Fifteen backs learning
To mark National Apprenticeship Week (1-5 February), the head baker at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in London has teamed up with the Real Bread Campaign (RBC) to highlight the importance of bakery apprenticeships. Kenny Rankin shared his knowledge of artisan bakery with RBC’s project officer Chris Young. He learned about the art of baking bread using the same techniques and developing the same skills as Fifteen’s trainees.
A major contract, landed by a Leicester company with bakery chain Greggs, has meant a £57,000 thank you for its 39 workers. Label Apeel a food label manufacturer put its staff on a four-day week last year and stopped contributing to workers’ pension pots, due to the recession. But now, boss Stuart Kellock has told staff that because of the Greggs contract, for an undisclosed amount, he will pay the £7,000 they lost out on with the short working week, and put £50,000 back into their pensions.
Omega 3 claims
Which? has revealed its concerns that manufacturers may be able to make "misleading health claims over foods containing Omega 3", under new European legislation. According to Which? the new rules look set to allow products containing plant Omega 3 oils to bear the claim ’high in’ or ’a source of’ Omega 3s. However, it said evidence has shown that only oils from fish sources are benefical to people’s hearts.
In the feature ’What we need for 2010’ in BB’s 15 January 2010 issue, we referred to Unifine Food & Drink Ingredients. This was incorrect. It should have read Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients.