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New call for mandatory out-of-home food labels

Health campaigners Action on Sugar and Action on Salt are calling on government to make colour-coded nutrition labelling mandatory on café and restaurant items.

Suppliers fall short of PHE sugar reduction targets

Food and drink suppliers have fallen short of government targets to reduce sugar.

Healthy items off the menu for some of Britain’s bakers

Despite pressure on food manufacturers to cut sugar and calories from products, Britain’s bakers seem to be shying away from healthier NPD.

Tax on sweet treats could reduce snack consumption

A tax on sweet treats such as cakes and biscuits could lead to a wider reduction in snack consumption, according to a new study.

What we learned at the BSB Spring Conference 2018

Bread Ahead founder Matthew Jones and Barry Callebaut’s Beverley Dunkley were among speakers at the British Society of Baking’s (BSB) Spring Conference, which took place on Wednesday 25 April.

Wall’s unveils thin NPD and half 'n’ half sausage rolls

Wall’s Pastry has unveiled a sausage roll made with 50% wholemeal and 50% white flour as part of a duo of NPD designed to appeal to health-conscious consumers.

Nestlé slashes sugar content in new MilkyBar

Amid government initiatives to cut sugar consumption, Nestlé has claimed its new technology has reduced sugar in its latest MilkyBar by 30%.

Five things we learned from Pladis’ annual biscuit report

Biscuits are back in growth, with sales up 2.6% to £2.5bn, according to an annual report by biscuit manufacturer Pladis.

Charity launches coeliac disease research fund

Coeliac UK has launched a research fund and fundraising appeal to raise £5m to study coeliac disease and gluten-related autoimmune conditions.

The Artisan Bakery taps vegan trend with new range

West London business The Artisan Bakery has rolled out a vegan range of pastries.

Post-Brexit strategy for UK-grown pulses set out

Action designed to maintain a strong and healthy UK pulses sector has been proposed by the Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO).

Schär secures low-fodmap certification for bread lines

Gluten-free brand Schär has claimed to be the first brand to supply a range of 'low-fodmap' certified bakery products to UK supermarkets.

Calorie reduction: industry and experts respond

Public Health England has launched a new campaign calling on businesses to slash 20% from the calorie content of certain foods by 2024.

PHE calls for 20% calorie reduction in sandwiches, pizza and certain breads

Health chiefs are calling on businesses to slash 20% from the calorie content of certain foods – including many baked goods – by 2024.

Carbs in fashion with surge of interest in bread makers

Further evidence has emerged that Brits are falling back in love with bread – with Argos reporting a surge of interest in bread makers.

Modern Baker: 'We are trying to disrupt a very established industry'

Modern Baker has revealed its ambitions to improve the quality of carbohydrates in diets.

British wrapped bread not ‘ultra-processed’, says FOB

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has defended British bread following the publication of a French report suggesting a link between wrapped loaves and a higher risk of cancer.

NFU Mutual issues safety guide for selling at farmers’ markets

The National Farmers’ Union Mutual (NFU) has published a safety guide for producers thinking about selling at farmers’ markets.

Tesco changes doughnut recipe to reduce sugar

Tesco has changed the recipe of three own-label doughnut lines to reduce their sugar content. 

Folic acid in flour could have ‘major implications’

Fortifying flour with folic acid could have major implications for bakers, according to Scottish Bakers.

Battle Oats cuts sugar across oat bar range

Battle Oats is to relaunch its five-strong protein oat bars range with reduced sugar content.

Patisserie Holdings sets 50p discount for reusable coffee cup

Patisserie Holdings has become the latest chain to introduce a 50p discount for customers who order a takeaway drink and bring their own reusable cup.

Dr Oetker Professional joins Soil Association’s Food for Life scheme

Dr Oetker Professional has become a member of the Soil Association’s Food for Life Supplier scheme.

Bakery NPD to tap the New Year health drive

Two weeks into January and some folks’ commitment to healthy eating will be beginning to dwindle. But it doesn’t have to.

Graze fuels New Year ‘health kick’ with four new ranges

Snacks supplier Graze has launched four new ranges and a marketing campaign to coincide with the traditional January health drive.

