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New Sandwich Thins from Warburtons

This week, Warburtons has added two variants to its Sandwich Thins range. 

New British burrito offering

The Yorkshire pudding filled with slow-cooked beef is being called a British burrito by its gastropub inventor, Long Can Hall in Halifax.

Dawn Foods adds new flavours to Delifruit range

Bakery ingredients producer Dawn Foods has added two new natural flavour fillings to its Delifruit Fruit Fillings range.

Salmonella risk triggers tikka sandwich recall

Two sandwich brands have recalled products using tikka powder supplied by Catermix, due to the possible presence of salmonella, a bacterium that can cause food poisoning.

Freakshake – the Australian craze comes to London

Newly-opened bakery, Molly Bakes in New Dalston, has brought the freakshake to London, following in the footsteps of The Great British Cupcakery in Newcastle.

Coup de Pates launches two ready-to-use sponge sheets

Coup de Pates, which launched its rebrand of Delice de France last year, has created two new sponge sheets. 

Real Bread Campaign to consult supporters over labelling

A delegation from the Real Bread Campaign (RBC) has met with government representatives to discuss the RBC’s demand for legislation.

World Health Organisation backs sugar tax

A new report by The World Health Organisation (WHO) has backed the divisive plans to implement a sugar tax as a method of tackling childhood obesity.

Dawn Foods launches new pomegranate compound

A pomegranate compound is the latest addition to Dawn’s existing range of 20 compound flavours.

Toast Ale launches bread-based beer

Toast Ale, the Hackney-based company, has started trading by selling a pale ale made with waste bread.

Solvay launches two new flavours to “help reduce sugar”

Vanilla flavour manufacturer, Solvay Aroma Performance, has launched two new natural flavours.

Frustrated Scotland considers folic acid legislation

Scotland is considering introducing mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid in an effort to reduce the number of children born with birth defects.

Pidy launches spicy macarons

Pidy, the ready-to-fill pastry specialist, has launched one of the first ever spicy and curry flavoured macarons. 

Food Standards Scotland proposes sugar tax

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has proposed a sugar tax as part of a plan to defuse a “health time bomb”.

Eat Square launches gluten-free range

Eat Square, the Wiltshire-based pie producer, has released a range of gluten-free pies, which includes dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan variants.

Waitrose to take 25 tonnes of sugar out of own-label products

Retailer Waitrose has revealed plans to remove 25 tonnes of sugar from its own-label products this year.

NHS England to tax sugary treats by 2020

NHS England is set to introduce a sugar tax on snacks and drinks sold in its hospitals in an effort to tackle the UK’s obesity crisis.

Chief executive, Roger Whiteside
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Greggs to offer new gluten-free range

The high street bakery chain, Greggs, is set to introduce a new gluten-free range later this year, the company's chief executive has announced.

Bread in 28% of UK breakfasts

Research by Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board Cereals and Oilseeds (AHDB) has found that bread features in 28% of breakfasts in the UK.

Tate & Lyle launches new fondants for professional bakers

Tate & Lyle Sugars, the bakery ingredients supplier, has launched a new range of fondants aimed at baking professionals.

Patisserie Valerie launches Gloriously Gluten Free range

High street patisserie and cake shop Patisserie Valerie has launched a new gluten-free range, which will be available from 18 January.

The Kandy Bar wins World Scotch Pie Championship for a second year

The Kandy Bar has been crowned World Scotch Pie Champion 2016 – the Saltcoats-based bakery also took home the title in 2014.

Devon pie producer launches Mexican pie

Chunk of Devon, the Devon-based pie maker, has launched a Mexican-inspired vegetarian pie.

Muffin Break introduces new Muffin Lab concept

All Muffin Breaks will sell a “bold new creation to excite and intrigue” each month from now on, as part of the company’s new Muffin Lab concept.

Cameron says sugar tax is still a possibility

Prime Minister David Cameron says he does not want to rule out introducing a sugar tax in order to tackle Britain's “obesity crisis”.

Dawn Foods' American Bakery campaign to return in 2016

Dawn Foods has unveiled plans to run its successful American Bakery marketing campaign again in 2016.

