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Folic acid “not a bakery issue” says Scottish Bakers

The Scottish government has backed mandatory fortification of flour, but industry association Scottish Bakers had said folic acid is a medical issue, not a bakery one. 

Attorney General to speak at gay cake appeal

Senior judges in Belfast have allowed Northern Ireland’s Attorney General to become involved in the Ashers Baking Company gay cake row.

Teaspoons a poor measure of sugar, says FDF official

Calls to use teaspoons as a measure of sugar content are flawed, due to variation in the size of individual spoons, according to Tim Rycroft of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Walsall bakery fined £10k

Billy Bunter’s Bakehouse, based in Walsall, has been found to be in breach of a raft of food safety rules, and was issued a £10,000 fine in court this week. 

Southport bakery closure

Claude’s of Churchtown has closed after 12 years in business. 

New Mini Bagel

The New York Bakery Company (NYBC) aims to appeal to both the calorie-conscious and the snacking market with its latest offering.

2017 salt targets on track

Consensus for Action on Salt & Health (CASH) has collected data on white bread brands in the UK, and Brace’s and Linwoods do not meet the 2017 max salt target.

First sugar, now salt?

Starbucks, Caffé Nero and Costa pastries and sandwiches contain too much salt, according to research for The Telegraph.

Understanding shoppers is ‘key to the sugar issue’

To keep products on supermarket shelves, suppliers need to understand what shoppers think, according to Bridgethorne.

Swiss rolls recalled due to undeclared milk

Two Swiss roll products have been recalled due to incorrect ingredients information.

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