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Patisserie Valerie launches Gloriously Gluten Free range

High street patisserie and cake shop Patisserie Valerie has launched a new gluten-free range, which will be available from 18 January.

The Kandy Bar wins World Scotch Pie Championship for a second year

The Kandy Bar has been crowned World Scotch Pie Champion 2016 – the Saltcoats-based bakery also took home the title in 2014.

Devon pie producer launches Mexican pie

Chunk of Devon, the Devon-based pie maker, has launched a Mexican-inspired vegetarian pie.

Muffin Break introduces new Muffin Lab concept

All Muffin Breaks will sell a “bold new creation to excite and intrigue” each month from now on, as part of the company’s new Muffin Lab concept.

Cameron says sugar tax is still a possibility

Prime Minister David Cameron says he does not want to rule out introducing a sugar tax in order to tackle Britain's “obesity crisis”.

Dawn Foods' American Bakery campaign to return in 2016

Dawn Foods has unveiled plans to run its successful American Bakery marketing campaign again in 2016.

Bako Own Label rebrands as Bako Select

Bako, the baking products and supplies company, has rebranded its own-label product line following “extensive customer research”.

World’s first sugar tracking app launched

Public Health England (PHE) has created a mobile phone app that allows parents to monitor the sugar intake of their children. 

Folic acid must be added to flour, say experts

UK experts are calling for the fortification of folic acid to be made mandatory in order to reduce serious birth defects.

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Wheat research project receives £3.68m in government funding

A long-term study to improve the efficiency of wheat breeding is to be set up using £3.68m of funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Warburtons finalises five-year wheat contracts

Warburtons, the bakery giant, has today announced the finalising of new wheat-growing contracts with more than 300 British farmers.

European stance on trans fats welcomed

Campaigners against trans fats (TFAs) in food have welcomed a report from the European Commission stating legal limits on their presence in food would be the most effective response to improve public health.

Jennifer Irvine, the third UK brand ambassador for the California Prune Board
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Prune board adds new ambassador

A third UK brand ambassador has been recruited by the California Prune Board.

Eat Natural in peanut allergy withdrawal

Eat Natural, the fruit and nut bars and cereal company, has withdrawn one of its lines from Waitrose after a manufacturing error meant it contained undeclared peanuts.

Tunnocks hit by online petition

An online petition targeting the use of palm oil by Tunnock’s, the family owned Scottish baker, has attracted nearly 3,500 signatures since it was launched 11 days ago.

Innovative AAK scores double FiE win

AAK, the Swedish fats and oil ingredients manufacturer, has scooped a double award at the Food ingredients Europe Innovation awards in Paris.

Stork launches Christmas home baking drive

Stork, the Unilever-owned brand, has launched a £1.6m Christmas marketing campaign to encourage consumers to home-bake with Stork with Butter. 

Europeans are decreasing their sugar intake, says study

The majority of consumers in key European markets are cutting back on their consumption of sugar, new research from Mintel has revealed.

MPs back sugar tax, but industry fights back

A group of MPs has thrown its weight behind a proposed tax on sugary drinks to battle child obesity – along with other measures.

Muppets top most-read news on bakeryinfo

Only a month ago few would have predicted that The Muppets would be back on our screens at primetime. However few would have envisioned Warburtons pumping £25m into a promotional campaign. 

FDF boss adds voice to argument against sugar tax

A tax on sugar is not the answer to tackling the obesity crisis, the director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reiterated. 

British Lion Egg Processors has launched the world's most comprehensive egg quality scheme
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British Lion Egg Processors relaunches Code

British Lion Egg Processors has relaunched its Lion Egg Products Code of Practice to provide what it claims is the world’s most comprehensive egg quality scheme.

Department of Health to reassess potassium salt stance

Department of Health (DH) advice on using potassium salt is being revised as part of an effort to reduce public consumption of table salt.

Cookie dough withdrawn over allergen

Mo’s Cookie Dough, the chilled cookie dough producer, has temporarily withdrawn its products due to a labelling issue.

RGF returns to profit

Real Good Food (RGF) has reported a profit before tax of £9.3m for its first half – compared with a loss of £4.7m for the same period last year.

Carr’s records healthy profit growth

Unaudited figures show the food division of Carr’s Group has enjoyed a 6.3% rise in profit before tax for the year ended 29 August 2015.

