June

Jaffa cakes war is waged

Biscuit maker Bahlsen is to take on McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes with a new six-figure advertising campaign for its Messino cake – an “upmarket oblong Jaffa”.

UK government-procured flour must meet set standards

All flour bought by government departments will soon have to conform to British farming and manufacturing standards. Under a new government plan, flour used in hospitals, schools and prisons will have to meet production standards such as the Red Tractor scheme or LEAF Marque scheme.

Rumours quelled over selling by number

The European Parliament (EP) has been forced to quell fears that food businesses would be banned from denoting the number of products on-pack, after a proposal for the continuation of selling by number was rejected by MEPs in a recent vote.

Irwin’s Bakery invests €1m in supply chain

Irwin’s Bakery will invest €1m into its Irish supply chain network during the next three years to create a direct route to retailers in the Dublin area.

Truly Scrumptious sugarcraft school now open

Linlithgow-based designer cake business Truly Scrumptious is to open a Cupcake Cafe Bar amd Cake Decorating School later this month.

Renshaw's World Cup Cupcake

Renshaw's World Cup Cupcake

In honour of playing in the World Cup we've designed a fun-style cake to share while you watch the match!

Fords Bakery is rescued from administration

Scullions Wholesale Bakery, a subsidiary of the McGhee Group, has bought fellow Scottish firm Fords Bakery out of administration, saving 87 jobs.

Unifine aids GB pastry team

Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients is to support UK participants in the Amoretti 2010 World Pastry Team Championship in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, in July.

Budget: food to remain zero-rated

The standard rate of VAT will increase from 17.5% to 20% from 4 January 2011, announced chancellor George Osborne in his first Budget earlier today, but zero-rating for most food remains in place.

Roberts Bakery buys ailing Aldreds

Roberts Bakery has purchased Aldreds the Bakers after parent company D&G Food Group put its four bakeries up for sale earlier this month.

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