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TV’s Gregg Wallace goes inside Premier Foods’ Carlton mince pie factory

Premier Foods’ Barnsley factory has featured in a Christmas edition of BBC TV show Inside the Factory.

VIDEO: How to make 720 mince pies a minute – and without the ‘air gap’!

Asda innovation development chef Mark Richmond has created a way to remove the ‘air gap’ from his mince pies.

Tunnock’s succeeds in factory extension

Biscuit company Tunnock’s has been granted permission by council chiefs to build a multi-million-pound extension to its Lanarkshire factory in Uddingston, Glasgow.

Princess Anne opens £6m Wrights Food Group factory

HRH The Princess Royal this week officially opened a £6m Wrights Food Group factory in Crewe.

Premium desserts company opens third factory

Upmarket cheesecake company Rhokett, which supplies Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, has opened its third factory in Kent after securing £1.5m in bank fundings.

Artichoke sourdough set to raise funds for charity

London-based The Bread Factory has teamed up with executive chef Nieves Barragán Mohacho from Michelin-star restaurant Barrafina to develop an artichoke sourdough, with all profits to be donated to Action Against Hunger.

Bread Factory scoops second FDF award

London-based bakery The Bread Factory has won the Regional Growth Business of the Year category for the second year in a row at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards.

End of an era for Burton’s Biscuits

Planning permission is set to be granted for almost 300 new homes to be built on the former Burton’s biscuit factory site in Moreton, Wirral.

Tesco sells Euphorium Bakery

Tesco has agreed to sell its Euphorium Bakery business for an undisclosed sum.

VIDEO: Ben Eastick, marketing director of Ragus Sugars

We spoke to Ben Eastick at the Ragus factory in Slough.

Production unaffected in Ginsters factory blaze

Ginsters has confirmed it is operating as usual following a chimney fire at its Callington factory in Cornwall.

Bakery to create 50 jobs with new factory

Leicestershire-based craft business Geary’s bakery has been given approval by Blaby District Council to build a new factory to double its production of bread.

Greencore lays out £15m on food-to-go specialist

Greencore Group has acquired Warwickshire-based The Sandwich Factory Holdings Limited (The Sandwich Factory) from sausage-maker Cranswick.

Tate & Lyle profits from weak sterling

Bulk ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle PLC said its Q1 profits from 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016 were up on the same period last year.

Full list of BIA 2016 finalists announced

The judges have deliberated long and hard, and we are delighted to announce the BIA finalists for 2016!

Samworth to build new factory

Melton Mowbray-based Samworth Brothers, the company behind Ginsters, is proposing to build a 10,650sq m food production facility at Mountsorrel in Leicestershire.

Tiptree sales up 10.6%

Essex-based jam and marmalade maker Tiptree has increased sales by 10.6% to exceed £40m for the first time, but profits were affected by abandoned factory expansion plans.

Jacob’s announces reality TV stars for new ad

United Biscuits (UB) has announced that Jacob’s latest advert will feature Mark-Francis Vandelli of TV’s Made in Chelsea, and James ‘Arg’ Argent of The Only Way is Essex.

Carr’s Water Biscuit production restarts at flood-hit factory

Carr’s Water Biscuit production has resumed at United Biscuits’ (UB) Carlisle factory for the first time since it was flooded last December.

Brace’s to close Welsh factory

Around 39 jobs are to go at Brace’s Bakery, after the family-owned firm announced it was to close its site in Crumlin, near Newport.

United Biscuits confirms national biscuit shortage

United Biscuits (UB), which owns the McVitie’s, Jacobs and Go Ahead brands, has admitted the flooding of its Carlisle factory has resulted in a nationwide shortage of its biscuits.

General Mills confirms Berwick closure

General Mills UK, which manufactures Jus-Rol pastry, is to close its Berwick bakery following a review of the business.

Prince Charles visiting the flooded factory
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United Biscuits restarts production at flood-hit Carlisle factory

United Biscuits (UB) has restarted production of McVitie’s Gold biscuit bars at its Carlisle factory, after the site was devastated by floods in the wake of Storm Desmond.

Double-digit revenue growth for The Bread Factory

The Bread Factory has reported another year of double-digit growth, with revenue up 25% from £36.1m to £45.1m.

Carlisle factory hit by floods

United Biscuits’ (UB) Carlisle factory has been flooded by over a metre of water in the wake of Storm Desmond and staff have been told to stay home.

Dowson moves to larger plant

Dowson Food Machinery, the bakery equipment manufacturer, is moving to a larger factory in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

UB invests £15m in export drive

United Biscuits (UB) is planning to invest £15m to increase capacity at its biggest factory next year and is forecasting a 50% increase in its exports by 2020.

The Bread Factory buys retail bakery

Wholesale bakery The Bread Factory has bought St Albans-based manufacturer Bread Roll for an undisclosed sum.

Bread Factory joins with chefs on bakery charity event

A bread-themed charity event in support of Action Against Hunger is being organised by London artisan bakery the Bread Factory and executive chef at Duck and Waffle Daniel Doherty.

Proper Cornish factory delayed

Proper Cornish’s new £4m factory in Bodmin has been “slightly delayed” from its earmarked June opening.

British Sugar factory at Bury St Edmunds
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Farmers’ alliance to stage British Sugar protest

A farmer’s movement is to march outside British Sugar’s Bury St Edmunds factory today (29 April) to protest the “lack of support” for small-scale producers.

Brioche Pasquier:
The new Milton Keynes factory should be operational by the end of this year
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Brioche Pasquier completes UK site

French patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has completed the build of its first UK bakery, in Milton Keynes.

Fox's Biscuit Batley:
up to 80 jobs at risk
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Up to 80 jobs at risk at Fox's Biscuits site

Fox’s Biscuits has confirmed there could be redundancies at its Batley factory, West Yorkshire.

Biscuit firm strikes $90m Bahrain deal

Mondelez International, owner of Cadbury, has signed a deal to set up a new $90m (£59.15m) biscuit factory in Bahrain.

Pizza has been criticised for its salt content
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Half of pizzas have more than recommended amount of salt

Half of all pizzas have more than the recommended level of salt – with some containing the equivalent of seven Big Macs.

Blaze at McVitie’s factory contained

Around 100 workers were reportedly evacuated from United Biscuit’s Mcvitie’s Stockport factory, after some digestives caught fire.

Production disruption of Jacobs crackers may now be avoided
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UB Jacobs factory strike suspended

The strike at United Biscuit’s (UB) Jacob’s factory in Liverpool has been suspended to allow time for talks to resolve the dispute around sick pay.

First drive through bakery plans for Scotland

Scottish based Stephens Bakery hopes to open a drive-through bakery concept.

Crantock Bakery talks possibility of second site

Cornish firm Crantock Bakery has spoken of plans for a second factory following a near six-fold increase in production.  

Pasty maker:
Rowes bakery shows smoke damage and scorch marks
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Bakery confirms electrical fault causes fire

WC Rowe's Bakery has confrimed an electrical fault as the cause of a factory fire, which tore through its Falmouth premises late Friday evening. 

Pie-maker guilty of health and safety breaches

Andrew Jones Pies has been found guilty of health and safety breaches, after an employee was killed in a gas explosion at its factory, it has been reported.

Bagel Factory bought by Italian food operator

An Italian foodservice operator has bought Bagel Factory in a deal believed to be worth in the region of £2m.

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