== Ulrick & Short gains SA accreditation ==

Ulrick & Short has been awarded Soil Association accreditation to help its customers go organic. The clean-label ingredients company can now launch its new organic range under its own brand name. The company says the accreditation will benefit not only the company, but also food processors wanting to clean up their labels and go organic.

== FoB event imminent ==

The Federation of Bakers’ annual conference takes place on Wednesday 20 May 2009 at the Dorchester Hotel, London. Morning speakers include Dr Susan Jebb, head of human nutrition research from the Medical Research Council and Scott Clarke, bakery category director at Tesco. For details visit bakersfederation.org.uk or contact Julie Pierce on 020 7420 7190.

== Kern branches out ==

Mail and packaging specialist Kern is launching a separate brand for its packaging division - KernPack. This supplies packaging solutions for customers ranging from small local firms packaging bakery products to larger companies.

== Welsh development ==

Welsh baker Alun Williams has opened an artisan bakery in Penmaenmawr, North Wales, called Becws Alun. Williams, who has worked 30 years in the trade, produces breads to artisan methods - including spelt and honey, chilli, ginger & coriander and soda bread - and a range of cakes.

== Dairygold expansion ==

Cheese and dairy supplier Dairygold Food Ingredients UK is to invest heavily in its infrastructure in 2009/10, following the firm’s Grade A accreditation by inspection and certification service EFSIS across all its UK sites.