== Promise for naan ==
Arnaouti Pitta Bread Bakery, Herts, has won an award for its Eastern Promises design and print for its speciality naan breads and snack naans. Jefta Kon Lakovich, chief executive of Arnaouti, said the top web design was printed on a 45-micron high-barrier film and ran trouble-free, despite tight tolerances on widths required.
== Scots’ training award ==
Scottish food and drink companies are being encouraged to enter a new category that recognises investment in training and staff development at the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards. The deadline for entries is 6 March and the event is to be held at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum on 7 May.
== Warburtons’ aid gift ==
Warburtons has donated a 12-tonne truck from its Burnley bakery to the International Aid Trust, so volunteers can collect and distribute humanitarian aid. The truck is in Romania and has transported tonnes of food, clothing, shoes and bedding.
== Hygiene fine for baker ==
A bakery in Kidderminster has been fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £1,500 costs for failing to comply with food hygiene regulations. The owner admitted the offence at Hereford Crown Court. Environmental health officers found grease and debris, carbonised baking trays and dirty bread rolling machines. In mitigation, the defence said the baker had done a food hygiene course and alterations costing £25,000.
== Distribution link-up ==
Pastries specialist Brioche Pasquier and puddings producer Farmhouse Fare are to use logistics services provider NFT’s shared user network to deliver their products to Marks & Spencer’s regional distribution centres.