Bagel on parade

A giant 3ft filled bagel, created by Bagel Nash to mark the opening of the Leeds Loves Food Festival, was carried through the streets of the city. The mammoth bagel was made using enough dough to make 300 regular bagels and weighed almost four stone.

Burnley fire threat

Family-run bakery firm Tayyabah, in Burnley, had a lucky escape when a fire broke out outside its bakery in Gannow Lane, spreading from a pile of boxes to a delivery van and towards its factory, reported Firefighters managed to stop the fire spreading to the building.

Sandwich savoured

A sandwich of smoked cheese, pesto, roasted peppers and onions with sun-dried tomatoes and rocket leaves has been named as the tastiest in Northern Ireland. Michelin star chef Michael Deane picked Avril Armstrong’s concoction in the Masterpiece sandwich competition, run by Kingsmill.

Labelling seminar

Campden BRI is to hold a seminar on 17 September on country of origin labelling, following new proposals from the European Parliament. It will cover the latest findings from Food Standards Agency (FSA) research and surveys, a new code of practice for labelling of pork products, and new guidance issued by FSA Scotland, as well as the potential cost to businesses.See for details.

Tehran bakery show

The fourth International Bakery Exhibition (ibex) is to be held from 17-20 October 2010 at the International Permanent Fairground in Tehran, Iran. For more information, or to register for the exhibition, visit: