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Fipronil contamination: Pidy profiteroles withdrawn from sale

Pidy has taken action to ensure its egg supply chain is free from fipronil contamination – including the use of new suppliers – following the discovery of “very small amounts” of the insecticide in three batches of its profiteroles.

Asda fined £700k after health inspectors find live mouse on baking tray

Asda has been fined £700,000 after Environmental Health Officers found mice droppings and a live mouse at the bakery in its Bromborough store.

Cocovite manufacturer reassures customers following fipronil egg alert

Cocovite producer Lodewijckx has said customers can be confident its egg products comply with EU fipronil standards.

White Rabbit secures Sainsbury’s listing for chilled vegan pizza

Gluten-free brand White Rabbit Pizza Co has secured a listing for two of its pizzas at Sainsbury’s, including its chilled vegan pizza.

Fipronil scandal: Cocovite egg products withdrawn

Certain batches of liquid egg products have been withdrawn in a further escalation of the fipronil contamination scandal.

Child obesity: Focus widens from sugar to total calories

Sandwiches, pizza and savoury snacks are set to be in the firing line as the government widens its focus from sugar to total calorie intake to combat childhood obesity.

Peter’s Food Service recalls pasties and slices as they may contain glass

Bedwas-based Peter’s Food Service has recalled selected branded and own-label products as they may contain glass fragments.

Nairn’s adds Super Seeded Oatcakes to gluten-free range

Nairn’s has extended its gluten-free oatcake range with the addition of Super Seeded Oatcakes.

Cornelius supports Sparkle Foundation project

Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius has backed UK charity The Sparkle Foundation to provide children with an education, nutrition and medical support across 17 rural villages in Malawi, Africa.

Too Good poll: 10 things not to say to a coeliac

Free-from brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free has revealed the top 10 most annoying questions to ask coeliacs in its latest poll.

Warburtons fined £1.9m following bread line injury

Warburtons has been fined £1.9m after a worker trapped his arm in a running conveyor belt.

Lose weight, eat Greggs?

High street bakery chain Greggs has launched a summer diet plan, Minimise Me – despite including sausage rolls and doughnuts - that can help people lose weight.

New sugar reduction course announced

Sugar Reduction In Foods is a new course from Chipping Campden-based Campden BRI, taking place on 31 October at its Gloucestershire centre.

Pret to trial veggie-only fridges across its stores

Pret A Manger is trialling vegetarian-only fridges in selected UK branches for a month following the success of its dedicated Veggie Pret store.

NFU outlines post-Brexit vision of British farming to Michael Gove

New Defra chief Michael Gove has been told farmers need “certainty” that the Government will make Brexit a success for British food and farming.

Ulrick & Short urges manufacturers to look to next stage of gluten NPD

Ingredients specialist Ulrick & Short has called upon food manufacturers to concentrate on nutritional profile and label declarations of gluten-free NPD.

Whole Earth Sweetener Co launches in UK

Whole Earth Sweetener Co, which produces low-calorie sweeteners, has launched in the UK.

People who eat white bread are no less healthy, says new study

‘Cheap’ white bread is just as good for you as whole wheat sourdough, a new study has claimed.

Bagelmans bakery switches to biodegradable cups

Brighton-based bakery Bagelmans has made its coffee cups biodegradable and 100% recyclable.

Délifrance launches vegan croissant

Délifrance has unveiled a vegan-friendly croissant that features a quinoa topping. 

Mrs Crimble’s cake bars to launch in over 1,500 new stores

Wessanen UK-owned gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s claims to be the first to launch free-from cake bars into the food-to-go section of convenience outlets.

Warburtons unveils gluten-free Tiger Bloomer

Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons has claimed a first for the gluten-free market with the launch of its Tiger Artisan Bloomer.

New cereal introduced to UK market

Tritordeum, a new natural cereal made by combining durum wheat (Triticum durum) and wild barley (Hordeum chilense), is now available in the UK.

Crosstown to launch vegan sourdough doughnut range

London-based Crosstown Doughnuts is launching a vegan range to tie in with National Vegetarian Week (15-21 May).

