A branch of high street chain Greggs, in Scotland’s Arbroath, is being terrorised daily by a bird that staff have named Steven Seagull.

Food safety expert professor Chris Elliott has called for a new approach to food at The City Food Lecture 2017.

Samworth Brothers-owned West Cornwall Pasty Company (WCPC) has appointed Tony Keating as its new managing director.

AMF Bakery Solutions has promoted its vice-president Jason Ward to president with immediate effect.

Sutton United’s hopes of FA Cup glory may be pie in the sky, but the non-league’s side reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw could face disciplinary action from the Football Association after eating a pie on the bench in the team’s loss to Arsenal.

Morrisons category manager of bakery Andy Clegg will be keynote speaker at this year’s British Society of Baking (BSB) spring conference.

British Baker spoke with Shilpa Agarwal, sales and marketing director for the Indian market, on how food-tech companies are currently thriving in India.

Bakers have hit out at a report naming businesses that have underpaid staff – saying it is ‘misleading’ and has branded ‘honest people’ as criminals.

Chef and author Prue Leith is a contender to replace Mary Berry as a judge for The Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

To mark his first Valentine’s Day in London, Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel has turned his pastries pink.

British Baker made the trip to Nashik, India to speak with Signature International Foods managing director Yatin Patel.

Ingredients supplier Edme has appointed a new sales manager with experience of the fast-growing gluten-free market.

Gail’s calls for volunteers

10 February, 2017

Gail’s Bakery has launched a call to arms for local volunteers to help it deliver bread to charities in Brighton and Hove.

The Real Bread Campaign (RBC) is calling on bakeries and baking schools to join in the ninth annual Real Bread Week between 6 and 14 May.

Food and agriculture company Cargill has partnered with the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), to expand their joint actions on child labour in Côte d’Ivoire.

Richard Pennycook, the man credited with saving The Co-op Group, is to step down as CEO.

Birds Eye has announced the three finalists who will battle it out to become the first ever winner of the Birds Eye Fish Finger Sandwich Awards.

Ninety-one bakers and their associates from across the south west swapped dough for haute cuisine as they gathered for the first time in 12 years.

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) has launched the eighth Master of Culinary Arts (MCA), aimed at pastry chefs, head chefs and restaurant managers.

Former Morrisons chairman and life president Sir Ken Morrison CBE has died.

There are many canine bakeries popping up online, but Millie and Ruby’s in Great Harwood is among the first to open a bricks-and-mortar bakery devoted entirely to dogs. 

Civil service staff have been warned that bringing cake to work for birthdays or other celebrations could be a “public health hazard”.

Nationwide cake delivery service Mums Bake Cakes is looking to recruit more bakers to sell their products through its website.

A bakery in Fleetwood has pleaded guilty to three offences under food safety and hygiene legislation after mouse droppings were found on the premises.

The UK pastry team won the Best Sugar Piece prize and placed eighth overall at the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie - and British Baker was there to watch the action unfold.

Purple Plum Catering chef director Charlie Hodson has been crowned winner of The Great Sausage Roll Off 2017 competition.

Following the announcement that retailer Tesco and wholesaler Booker Group will be merging to create the “UK’s leading food business”, the industry has given its thoughts on the impact that the £3.7bn deal will have on the food sector.

Internationally renowned boulanger Eric Kayser has opened his first UK site on London’s Baker Street. Alice Cooke caught up with him to find out what took him so long to get here.

Details of a major shake-up in Greggs’ manufacturing and distribution network have emerged over the past week.

High street sandwich chain Subway will be donating 50 six-inch subs to help with the afternoon ‘foot-tea’ event in Yeadon, Yorkshire.

Greggs has revealed its Norwich bakery is to close as part of a major shake-up of its manufacturing and distribution structure, which is feared to have put hundreds of jobs at risk.

A management consultant has left behind a 23-year corporate career to pursue his dream of opening a traditional bakery.

The UK pastry team has won the Best Sugar Piece prize and placed eighth overall at the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie.

A Warburtons worker broke his back after falling nearly two metres at the bakery’s Wednesbury site.

Greggs has revealed further shake-ups in its manufacturing structure following news it is to convert its bakery in Birmingham into a distribution centre.

The UK Pastry Team competed in day one of the finals of the biannual Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie in Lyon, France – and British Baker was there to watch the action unfold.

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius has appointed Adrian Barnfield as sales manager.

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer has completed the transition to her cake firm’s brand from Narna’s Cakes to Ridiculously Rich by Alana.

Lotus Bakeries UK founder Paul Hunter has become managing director of healthy snacks business Urban Fresh Foods (UFF).

Bulk food transport service provider Abbey Logistics Group has appointed Tony Kenny as operations director.

Following Theresa May’s announcement that the UK is set to leave the single market, the industry has reacted to the news that could affect their businesses.

Leicestershire-based business California Prunes has appointed Peter Cook as the company’s new brand ambassador.

Holland’s Pies has launched a campaign giving businesses the chance to win a ‘canteen kit out’.

Premier Foods has announced it will launch the first-ever McDougalls Wholesaler Baking Team of the Year competition following the success of a similar competition in primary schools for the past two years.

Medical experts have been fiercely debating the £25m the NHS spends on prescription gluten-free food for coeliacs.

Friary Mill Bakery is to present the Plymouth Argyle team with a massive pasty as a ‘well done’ from the town for their 0-0 draw against Liverpool last weekend.

Bolton-based Farzana Dipoti has been forced to change her bakery’s name by the multi-billion dollar US business The Cheesecake Factory.

Bolton Wanderers staff gave Sam Allardyce a welcome present when he returned to his former club last weekend.

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer is looking for a production pastry chef for her cake business Narna's Cakes.

Forty-six jobs are at risk at Spalding Bakery after the business revealed plans to shake up its shift system.

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