== Corn Exchange event ==

The London Corn Exchange Golfing Society’s centenary meeting will be held at the Trevose Golf and Country Club, Cornwall on 12 and 13 May, with a black-tie centenary dinner held on 12 May at the golf club. All bakers and allied trades are eligible for membership. For details, contact Paul Matthews on 01993 830342 or Carl Maunsell on 02380 767228 or email cm@oat.co.uk.

== Macphie’s top grade ==

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie of Glenbervie has retained its British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety. It held onto its A-grade at its two manufacturing sites in Glenbervie and Tannochside, near Glasgow.

== Fosters adopts robot ==

Yorkshire-based Fosters Bakery has improved productivity after investing £1.5m in automation and robotics systems at its new Barnsley plant. The fully bespoke baking robot loads and unloads a real oven. Fosters worked with CenFRA, the centre for food robotics and automation, to work out a project plan to get the robot up and running.

== Greggs acts on waste ==

Greggs has been working with waste management and recycling firm Biffa to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. The two will now be trialling new recycling schemes involving the creation of energy from waste, composting and aerobic digestion. See full story on bakeryinfo.co.uk.

== Food textures on web ==

Food Technology Corporation has launched a new website - www.foodtechcorp.com - dedicated to food texture measurement, including bakery. It features information on types of test, case studies and sector-specific brochures.