London-based Bijou Choux, creator of Le Chouxnut, an éclair-doughnut hybrid, has seen its products listed in the foodhall of upmarket UK retailer Selfridges this month.

Chocolate competition The World Chocolate Masters is set to kick off is national pre-selections in the run-up to the 2017/18 event.

More than 90 judges made their way to Westminster Cathedral Hall yesterday (21 September) for the World Bread Awards judging day.

Chocolate and cocoa supplier Barry Callebaut is to launch a joint project with vanilla extracts and flavours supplier Prova to launch a new project in Madagascar.

UK snacking and baking brand Whitworths has launched its first superfood range of snacks, called Full of Super.

Tate & Lyle expands oats plant

21 September, 2016

Speciality ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle has expanded capacity at its oats ingredients manufacturing facility in Kimstad, Sweden.

Ingredients supplier Dawn Foods has introduced a pistachio flavour it is range of fonds - cream stabilisers for a variety of dessert applications.

Brioche Pasquier is introducing a selection of four continental-style desserts, aimed at targeting chocoholics on Valentine’s Day.

Kantar Worldpanel has revealed that, despite continued deflation of 1.1%, supermarket sales rose by 0.3% in the 12 weeks ending 11 September.

Innovation and quality were the focus at a recent Thinking Outside the Bap workshop held at Andrew Ingredients, Lisburn, suppliers of ingredients to the Irish baking and food industry.

Linwoods Bakery recalls loaf

09 September, 2016

Northern Ireland-based Linwoods Bakery is recalling its Multigrain Loaf due to an inconsistent emphasis of wheat ingredients and a soya ingredient, according to the Food Standards Agency.

Cheltenham-based baker Dominic Salter has chased off stiff competition to claim the Baker of the Year Award at this year’s prestigious Baking Industry Awards.

UK temperature control specialist Dawsonrentals has devised a new approach to ‘hot product cooling’ prior to blast chilling or freezing, which it says will slash costs for bakers.

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius has launched a new creative centre, designed to host joint development project workshops with partners and customers.

Premier Foods is introducing a whole cakes range to its Cadbury line in an aim to attract younger shoppers to the cake aisle.

New editor for British Baker

02 September, 2016

British Baker is delighted to announce that Vince Bamford will be joining the magazine as the new editor, effective 10 October.

Shipley-based firm Just Desserts has been awarded a two-star Great Taste Award for its individual Pear and Almond Franzipan tart and a one-star award for its Yorkshire Moggy Parkin.

Food ingredients supplier Edme is reintroducing the ancient grain naked barley into Britain - the first commercial crop was recently harvested.

A bakery manager in Scotland has been found guilty of embezzling almost £3k from Aulds Bakery.

UK bakery distribution business Coultons Bread is to open a new depot in Caernarfon, creating 20 jobs, after teaming up with Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries.

Dried fruits, nuts and seeds supplier Whitworths has released three recipes ahead of the festive season as part of its new Christmas campaign, #ShareTheLove.

Scotland is taking the challenge of tackling childhood obesity into its own hands, after the Scottish government expressed disappointment at the UK government’s childhood obesity strategy, published last week.

Hidden centres “abound” in this year’s Christmas bakery offer from Marks & Spencer.

Bakery decorations supplier G T Culpitt and Sons, based in Ashington, Northumberland, has been recognised for a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade this year.

Pladis-owned McVitie’s is launching a range of “spook-tacular” cakes in time for Halloween.

A recent study by US researchers has identified a link between a high-salt diet and lower blood levels of uric acid, a condition recognised to trigger gout, but sodium could also worsen blood pressure.

Bakery supplier Unicorn Ingredients has been awarded the BRC Standard for Agents and Brokers as a broker of seeds, sesame and olive oils, honey and pulses.

Scottish business McGhee’s Bakery has been shortlisted in the Glasgow Business Awards, organised by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Bank of Scotland.

Finsbury Food Group food-service brand Kara is launching two new cakes as part of its Indulgent Cake Collection.

Action on Sugar (AOS) has lambasted the government over its “weak obesity strategy”, describing it as “appalling” that no further action to improve the strategy has been taken since the leaked report a few weeks ago.

Pan’Artisan, the award-winning supplier of dough-based products, will be focusing on its handcrafted Focaccia Romana at this year’s Lunch! exhibition.

Nearly half (48%) of consumers agree with the sugar tax and a large proportion of them want more products, such as cakes and biscuits, to be added to it, according to market research firm Future Thinking.

Charity Coeliac UK has launched a new mobile app named Gluten-free food checker, designed to help those on a gluten-free diet find food while shopping.

Discount retailer Lidl has submitted a planning application to extend its Dalry, North Ayrshire store in order to include a larger bakery.

Yorkshire-based family bakery The Topping Pie Company has seen its sales from farm shops, delis, garden centres and independent retailers double in the last quarter.

Cake topping is among a new range of clean-label, dairy-based solutions for the food-service sector launched by Denmark-based firm Arla Foods Ingredients.

Northern Irish family bakery Genesis Crafty has said it is confident its 2016 turnover will exceed that of last year following a rise in sales to almost £16m in the year ending October 2015.

Specialist business Burtree Puddings has picked up 2016 Great Taste Awards for several of its products.

Leicestershire-based chilled and ambient foods supplier Samworth Brothers has plans to expand into the food-to-go sector with the launch of its new Deli Bite brand.

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