n The Flour Advisory Bureau is working with HGCA on an updated education website and programme - The Grain Chain - which will be launched in September. It will feature interactive information in line with the curriculum for key stages two and three, with topics including healthy eating, growing food and the science of baking.
n Scotland’s food and drink industry has joined forces to create a new leadership organisation - Scotland Food & Drink - which aims to harness collective resources to create an industry worth £10bn by 2017 - up from £7bn.
n The Soil Association is calling on organic businesses to ’Wake up to an organic breakfast’ during Soil Association Organic Fortnight from 1-16 September. Hundreds of events are planned across the country, in which farms, shops, restaurants and cafés can get involved to promote the health, taste, environmental and animal welfare benefits of organic food. Visit [http://www.soilassociation.org/organicfortnight].
n Scottish family baker Aulds is now back in a permanent building following a devastating fire at its premises in 2005. Its 210 staff have moved from their temporary facility which was built at the rear of the burnt-out building. Aulds supplies frozen desserts to foodservice companies as well as retail snack products.
n Catering supplier Brakes picked up eight trophies for new products at the British Frozen Food Federation 2007 Annual Awards, including Best New Bakery/Pastries Product and Best New Dessert/Ice Cream/Confectionery Product.