March

PEOPLE

The MD of Ardo UK, STEPHEN WAUGH, has been confirmed as president-elect of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF). Mr Waugh will take up the presidency of the BFFF at its AGM in November this year, when Howard McEvoy steps down. Ardo is Europe’s largest frozen vegetable producer.

PEOPLE

The MD of Ardo UK, STEPHEN WAUGH, has been confirmed as president-elect of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF). Mr Waugh will take up the presidency of the BFFF at its AGM in November this year, when Howard McEvoy steps down. Ardo is Europe’s largest frozen vegetable producer.

View from the floor

A straw poll of exhibitors’ views at this year’s Food & Bake yielded a mixed response, ranging from the exasperated (“Realistically, I think this show is dead”) to the ecstatic (“It is the best show I’ve had in 20 years”).

Virtual Realities

Bettys of Harrogate.
Alan Gill: a fire safety advisor for 25 years
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Don't get burned by new fire rules

The hotchpotch of fire safety regulations that bakeries must abide by are to be replaced by an easier-to-understand standard later this year. Originally due to come into effect in April, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order has been delayed until October 1 to allow for the publication of essential guidance documents.
Anne Bruce
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Viewpoint

This week’s issue brings the news Harvestime’s Walsall bakery is finally out of administration after six months in limbo. For a company of the calibre of Maple Leaf Bakery to gallop in at the eleventh hour talking about expanding the existing business must be a dream come true for the 248 remaining staff at the site – as well as customers and suppliers.

In Brief

- Examiner Neil Hughes is assessing bids for Dublin’s Cooke’s Bakery. The business was moved into examinership last month as a result of cashflow problems. One possible buyer is Dublin-based McCambridge Foods, which produces bread, cakes, puddings and ice cream.

Keatings’ staff accept Irish Pride’s redundancy offers

A REDUNDANCY deal has been accepted by the majority of staff at Irish Pride’s Keatings Bakery in Kanturk, Co Cork, which closed on March 16, writes Ann Marie Foley.
Joe Marino: diversity support for members
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BFAWU awarded £50k to aid foreign members

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has won government funding of £50,000 to assist members for whom English is a foreign language.

National Doughnut Week: Join the fun!

Don’t forget to register for this year’s event from May 6–13, sponsored by BakeMark. There’s a point of sale pack for all participating craft bakers with a selection of bright, eye-catching posters and banners, price tickets and counter top cards to entice customers through your door.

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