Earl of Sandwich lives up to his name

The 11th Earl of Sandwich has opened a hot sandwich shop bearing his name in London’s Ludgate Hill, with his son, Orlando Montagu. They already run 14 sandwich shops in the US, including one in Las Vegas and one at Florida’s Disneyworld, but this is their first UK store.

Enter now for BIA

Don’t forget to get your entries in for the Baking Industry Awards 2011. This year’s carnival-themed event, on Wednesday 7 September at the Park Lane Hilton, London, includes categories such as Celebration Cake Maker of the Year and The Craft Business Award. The closing date for entries is 20 May. For details or to download an entry form visit www.bakeryawards.co.uk.

MEPs agree on labels

Key nutritional information, such as fat, saturated fat, sugar, salt carbohydrates and energy content should be included on the back of packaging, MEPs agreed this week. They also included the addition of artificial trans-fats.

Fire at Sunstart

Sunstart Bakery in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, suffered a fire at its factory earlier this month, creating extensive damage. An investigation is being carried out to ascertain the cause of the fire. The firm supplies a number of UK supermarkets with own-label free-from products.