October

Speedibake's fresh deal

Norbert Dentressangle, which took over Christian Salvesen in 2007, has been awarded a two-year temperature-controlled storage and distribution contract with baked goods manufacturer Speedibake. Part of Associated British Foods, Speedibake is one of the leading producers of own-brand bakery products for the UK retail and foodservice sector. With turnover of around £70m, it employs 600 people at two bakeries in Yorkshire and specialises in US-style muffins, traditional ball doughnuts, baguettes, garlic bread and speciality breads.

Sainsbury's gets nearer to 100% British flour

Multiple retailer Sainsbury's has announced that it is "on course" to be the first retailer to use 100% British flour in its own-label sliced bread.

FSA returns affirmative on folic acid fortification

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reaffirmed its recommendation that bread or flour should be fortified with folic acid after considering updated information on folic acid and cancer from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN).

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Biscuit exports up

Greggs plans new bakery in the south

Greggs plans to build an additional bakery in the south of England to support the proposed opening of 600 new stores.

FSA reaffirms recommendation on folic acid

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reaffirmed its recommendation that bread or flour should be fortified with folic acid after considering updated information on folic acid and cancer from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN).

Breakthrough for bread shelf-life

A breakthrough method to increase the shelf-life of bread by up to 14 days has been licensed to food ingredients company Puratos.

South Shields bakery buyout

South Shields firm JW Rae Bakers has been rescued from liquidation by a division of Sunderland-based Monument Foods.

Wrights unveils trial store

Wrights has unveiled a prototype flagship store and retail brand in Stoke-on-Trent, which the firm hopes will broaden its appeal to consumers.

Less salt, more taste?

A Nottingham company claims to have discovered a way of modifying salt, to provide more taste from smaller quantities.

Eminate Limited’s product Soda-Lo 20 could potentially help bakers achieve lower salt targets in their products without compromising on taste, it is claimed.

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