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Tate & Lyle to display 15-tier cake at King’s Cross

Tate & Lyle will unveil a 15-tier cake at London’s King’s Cross on Thursday (8 November) to celebrate its 140th anniversary.

Callebaut debuts 1% added sugar milk chocolate

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has launched a 1% added sugar chocolate called Ecl1pse under its Callebaut brand.

Bakery technologist makes shortlist for science award

Amy Jackson, bakery technologist at Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), has been named as one of five contenders for Food Scientist of the Year in the UK Food and Drink Federation Awards 2018.

Südzucker and DouxMatok to market 'breakthrough' sugar reduction system

Sugar supplier Südzucker has formed a partnership to market a system claimed to reduce the sugar content in products by up to 40%

Kara reduces sugar in Tulip muffin range

Kara, Finsbury Food Group’s foodservice brand, has redeveloped its Tulip muffin range with less sugar.

Sugar tax has ‘little impact’ on consumer behaviour

The sugar tax imposed on soft drinks, and suggested for bakery items such as cakes and biscuits, has had little impact on consumer behaviour, Nielsen research has revealed.

Baked goods account for more of kids’ sugar intake than soft drinks

Cakes, biscuits and other baked goods account for almost a quarter of children’s sugar intake, according to government body Public Health England.

Waitrose’s step-by-step guide to reducing sugar

Pressure on bakery manufacturers and retailers to reduce the sugar content of their goods has been renewed after the food and drink industry fell short of government targets.

What we learned at the FOB conference 2018

Experts from Waitrose, Public Health England and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) were among the speakers at the Federation of Bakers’ (FOB) annual conference last week.

Healthy items off the menu for some of Britain’s bakers

Despite pressure on food manufacturers to cut sugar and calories from products, Britain’s bakers seem to be shying away from healthier NPD.

Tax on sweet treats could reduce snack consumption

A tax on sweet treats such as cakes and biscuits could lead to a wider reduction in snack consumption, according to a new study.

Nestlé slashes sugar content in new MilkyBar

Amid government initiatives to cut sugar consumption, Nestlé has claimed its new technology has reduced sugar in its latest MilkyBar by 30%.

Tesco changes doughnut recipe to reduce sugar

Tesco has changed the recipe of three own-label doughnut lines to reduce their sugar content. 

Mr Kipling launches reduced-sugar cake slices

Premier Foods is rolling out a three-strong range of reduced-sugar cake slices under the Mr Kipling brand.

Starbucks cuts sugar in Christmas cakes

Starbucks has slashed sugar across its sweet bakery range, with reductions of up to 54%. 

Ban high-sugar biscuits and cakes from meal deals, urge health campaigners

High-sugar treats including biscuits and cakes should be banned from lunchtime meal deals, according to health campaigners Action on Sugar (AOS).

Healthy eating messages contradicted by schools, claims Jamie Oliver report

School activities such as cake and bake sales contradict healthy eating messages, a report by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation has claimed. 

Stevia use in global bakery NPD rises 15%

Global launches of baked goods made with stevia increased 15% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to 2016, according to new research.

Synergy may have the solution to butter shortage issue

Flavouring specialist Synergy has created a range of dairy solutions that can enhance mouthfeel and dairy notes in bakery products where butter may have been reduced.

New sugar reduction course announced

Sugar Reduction In Foods is a new course from Chipping Campden-based Campden BRI, taking place on 31 October at its Gloucestershire centre.

Nearly 60% think soft drink sugar tax applies to bakery

More than half of consumers think the soft drink sugar tax also applies to cakes and biscuits, according to analysts Nielsen.

Sugar reduction targets: the industry reacts

Specific sugar reduction targets have been published by Public Health England today (30 March). But what does this mean for bakers?

Government announces 2020 cake and biscuit sugar reduction targets

Specific sugar reduction targets - and guidelines on how to achieve them - have been published by the government today (30 March).

New sugar replacement for baking

Clean-label ingredients specialist Ulrick & Short has launched Avanté, a sugar replacement aimed at the bakery industry.

