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Lily Vanilli launches Fortnum & Mason collaboration

Lily Jones, aka Lily Vanilli, has entered into a permanent partnership with premium London food retailer Fortnum & Mason.

Sunblest voted tastiest veda in Northern Ireland

Veda (an Irish version of malt loaf) is big business on the Emerald Isle, and now Sunblest, owned by Allied Bakeries, has been voted Northern Ireland’s tastiest. 

Personalised Jaffa Cakes for Father’s Day

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has launched personalised Jaffa Cakes for Father’s Day on 19 June.

Brioche Pasquier starts production at new UK site

One of the world’s largest producers of French patisserie and bakery products, Brioche Pasquier, has started production at its new site in Milton Keynes.

Carr’s Water Biscuit production restarts at flood-hit factory

Carr’s Water Biscuit production has resumed at United Biscuits’ (UB) Carlisle factory for the first time since it was flooded last December.

Aberdeen bakery faces underweight goods charge

Chalmers Bakery in Aberdeen has been charged with producing 50 underweight packs of cheese straws and one pack of underweight oatcakes.

New gin-flavoured fudge from Cornish producers

Artisan confectioner Buttermilk, and Cornish spirits producer Southwestern Distillery, have collaborated to produce Tarquin’s Gin, pastis and vanilla -flavoured fudge.

Bidvest Foodservice launches savoury muffins

Bidvest Foodservice has expanded its Premium Selection range with the launch of its first savoury muffins.

Bakery launches online to help homeless

London social enterprise bakery Providence Row has rebranded as Rise Bakery and launched an online bakery, designed to help support the homeless back into work. 

Walkers launches commemorative tin

Walkers Shortbread has launched a commemorative biscuit tin to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. 

Irwin’s new products

Northern Irish bakery Irwin’s has added two new flavours to its Howell’s cake range.

Duncan’s expands

Aberdeenshire biscuit maker Duncan’s of Deeside is to boost production by 300% and almost double its workforce.

Sweetpea Pantry secures new listing

Sweetpea Pantry is to see its full range of healthy baking mixes stocked by health retailer Revital.

Square Pie to launch in Sainsbury’s

Premium pie restaurant chain Square Pie is launching the UK’s first gourmet pie into the freezer in Sainsbury’s from 4 April.

New gluten-free muffins for Flower & White

Shrewsbury-based Flower & White has created a range of gluten-free muffins for the foodservice sector. 

Brioche Pasquier achieves new Sainsbury’s listings

French bakery Brioche Pasquier has added five new products to its range in Sainsbury’s, which takes the company’s listing with the supermarket up to nine.

Arden and Amici introduces Millefoglie

Bakery brand Arden and Amici is to introduce Millefoglie to its sweet Italian baked goods range.

Baketime apologises

Baketime Ltd has apologised for “any inconvenience” caused after it recalled batches of Aldi, Happy Shopper and Bestway own-label snacks. 

GALLERY: Bakers make cakes for RNLI

A group of professional hobby bakers has helped to raise more than £1,000 for charity after producing a selection of nautical-inspired cakes.  

Mr Kipling launches first cupcakes

Mr Kipling has launched its first range of cupcakes in three of the manufacturer’s iconic flavours.

Carritech Research launches crowdfunding campaign

Belfast-based food technology company Carritech Research aims to raise £350,000 through a crowdfunding campaign for the commercial development of ColdBake.

Baketime recalls various product lines

Baketime, which supplies Aldi and wholesaler Booker among others, has recalled numerous biscuit, snack and confectionery products that may have been produced in “unhygienic conditions”. 

Sainsbury’s rejects ‘burnt’ bread claims

Customers have been left bemused after “well-fired” loaves with black crusts started appearing on Sainsbury’s shelves.

Dawn’s new icing flavours

Dawn Foods has added chocolate and caramel flavours to its four-strong Glossy Icings collection. 

Pieminister enters gluten-free market

Premium pie maker Pieminister has entered the free-from market with the introduction of two gluten-free pies.

Burton’s Biscuits launches Fish ‘n’ Chip battle

Burton’s Biscuits will ask consumers to decide which flavour of sauce they would like on its Fish ‘n’ Chips brand.

Top ten hot cross buns

No Easter would be complete without them – now Cambridge Market Research has published the results of a consumer blind taste test to see which hot cross bun is best.

New roll for Speciality Breads

Speciality Breads, the Margate-based wholesale bakery, has added to its growing selection of artisan rolls with a new sourdough & onion roll.

Allied invests £1m in pancakes

Sunblest pancake production has been overhauled at Kingsmill owner Allied Bakery’s East Belfast plant. 

Survey finds demand for more gluten-free products

There is insufficient choice in the gluten-free market, according to 73% of consumers who buy coeliac-friendly products.

Tim Peake eats bacon sandwich in space

Not only that, which is brilliant enough, but the British astronaut’s sandwich was also specially designed by Heston Blumenthal for the occasion.

The rise and rise of babka

This Easter’s must-have treat was babka, a traditional Eastern European cake, which has become a hit in New York, and is now gaining rapid favour in London.

Scottish companies forge gluten-free partnership

A partnership to produce gluten-free biscuits has been announced by Duncan’s of Deeside and Pulsetta Foods.

Gallery: Halva to supply Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason (F&M) has just been announced as the first official stockist for London bakery, Halva.

M&S starts selling mug cakes

Marks & Spencer is offering pre-made mixes that you put in a mug and microwave. 

First gluten-free industry event launched

Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease, is hosting its first gluten-free networking event for food industry professionals who wish to benefit from the growing gluten-free market. 

Eat faces £3.6m bill for toasted sandwiches

Sandwich chain Eat has been issued with a £3.6m VAT bill after its toasties were found to be subject to the “pasty tax”. 

Defra urges manufacturers to apply for PDOs

UK manufacturers are to be encouraged to apply for protected status for their regional speciality food and drink names, according to Elizabeth Truss, minister at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Muffin Break launches citrus muffin

Muffin Break has launched a limited-edition citrus-flavoured muffin as the third stage of its Muffin Lab concept.

Bidvest unveils four new desserts

Wholesale retailer Bidvest has unveiled a new selection of frozen dessert products as part of its Create Summer range.

Public Health England says “eat plenty of bread”

Public Health England (PHE), part of the Department of Health, has issued advice on what consumers should and should not be eating.

Pudding Fairy wins at exhibition

Laure Moyle has taken first prize at the Squires Exhibition in Surrey, with her haute couture-inspired cake design. 

New packaging technology

Dundee-based Discovery Flexibles, the packaging convertor and printer, has developed Print & Form, which allows designs to be printed on to rigid plastic packaging.

Mothers Pride repackaged for Epilepsy Scotland

Mothers Pride Scottish Plain loaves will be repackaged in Epilepsy Scotland’s purple and teal tartan design to raise awareness of the condition

Lewis Pies relaunches bakery

The Lewis Pie and Pasty Company has relaunched its bakery branch of the business.

Burton’s Biscuits to revamp Maryland range

Burton’s Biscuits is relaunching its Maryland range with a unified pack format and new SKUs.

Pizza Express to launch gluten-free dough balls

Pizza Express has announced the launch of a gluten-free version of its dough balls.

Cuisine de France launches speciality rolls

Cuisine de France has launched a range of speciality rolls aimed at the in-store bakery market.

Blackburn family bakery rises from the ashes to scoop awards

Sandersons has won six national awards for its pies at the 2016 British Pie Awards, just three years after going into administration.

Warrens takes the ‘pasty grand slam’

Warrens Bakery, the Cornish craft bakery, is delighted with its recent victories, which coincide with its expansion.

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