Industry hits back at CASH bread salt claims

Bakers have rubbished claims made in a new report by Consensus Action on Salt (CASH) that one in four bread loaves contain as much salt per slice as a packet of crisps. Fresh breads were highlighted as the worst offenders in the research, with Paul (UK), Le Pain Quotidien, Greggs and Percy Ingle featured high up in the Bread Survey 2011, which listed loaves from the highest to the lowest salt content per 100g.

Robert Ditty takes top title at this year's BIA

Robert Ditty walked off with the accolade of Baker of the Year at the 24th Baking Industry Awards this week, in the Vandemoortele-sponsored category.

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Town Mill Bakery looks to the future

Despite the closure of its Tudor Arcade shop this week, Town Mill Bakery is looking to the future with the opening of a new shop in Plymouth in October and plans for additional bakeries.

Welsh bar firm to extend contract manufacturing

Denbighshire bakery bar manufacturer Wholebake Ltd plans to invest in the contract manufacturing side of its business following a management buy-out of the firm earlier this summer.

Outlook good for quality of wheat harvest

The quality of this year’s wheat harvest is likely to be better than last year, according to the HGCA’s Provisional Cereals Quality Survey.

Bakeries sign up to help CLIC Sargent

Over 20 bakery businesses have so far confirmed their support to help raise money for National Cupcake Week’s partner charity CLIC Sargent, which supports children with cancer.

Ditty takes home Baker of the Year gong

Robert Ditty took the title of Baker of the Year, sponsored by Vandemoortele at the 2011 Baking Industry Awards last night.

Pieminister readies rugby fans with breakfast pies

Pieminister has teamed up with England Rugby sponsor 02, to launch two limited-edition breakfast pies, ready for the Rugby World Cup.

DS-gluten free revamps its frozen pastry

Free-from food brand DS-gluten free has reformulated its frozen pastry range, which will launch this month.

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