Month: April 2021

British Sugar

first_imgBritish Sugar has launched TopWrap icing sugar, part of the Celebration range, designed for use on products such as iced buns, which are often wrapped in film before sale.”The icing sets harder than usual, doesn’t stick to the film and it doesn’t come off the bun,” said British Sugar’s commercial development manager, Danny Johnson.last_img

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Gundula Azeez, policy manager for the Soil Association

first_imgWe breathed a sigh of relief at the Chief Medical Officer’s recent intervention to stall the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) proposal to fortify bread with folic acid.The move was triggered by a review in the British Journal of Nutrition. This found it was wrong of the FSA to assume folic acid would behave the same as the natural form of the B vitamin, folate.It turns out that unmetabolised folic acid appears in the body after eating just one slice of fortified bread and then accumulates as more is eaten. This is a huge concern, as many negative effects are associated with unmetabolised folic acid: cancer, mental decline in the elderly, more multiple births among women having fertility treatment (which have higher health risks), and reduced success of anti-folate drug treatment.These surely outweigh the tiny predicted reduction in neural tube defects (NTD) – 22-36 fewer NTD births each year, plus up to 110 fewer terminations – that was the sole objective of fortification.It is worrying how the FSA’s ’science-based’ proposal was actually based on assumptions. This seems to be a repeat of the situation with other vitamins, where natural and artificial nutrient sources were wrongly assumed to have the same effects.last_img read more

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LASER event

first_imgThe London and South East Region (LASER) of the National Association of Master Bakers is hosting an Edwardian Breakfast to honour John Renshaw, this year’s Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers.Renshaw and his wife Jill will be guests of honour at the breakfast on 20 April. Proceeds from the event at the Burford Bridge Hotel in Surrey will be given to the Bakers’ Benevolent Society.Companies are being asked to sponsor one of the five courses or drinks with donations of £400. Tickets are £60 for adults and £20 for children.last_img

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Coca-Cola’s profits boost

first_imgCoca-Cola’s first-quarter sales and profits show an increase on the same period last year.Pre-tax profits for the three months to March 28 were up 13% on the first quarter of 2007, to $1.9 bn (£954m). Sales were up 21% to $7.4 bn (£3.7bn).President and chief operating officer Muhtar Kent said: “I believe that by continuing to collaborate with our bottling partners and maintaining and unrelenting focus on integrated consumer marketing and commercial and franchise leadership, we will achieve another successful year for The Coca-Cola Company.”last_img

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Mouthing off

first_img“We still think the sandwich will be recorded in the Guinness Book of Records because of all the evidence and footage that we will send them”- Iranian Parvin Shariati, organiser of a record attempt at creating the world’s biggest sandwich in Tehran, puts on a brave face after his 1,500 metre-long chicken and ostrich sarnie was set upon and gobbled up by a hungry mob before a measurement could be taken”When I arrived, we went up to the bar to ask the waitress for the cake, only to find she had given it to another table.”Despite the fact that the cake said ’Happy Birthday Kaffy’ on it, and despite the fact it was blatantly specially made, they just took it and ate the whole thing”- Times are clearly tough when diners at a restaurant will snaffle your birthday cake to save on dessert, as Laurel Bennett of Cambridge discoveredlast_img read more

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In Short

first_img== Patisserie to pay out ==Patisserie chain, Le Pain Quotidien has been ordered to pay £27,000 after a customer fell 12ft down an open delivery hatch in the shop floor in Kensington, West London. Doctor Mohan Gopal crashed into lift machinery before landing on the basement floor of the shop. Village du Pain, the chain’s parent company, was ordered to pay £7,500 in compensation, £7,000 in costs and fined £12,500.== Britvic restructures ==Britvic Ireland has announced proposals to “restructure and right-size its operations”, which could result in 145 job cuts at Britvic Ireland. The business is currently in consultation with staff on the plans, which it has said seek to “underpin sustainable business growth and enhance group integration”.== Scots explore exports ==Industry organisation Scotland Food and Drink is to hold a two-day conference, which will look at ways for Scottish producers and SMEs to tap into export markets. The International Conference, on 11 February and 26 March, will be held at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry.== UK barista final ==ScotHot, the Scottish foodservice and hospitality event, is to host the final of the UK Barista Championships 2009 on Wednesday, 4 March, alongside the show’s newest feature, Café Life Scotland. Twenty-four UK baristas, will battle it out to win a trip to represent the UK in the World Barista Championships.Scottish bakery finedGalashiels-based Scottish bakery Jackie Lunn has been fined £3,500 at Selkirk Sheriff’s Court, after a teenage girl suffered injuries to her hand, crushed as she fed dough into a biscuit-making machine.last_img read more

