Bridie eyes protection
The Forfar Bridie could soon join the Cornish Pasty and Melton Mowbray Pork Pies as a regional product with protected status. An application for European protected name status is currently being drawn up by Angus council. If successful, production would be restricted to the Forfar area of Angus.
Food to Go special
This issue sees the launch of British Baker’s new four-page Food to Go section, which will look at different aspects of food-to-go retailing. It will feature once every alternate month (six times a year). See pages 27-30 for a look at soft drinks retailing, and take a tour of the high-street with him!
Puratos’ Pure buy
Puratos has taken over Latvian fruit ingredients supplier Pure Food in a deal that will strengthen its position in Nordic, Central and Eastern European markets. The acquired company, which employs 167 people, specialises in berry-based ingredients for bakers and patissiers.
Vogel’s has launched a fruit loaf, which has been listed by Tesco. The product, containing currants, raisins and spices, is to be stocked in 242 stores. Meanwhile, Sainsbury’s will stock two Vogel’s Rolls wholemeal and oat and seeded in 225 stores, up from 62.