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Cleaning fluid found on Co-op doughnuts

Co-operative shoppers in Oswestry, Shropshire have been left feeling ill after eating doughnuts that had been contaminated with cleaning fluid.

Baking industry concern over Budget's Living Wage

Plans to introduce a National Living Wage (NLW) will have a 'major impact' on skilled sectors like bakery, industry leaders have warned.

Budget
Union slams Sunday all-day trading plans

The GMB union has lashed out at government plans to introduce all-day trading on Sundays in the biggest reform of opening hours for 20 years. 

Gunstones bakery ‘last-ditch’ talks continue

Union leaders have said ‘as of yet’ further strikes at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Gunstones bakery will still go ahead.

£12k-worth of Burton's biscuits stolen in Wales

A trailer full of biscuits worth £12,000 has been stolen from Burton’s Biscuits factory in Wales.

BFree
BFree wraps snapped up by Costa

Health-conscious bakery brand BFree has partnered with Costa Coffee so the high street chain can use its BFree Multigrain Wraps. 

gluten free
Gluten-free set for more aggressive growth

The meteoric rise of gluten-free is set to continue for at least three years before starting to plateau. 

Gay cake bakery outlines appeal grounds

Ashers Baking Company, the business at the centre of the ‘gay cake’ row, has outlined the grounds which it will appeal over.

Genius
Genius recalls five more lines over contamination fears

Five more supermarket own-label products have been recalled by gluten-free label Genius following a contamination issue revealed earlier this week. 

Reading sandwich vans could face new £861 licensing fee

Mobile sandwich traders in Reading could face a new annual charge of £861, as Reading Borough Council considers a new report.

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