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Extended Tesco listing for Feel Free For Gluten Free mini donuts

Feel Free For Gluten Free’s (FFFGF’s) mini donuts will be available in 646 Tesco stores from this month.

Dawn’s new limited-edition frostings

Dawn Foods has launched three new frostings in flavours presently unique in the bakery sector, to “help bakers capture the essence of spring and summer”.

Sugar is Brit’s biggest health concern, not fat

New research from market analyst, Mintel, has shown that we are more concerned about sugar than fat and calories.

Sugarwise – a solution to the sugar debate?

Today, (11 March) students at the University of Cambridge will announce details of a “ground-breaking free sugars test”.

‘Everything Doughnut’ becomes latest hybrid

The Doughnut Project, in the US, has unveiled a sweet and savoury pastry hybrid topped with cream cheese, sesame seeds and garlic.

British Pie Awards judging underway

Yesterday (9 March) marked the start of the eighth annual British Pie Awards, held in Melton Mowbray Church. 

Carbs linked to lung cancer?

A US study has found a link between lung cancer and eating a diet with a high glycaemic index (GI), a measure of carbohydrate content.

New puddings from Essex producer

Cole’s Puddings has launched two new Christmas puddings, which it says can be enjoyed on any special occasion.

Folic acid “not a bakery issue” says Scottish Bakers

The Scottish government has backed mandatory fortification of flour, but industry association Scottish Bakers had said folic acid is a medical issue, not a bakery one. 

Britain’s first chocolate kebab shop

The Chocolate Kebab House will open in Swansea in June, serving crêpes, churros, waffles and milkshakes.

The New York Bakery Co launches wholemeal bagel

The wholemeal bagels from The New York Bakery Co (NYBC) are low in saturated fat and are a source of fibre.

Prewett’s extends gluten-free biscuit range

The UK gluten-free biscuit brand has further extended its range to include milk-free biscuits, ‘indulgent’ all butter cookies and individually wrapped chocolate-coated biscuit bars.

New mini pastry collection

Swedish bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has launched a Mini Signature Selection, made up of Danish pastries.

EHL’s new seed blends for savoury biscuits

EHL Ingredients has launched a new range of seed blends to help bakers create exciting new recipes and formulations for savoury biscuits and crackers. 

New Brioche Pasquier macarons

French patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier aims to target “the consumer’s growing passion for macarons”.

Fairtrade sales up, but not sugar

The Fairtrade Foundation charity said that shoppers and businesses are choosing Fairtrade for most groceries, but not sugar.

Ben & Jerry’s launches ice cream sandwiches

Already a hit in the US, the ice cream giants are bringing the ‘Wich range to our supermarkets this month.

Welsh Hills triumphs at Welsh Business Awards

Gluten-free bakery Welsh Hills has been revealed as joint winner of the Success through Overseas Trade category in the Welsh Business Awards.

Waverley Bakery bought for £5.2m

Scottish ice-cream cone and wafer maker Waverley Bakery has been bought by Nordic business Orkla Food Ingredients (OFI).

New Hovis Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed loaf

Hovis’ special-edition loaf, which launches this month, has a seeded dough for extra crunch, is a source of protein and is rich in fibre. 

Irwin’s wheaten bread in Asda

Irwin’s Bakery is to supply more than 100,000 packs of its new wheaten bread products to all Asda stores in Northern Ireland.

2017 salt targets on track

Consensus for Action on Salt & Health (CASH) has collected data on white bread brands in the UK, and Brace’s and Linwoods do not meet the 2017 max salt target.

First sugar, now salt?

Starbucks, Caffé Nero and Costa pastries and sandwiches contain too much salt, according to research for The Telegraph.

New maple syrup in industry-friendly packaging

Pure Maple, the new 100% pure Grade A Canadian maple syrup, has launched a new convenient Bag in a Box specifically for the foodservice and bakery sectors.

European sugar crisis imminent?

A sugar supply crisis in Europe is almost certain, bakers have been warned.

