Bakehouse bought

Lantmännen Unibake has completed its acquisition of UK speciality breads and pastries supplier Bakehouse, after acquiring the remaining shares in the company. In March this year, Lantmännen announced its intention to strengthen its position in the UK market by investing in a new bakery in the UK. The location of the bakery has not yet been finalised, but production is expected to start in mid-2011.

Cake doctor

Masterchef finalist Dr Tim Kinnaird has given up his career as a paediatrician earlier this year and has been working on setting up his own cake business. The cakes, which will intitially be sold wholesale include French macaroons. He recently debuted his first batch of the macaroons at a farmers’ market in Norwich. "I’ve always loved puddings, cakes and pastries, and it’s just a dream come true to be selling my cakes," he said, after selling out within hours.

Fizzy drinks blamed

One in four UK adults blame fizzy drinks as the main cause of obesity, according to a new YouGov SixthSense report.

Seventy-one per cent knew soft drinks were bad for your teeth, while 66% were worried about the influence drinks firms had on young children. Despite this, more than half of parents (51%) let their children drink Coca-Cola in the last year.

GLA conviction

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority has achieved its first conviction in Wales after a Cardiff-based gangmaster was found to be supplying workers to a bakery in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan on 21 July 2009, after his licence had expired.

The gangmaster business, Recruitment Solutions Wales, will be required to pay a fine and costs totalling £1,165.