Bako Own Label rebrands as Bako Select

Bako, the baking products and supplies company, has rebranded its own-label product line following “extensive customer research”.

World’s first sugar tracking app launched

Public Health England (PHE) has created a mobile phone app that allows parents to monitor the sugar intake of their children. 

Folic acid must be added to flour, say experts

UK experts are calling for the fortification of folic acid to be made mandatory in order to reduce serious birth defects.

Professor Keith Edwards of the University of Bristol
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Wheat research project receives £3.68m in government funding

A long-term study to improve the efficiency of wheat breeding is to be set up using £3.68m of funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Warburtons finalises five-year wheat contracts

Warburtons, the bakery giant, has today announced the finalising of new wheat-growing contracts with more than 300 British farmers.

European stance on trans fats welcomed

Campaigners against trans fats (TFAs) in food have welcomed a report from the European Commission stating legal limits on their presence in food would be the most effective response to improve public health.

Jennifer Irvine, the third UK brand ambassador for the California Prune Board
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Prune board adds new ambassador

A third UK brand ambassador has been recruited by the California Prune Board.

Eat Natural in peanut allergy withdrawal

Eat Natural, the fruit and nut bars and cereal company, has withdrawn one of its lines from Waitrose after a manufacturing error meant it contained undeclared peanuts.

Tunnocks hit by online petition

An online petition targeting the use of palm oil by Tunnock’s, the family owned Scottish baker, has attracted nearly 3,500 signatures since it was launched 11 days ago.

Innovative AAK scores double FiE win

AAK, the Swedish fats and oil ingredients manufacturer, has scooped a double award at the Food ingredients Europe Innovation awards in Paris.

Stork launches Christmas home baking drive

Stork, the Unilever-owned brand, has launched a £1.6m Christmas marketing campaign to encourage consumers to home-bake with Stork with Butter. 

Europeans are decreasing their sugar intake, says study

The majority of consumers in key European markets are cutting back on their consumption of sugar, new research from Mintel has revealed.

MPs back sugar tax, but industry fights back

A group of MPs has thrown its weight behind a proposed tax on sugary drinks to battle child obesity – along with other measures.

Muppets top most-read news on bakeryinfo

Only a month ago few would have predicted that The Muppets would be back on our screens at primetime. However few would have envisioned Warburtons pumping £25m into a promotional campaign. 

FDF boss adds voice to argument against sugar tax

A tax on sugar is not the answer to tackling the obesity crisis, the director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reiterated. 

British Lion Egg Processors has launched the world's most comprehensive egg quality scheme
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British Lion Egg Processors relaunches Code

British Lion Egg Processors has relaunched its Lion Egg Products Code of Practice to provide what it claims is the world’s most comprehensive egg quality scheme.

Department of Health to reassess potassium salt stance

Department of Health (DH) advice on using potassium salt is being revised as part of an effort to reduce public consumption of table salt.

Cookie dough withdrawn over allergen

Mo’s Cookie Dough, the chilled cookie dough producer, has temporarily withdrawn its products due to a labelling issue.

RGF returns to profit

Real Good Food (RGF) has reported a profit before tax of £9.3m for its first half – compared with a loss of £4.7m for the same period last year.

Carr’s records healthy profit growth

Unaudited figures show the food division of Carr’s Group has enjoyed a 6.3% rise in profit before tax for the year ended 29 August 2015.

Macphie has launched a new website
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Macphie launches new website

Aberdeenshire-based ingredients manufacturer Macphie has launched a new website.

Tate & Lyle has seen adjusted profit before tax rise 28%
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Tate & Lyle sees pre-tax profits jump 28%

Tate & Lyle, the bakery ingredients supplier, saw its adjusted profit before tax increase by 28% this year to £103m.

New legislation could trigger a flood of cheap sugar
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Liberalised sugar market could lead to a flood of cheap imports

Europe could be flooded by cheap sugar because of plans to liberalise the sugar market, according to a new study.

Barry Callebaut posts profit dip, warns on year ahead

Global chocolate producer Barry Callebaut has warned about a “challenging” year ahead – after it saw its net profit decline by 5.9% to CHF240 million (£157m).

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