Oxford’s Bakery creates biscuit to mark connection with Elizabethan explorer

Sherborne-based business Oxford’s Bakery has created a unique biscuit marking the town’s connection with Sir Walter Raleigh.

Knead Bakery devises chocolate crumpet range

London-based business Knead Bakery has unveiled two innovative chocolate crumpet products.

Dentists urge businesses to combat ‘cake culture’

Dentists say ‘cake culture’ – celebrating success or special occasions with sweet treats – has made the workplace a main site of sugar consumption for many Brits.

Coffee shops attacked for 'staggering' levels of sugar in cakes

Health campaign group Action on Sugar – which has previously lambasted products including breakfast biscuits  has now turned its guns on the cake market.

FDF seminar for SMEs announced

Small and medium-sized food and drink producers (SMEs) can receive guidance on sugar reduction, labelling and claims at an upcoming seminar run by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Leatherhead Food Research (LFR).

Alain Dufait, business director at Cargill Starches & Sweeteners.
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Cargill spending £30m to ramp up glucose-fructose production

Ingredients supplier Cargill is investing more than £30m in manufacturing operations as it looks to tap opportunities created by the end of the European sugar regime.

Just Desserts’ salted caramel cake wins award

A hand-crafted salted caramel cake, produced for the retail market by Shipley-based bakery Just Desserts, has sliced through the competition to win a coveted Taste Award.

How Brexit uncertainty is pushing up bakery costs

Key bakery ingredients have soared in price following the Brexit referendum as weak sterling hits the cost of imports.

Sugar Free Bakery hit with court fine – for using sugar

Islington-based business, Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery has been placed with a court fine of £8,000 over a host of offences, including using sugar in its products.

Baked goods must become less sweet or smaller says government

Restaurants have been ordered to cut the size of their puddings by the government, or face being named and shamed.

Macphie introduces 30% reduced sugar range

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has unveiled that it will cut out 30% of sugar in its latest range of cakes and frostings.

Kellogg’s hires new MD

Snacks and Cereal manufacturer, Kellogg’s has appointed Dave Lawlor as managing director of its UK and Ireland division.

Cleo Rocos promotes sugar alternative

Actress, producer and presenter Cleo Rocos, who has developed a tequila brand AquaRiva, is now targeting the bakery market with an organic agave syrup under the same brand, after spending time in Mexico to source the finest quality.

Professor Graham MacGregor

Lobby groups renew call for action on childhood obesity

Lobby groups have renewed calls for action as they pick over the latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) published by Public Health England last week.

British Sugar selects new bulk transporter

British Sugar has chosen a UK provider of bulk food transport services, Abbey Logistics Group, to manage its bulk sugar movements across the nation in a long-term deal.

Department of Health set to introduce teaspoon measures on food packs

The Department of Health has stated that food packaging will be labelled with how many teaspoons of sugar and salt are added to a product, following the decision to leave the European Union.

The industry reacts to reformed childhood obesity plans

Bakers have been told by the government to cut the amount of sugar in their products by 20% over the next four years.

VIDEO: Ben Eastick, marketing director of Ragus Sugars

We spoke to Ben Eastick at the Ragus factory in Slough.

Campaigners slam government obesity strategy

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.

Sugar tax popular with consumers, finds study

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.

FDF publishes sugar reduction guidance

Bakers are being urged to understand the function of sugars in bakery items before moving to reduce the sugar content.

Sugar arm disposal transforms Real Good Food’s performance

Real Good Food has reported a statutory profit before tax of £12.9m for the year ending 31 March 2016.

Bakers follow their roots at local business

Traditional German bakery products are being brought to Taunton, Somerset, by newly opened Fräulein’s Bakery, owned by Lilly Rempel and Ramona Stuber-Case.

Tate & Lyle profits from weak sterling

Bulk ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle PLC said its Q1 profits from 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016 were up on the same period last year.

Action on Sugar slams government obesity report

A leaked copy of David Cameron’s Childhood Obesity Strategy has prompted campaign group Action on Sugar (AoS) to call for its revision.

Sugar tax ‘should be scrapped’

The proposed sugar tax on soft drinks will fail in its health aims, result in fewer jobs and damage the UK’s economy, according to the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA).

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