== River Cottage bakery ==

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has launched a new bakery counter at the River Cottage Canteen in Bath, making sourdough breads and cakes for sale in the restaurant. Located in the window of the shop, the counter is in full view of customers and passers-by.

== Pest patrol ==

The erratic summer weather could lead to an increase in pest infestations for bakeries, as animals seek refuge from the bad weather, according to equipment supplier Slingsby. In addition, mice tend to breed more in cool wet summers than they do in hotter and dryer ones.

== Spotlight on labels ==

The Food Standards Agency has launched a consultation on the issues that need to be resolved to produce an integrated approach to front-of-pack labelling. The 14-week consultation follows an independent study which found that the most effective front-of-pack label, in terms of consumer comprehension and preference, included the words ’high, medium and low’, traffic light colours and percentage of Guideline Daily Amount (GDA).

== Chef on a Mission ==

Tortilla and wrap manufacturer Mission Foods has enlisted the help of TV chef Lesley Waters in a bid to attract new consumers to its Deli Wraps range, already valued at £15.56m. Waters has created a range of ’Best of British’ recipes, which will be used as part of a digital campaign.

== Marco goes electronic ==

Filter coffee-making equipment manufacturer Marco Beverage Systems has made its products available through CaterQuotes, an internet-enabled electronic catalogue and estimating programme for catering equipment and supply professionals.