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Puratos unveils summer seasonal mixes and fillings

Puratos has launched its first branded fillings to be produced at the Fruitapeel operation acquired in 2017.

Wheat price down as crop shows good development

Good development of the UK wheat crop has been reflected in a drop in the price of feed wheat.

Country Choice adds three new Cadbury branded lines

Country Choice has extended its Cadbury product range with three new products including an Oreo muffin.

Easter NPD 2019: chocolate pizza to bunny doughnuts

As most of the nation gears up for a four-day weekend and chocolate overload, bakers are busy whipping up delectable treats for the occasion.

Crosta & Mollica secures on-trade listing for snack bags

Italian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has gained on-trade listings for its snack-sized bags of tarallini savoury biscuits, which include a new flavour variant.

Businesses warned of food hygiene rating scam

Food businesses have been warned about a scam involving the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

Subway launches first-ever vegan sandwich

Subway has expanded its menu with its first-ever vegan sub and salad, which are available nationwide from today (17 April).

Doughnut Time creates Cadbury Creme Egg café

Doughnut Time has partnered with Cadbury for a world-first Cadbury Creme Egg Doughnut Café.

Warburtons adds premium product to fruit loaf range

Warburtons has added a premium 400g loaf to its fruit loaf range.

Campden BRI launches 3D printing technology study

A new study is to examine the capabilities and limitations of 3D-printing technology through practical trials on a wide range of food materials.

AIB International UK joins the Federation of Bakers

Training provider and consultancy AIB International UK has become an associate member of the Federation of Bakers.

Bakery trends to watch in 2019: Rhubarb

Rhubarb season is nearly upon us, meaning it’s set to pop up on seasonally-themed menus across the UK, most likely as a crumble or a tart.

Brook Food donates £1,925 to local lifeboat station

Brook Food Processing Equipment has donated almost £2,000 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station at Minehead.

Jestic Foodservice sold to Universal Industries

Kent-based Jestic Foodservice Equipment has been acquired by South Africa business Universal Industries International.

Four lessons from the 2019 BSB spring conference

Dozens of bakers, suppliers and retailers gathered at Campden BRI’s site in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire last week for the British Society of Baking’s spring conference.

Easter 2019: Bakers unveil seasonal offerings

As Easter approaches, bakers nationwide have begun rolling out egg-citing seasonal NPD.

Ginsters enters frozen aisle with classic pasties

Cornish pasty producer Ginsters is to launch a bake-from-frozen range with two classic flavours.

Wall’s expands Thins range with Chicken & Chorizo

Wall’s Pastry has added a new flavour to its Thins product line-up.

Caffè Nero launches coffee-themed food menu

Coffee chain Caffè Nero is to roll out an espresso-infused savoury and sweet food menu, including a coffee-cured bacon sandwich.

Industry groups welcome October Brexit extension

Trade bodies have given a cautious welcome to the extension of Brexit negotiations to 31 October.

Businesses urged to take action over CO2 supply

CO2 users have been warned to look at their procurement practices to help prevent a supply crisis similar to the one that hit the baking industry last summer.

The Artisan Bakery rolls out new trio of vegan muffins

London-based business The Artisan Bakery has rolled out vegan muffins following the strong performance of a vegan pastry range it launched a year ago.

Topping Pie Co unveils speciality pork pie range

Yorkshire business The Topping Pie Company has launched a speciality pork pie range to tap demand for smaller pies with more flavour variety.

Cargill launches coatings with sustainable coconut oil

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate has launched a range of coatings and fillings, including coconut oil sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

Nevis Bakery fined over allergen labelling error

A Scottish bakery has apologised to the family of a child who suffered an allergic reaction after eating a biscuit that contained egg.

Grace’s Bakery secures Wightlink ferry supply deal

Isle of Wight business Grace’s Bakery is to supply Wightlink car ferries with sandwiches made using its own bread.

Gallery: Winning loaves and bakers of Britain’s Best Loaf

Almost 150 entrants battled it out for the title of Britain’s Best Loaf 2019 – but there could be only one winner.

Lovingly Artisan wins Farm Shop & Deli bakery award

Cumbrian bakery business Lovingly Artisan has been named baker of the year in the 2019 Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Cornish pasty is UK’s most recognised PGI product

Cornish pasties and Melton Mowbray pork pies are among the most recognised Geographic Indication (GI) products.

Birds Bakery names chosen charities of the year

Derby-based Birds Bakery has chosen WellChild and SSAFA as the charities it will raise funds for during 2019.

Cake Box opens record number of new stores

Egg-free cake supplier Cake Box has increased its estate by 28 sites in the past 12 months.

Poppyseed Bakery wins Britain’s Best Loaf 2019

A wholemeal sourdough loaf produced by the Poppyseed Bakery in East Sussex has been declared Britain’s Best Loaf 2019.

Greggs recalls mini sausage rolls over safety fears

Greggs has recalled a batch of its frozen mini sausage rolls over fears they may contain pieces of plastic.

Coeliac diagnosis inspires launch of cake business

A former finance assistant has developed an online cake-making business after being diagnosed with coeliac disease.

Campden BRI seeks help for egg alternatives project

Campden BRI is launching a project to investigate non-allergenic egg replacements.

Handmade Cake Company creates first ambient range

Wholesale cake manufacturer The Handmade Cake Company has created its first-ever ambient range, which comprises a trio of individually-wrapped products.

Genius adds cobs and rolls to ‘Good for the Gut’ range

Genius Gluten Free has expanded its ‘Good for the Gut’ range with new cobs and deli rolls.

Warburtons unveils degree apprenticeship scheme

Warburtons has partnered with a business school to launch a new management degree apprenticeship scheme.

Nicholas Marston joins Openfield non-exec team

Farmer-owned grains co-operative Openfield has appointed former Berry Gardens boss Nicholas Marston to its board

Leeds cafés champion new composting scheme

Three cafés in Leeds are leading a campaign encouraging local businesses to use a new composting collection service for used Vegware products.

Gluten-free bread part of Pret’s biggest menu change

Pret A Manger has unveiled 20 new menu items, marking the biggest change in its 33-year history.

‘Burger Lad’ Simon Dukes joins Lantmännen Unibake

Burger reviewer Simon Dukes has joined the Lantmännen Unibake’s Americana team.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog 2019 – Episode Five

“Oh god I’m on Bake Off. Why on earth did I say yes?” Channel 4 news presenter Krishnan Guru-Murphy really summed up the collective mood in the tent this week.

Foster’s Bakery ramps up sourdough production

Foster’s Bakery has purchased new equipment that has increased its sourdough production by 2,000 loaves per day.

The White Rabbit Pizza Co unveils new look and NPD

The White Rabbit Pizza Co has refreshed its look with new product names and packaging.

RBC partners with school bread-making programme

The Real Bread Campaign has partnered with Grow Your Own Playground in an initiative that teaches London school children to grow wheat and make bread.

Late Easter boosts hot cross buns, but grocery is hit

More than 40% of UK households bought hot cross buns in the first quarter of the year, latest grocery figures from analysts Kantar have revealed.

Bakery finalists revealed for Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards

Bakery companies from across Scotland have been named as finalists for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2019.

Signature raises wages to mitigate Brexit concerns

Signature Flatbreads is to pay its staff the living wage and has created 50 new jobs at its Dunstable factory.

Flour Water Salt raises £29k in Kickstarter campaign

Macclesfield café and bakehouse Flour Water Salt has raised £29,300 on a Kickstarter campaign.

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