== Award for Fosters ==

Fosters Bakery was named Best Overall Barnsley Business at the local Chamber of Commerce’s Business Awards. Fosters received the award in front of over 300 guests at Brooklands Hotel.

== Tesco bakery ’strong’ ==

Trade for bakery is very strong at Tesco, according to category manager Neil Franklin. "Our Christmas products are performing well, particularly mince pies and puddings," said Franklin. Tesco’s third-quarter interim management statement revealed a group sales increase of 11.7%.

== FoB conference ==

The Federation of Bakers’ annual conference will take place on 20 May, 2009, at the Dorchester Hotel, London. It will highlight current issues affecting the industry and is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Further information and booking forms are available at [http://www.bakersfederation.org.uk] or by contacting Sarah Brummitt, tel: 020 7420 7190.

== New BSI standard ==

BSI British Standards has published a new food safety specification for the food manufacturing industry. PAS 220:2008 prerequisite programmes on food safety for food manufacturing states the requirements for controlling food safety hazards, such as the layout of premises and work space, personnel hygiene and product recall procedures.

== BCCC event ==

The Food and Drink Federation’s Biscuits, Cakes, Chocolate and Confectionery group (BCCC) will be hosting its annual technology conference from 26-27 March, 2009. Entitled ’Drivers for Success’, it will be held at Ettington Chase Conference Centre, Stratford-Upon-Avon. For more details, see diary dates, pg 34.