New salt report

A new report on salt reduction methods in food production will be published later this year. The Food and Drink Federation and the British Retail Consortium have teamed up with Leatherhead Food Research to fund and deliver the comprehensive report, which will be a free resource for manufacturers.

Waste success

Cereform’s manufacturing site in Corby has achieved ’zero to landfill’ status. During the financial year 2010/11 the site produced 46,498 tonnes of finished product. It achieved a 32% reduction in waste to landfill and a £2,893 cost saving on landfill charges. It also achieved a 105% increase in materials sent to recycling.

SME programme

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has launched a new national programme focused on growing small and medium manufacturing businesses. To find out more about the new Manufacturing Advisory Service visit or call an advisor on 0845 658 9600.

BB link for author

Former British Baker reporter Hugh Darrington has recently published his autobiography on Amazon eBooks. Strawberries to the Moon chronicles his 40-year career in the food trade press, which started as a trainee news reporter on BB in 1963.