Organic bakery sector recovering

Sales of organic bakery and cakes have improved significantly since the Soil Association’s (SA) 2015 Market Report. 

Blueberries are a source of the digestion-retarding pigment anthocyanin
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Diabetic-friendly bread produced by Singapore scientists

A team of scientists have produced diabetic-friendly bread by adding a plant-extract which slows the rate of digestion.

New gluten-free bakery for Bideford

The Instow Kitchen, a new bakery and coffee shop, is opening in north Devon, and everything is 100% gluten-free.

Birmingham baker produces a million macaroons

Rosie Ginday, founder of Miss Macaroon, has just produced her one millionth macaroon, a blueberry and white chocolate ganache that forms part of her spring/summer range.

Anglia Maltings expands overseas

The East Anglian malt firm has acquired Tivoli Malz GmbH, which is based in Germany and Poland.

£1.5m investment for Northumberland ingredients supplier

Silvery Tweed Cereals will boost its capacity, improve productivity and create jobs.

New ChocScotch Egg from Derbyshire bakery

The latest bakery innovation comes from Bakezilla’s Bespoke Cakes, and is set to take Easter by storm.  

Asda recalls cake over walnut fears

Asda has withdrawn its Extra Special Chocolate and Beetroot Cake because some packs might contain walnuts.

Hovis launches chia bread

With its Hovis Seed Sensations Chia Bread, Hovis has become the first major bread brand to launch chia bread in the UK.  

Sugar tax would save £10m a year

A tax on sugary drinks could prevent 3.7m obesity cases by 2025, according to Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum.

Shrewsbury baker celebrates football cup challenge with loaf

Bread and Loaf bakery in Castle Gates has produced the FA Cob, to celebrate Shrewsbury Town’s FA Cup draw with Manchester United. 

Tesco says Brits prefer their croissants straight

British consumers now prefer the straight variety of the breakfast pastry, and from today (19 February), Tesco will no longer sell curved croissants. 

White bread sales drop by 75%

There has been a dramatic shift away from white bread, according to the National Food Survey.

Anne Nilsson, associate professor at the food for health science centre at Lund
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Barley bread can reduce diabetes and obesity risk

Bread made using barley could cut the risk of obesity and diabetes, according to research by Lund University in Sweden.

Cameron to scrap sugar tax plans

According to the Financial Times, the government has abandoned plans to introduce a sugar tax as part of its ‘obesity strategy’.

Clean label opportunities for bakers

A new study, Cracking the Clean Label Code, has highlighted clean-label opportunities for manufacturers and retailers in the baking industry.

Museum puts historic mill to good use

The Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings plans to mill its own flour with one of its exhibits, which it will then use to make bread.

The 2016 FreeFrom Awards Shortlist

Celebrating the best in gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and all free-from foods, the 2016 shortlist is out now. British Baker picks out the bakery highlights.

Tower Bakery wins £10,000 in Dawn competition

Perthshire-based Tower Bakery has won £10,000 worth of bakery equipment, in a competition run by Dawn Foods, in conjunction with Mono Equipment.

Feel Free for Gluten Free launches in Morrisons

Food brand Feel Free For Gluten Free (FFFGF), is adding to its retail stockists with five new listings in Morrisons.

Welsh Hills secures Morrisons contract

South Wales-based Welsh Hills Bakery has secured a contract with supermarket giant Morrisons to supply its gluten- and dairy-free products. 

Cornelius to expand range

Cornelius Group, an independent European distributor of raw materials and ingredients, will expand its health and nutrition offer across Europe.

Suzy Pelta launches Bake British range

Award-winning baking blogger Suzy Pelta has announced that she has launched a new range of home baking kits. 

Bread vital to nation’s future health, says Warburtons research

Bread has an important role to play in UK consumers’ micronutrient intake, said Warburtons, following recent research commissioned by the company.

Warrens Bakery launches The Great British Crisp Company

The Cornwall-based Warrens Bakery’s trade arm, Simply Cornish, has “refurbished” the Cornish Crisp Company, and it will now be known as The Great British Crisp Company (GBCC).

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