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Double D system
Double D Food Engineering has developed a Clean In Place (CIP) system, to meet the specific hygiene needs of industrial bakers producing speciality bread, where toppings such as butter, cheese, garlic, olive oil, ham or tomatoes require extra efficient cleaning. It features sparge pipes, which deliver a pressurised, heated, caustic solution throughout the oven.

Coffee Republic seeks prime sites across UK

Coffee Republic is on the look-out for 20 new retail sites, only months after being rescued from administration.

Tan Y Castell gets on board with Arriva

Pembrokeshire bakery Tan Y Castell Welshcakes has struck a deal with Arriva Trains to supply its 'Welshcakes Snack Pack' on board all the company's trains across Wales.

New National Trust line

The National Trust is to launch its first branded bakery range in early 2010, and is on the look-out for bakeries to get involved.

Lightbody hands over Finsbury helm to Duffy

Martin Lightbody has stepped down as chief executive of Finsbury Foods, and handed the reins to former chief operating officer John Duffy, as the group announced its full-year results.

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Pasty lesson
More than 240 children aged five to seven from Newquay's Trenance Infant School in Cornwall learnt how to make Cornish pasties during a visit from Crantock Bakery, as teaching staff ran sessions on food production and nutrition.

Allied faces potential redundancies

Allied Bakeries could make up to 40 workers redundant at its Liverpool site after failing to boost its morning goods business.

Student enrolments rise as interest in baking soars

Colleges are enrolling bumper student numbers on to bakery courses this year, with admissions up between 9% and a staggering 160%.

Sandwiches remain a lunch staple

Sandwiches are suffering an overall decline in sales, but are still a top lunch choice, according to the latest out-of-home lunch figures from international market research company, NPD Group.

Tom Warburton passes on

The Warburton family has announced with great sadness that Tom Warburton, from the fourth generation of the family business, passed away on Monday 21 September 2009, aged 83.

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