Eurostar doubles chapati flour production

Yorkshire-based Eurostar Commodities will double the production of ‘healthy’ chapati flour, because it says sales since the launch a year ago have increased by 53%.

Manchester bakery fined £14k for mouse droppings

Wong Wong Bakery Limited has been fined more than £14,000 after council health inspectors uncovered a host of food safety violations.

New flour to put bread back on the menu?

West Yorkshire-based Spiffing says its new range of sprouted flours uses “natural technology to put bread back on the table for healthy eaters”.

Battle Oats unveils 'first ever' plant-based protein cookie

Hull-based Battle Oats is to launch what it claims is the first ever plant-based protein cookie.

Gluten Freevolution campaign launched by Coeliac UK

The Gluten Freevolution campaign is a bid to further grow the range of safe gluten-free food when eating outside of the home.

Doves Farm rebrands free-from line after £3m investment

The free-from range from Hungerford-based Doves Farm has been rebranded under the name Freee.

Hepatitis cases in outbreak linked with Scottish bakery rises to 42

Following a hepatitis A outbreak linked with JB Christie bakery in Airdrie, NHS Lanarkshire has confirmed the number of cases has now increased from nine to 42.

Nearly 60% think soft drink sugar tax applies to bakery

More than half of consumers think the soft drink sugar tax also applies to cakes and biscuits, according to analysts Nielsen.

Scottish bakery JB Christie investigated following string of hepatitis cases

Health chiefs have praised a Scottish bakery and its staff for their cooperation following nine cases of hepatitis A infection.

Gluten-free Mr Kipling cake launched by Premier Foods

Premier Foods-owned Mr Kipling has rolled out a wheat and gluten-free loaf cake range nationally.

Study reveals ‘poor offering’ in Irish gluten-free bakery

Bakery in Ireland has been identified as having a “poor offering” in gluten-free, according to shopper research by Irish food organisation Bord Bía.

Honeyrose rebrands and goes gluten-free

London-based craft bakery Honeyrose has rebranded and become totally organic and gluten-free.

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Real Good Food acquires majority stake in snack bar firm Brighter Foods

Renshaw and Haydens owner Real Good Food has acquired a majority share in snack bar manufacturer Brighter Foods.

Sugar reduction targets: the industry reacts

Specific sugar reduction targets have been published by Public Health England today (30 March). But what does this mean for bakers?

Government announces 2020 cake and biscuit sugar reduction targets

Specific sugar reduction targets - and guidelines on how to achieve them - have been published by the government today (30 March).

Veggie Pret set to open second permanent site in Shoreditch

Pret A Manger is to open a second permanent Veggie Pret site in London.

Synergy launches sugar reduction range

High Wycombe-based flavouring specialist Synergy Flavours has launched a range of solutions for sugar reduction in biscuits and cookies.

Bread rolls only product type meeting salt reduction targets, finds CASH

Campaigners are urging health chiefs to set mandatory salt levels after a product survey found ‘bread rolls’ is the only one of 28 food categories set to meet 2017 salt reduction targets.

Nairn’s extends gluten-free range with new products

Nairn’s is set to make larger pack sizes a permanent part of its gluten-free oatcakes range and has introduced new children’s gluten-free products called Astro Bites.

New sugar replacement for baking

Clean-label ingredients specialist Ulrick & Short has launched Avanté, a sugar replacement aimed at the bakery industry.

National Farmers’ Union supports ECHA on herbicide safety

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has welcomed the conclusions of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) that scientific evidence does not classify glyphosate (a herbicide used on wheat) as a carcinogen for reproduction.

Cobell moves into bakery market

Exeter-based ingredients manufacturer Cobell has introduced new fruit flavours that it says are ideal for the bakery market.

Penarth Bakery fined £10,000 for “appalling catalogue of behaviour”

Welsh business Penarth Bakery has been fined more than £10,000 – and its owner banned from running a food business for 10 years - after committing dozens of hygiene offences.

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