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Gay cake
Gay cake row lives on as Ashers Bakery decides to appeal judge's decision
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'Gay cake' bakery to appeal after discrimination ruling

The Christian bakery at the centre of the ‘gay cake’ row is to appeal against a discrimination ruling. 

Auditing
Financial Reporting Council highlights importance of quality audits
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Financial watchdog to help SMEs in quality auditing

The complex relationships between retailers and their suppliers is to be investigated by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) as it pledges to help smaller businesses. 

Mice
Sharon's Bakery has reopened following mice and cockroach infestations
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Bakery fined £28k over pest infestation

A bakery has been fined £28,000 after mice and cockroach infestations were discovered at two London branches. 

Tesco to discuss 'gay cake' supply contract

Supermarket giant Tesco has said it is ‘reviewing’ the judgement of Ashers Baking Co, after it was found guilty of discrimination towards a gay customer.

Bakery charged over contaminated water

Irish bakery brand Easibake Food has been found guilty of using contaminated water in its products at its Pontypool facility in Wales.

Sandwich
Not enough meat-free sandwich options, says study
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Healthier sandwich choices needed

Food manufacturers are failing to provide healthier sandwich options for people trying to eat well, according to a new survey. 

New study prompts cake tax calls

There have been renewed calls for a tax on biscuits, sweets and cakes, as research revealed that fruit and vegetables have tripled in price in the past three decades.

TV's Peter Sidwell helps NHS with healthy offering

TV chef and judge on Britain’s Best Bakery Peter Sidwell is to help NHS Scotland in creating healthy bakery options in its coffee shop chain Aroma.

Bakers urged to use safe eggs

Bakers have been warned to make sure they are sourcing eggs from verifiable sources following the conviction of an American egg supplier.

Gay cake row decision due

The verdict on the gay cake row is expected to be announced on 7 May, the same day as the UK election.

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