Macphie has launched a new website
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Macphie launches new website

Aberdeenshire-based ingredients manufacturer Macphie has launched a new website.

Tate & Lyle has seen adjusted profit before tax rise 28%
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Tate & Lyle sees pre-tax profits jump 28%

Tate & Lyle, the bakery ingredients supplier, saw its adjusted profit before tax increase by 28% this year to £103m.

New legislation could trigger a flood of cheap sugar
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Liberalised sugar market could lead to a flood of cheap imports

Europe could be flooded by cheap sugar because of plans to liberalise the sugar market, according to a new study.

Barry Callebaut posts profit dip, warns on year ahead

Global chocolate producer Barry Callebaut has warned about a “challenging” year ahead – after it saw its net profit decline by 5.9% to CHF240 million (£157m).

ABF profits and revenues hit by commodity deflation and currency woes

Revenues and profit fell at Associated British Foods – the parent company of Kingsmill – as it was hurt by commodity deflation and currency difficulties.

Glanbia gluten-free oats gain official recognition

Oats from Glanbia Nutritionals have been recognised for their gluten-free purity by three leading European coeliac organisations.

Wrights targets ‘on-the-move’ market with new slice

Crewe-based Wrights Food Group has introduced a new Meatball Marinara Lattice to its food-to-go range.

Gluten-free products ‘not up to scratch’, says research

A new study has found nearly 40% of coeliac sufferers are critical of gluten-free bread and mixes currently on the market.

Ministers urged to introduce sugar tax in new report

A sugar tax and reductions in the sugar content and portion size of everyday food and drink products are among the recommendations made by Public Health England (PHE) to address concerns about the nation’s sugar consumption.

Shoppers set own healthy-eating rules

Four out of five (80%) consumers do not trust the health advice they are given, according to The Waitrose Food and Drink Report 2015.

Delay on sugar report criticised

Campaigners have blasted a move to shelve a report which claimed a sugar tax would decrease purchases of the types of food and drinks blamed for Britain’s obesity crisis.

Big brands join forces to call for trans-fat limit

Major food producers Mars, Kellogg’s, Nestlé and Mondelēz have thrown their weight behind a campaign to put a limit on trans-fats in food by signing an open letter to the European Commission.

Top five stories in past seven days

A week is a long time in bakery – or so it seems. But you can catch up here with our round-up of the biggest stories of the past seven days.

Special yeast decimates bread cancer chemical

In-house testing of Renaissance Ingredients’ acrylamide-reducing baker’s yeast has suggested its use lowers the presence of the chemical in fresh and toasted bread by an average of 80%.

Iceland has bread advert banned

Iceland has had one of its bread adverts banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after a complaint it misled the public.

Left: finance and operations director, Ian Tatchell. Right: sales and procurement director, Graham Davenport
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Petrow opens Suffolk facility

Dried fruit and nuts supplier Petrow Food Group has opened an 80,000sq ft factory and warehouse at Haverhill, Suffolk.

British Lion Eggs’ Code of Practice reviewed

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) is preparing to relaunch its Lion Eggs Code of Practice at the end of this month, and has also lodged a trademark application for a logo for products such as quiche made with Lion eggs.

ADM announces FIE plans

Food ingredients manufacturer Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced plans to exhibit its expanded range at Food Ingredients Europe 2015.

Real Bread Campaign celebrate Sourdough September

The Real Bread Campaign held Sourdough September last month to raise public awareness of the taste and potential health benefits of traditional bread-making.

Record wheat yield at harvest

This year’s harvest is set to become the biggest wheat yield on record, it has been revealed.

Bakery fat up by a third at New Britain Oils

Liverpool-based New Britain Oils has increased its bakery fats production capacity by 30% to cope with increasing demand for traceable, segregated palm-based products.

Tate & Lyle fined £18m for EU sugar deal

Tate & Lyle has been fined £18m over the 2010 sale of its EU sugars business to American Sugar Refining (ASR). 

Real Good Food: a special report

Martyn Leek takes a closer look at the recent presentation by the Real Good Food board to its shareholders at its annual general meeting

Shares dip at Real Good Food

Shares in Real Good Food (RGF) fell by nearly 2% – as the company announced revenue was down as it entered its new financial year.

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