== Contactless Pret ==

Pret A Manger has become the latest company to adopt contactless payment systems. The high-street sandwich chain is to launch the integrated system following a successful seven-store trial in London. The system allows customers to pay for items totalling £10 or less by swiping their card across a contactless reader. It will be rolled out across Pret’s remaining 171 stores in a process set to be complete by April 2009.

== Raisin competition ==

California Raisins is inviting bakers to take part in its 2009 Innovation competition. It aims to find the most innovative new products that have been created using California Raisins, California Raisin paste or California Raisin juice concentrate. The winner will receive thousands of pounds worth of advertising for the product and free PR for the firm. For further details, email info@ukraisins.com or visit [http://www.californiaraisins.co.uk].

== FSA’s colourful list ==

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is to publish information on its website on brands and companies that have removed the food colours present in the FSA’s recently recommended voluntary ban on certain colourings. The colours in question are: sunset yellow FCF (E110), quinoline yellow (E104), carmoisine (E122), allura red (E129), tartrazine (E102), ponceau 4R (E124).

== Identity change ==

From 2009, frozen bread producer Eurobuns will adopt the identity of its new parent company, and will be known as Lantmännen Unibake UK. The firm will continue to work at its site in Milton Keynes, manufacturing products such as its Americana burger buns and hot dog rolls, and pre-sliced Express Baguette.