Tunnock profits treble

According to accounts obtained from Companies House, Scottish tea cake and caramel wafer company Thomas Tunnock more than trebled its pre-tax profits to £3.41m in its last financial year, boosted by a one-off gain of £2.03m, the detail of which is confidential.

Blaa appeal for PGI

A national consultation process on the application of the Waterford Blaa for registration as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) has been launched. The product, which is a kind of fluffy roll, has been made in the city for centuries.

Baker fined on injury

An owner of a Hampshire-based bakery has been prosecuted and fined after an employee suffered injuries from operating a dough moulder with no guarding. Fifty-eight-year-old Peter Ellis, owner of Belinda’s Bakery in Poulner, was found guilty at Southampton Magistrates’ Court after an unnamed man crushed his fingers on his right hand in the machinery in an incident on 30 November 2010.

Whitley recognised

Real Bread Campaign co-founder Andrew Whitley of Bread Matters was presented with the special judges’ prize at the BBC Food and Farming Awards last month. Real Bread Campaign member the True Food Co-operative in Reading also picked up an award for best retail initiative during the event.