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White bread is healthy, says Stephen Smart

Stephen Smart, head of development at Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery, has hit back at suggestions that white bread is unhealthy.

Sugar tax is ‘useless’ say experts

New research by the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) has suggested customers will simply opt for cheaper, poorer quality alternatives if a tax on sugar is introduced.

M&S to add fibre to all bread

Marks & Spencer (M&S), the food and clothing chain, has announced it will become the first UK retailer to start adding fibre to its entire range of pre-packed bread and rolls.

Cameron says sugar tax is still a possibility

Prime Minister David Cameron says he does not want to rule out introducing a sugar tax in order to tackle Britain's “obesity crisis”.

World’s first sugar tracking app launched

Public Health England (PHE) has created a mobile phone app that allows parents to monitor the sugar intake of their children. 

Folic acid must be added to flour, say experts

UK experts are calling for the fortification of folic acid to be made mandatory in order to reduce serious birth defects.

Village Bakery aims for environmental first

A Welsh business intends to become the greenest bakery in Britain after installing more than 1,000 solar panels on its premises in Wrexham.

Recruitment firm urges flexibility ahead of Living Wage

The founder of a Glasgow-based recruitment agency for the food and drink and hospitality industries has warned that businesses need to adopt a “flexible labour mode” ahead of the National Living Wage (NLW).

Waitrose withdraws biscuit packs after mix-up

Waitrose has withdrawn packs of its own-label Stem Ginger Cookies 200g after it was found they contained the supermarket’s Cherry & Almond Cookies 200g.

Tesco recalls shortcakes over egg labelling

Tesco has recalled packs of its own-brand Tesco Chunky Chocolate Shortcakes 175g because of a failure to declare the presence of egg on the label.

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