Ingredients

Morrisons listings for Bacheldre

Bacheldre Watermill has secured listings for six of its lines in 383 Morrisons stores.

BBC radio show reviews egg supply

BBC Radio 4 presenter Sheila Dillon has assessed the supply of eggs in the UK following the European Union’s decision to ban battery cages.

GM plea to protesters

Scientists developing genetically modified (GM) wheat have asked campaigners not to damage crops at a trial at Rothamsted Research.

Real Bread Campaign steps up anti-GM wheat protest

The Real Bread Campaign has delivered a pledge to the government from more than 350 bakers, millers, farmers and consumers not to sell or buy GM wheat.

ABF sees profit decline for ingredients and grocery

Associated British Foods (ABF) has posted a decline in operating profit for its ingredients and grocery divisions this morning.

In its interim results for the 24 weeks ended 3 March 2012, ABF said its ingredients business, which includes yeast and bakery ingredients manufacturer AB Mauri, saw a £13m decline to £18m. Revenue grew by 2% to £538m.

ABF’s grocery division, including the Kingsmill bread brand, reported a 4% growth in revenue to £1.8bn, but a £34m decline in operating profits to £75m. The company said this was primarily driven by restructuring costs at Allied Bakeries in the UK, in addition to George West Foods in Australia.

Profit up nearly 30% at Carr’s

Carr’s Milling Industries said profit before tax in the first half of the year increased from last year, helped by a 12% growth in revenue.

New measures to aid sugar market

A number of new measures to aid the fluidity of the European sugar market were passed at the management committee meeting at the European Commission yesterday (12 April).

FSA provides ‘glittergate’ update

In a bid to clear up confusion over the legal use of edible and non-toxic glitters, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has developed new guidance for food businesses and consumers.

Amos to head up Zeelandia

David Amos has been appointed UK managing director for international bakery ingredients supplier Zeelandia.

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