== Sigep challenge ==

Club Arti & Mestieri, the organisation behind the Sigep Bread Cup, is calling on UK bakers to enter a team for the competition, held from 23-27 January 2010, in Italy. The team must be composed of four bakers, and the organisation will contribute to travel expenses and accommodation. For more details contact caterina@clubartiemestieri.it.

== Frozen success ==

La Boulangerie, the bread and patisserie division of Brakes, won a number of accolades at the British Frozen Food Federation awards earlier this month. In the Best New Bakery/Pastry Product category, it took gold for its Treacle Toffee Apple Tulip Muffin, silver for its 100% Rye Tin Loaf and bronze for its Artisan Fusette.

== Bakery inflation ==

Food prices have fallen for the second month in a row, according to Verdict Consulting. Food prices in May were, on average, 0.4% cheaper than in April, although bakery prices were up 1.5% in the same period, due to volatile wheat prices and less discounting in the category.

== Vehicle warning ==

Drivers of commercial bakery vehicles will need to be careful if they are to avoid roadside fines of up to £200. A graduated fixed penalty scheme, which went ’live’ last month, means Vehicle & Operator Services Agency enforcers can issue penalties for infringements detected in roadside checks.

== DSM’s cost-savers ==

DSM Food Specialties has launched a dedicated cost-savings website - www.dsm-food-saving4u.com -allowing visitors to access information on DSM’s portfolio of cost-saving solutions. It focuses on five market sectors - including baking.