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WRAP unveils roadmap to reduce plastic waste

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published a roadmap outlining the key steps UK businesses need to take to reduce plastic waste.

FDF sees fall in pre-Brexit business confidence

Business confidence among British food and drink manufacturers has plummeted ahead of Brexit, latest research from the Food and Drink Federation has revealed.

Ashers general manager Daniel McArthur and his wife Amy at the Supreme Court
  (Photo: The Christian Institute )

Court rules in favour of bakery in ‘gay cake’ case

The Supreme Court has ruled that a bakery did not discriminate against a customer by refusing to make a cake supporting gay marriage.

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's family outside West London coroner's court
  (Photo: PA Wire/PA Images )

Pret pledges to learn from teen’s sesame allergy death

Pret A Manger has said it will make “meaningful change” following the death of a teenager who suffered a fatal allergic reaction to one of its sandwiches.

Bakery giants pledge to halve food waste by 2030

Hovis, Warburtons and Premier Foods are among 90 of the UK’s biggest food retailers and suppliers to pledge to halve food waste by 2030 as part of a “ground-breaking” industry roadmap.

No-deal Brexit is ‘grisly prospect’, warns FDF

The Food & Drink Federation has said government advice for businesses on a no-deal Brexit will have frightened many small and medium food businesses.

Sugar tax has ‘little impact’ on consumer behaviour

The sugar tax imposed on soft drinks, and suggested for bakery items such as cakes and biscuits, has had little impact on consumer behaviour, Nielsen research has revealed.

Speakers and topics for FOB conference announced

Health, the economy and food safety are to be the key themes of this year’s Federation of Bakers conference.

Bakery manufacturers commit to reducing plastic

Allied Bakeries, Premier Foods and Speedibake are among 42 business to sign up to the UK Plastics Pact, a collaboration to tackle plastic waste.

Tunnocks ad ruled ‘socially irresponsible’

An advert for Tunnocks Tea Cake featuring a female tennis player has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), following a single complaint that it was ‘offensive’.

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