January

Reaseheath on course

Nantwich-based Reaseheath College has teamed up with Chester University to launch a bakery course aimed at baking industry professionals.

Sheffield College invests in £1.2m training facility

A state-of-the-art training bakery is due to open at Castle College in Sheffield in March as part of a new £1.2m catering facility.

Jacksons plans growth

Baking Industry Awards winner Jacksons The Bakers has opened a new £1.2m bakery, with a view to expanding into new areas, including supermarket supply.

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Barnsley firm secures a string of deals

Barnsley-based Fosters Bakery has struck a deal that will see the company supply its frozen baked bread to Greece, through The Greek Coffee Company. It has also just launched four products in Asda, and two via a sandwich- maker into Boots the Chemist.

Extra work on cards as 'gluten-free' laws change

New requirements for the content of products labelled as 'gluten-free' could mean extra work for bakeries, following the announcement of new EU regulations. The new rules, which will apply to foodstuffs specifically produced for people intolerant to gluten, will have to contain less than 20 parts of gluten per million (ppm), in order to be labelled as 'gluten-free' - 10 times less than the previous limit of 200ppm.

Join in the fun on BB's National Cupcake Week

British Baker is encouraging bakers up and down the country to capitalise on the ever-popular cupcake trend by getting involved in National Cupcake Week.

Administrator for bagel firm

London-based manufacturer The Bagel Group has gone into administration, with around 80 jobs believed to be at risk. The company, previously known as Mr Bagels, produces bagels under the Mr Bagels brand, and filed for administration on 16 January 2009. MCR Corporate Restructuring is administrator.

Dobbie back to Délifrance as it grows speciality arm

Délifrance UK has reappointed Ian Dobbie as MD, as it moved to complete the purchase of the speciality bakery companies Le Pain Croustillant and Sofrapain from Premier Foods.

Lewis Pies starts on £2m expansion

Building work has started on a £2m extension to Lewis Pies' factory in Swansea, which will boost production of savoury pies, pas-ties and sausage rolls.

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