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‘Cake culture’ backlash: Civil servants urged to cut back on sweet treats

Civil service staff have been warned that bringing cake to work for birthdays or other celebrations could be a “public health hazard”.

Lancashire bakery fined £10,000 for mouse droppings

A bakery in Fleetwood has pleaded guilty to three offences under food safety and hygiene legislation after mouse droppings were found on the premises.

Marks & Spencer unveils vegan sandwich range

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is launching its first-ever vegan sandwich range.

Warburtons fined £2m after worker breaks back

A Warburtons worker broke his back after falling nearly two metres at the bakery’s Wednesbury site.

Barton Fabrications awarded SafeContractor accreditation

Storage silo manufacturer Barton Fabrications has secured accreditation from the SafeContractor scheme for its commitment to health and safety.

FSA highlights acrylamide risk in new consumer campaign

Consumers are being advised how to avoid exposure to acrylamide when cooking at home in a new campaign from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Yellow Door begin research into ancient grains of healthy baking

Northern Ireland artisan bakery Yellow Door has begun research into using ancient grains for baking healthier bread.

Sandwich-makers set out vision for post-Brexit foodservice staffing

Trade groups including the British Sandwich Association have set out plans for foodservice staffing in post-Brexit Britain.

Should the NHS be paying £25m for gluten-free food?

Medical experts have been fiercely debating the £25m the NHS spends on prescription gluten-free food for coeliacs.

New gluten-free trade association formed

New trade body the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) has been created in response to soaring sales of gluten-free food.

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