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Bread
Wheat pesticide petition nears 20,000

A petition to stop UK bread manufacturers using the pesticide glyphosate has reached nearly 20,000 signatures. 

Walnuts
NI bakery recalls traybakes after incorrect labelling

A Northern Ireland bakery has recalled a product after incorrect labelling neglected to state the presence of walnuts. 

M&S
Vitamin D yeast in 75% of M&S bakery suppliers

Marks & Spencer (M&S) says around three-quarters of its bakery suppliers are now using Vitamin D-enhanced yeast across a range including ciabatta, seeded loaves and buns. 

Eggs
US bird flu increases pressure on egg prices

Fears are growing that egg prices could rise as European supplies are sent to the US after a massive bird flu outbreak. 

Costcutter
Costcutter introduces own-label sandwiches

Costcutter is introducing sandwiches, wraps and rolls to its own-label Independent range. 

Bramley apple pie filling given protected status

Traditional Bramley apple pie filling has joined the Cornish Pasty in being given protected status by the European Commission.

The doughnut effect: preserves firm benefits from bakery trend

A rise in popularity of filled bakery products such as doughnuts has sparked business growth in a Manchester-based preserves company.

Obesity
US professor identifies “harmful” ingredients

Bakery ingredients such as emulsifiers, fat and sugar could be creating harmful cycles within the human body, new evidence has shown.

Olive oil
Olive oil prices jump 10%

Extra virgin olive oil prices are up almost 10%, with little sign of the sourcing situation improving.

Soil Association defends Not In Our Bread campaign

The Soil Association says that the Federation of Bakers (FOB) is “wrong” for branding its Not In Our Bread campaign as “misleading”.

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