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Bookings open for ‘lean manufacturing’ conference

Campden BRI and the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) will be hosting a conference to look at ways of improving manufacturing efficiency in the food and drink sector.


Garth Bakery moves into Tesco

Garth Bakery has agreed to supply 35 Tesco stores in South Wales with nine of its bakery lines as part of a new contract.

United Biscuits reveals environmental progress

United Biscuits (UB) has claimed 2011 was its most environmentally friendly year. According to the company, it sent no waste to landfill from its manufacturing sites during 2011, reduced water usage by up to 12%, and reduced carbon emissions by 6%, meeting its self-imposed sustainability targets.

Four new liverymen at Worshipful Company

The Worshipful Company of Bakers has admitted four new liverymen as part of its July Court meeting at the Bakers’ Halls.

Premier sells ethnic flour business to ABF

Premier Foods has signed a deal to sell its Elephant Atta ethnic flour business to Associated British Foods (ABF) for a cash consideration of £34m.

Government publishes response to pasty tax U-turn

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a document of the responses it received during the consultation period on its proposals to add 20% VAT on hot takeaway food.

UCB sues conveyor belt makers for £6.8m

United Central Bakeries (UCB) has taken legal action against two machinery manufacturers after a fire set alight a heatproof conveyor belt in 2006.

Amber Foods named Barking Business of the Year

An Essex bakery firm has been named Business of the Year at this year’s Barking & Dagenham Business Awards.

Cornish bakery fined by HSE

Crantock Bakery has been fined £14,000 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a cleaner got caught-up in the unguarded machinery of a moving conveyor belt at its factory.

RGFC sees strong EBITDA growth

The Real Good Food Company (RGFC) has posted strong results, with EBITDA up 62% to £9.1m in the 12 months to December 2011.

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