A noise study carried out on the shop floor of Brace’s two bakeries confirmed that workers should wear ear defenders, which have been distributed to all operatives. Visitors will be given disposable earplugs when entering the shop floor areas.

Tortilla manufacturer Discovery Foods has achieved Investors in People status. Formed in 1989, the company now has over 300 staff, produces six million tortillas a week and has an annual turnover of £40m. Headquartered in High Wycombe, the company also has factories in Daventry and, its latest, in Milton Keynes.

Thomas Tunnock has recalled its own-brand four- and eight-carton Snowballs and four-pack Caramel Log Wafers because of packaging errors. They have best-before dates up to and including 7 October 2006 and 9 December, respectively.

Ten bakery workers were kidnapped in Iraq on 18 June. Reports say 14 gunmen stormed a bakery in the predominantly Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad. The fate of the workers is not known, but a number of bullet-riddled bodies were found in the city later.