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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.

MacLean’s Bakery accepted in national scheme

MacLean’s Bakery has become one of four companies and the only bakery to be included in a Scotland-wide scheme to provide food for council projects.

England has won Square Pie's first Pie World Cup
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England triumphs in Pie World Cup

Things may have been disappointing on the rugby pitch for England, but at least the home nation’s Dallaglio Steak & Ale Pie triumphed at the inaugural Pie World Cup.

Holland’s releases Steak & Guinness slice

Lancashire-based pie manufacturers Holland’s has launched a new Steak & Guinness Slice.

Whitworths has revamped its packaging
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Whitworths revamps packaging

Fruit and nut retailer Whitworths has redesigned its packaging to capitalise on the expanding snacking and home-baking markets.

2 Sisters: biscuit market under pressure

2 Sisters Food Group, the conglomerate which runs Holland’s Pies and Fox’s Biscuits, saw sales tumble 8.2% in the 52 weeks to 1 August to £3.14bn from £3.42bn in 2014.

UK’s first crisp sandwich shop shuts down

The UK’s first crisp sandwich shop has closed down three months after opening, in a development blamed on the owner’s poor health.

£20k Jammie Dodger and lager lorry suspect denied bail

A man appeared in court last week charged with stealing a lorry load of Burton’s Biscuits and a lorry load of lager.

Nina Bakery releases pitta sticks

Artisan pitta bread producer Nina Bakery has released new product savoury pitta sticks.

Sweetpea Pantry listed by M&S and Booths

Baking-mix producer Sweetpea Pantry has secured deals with supermarket chains Marks and Spencer (M&S) and Booths.

Pukka Pies launches unbaked products

Five new unbaked frozen products have been released by pie manufacturer Pukka Pies.

Délifrance unveils £30m investment and new bread line

Délifrance UK has unveiled a new £30m investment to its bakery in London which has already seen the installation of a state-of-the-art stone baked bread line.

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.

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Krispy Kreme gives commuters Halloween surprise

US doughnut brand Krispy Kreme staged a spooktacular event at London’s Waterloo station on 19 October by handing out 1,000 free doughnuts.

Warburtons launches giant crumpets

Warburtons hopes to revolutionise traditional “on toast” suppers by launching a giant version of its crumpets.

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.

Tom and Henry Herbert, the Fabulous Baker Brothers
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Fabulous Baker Brothers create beer bread for pop-up

Six limited edition breads have been created by Tom and Henry Herbert, aka the Fabulous Baker Brothers, to star in a beer-themed pop-up in Hoxton, London.

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%.

Brioche Pasquier launches mini choux buns

French patisserie manufacturer Brioche Pasquier has expanded its catering range with its Bulles de Fruits line of frozen choux buns.

Scottish Bakers helps exporters with new brochure

Scottish Bakers has launched a new ‘Hero Products’ brochure to assist its exporter members in selling bakery products all over the world.

US gluten-free brand expands UK in-store trial

US-based gluten-free brand Udi’s has expanded a trial of in-store bakery goods from two to four Asda stores as part of a long-term development plan.

Caffè Nero introduces first hot food menu

Caffè Nero has launched its first ‘hot food’ menu with a range of Italian-inspired dishes.

Irwin's Howell's House brand is being revamped
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Irwin’s revamps Howell’s Handmade range

Northern Ireland-based Irwin’s Bakery is to revamp its Howell’s Handmade range, changing the name and adding eight new product lines.

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.

Krazi Baker releases first packaged product

Mark Douglas, founder of Northern Irish bakery company Krazi Baker, has launched his first packaged retail product at Belfast International Airport’s (BIA) country market.

United Biscuits suffers profit tumble

United Biscuits (UB) has seen pre-tax operating profits fall 47.5% to £54.7 million in the year to 3 January 2015, according to newly filed Companies House accounts.

Thorntons re-embraces biscuit market

Chocolate-maker Thorntons has returned to the world of biscuits with a new range aimed at adults. 

Greggs wins health award

Highstreet bakery chain Greggs has won the Health and Wellness Award at the IGD Awards 2015 for the positive health impact of its Balanced Choice range.

Record wheat yield at harvest

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

Wrights backs bid for World’s Strongest Man

It’s not every day a Wrights Food delivery van is used as a weight, but that’s precisely what happened when the UK’s Strongest Man deadlifted a 2.5 tonne vehicle. 

New addition to Irish breads range

Northern Irish bakery Irwin’s has launched a new Rankin Selection traditional Irish bread.

Hovis back on TV screens

Hovis has returned to TV screens for the first time in three years with a modern twist on its iconic ‘boy on a bike’ ad. 

Tesco removes £93k of garlic bread from shelves

Garlic bread produced by Bakkavör Foods worth £93,000 has been taken off the shelves at Tesco for being underweight.

Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons launches allergen-friendly wraps

Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons has launched a new range of wraps that are gluten-, wheat- and dairy-free.

Innovation rife at IBA

A staggering 77,000 people went through the doors at last month’s IBA exhibition in Munich, Germany.

Hovis launches Good Inside sandwich thins

Hovis plans to cash in on the appetite for sandwich alternatives with the launch of two new ranges.

Ulrick & Short launches shelf-life boosting starches

Ingredients specialist Ulrick & Short has launched two starches that it claims increase shelf-life and enhance the height and softness of the loaf with no detriment to taste or texture.

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). 

Feel Free For Gluten Free launches doughnut range in Tesco

Feel Free For Gluten Free has launched a new doughnut product in 250 Tesco stores.

Proper Cornish’s portable pies listed by major companies

Proper Cornish’s new, handheld ‘on-the-go’ pies have been listed by wholesaler Bidvest and caterer Compass Group.

Best organic Danish rye in London is named

An organic 100% rye Danish loaf made by Notting Hill Real Bread bakery SNAPS + RYE was named ‘The Londoners’ Loaf’ at the Urban Food Awards during The Urban Food Feast at Borough Market on 25 September.

Great British Bake Off’s Holly Bell publishes cookbook

Great British Bake Off contestant Holly Bell has followed in the footsteps of Mary Berry and linked up with frozen food chain Iceland to publish a new cookbook called The Power Of Frozen.

Scottish co-operative launches premium doughnut range

Scotland’s largest independent co-operative has announced the launch of a new premium doughnut range.

Ultrasonic cutter on display at the IBA.
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Brook Food launches ultrasonic cake cutter

Brook Food has introduced the Reach Food Systems Ultrasonic Cake Cutter to the UK bakery market.

Cocomacs has opened at Birmingham's Grand Central
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Cocomacs launches in Birmingham

A new artisan micro-bakery, Cocomacs, has opened in the newly launched Grand Central Birmingham shopping centre.

Mike Roberts and Lindsay Occleston of Roberts alongside Val Custance, Mayor of Erewash
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Roberts Bakery celebrates £2m upgrade

Frank Roberts & Sons Bakery has opened its £2m-plus upgrade of the former Aldreds the Bakers bakery, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, featuring a state-of-the-art sandwich thins line.

Active Families, Happy Families with Soreen
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Soreen launches active families campaign

Samworth Brothers-owned Soreen has launched a partnership with charity Youth Sport Trust called Active Families, Happy Families.

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

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