== Mantinga gains gold ==

Specialist bread company Mantinga has been awarded three gold stars at the Great Taste Awards for its range of bake-off products. These include the Multigrain Croissant, Seeded Wholemeal Loaf and Green Olive Loaf with Mediterranean Herbs.

== Autumn pasty agenda ==

Cornish bakery Crantock is to launch four new Best of British pasties next month, as part of its autumn range. The new additions are a Bangers and Mash pasty, with onion gravy; a Chicken Tikka pasty, made with tikka masala sauce; a Roast Chicken Pasty, including stuffing and gravy; and a Bacon and Brie pasty. The new range will be available from 1 September.

== Macmillan support ==

Coffee systems distributor Café du Monde, is to support Macmillan’s fundraising initiative ’World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ on 25 September. It is the fifth year the firm has been involved and it has raised £40,000 so far. It will give customers who are holding fundraising coffee mornings 100 sachets of free Fairtrade coffee to promote the event.

== Innovation accolades ==

The East Midlands food and drink sector is seeking firms to enter its Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards. Taking place on 17 November at Athena, Leicester, the categories include: The Campden BRI Award for Most Innovative Business across the Food and Drink Supply Chain, and The Food and Drink Forum Innovation Champion Award 2009.

== Efficiency guide ==

Envirowise has produced The Self Assessment Review for Food and Drink Manufacturers, a guide to help those on the manufacturing side identify cost savings, by carrying out an on-site resource efficiency review.