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Costa, Starbucks and Caffè Nero respond to faecal bacteria investigation

Costa, Starbucks and Caffè Nero have pledged to take action following a BBC Watchdog investigation found that their ice contained bacteria from faeces.

Did you know? Greggs has been quietly giving away cake in Scotland since 2016

For more than a year, 20 Scottish Greggs stores have been offering free cakes to people who host a tea party for lonely OAPs.

Billington’s Gingerbread rolls out new-look packaging

Shropshire-based Billington’s Gingerbread is to launch its new packaging today (28 June).

HOW TO: make festival-themed biscuits

Festival season is here, and baking decoration specialists Cake Angels are making the most of it with some festival-themed biscuits.

Südzucker UK achieves new BRC standard

Livingston-based sugar producer Südzucker UK has achieved the new BRC Agents & Brokers certification.

Sainsbury’s unveils Gin & Tonic and Prosecco baking flavourings

Sainsbury’s has rolled out two new baking flavourings, Gin & Tonic and Prosecco, to its stores.

Soreen secures listing at WHSmith Travel stores

Malt loaf maker Soreen has linked up with WHSmith for a new distribution partnership of its Malt Loaf bar.

Amazon buys Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal

Amazon is to acquire grocery business Whole Foods Market in a deal valued at $13.7bn.

GALLERY: #CupcakeDay 2017

Yesterday, bakers across the UK were hard at work making cupcakes for #CupcakeDay, which raises money for the Alzheimers Society.

What was the UK’s most recalled bakery item in 2016?

New research from pest control experts Rentokil has examined the cost of product recalls to the bakery industry, and how they can be avoided. 

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