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One in five suffer food allergies

Research has revealed that one in five people are now affected by a food allergy or intolerance.

Gail’s fined £12k following customer injury

Artisan bakery chain Gail’s is to pay £12,000 after a customer fractured her pelvis at the premises.

Competition authority reviews Dorset Cereals sale to ABF

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is reviewing the proposed £50m sale of Dorset Cereals to Associated British Food (ABF).

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NHS criticised for junk food

The NHS has been criticised for fuelling obesity levels after an investigation revealed hospitals house dozens of fast food restaurants and coffee shops.

CBA gives cautious welcome to ‘Tesco Tax’

Proposals to tax large supermarkets have been welcomed with caution by the Craft Bakers’ Association (CBA). 

Guidelines for poppy seed usage

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued new guidelines to producers to reduce the presence of opium in poppy seeds. 

Study fins pesticides in bread
FOB hits back at bread pesticide ‘scaremongering’

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has slammed a report claiming two thirds of bread contains pesticides. 

Action on sugar drops bread
Bread dropped from sugary foods list

Action on Sugar has removed bread from its list of unhealthy foods, following direct action from the Federation of Bakers (FoB).

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‘Gay cake’ row could go to court

A bakery in Northern Ireland is facing legal action after it refused to produce a cake with the picture of Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie in support of gay marriage. 

Lallemand yeast approval
Lallemand gains approval for vitamin D yeast

A baker’s yeast, rich in vitamin D, has been approved by the European Commission on June 24th

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