Inspection and certification provider SAI Global/EFSIS is now able to carry out assessments against the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard. The standard looks at every aspect of how a company’s operations affect the environment, from waste management to its carbon footprint. Inspections can be carried out in conjunction with recognised food, national and proprietary standards.

Master bakers have suspended all bread baking in Nigeria for a week, with effect from today, in protest at the frequent hikes in the cost of flour. Bakers were also told to increase the cost of a standard bread loaf by 20 naira (8p) when they resume work after the strike.

Two-thirds of 512 UK senior managers quizzed in a nationwide survey believe that lack of management skills was the chief factor responsible for workplace bullying. The research, released by the Ban Bullying At Work campaign, was compiled in conjunction with the Chartered Management Institute.

Bagel sales have jumped by 24.5% in the past year and are worth £43.8m a year, according to figures released by leading UK bagel manufacturer Mr Bagels. The Food Doctor bagel brand has also recorded value sales up 12.4% year-on-year.

The results of a Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) study into improving efficiency and profits in the cereal industry will be published this autumn. The study was conducted by HGCA over three years in conjunction with the Food Chain Centre and other organisations.