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New guidance for sustainable businesses

UK businesses can highlight their corporate sustainability credentials in a simple way thanks to new guidance released yesterday.

Reports of UB snacks business auction

Biscuit manufacturer United Biscuits (UB) is rumoured to be putting its snacks business up for auction at the end of the summer, according to Dow Jones.

Finsbury reports positive bread and cake sales

Finsbury Food Group has reported a 9.4% rise in total sales to £207m.

Campden highlights importance of gluten-free

Independent food research firm Campden BRI will host a two-day conference for bakers and food manufacturers to examine the technological challenges associated with gluten-free baking.

Call for better salt labelling to cut cancer risks

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has called for better traffic light labelling on products such as bread in a bid to reduce the number of stomach cancer cases linked to salt consumption.

Greencore defends itself against Unite attack

Greencore has again hit back at accusations by union Unite that it has breached employment law.

Warburtons faces opposition over wind turbine

Warburtons’ plans to build a single wind turbine at its Severn Beach site has reportedly been met with strong opposition from locals.

Fletchers Group bags top foodservice award

Fletchers Group of Bakeries has scooped the Frozen Food Supplier of the Year title for its Kara foodservice brand.

Wet weather sees Poole’s pie sales soar

Poole’s Pies has seen an 11% increase in its year-on-year pie sales this summer, as the wet weather drives consumers towards comfort food.

Limits near for salt reduction levels

Food manufacturers are reaching their limits in salt reduction, according to the latest research.

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