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Genesis Crafty in Marks & Spencer

first_imgCo Londonderry-based artisan bakery Genesis Crafty has launched a new Irish Bakery range in Marks & Spencer, after successfully gaining supplier accreditation from the retailer.The range is now available in 38 stores throughout Ireland and features four-packs of Iced Tops (iced Madeira buns), Jammy Rounds (Madeira buns dipped in raspberry syrup and coated in coconut) and Jam Bakes (pastry cases filled with jam and topped with Madeira sponge), which will sit alongside M&S’ Irish breads and morning goods ranges.Genesis will also supply apple and rhubarb pies, both part-baked and frozen, for bake-off in M&S’ in-store bakeries.“For M&S to have chosen Genesis as a partner is a major vote of confidence in the skills of our bakers and our company values,” commented Brian McErlain, managing director. He added that the firm has already had enquiries from other leading retailers about developing own-brand ranges for them.Genesis is only the 16th food and drink company in Northern Ireland to successfully gain M&S supplier accreditation.last_img read more

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Michiana Renaissance Festival postponed until August 2021

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ Twitter IndianaLocalNews Facebook Michiana Renaissance Festival postponed until August 2021 WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest (Photo Supplied/ The Michiana Renaissance Festival has been postponed until August 2021.The postponement is due to the ongoing health concerns.“There are too many hurdles to overcome to have the event this year and have everyone safe,” said Elizabeth Markell, President of Entertaining History. “We want our 10-year celebration to be epic – and with our wonderful volunteers, performers and guests facing such hardships this year it is just not feasible.”The festival is now set for August 28-29, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day (rain or shine).Tickets are $12 for adults ages 13 and up, $10 for seniors and $7 for children ages 6-12. Children ages 5 and under and United States military members (with ID) are free.Visit for more information. Google+ By Brooklyne Beatty – August 12, 2020 0 288 TAGSAugust 2021coronavirusCOVID-19IndianaMichiana Renaissance FestivalpandemicpostponedSouth Bend Facebook Previous articleLatest restoration times from Indiana Michigan PowerNext articleRhoades in self-isolation after exposure to COVID-19 Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

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Press release: Boris Johnson teams up with former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen to tackle illegal wildlife trade

first_img Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook October’s conference will focus on tackling the illegal wildlife trade as a serious organised crime, building coalitions and closing illegal wildlife markets.Further information For journalists The illegal wildlife trade is a vile and loathsome crime with organised gangs and criminal scum at the very heart of it. Not only is it wiping out wildlife populations, it is also robbing communities of sustainable incomes and damaging economies across Africa and Asia, all for the senseless demand in live animals and wildlife products for trinkets and quack medicines. Border Force is doing incredible work stopping these items from ending up on the black market here in the UK but more can and must be done on a global scale if we are going to stamp this crime out for good. That’s why we are bringing world leaders together for an international conference this autumn, to find a way to save our charismatic megafauna and endangered species before it is too late. I applaud the work that Kevin and other wildlife campaigners are doing to raise awareness of the plight of endangered rhinos across Africa and Asia. Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen said: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and former England cricketer and wildlife campaigner Kevin Pietersen have today (Friday 4 May) teamed up for a visit to see the important role Border Force plays in fighting the illegal wildlife trade at Heathrow Airport.After receiving a briefing from illegal wildlife trade experts in the Border Force team, Mr Johnson and Mr Pietersen were shown confiscated items which people have tried to smuggle through customs and are now housed in Heathrow Airport’s ‘dead shed’.Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @BorisJohnson and Facebook Stopping the illegal wildlife trade is the only way we will save those endangered species which are on the brink of extinction. In South Africa close to three rhinos are illegally killed every single day. It’s shameful that the world is just sitting back and watching as whole species are being wiped out. I support the vital work going on by governments around the world to tackle this issue head on but we need action now to halt the demand for the illegal wildlife trade before we see species wiped out for good. Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Email [email protected]last_img read more

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Press release: New measures to back British shale gas exploration

first_imgThe package includes: Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said: Read the Written Ministerial Statement. Streamlining and improving the regulation process for shale applications to ensure decisions are made in a timely way and developers and local authorities are supported through the process. This will include setting up a Shale Environmental Regulator and new Planning Brokerage Service which would focus exclusively on the planning process and will have no role in the consideration or determination of planning applications. The service will not comment on the merits of a case and will also have no role in the appeals process. Launching a new £1.6 million shale support fund over the next 2 years to build capacity and capability in local authorities dealing with shale applications Holding a consultation on the principle of whether the early stages of shale exploration should be treated as permitted development, and in particular on the circumstances in which this might be appropriate Consulting on the criteria required to trigger the inclusion of shale production projects into the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects regimecenter_img British shale gas has the potential to help lower bills and increase the security of the UK’s energy supply while creating high quality jobs in a cutting-edge sector. This package of measures delivers on our manifesto promise to support shale and it will ensure exploration happens in the most environmentally responsible way while making it easier for companies and local communities to work together. A new package of measures to deliver on the government’s manifesto pledge to continue supporting the development of British shale gas was announced today (Thursday 17 May) as part of the modern Industrial Strategy, by Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry and Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire.last_img read more

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