July

Heron Foods acquires second site

Irish gluten-free bakery Heron Foods has acquired a second production site in County Cork as demand from customers in Ireland and the UK grows.

Bertinet to teach kids about baking

School children around the country are being offered baking lessons via a live video-link from French baker and chef Richard Bertinet.

Dawn Foods fined for oil spill

Dawn Foods has been fined £23,500 and ordered to pay £7,950 costs after admitting two charges that resulted in the pollution of the River Avon.

British egg industry calls for government support

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) is calling for an effective intra-EU ban on the trade of egg and egg products produced by conventionally caged (‘battery’) hens from entering the UK market from the beginning of next year.

Approval for new EU food labelling rules

The European Parliament has approved new EU food labelling rules, designed to help consumers make more informed, healthier choices.

AAK airs concerns on palm oil claims

Edible oils and fats supplier AAK UK is warning manufacturers not to make misleading claims when buying sustainable palm oil products.

California Raisins sees strong growth

The use of California Raisins among craft bakers has doubled in the past five years to an average of 11 tonnes per baker, according to UK and Europe marketing director Peter Meadows.

Lantmännen opens UK site

Lantmännen Unibake is poised for growth in the UK after seeing the official opening of a new 8,000sq m bakery dedicated to Danish pastry production.

Wheat speculation comes under G20 scrutiny

Regulations to curb financial speculation on wheat have moved a step closer, although bakery suppliers warned they would be difficult to introduce.

Scottish bakers hit back at latest research on salt

Scottish bakers feel unfairly targeted by the Food Standards Agency in Scotland (FSAS) which reports that consumers have not reduced their salt consumption in the last five years.

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