Scotch pie deadline

Bakers are being urged to enter the World Scotch Pie Championships before its closing deadline. Entries must be received by 5pm on 7 November and entry forms are available from the Scottish Association of Master Bakers on 0131 2291401. For details, visit

Deal for low salt

Tate & Lyle has signed an exclusive, worldwide licence agreement with Eminate, a subsidiary of The University of Nottingham, UK, for its novel salt reduction technology. The product, currently known as ’SODA-LO’, enables added salt levels to be reduced by up to 30% in foods such as bread, pizza bases, pastry, savoury pie fillings and baked snacks.

British talent sought

Baking is a key category in a new annual awards scheme to recognise Britain’s best young foodies. Young British Foodies has been launched by baker Lily Vanilli, Amy Thorne, managing director of communications agency Taste, and Chloe Scott-Moncrieff, food and drink editor of The Metro.

Budgens trials loaves

Eight Budgens stores are trialling a range of premium loaves over a 12-week period. Supplied by The Bread Roll Co, the range includes sundried tomato & sourdough bread, artisan rye baguettes, focaccia and sweet bakery products.