Bakery goods on Tesco price drop list

Over 50 bakery products have been included in Tesco’s latest promotion, known as The Big Price Drop. The list of products was released as BB went to press. Branded and own-brand loaves, bagels and croissants were just some of the items set to be reduced in price as part of the £500m initiative, which has lowered the price of more than 3,000 everyday products.

Scones with cream and jam is top treat

Scones with cream and jam have been crowned the UK’s signature treat, according to results of a recent survey by Dawn Foods. The classic cream tea combination picked up 41% of the votes, while the Victoria sponge took second place with 27% of the votes. Cupcakes came in third with 9%, while the cream horn received 0%.

World Scotch Pie Championships open

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s World Scotch Pie Championships, which pits bakers and butchers against each other as they vie for the top honours. Judging will take place on Tuesday, 15 November, and the prizes will be awarded at a celebration lunch on Thursday, 5 January 2012. Entry forms are available from Anna Drogon at Scottish Bakers on 0131 2292401, or visit for more information.

Food waste reduction scheme debate

Foodservice companies are in discussions with government body WRAP about signing up to a voluntary commitment to reduce packaging and food waste. Research published in July by WRAP revealed that the industry produced 600,000 tonnes of food waste each year.