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Former bakery boss disqualified from running a business for five years

A former director of The Royal William Bakery in Plymouth has been disqualified from running a business for the next five years after failing to pay more than £130k in tax bills.

Asda fined £700k after health inspectors find live mouse on baking tray

Asda has been fined £700,000 after Environmental Health Officers found mice droppings and a live mouse at the bakery in its Bromborough store.

Fipronil scandal: now trade cake mixes are withdrawn

Trade packs of cake mixes from suppliers including Domson and Bako have been withdrawn over fears they may be contaminated with fipronil.

Fipronil scandal: Cocovite egg products withdrawn

Certain batches of liquid egg products have been withdrawn in a further escalation of the fipronil contamination scandal.

Windmill Bakery director given suspended jail sentence

A director of Coventry-based Windmill Bakery risks going to prison if he continues to breach an injunction to not use Bakers Basco’s bread baskets.

Warburtons fined £1.9m following bread line injury

Warburtons has been fined £1.9m after a worker trapped his arm in a running conveyor belt.

Drapers Bakery hit by hefty bill in bread baskets misuse case

Tewkesbury-based Drapers Bakery has been ordered to pay £5,500 in costs and damages following persistent misuse of Bakers Basco bread baskets.

New sugar reduction course announced

Sugar Reduction In Foods is a new course from Chipping Campden-based Campden BRI, taking place on 31 October at its Gloucestershire centre.

What was the UK’s most recalled bakery item in 2016?

New research from pest control experts Rentokil has examined the cost of product recalls to the bakery industry, and how they can be avoided. 

Former bakery staff awarded £40,000 at employment tribunal

Five former employees of a Staffordshire bakery business that ceased trading last year have been awarded more than £40,000 by an employment tribunal.

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