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Macphie creates vegan-certified cake mixes

Ingredients manufacturer Macphie has unveiled a range of vegan-certified cake and muffin mixes on World Vegan Day (1 November).

FDF sees fall in pre-Brexit business confidence

Business confidence among British food and drink manufacturers has plummeted ahead of Brexit, latest research from the Food and Drink Federation has revealed.

More bakeries sign pledge to cut out loaf surplus

Almost 20 small bakeries across the country have signed up to the Real Bread Campaign’s No Loaf Lost pledge to reduce surplus loaves.

National Bakery School students visit Synergy HQ

Synergy Flavours welcomed staff and students from the National Bakery School (NBS) to its High Wycombe headquarters this week. 

Government to launch consultation on mandatory folic acid fortification

A consultation is to be launched next year on mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid.

US/China row having major impact on grain market

Trading difficulties between the US and China, and drought in key growing areas, are having a serious impact on the grain market.

Warrens Bakery to acquire and re-open franchise sites

Warrens Bakery has acquired three former franchise stores and is to re-open them as company-managed sites.

Redistributing surplus food saves £51m per year

Redistributing food that would otherwise go to waste saves the UK economy around £51m a year, according to a new study released by charity FareShare.

Five lessons we learned at the autumn BSB conference

Dozens of bakers and their suppliers gathered at the Heythrop Park Hotel in Oxfordshire yesterday (18 October) for the British Society of Baking’s autumn conference.

Irwin’s reaches agreement with union over pay

Portadown-based Irwin’s Bakery has come to an agreement with workers over rates of pay.