After we broke the news last week of another impending rise in the price of flour many of you have remarked that both British and Canadian wheat harvests were very good, therefore it is hard to believe that other factors would have such an adverse effect on prices.

Health focus at conference

Some 150 participants gained an insight into opportunities to optimise consumer health at an international conference hosted in Copenhagen last month by ingredients supplier Danisco.

Reporting in Kirk Hunter, chief executive, Scottish Association of Master Bakers

I feel less than sunny at the news of the launch this week in Scotland of the Food Standards Agency's (FSA's) 'scores on the doors' pilots.

Bakers should buy, not rent

Small businesses should ditch the landlord and buy their freehold if they want to save money, according to property website [].

Thompson named as Inter Link chief

Inter Link has appointed former group finance director Chris Thompson as chief executive.

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I like convenient food that is simple, plain and easy to eat, without being too messy.

Need some sound career advice? Just ask Dunkan

Dunkan the gingerbread man has been launched to help people looking for careers in food and drink manufacturing get information on jobs and training.

Subway to spruce up bread offering

Sandwich chain Subway is planning to add new shapes and styles to its bread range "bringing some innovation to the customer".

Factory expansion at Ginsters

Ginsters has opened a £3.5m extension to its savouries factory in Cornwall with a promise to boost its purchase of local produce.

FooGo moves into retail with plans for 40 sandwich bars

Sandwich supplier FooGo has revealed plans for a chain of 40 eat-in sandwich bars.

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