Mr Kipling launches reduced-sugar cake slices

Premier Foods is rolling out a three-strong range of reduced-sugar cake slices under the Mr Kipling brand.

Crumpets and malt loaf flagged up as healthier kids' snacks in new PHE push

Children are having unhealthy snacks throughout the day, health chiefs have claimed as they launch a new campaign designed to reduce kids’ sugar intake.

Modern Baker to lead study on making healthier bread

Modern Baker has pledged to ‘bring better baking to Britain’ by heading up a two-year research and development project into improving the nutritional quality of bread.

Revealed: 9 in 10 vegans struggle to find food-to-go options

Vegans struggle to find food-to-go options despite the growth of veganism in recent years, according to a survey from The Vegan Society.

Food Hygiene Rating delivers tangible benefits, says FSA science adviser

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme has driven up standards, according to the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) chief scientific adviser.

WRAP releases guidance on bread labelling to help tackle food waste

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has released best practice guidance designed to clear up confusion around food labelling, which can lead to food being wasted.

Supermarket NPD expert reveals top bakery trends

Dessert-inspired treats and coffee shop flavours have been highlighted as some of the biggest trends in UK bakery.

Revealed: five trends set to shape bakery in 2018

Bakers will take healthy eating to the next level, according to a food industry expert who has predicted five trends that may shape the market next year.

Scientists give go-ahead for potassium as salt replacer

Scientists have given the green light for bakers to experiment with the use of potassium as a replacement for salt.

Central Foods boosts free-from presence with doughnut range

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has introduced the Katerbake medium-sized gluten-free ring doughnut range.

Starbucks cuts sugar in Christmas cakes

Starbucks has slashed sugar across its sweet bakery range, with reductions of up to 54%. 

Coeliac UK rolls out gluten-free recipe calendar

Coeliac UK has launched a gluten-free recipe calendar as part of the company’s 50th anniversary.

Baking bread reduces anxiety, study finds

Baking bread reduces anxiety and increases happiness in those struggling with mental health, according to a study by the Real Bread Campaign.

Baked goods firms ordered to pay out £150k for hygiene offences

Edmonton-based Doce Bakers & Sweets Ltd and Sweet Mahall Ltd, which share the same premises, have been ordered to pay a total of £152,823.23 for a string of hygiene failings.

Breadcraft Bakery forced to close after pest infestations

London-based Breadcraft Bakery has closed after health inspectors found cockroaches and pigeons in its storeroom.

Roberts Bakery joins SOFHT High 5 training scheme

Roberts Bakery has joined the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT)’s High 5 scheme.

World Vegan Day 2017: here’s some of our favourite bakery NPD

It’s World Vegan Day! As the number of people following a meat- and dairy-free diet rises, so does interest in vegan bakery items. 

Carb-cutting falling out of fashion, says new report

Carbs are on the menu again as Brits move away from faddy diets, according to a new study of UK food trends.

Ban high-sugar biscuits and cakes from meal deals, urge health campaigners

High-sugar treats including biscuits and cakes should be banned from lunchtime meal deals, according to health campaigners Action on Sugar (AOS).

Subway due inspection after employee retrieves bread from bin

A Subway branch in Rugby, Warwickshire is to receive a follow-up inspection after footage emerged of an employee retrieving bread out of a bin.

Healthy eating messages contradicted by schools, claims Jamie Oliver report

School activities such as cake and bake sales contradict healthy eating messages, a report by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation has claimed. 

Sandwiches targeted in NHS obesity crackdown

NHS bosses have set their sights on ‘unhealthy’ sandwiches as part of a clampdown on food and drink that contribute to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

Waitrose reduces sugar levels in desserts by 14%

Waitrose has cut sugar levels in some of its desserts, including pies and puddings, as part of its ongoing sugar reformulation programme.

Veggie Pret opens third shop in Exmouth Market

Veggie Pret, the vegetarian spin-off to Pret A Manger, has opened its third shop in Exmouth market in Islington, London.

Finsbury cuts sugar in Disney cakes range by 40%

Finsbury has reduced the sugar across its licensed Disney celebration cakes by 40%.