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In pictures: Europain 2014

British Baker recently visited Europain 2014 at the Paris Norde Villepinte exhibition centre, France. Check out our gallery below featuring highlights from the show, including images from the hotly contested Bakery Masters competition featuring UK entrant, Wayne Caddy. 

Bakels opens “world class” baking centre

Bakels has officially opened a “world class” new baking centre at its HQ in Oxfordshire. 

App launched to promote healthier food and drink choices

Food campaigners have launched a free smartphone app to help consumers switch to healthier food and drink choices.

Plans revealed for international bakery academy

Plans have been put forward for a UK-based international academy for bakery and confectionery.

Bakers in the south face further flood warnings

Further flooding is threatening bakery trade in the south as the Met Office issued an Amber warning.

Warburtons executive opens bakery teaching facility

Brett Warburton, executive director of Warburtons, will officially open Leeds City College’s new bakery teaching facilities.

Baker has food hygiene wake-up call

AW Curtis Bakers and Butchers Ltd has pledged to review its hazard procedures after a screw was found in one of its buns.

Puratos takes steps to improve traceability

Ingredients supplier Puratos has installed a new 53XL80 thermal transfer coder from Allen Coding Systems to improve traceability.

Warburtons integrates real-time GPS tracking

Warburtons has integrated real-time Nayman Wireless GPS vehicle tracking with its Paragon transport routing and scheduling system into its delivery vehicles.

Premier Foods announces £20m investment

Premier Foods has announced a £20m investment to double capacity at its cake manufacturing site in Carlton, Barnsley.

Fletchers completes £1m expansion

Fletchers Group of Bakeries has completed a £1m expansion of its cold storage facilities at its dedicated foodservice business unit Kara.

Dutch equipment firm declared bankrupt

Dutch bakery equipment company Capway Systems has filed for bankruptcy, it has been revealed.

SAS hires new director

Alan Burgess has been appointed as a director of food manufacturing equipment firm Spice Application Systems (SAS).

Allied's investment could reap dividends

Allied Bakeries' investment in its plants and equipment could help position it as one of the most efficient UK plant bread manufacturers, according to a leading City analyst.

Golden Valley opens new site

Golden Valley Pallet Wrap (GVPS) has invested in a new warehouse and national distribution centre to cope with a growing demand for its products.

Craft bakers' packs in short supply

Bakers are being urged to sign up for a limited-edition ingredients and equipment pack as part of this year’s National Craft Bakers’ Week (8-13 October).

Foster Refrigeration raises £12k for charity

Staff and clients of Foster Refrigeration have raised £12,028 for two charitable causes.

AMF buys Tromp in strategic deal

Tromp has been acquired by North American bakery equipment manufacturer AMF Bakery Systems.

Bookings open for ‘lean manufacturing’ conference

Campden BRI and the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) will be hosting a conference to look at ways of improving manufacturing efficiency in the food and drink sector.


Four new liverymen at Worshipful Company

The Worshipful Company of Bakers has admitted four new liverymen as part of its July Court meeting at the Bakers’ Halls.

UCB sues conveyor belt makers for £6.8m

United Central Bakeries (UCB) has taken legal action against two machinery manufacturers after a fire set alight a heatproof conveyor belt in 2006.

Italian event promises a focus on health

SIAB, the Italian bakery show held in Verona, will take place from 25-29 May 2013. The organisers have formed alliances with different countries, including Brazil and Russia, to widen the scope of the event's market.

Thomas the Baker revamps IT software

Thomas the Baker has collaborated with RedBlack Software as part of a £200,000 investment in overhauling its current IT infrastructure.

Warburtons launches sticky dough equipment

UK bakery manufacturer Warburtons has developed new technology designed to speed up the assessment of dough’s stickiness in commercial bakeries.

Spooner Industries joins FoB

Spooner Industries has joined The Federation of Bakers as a new associate member.

Reynards staff in charity skydive

Two Reynards Manchester depot employees, Iain Doggett and Jon Smith, have agreed to take part in a charity skydive to raise money for a children’s hospice.

Golden Valley wraps up BRC plaudit

Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists (GVPS), which supplies hand- and machine-applied pallet wrapping to the food manufacturing sector, has been awarded BRC accreditation in storage and distribution.

Job losses at equipment firm

Around 62 jobs are thought to have been lost at bakery equipment manufacturer Turkington Europe, after the firm was placed in administration.

Chevler adds non-exec director

Chevler, the rapidly growing South Wales-based manufacturer of baking cases, muffin wraps and printed greaseproof paper, has beefed up its board with the appointment of Mark Hislop as a non-executive director.

New dough processing method on the horizon

Significant developments have been made in a new bread manufacturing process, called the Radical Bread Process (RBP), according to Campden BRI.

FEM rides a wave with new blender

Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM) has launched a new blender, capable of making iced coffee drinks in 12 seconds.

Comas devises easy-clean biscuit machine

Bakery equipment manufacturer Comas has developed an easy-to-clean in-line biscuit sandwich machine.

J2 claims to redefine POS terminals

J2 Retail Systems has developed a new point-of-sales machine, designed with speed in mind.

EPP introduces compact divider-rounder from König

European Process Plant has launched a compact dividing and rounding machine, designed to process dough pieces of any size.

Versatile inspection

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has introduced a new line of rectangular metal detection systems suitable for both wet and dry food production lines.

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