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Magnificent Eleven: the 2017 Baking Industry Awards winners revealed!

The great and the good of the UK bakery world gathered at the London Hilton on Park Lane last night (6 September) for the biggest hoedown this ol’ industry has to offer.

Baking Industry Awards: Baker of the Year

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Great British Bake Blog: Episode Two

Following a strong start from most contestants last week it seemed inevitable that, in week two, some would crumble… Yes, it was biscuit week.

Greencore fined £1m after death at cake factory

Greencore has been fined £1m after a worker died at its cake and desserts factory in Hull.

Nestlé combines KitKat and cheesecake in Chunky NPD

Nestlé has unveiled a new KitKat Chunky bar inspired by New York cheesecake.

Pre-pack deal saves Sussex cake firm and 150 jobs

Sussex-based handmade cake business More Foods – which supplies retailers including Waitrose and Budgens – has been rescued in a pre-pack deal.

Bako North Western set to take on Tough Mudder course

The Bako North Western Group is set to take on one of Britain’s toughest obstacle courses, Tough Mudder, this weekend (9-10 September).

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.

You’ve had dark, milk and white – now Barry Callebaut unveils ruby chocolate

Barry Callebaut has launched ruby chocolate, claiming it is the fourth type after dark, milk and white.

Jestic partners with Edge Ovens for exclusive UK distribution

Jestic Foodservice Equipment has unveiled a new partnership with leading conveyor oven manufacturer Edge Ovens.

Last chance to book your place at the Baking Industry Awards

It’s almost awards time folks! The biggest night in the baking industry calendar is just days away.

Jacob’s rolls out Mini Cheddar Crispy Thins range

Pladis-owned Jacob’s has rolled out thinner and crispier versions of its Mini Cheddars.

Paterson’s Shortbread reaches £100k for MacMillan

Shortbread brand Paterson’s has hit its target of raising £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in a single year.

Sales of Scots baked goods booming in Co-op stores

Bakery products are driving a surge in sales of home-grown food and drink in Scottish Co-op stores.

Tim Hortons steps up UK expansion with three new sites

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons is to open three more sites, in Manchester, Cardiff and Belfast, this year.

Roberts set to shake up wrapped bakery category with radical relaunch

Roberts Bakery has unveiled a radical relaunch, featuring new branding and NPD including gin & tonic-flavoured buns and wrapped bloomer loaves.

Australia’s Doughnut Time to open store in London

Australian doughnut brand Doughnut Time is to open its first UK store, in Shaftesbury Avenue, London next month.

Nottingham bakery donates unsold bread to refugees

Nottingham-based bakery The Bakehouse will donate its unsold bread to the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF).

Pukka goes posh as new CEO takes the reins

Pukka Pies has unveiled a premium grocery range as the company’s new CEO, Deborah Ewan, takes the reins.

World Championship Scotch Pie Awards dates revealed

Scottish Bakers has unveiled that its annual World Championship Scotch Pie Awards will held at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld on 9 January 2018.

Fipronil scandal: now trade cake mixes are withdrawn

Trade packs of cake mixes from suppliers including Domson and Bako have been withdrawn over fears they may be contaminated with fipronil.

Dr Oetker reveals its “talking bakes” GBBO strategy

Baking ingredients company Dr Oetker unveiled its “talking bakes” marketing campaign for the Channel 4 series of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

Revealed: First site of SSP and Paul Hollywood bakery concept Knead

Starbucks and Upper Crust operator SSP is to open a new bakery concept with Paul Hollywood at London’s Euston station.

Premier agrees expanded Cadbury licensing deal with Mondelēz International

Premier Foods has secured an expanded licensing deal with Mondelz International to produce Cadbury-branded cakes and ambient desserts.

Nairn’s shrugs off ‘shrinkflation’ with 20%-extra cracker range

Nairn’s has added 20% extra fill to its Gluten-Free Wholegrain Crackers range – bucking the so-called ‘shrinkflation’ trend affecting many food manufacturers.

Winter harvest: most of Group 1 wheat meets milling spec

With two-thirds of the harvest complete, reports suggest most Group 1 winter wheat is meeting specification.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode One

Bake Off is back! And, just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, it’s now on Channel 4 with a fresh line-up of presenters alongside the blue-eyed male judge, Paul Hollywood.

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.

Baking Industry Awards 2017 – just one week to the big night!

If you haven’t got your tickets for the biggest night in the bakery calendar, don’t leave it a moment longer!

Biscuit fans outraged as Tesco rolls out ‘healthier’ custard creams

Tesco has come under fire after changing the recipe for its own-label custard creams.

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.

Prue Leith supports Real Bread Campaign Honest Crust Act

New Bake Off judge Prue Leith has offered her support for the Real Bread Campaign’s Honest Crust Act to protect the provenance of artisan bread.

Herald eyes expansion as sales of printed cases soar

Cake cases manufacturer Herald is to expand its Barking facilities following a 20% increase in sales of bespoke bakery products over the past year.

Renshaw owner Real Good Food reduces expected earnings for second time

Haydens and Renshaw owner Real Good Food (RGF) has further reduced its earnings expectations.

Muffin Break introduces Moroccan Lamb Toastie to Guest range

Retail bakery chain Muffin Break has introduced North African cuisine to its stores as part of its Guest flavours initiative running throughout 2017.

Patisserie Valerie opens in Southport, Dublin and Stevenage

Patisserie Valerie opened three new cafés last week in Southport, Dublin and Stevenage.

Independent bakery start-ups rise 20%, claims study

The number of independent bakery start-ups has increased 20% in the past year, according to research by insurance brokers Simply Business.

Fipronil scandal: FSA sets 15% threshold for product withdrawal

Food safety chiefs have set out guidance for the recall of products potentially contaminated with fipronil.

Addo donates 100,000 meals to charity FareShare

Wall’s owner Addo Food Group has donated 100,000 meals-worth of pies, slices and quiches to redistribution charity FareShare.

Biscuit shoppers will pay seven times more for premium packaging

Shoppers are prepared to pay seven times more for biscuits with premium packaging than identical ones in everyday packs, a study has revealed.

Revealed: Baked products gluten-free shoppers miss the most

A crusty French stick is the product most missed by gluten-free shoppers, according to a new survey.

Brioche Pasquier launches Tarte Au Citron

French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier has unveiled its new pre-portioned Tarte au Citron - translated as lemon tart.

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