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Action on sugar drops bread
Misleading:
The Federation of Bakers challenged the decision to include bread in a list of sugary foods
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Bread dropped from sugary foods list

Action on Sugar has removed bread from its list of unhealthy foods, following direct action from the Federation of Bakers (FoB).

Gay cake bakery
"Gay cake" row:
The image the customers wanted on the cake
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‘Gay cake’ row could go to court

A bakery in Northern Ireland is facing legal action after it refused to produce a cake with the picture of Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie in support of gay marriage. 

Lallemand yeast approval
Vitamin D:
Research shows many are deficient of the vitamin
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Lallemand gains approval for vitamin D yeast

A baker’s yeast, rich in vitamin D, has been approved by the European Commission on June 24th

Public consultation launched on acrylamide in food

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is launching a public consultation on its scientific opinion about acrylamide in food.

FDF calls for growth agenda in food industry

The Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has set out its plans for working with the government after the 2015 election, and promoting growth in the industry. 

Bewley's cafe, dublin, rent hike
Court battle:
Bewley's must pay increased rent
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Irish café loses fight to halt rent hike

Bewley’s Café, Dublin has lost a court case against its landlord to prevent a hike in its rent and now faces a bill of 1.5 billion (£1.2bn).   

Scottish snowballs
The snowball:
A soft marshmallow covered in chocolate and coconut
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A snowballing victory: Scottish snowballs win VAT-free status

Scottish snowballs, made by Lees of Scotland and Thomas Tunnock, have been ruled as zero-rated on tax, after they were classed as cakes.

Sugar should be cut by half
Slash your sugar intake
The SACN report calls for daily intake of sugar to be halved
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Industry responds to sugar reccomendations

The Food and Drink federation have responded to a report which advises the government to cut the recommended sugar intake by half.

Cut down on sugar
Sugary cakes
Expert advises to cut sugar and tackle obesity
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Government expert advises people to cut down on cake and confectionery

In a BBC breakfast interview this morning, Susan Jebb, a senior adviser in the government’s battle against obesity, warned people away from sources of sugar, such as cakes and biscuits. 

Salt pledge 2017
Lantmännen Salt pledge 2017
The 2017 pledge hopes to achieve an average intake of 6g per day for adults.
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Lantmännen is first to sign up to 2017 salt pledge

Leading bakery and finished goods supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK is the first to commit to the Department of Health 2017 salt pledge.

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