== France tops the world ==
France was crowned winner of the seventh Bakery World Cup, at a ceremony in Paris on Wednesday this week. The team beat 11 other nations to the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie. Taiwan came second, and the Italian team claimed third place. Tameside college tutor Steven Salt will be heading up the UK’s entry for the 2010 World Cup.
== Extra safety installed at Wrexham bakery ==
A Wrexham bakery has backed the Healthy & Safety Executive’s ’Shattered Lives’ campaign to reduce the number of workplace accidents by installing non-slip flooring throughout its Minera factory. It has also issued employees with safety footwear. HSE figures showed there were 136 accidents at workplaces in Wrexham last year.
== Costa ’not for sale’ ==
Whitbread has denied that it wants to sell off Costa Coffee. Head of Costa John Derkach told Reuters that he "didn’t see any need" to sell off the chain, which has seen fast expansion over the past two years.
== Gangmaster gets marching orders ==
Midlands gangmaster Robert Taylor has had his licence removed after forcing migrant workers to sign standing orders or face losing work. The Polish workers received less than the minimum wage after Taylor made deductions for accommodation, which were more than £24 per person above the legal limit. Among the firms provided with staff by Taylor were British Bakeries and confectioner Thorntons.
== Nampak sales head ==
Nampak Cartons has appointed Ian Simpson as sales manager to focus specifically on new business development for the company’s short-run sites at Gillingham and Crewkerne.