== Dust guidance ==

The Federation of Bakers has produced a revised health and safety booklet - Guidance on Dust Control and Health Surveillance in Bakeries. It has been updated in conjunction with The Health and Safety Executive, the National Association of Master Bakers and the Scottish Association of Master Bakers. The booklet costs £10 plus VAT. A Breathe Easy DVD training package is available for £99 plus VAT. Call 020 7420 7190 for details.

== Milk protein alert ==

The Food Standards Agency issued an allergy alert after crumpets produced by British Bakeries were found to contain traces of milk protein (casein) that was not declared on the labels. Products with a code of X73 were affected including Asda standard and Smartprice, Sainsbury’s Basics, Morrisons and Mother’s Pride crumpets, which British Bakeries was forced to re-label, warning customers with milk allergies.

== Sandwich show plan ==

The Sandwich, Snack and Mobile Show is to be held from 20-21 May 2009, in Building 21 of Elsecar Heritage Centre, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire. There will be over 50 stands, including foodservice, hot savoury suppliers, sandwich fillings, pizzas, business insurance specialists, catering equipment and chilled drinks companies.

== Franchise recognition ==

Entries are now being invited for the Franchisor of the Year Awards, organised by the British Franchise Association (bfa). The event, sponsored by Express Newspapers and HSBC, will highlight the success stories in business, and focus on the strengths of franchising. Entries from bfa member franchisors will be taken until 16 March. For more information, go to [http://www.thebfa.org].