Doughnut Week deal

Register for National Doughnut Week 2010 now, and get a voucher worth £5 off either a bag of Craigmillar Doughnut Concentrate or a box of Readi-Bake Topped Ring Doughnuts, from sponsor CSM UK. Taking place from May 8-15, the Week raises money for charity The Children’s Trust. Register online at See insert in this issue.

Back to school

Bettys Cookery School has set up a new website which, as well as encouraging cooking skills, aims to encourage secondary school pupils to consider careers in the baking industry. Video clips of staff at Bettys Craft Bakery talking about their jobs and career progress can be viewed on the site. Bettys Cookery School currently works with Yorkshire schools, offering free bread-making classes to more than 330 pupils between the ages of eight and 16 every year.

Hobbs’ breads online

Hobbs House Bakery is offering its breads nationwide through a new online shop. A sample box containing eight loaves supplied in a cloth bag and box, complete with freezer bags, can be ordered from the site as well as The Shepherds Loaf featured on BBC4’s programme In Search of the Perfect Loaf, which featured Hobbs House director Tom Herbert.

Fedima symposium

Fedima, the EU Federation of Bakery Ingredients Manufacturers, is hosting a symposium on ’Managing Food Safety Incidents and Traceability in the Bakery Chain’, from 22-23 April 2010 at the Sheraton City Hotel in Brussels. Speakers include EU Commission officials, representatives of European trade associations and lawyers.