages to mitigate Brexit concerns

Signature Flatbreads is to pay its staff the living wage and has created 50 new jobs at its Dunstable factory.

Algeria offers new export opportunity for biscuit flour

Algeria may become a destination for UK biscuit wheat exports following a visit by state officials.

Pladis expands McVitie’s with new Digestives Twists

Pladis has extended its McVitie’s brand with a new range of biscuits called Digestives Twists.

Fatherson Bakery launches 2Go gluten-free snack bars

Fatherson Bakery has launched a range of gluten-free snack bars designed to be eaten on the go.

Easter 2019: What’s new for hot cross buns this year?

Chocolate & Salted Caramel, Apple & Cinnamon and even Rhubarb & Custard: flavour pairings are transforming the humble hot cross bun.

Pidy adds assorted packs of canapé products

Belgian pastry manufacturer Pidy has unveiled assortment packs of its canapé products.

Ex-Macphie boss appointed UK managing director of La Compagnie des Desserts

Andy Underwood has been appointed UK managing director of desserts and manufacturer La Compagnie des Desserts (CDD)

Dawn Foods expands range of gluten-free ingredients

Dawn Foods has improved and expanded its range of gluten-free ingredients to meet increased demand for free-from bakery.

Liverpool bakery to boost output with £61k funding

Homebaked, a community bakery in Anfield, Liverpool, has received £61,000 in investment to fund a dedicated cookery unit and ramp up production.

Mademoiselle Desserts rolls out five trend-led cakes

Mademoiselle Desserts has released five round cakes in a range of flavours.

Baked goods win gold at Free From Food Awards

Leading bakery businesses and their retailers are among the winners in this year’s Free From Food Awards.

Drew named Lantmännen Unibake UK marketing chief

Lantmännen Unibake UK has appointed Peter Drew as marketing & innovation director for the UK.

Hundreds of jobs face axe at Fox’s Biscuits Uttoxeter

Around 300 staff are facing redundancy at Fox’s Biscuits as the business looks to restructure its site in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

Harry Redknapp aiming to score with jam roly polys

Football legend Harry Redknapp has launched an online business selling jam roly polys.

Bakeries make up majority of food and drink start-ups

Bakery businesses have accounted for the greatest number of food and drink start-ups in the past six months, according to a new study.

Carrs Foods rebrands and secures £6.7m investment

Baked goods manufacturer Carrs Foods is to ramp up its international presence after securing a £6.7m investment.

Dawn names Rising Star finalist student ambassador

Baking Industry Awards finalist Megan Roberts has been appointed a student ambassador at Dawn Foods.

Bread Ahead set to open school and restaurant site

Bread Ahead is to open its largest-ever site, which will include a 220-cover restaurant, deli, baking school and wholesale bakery.

Freddo and Oreo cupcakes added to Cadbury range

Premier Foods has expanded its Cadbury cupcake range by taking Oreo and Freddo brands into the format for the first time.

BakeTran launches online technical training for bakers

International baking consultancy BakeTran has launched an online technical training facility to help businesses improve their breadmaking and pastry skills.

Upfield relaunches Flora with plant-based recipe

Upfield, owner of the former Unilever spreads business, has relaunched the Flora brand with a 100% plant-based recipe.

Bells of Lazonby relaunches its We Love Cake range

Bells of Lazonby has relaunched its free-from We Love Cake range with lower-sugar recipes and a new look.

Rosalind Miller launches Diploma in Cake Baking

London cake maker Rosalind Miller has launched a Master Diploma in Cake Baking and Decorating.

Silvery Tweed Cereals appoints sales director

Silvery Tweed Cereals has appointed Mark Jackson to its board in the role of sales director.

Pidy promotes Levet to commercial manager

Pidy has promoted Fabien Levet to the position of commercial manager.

Roberts secures nationwide c-store listing for first time

Six Roberts bakery products are to be available in 2,200 stores and forecourts through wholesaler Booker.

Aryzta claims it has taken first steps in turnaround

Aryzta has reported a 0.7% hike in organic revenue in the past six months – and claimed it has made its first step towards a turnaround.

Colpac launches recyclable paperboard platter range

Colpac has unveiled a new paperboard platter range as an alternative to plastic.

Hovis pledges support for Alzheimer’s Society

Hovis has announced a two-year charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Society following a vote among its 3,000 employees.

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