Month: April 2021

Retailers recall garlic breads

first_imgIceland and Morrisons are both recalling own-label frozen garlic and cheese bread slices, due to possible contamination with small pieces of plastic.The bread, maufactured by Wakefield-based Speedibake, was sold by Iceland as frozen own-brand 6 Cheese & Garlic Slices and by Morrisons as own-brand Frozen 6 Garlic Bread Slices Topped with Cheese. All batch codes and best-before dates are considered to be affected. The garlic bread is sold in flow-wrapped plastic trays.last_img

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In Brief

first_imgThe Lake District’s Hazelmere Cafe & Bakery has been named the best place in Britain to get a cup of tea by the UK Tea Council. Judges visited 100 venues and rated them on 17 criteria from decor to crockery. The cafe uses only loose-leaf tea and bakes it’s own food using ingredients sourced locally. Awards for excellence were given to 38 other tea rooms in the Top Afternoon Tea Awards 2006, including six Bettys of Harrogate teashops in Yorkshirelast_img

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STUDENT DIARY

first_imgThe NFBSS/IBB Alliance is organising a series of training workshops which are open to any one following a recognised course in bakery, either college or work-place based.The workshops are being held in various locations. They cover a broad range of subjects and are both college and industry based.Alliance president Paul Morrow said these workshops are one of a number of initiatives which the Alliance is taking to extend the assistance it can offer to bakers in training beyond the annual conference and competition weekend, which remains the central part of its activities.Details of the workshops are set out below.27 January 2007Workshop at Blackpool College covering bread, dough modelling, cake decoration and marzipan modelling. Free to student members of NFBSS/IBB Alliance. £15 per delegate for non-members (student membership of the NFBSS/IBB is £8 per year). If trainees become members before the workshop date they will qualify for free attendance. To book a place contact Jim Bridge on 01253 352352. To become a member of the Alliance, contact David Mizon on 01302 561318 or [email protected] February 2007Sugar applications workshopBritish Sugar will be running a Sugar Applications Workshop, free to student members of NFBSS/IBB Alliance, on 7 February at their York factory. The training will take a whole day and cover both theoretical and practical elements looking at the properties and applications of the British Sugar range of products. Places are limited to 25 people and anyone interested should contact Myra Hales at [email protected] to register for a place or on 01733 422363.24 February 2007Workshop at Brooklands College, Surrey, covering bread, sugar paste and rose corsage, and royal icing. Free to members of NFBSS/IBB Alliance, £15 for non-members. (The same opportunity to become a member before the workshop is held applies). For more information contact Jane Hatton 01932 797927 or [email protected] March 2007Workshop centred around the nutritional benefits of seeds and cereals and their use in baked products. The workshop is free. Places are limited to a maximum of 15. For more details contact Matthew May, [email protected] or 01283 511255.last_img read more

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viewpoint

first_imgFor supermarkets, short and efficient supply chains must be the ultimate ’gold standard’ to aim for. This week, Sainsbury’s announced a brand new initiative on bakery, sourcing wheat from a UK farmers’ co-operative (pg 4). It is an admirable way of supporting British farmers and lowering the carbon footprint, while achieving the longer-term aim of dispensing with Canadian wheat.Sainsbury’s research shows that customers want to know provenance. So the wheat, harvested within a 30-mile radius of East Anglia’s breadbasket, helps to fulfil that criterion.The ’local sourcing’ message has been around for some time, but is gaining ground, and Sainsbury’s has found an original way to deliver on the bakery front. Years ago, we used to emphasise ’Buy British’. The EU has tried to make that unfashionable and would like to impose an EU label but there has been strong opposition, from the French in particular!Sainsbury’s has also launched a British Flour Develop-ment Group, designed to drive efficiency and discuss everything from pesticide use to other environmental issues. Personally, I have always lamented the fact there is little alternative to organic and non-organic, believing that there should be a middle ground of ’natural’, which should include pesticide-free, and no use of chemical fertilisers, for example. The only problem would be policing it.Meanwhile, the issue of 18% Capital Gains tax to be levied on small businesses, removing taper relief, just won’t go away. Congratulations to the CBI and others for their continued lobbying of both government and the media; that is the only way to get noticed. As Edmund Burke once said: “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” But this tax increase is the latest in a series of punitive measures to undermine small companies – never mind the knock-on effects of the minimum wage and increasing business rates and rents.Our feature on pg 14 looks at how French bakers thrive alongside supermarkets. British businesses simply do not get the same local authority support as those in Europe, where local councils are fiercely protective of local shops, while still supporting the supermarkets. The EU interferes and imposes legislation in some areas, while totally ignoring it in others. There’s no rhyme or reason to it at all.last_img read more

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Village turns out in support of bakery

first_imgMore than 200 people attended a public meeting in a Suffolk village last week to support their bakery, which is locked in a bitter dispute with the local parish council over access.Palmers Bakery, which has been run by the same family in Haughley since 1869, has been told by the council that it must limit the size of lorries using a dirt track across the village green to 7.5 tonnes. The council said it is concerned that the track is being “continually damaged by heavy goods vehicles accessing across the green when delivering goods to the bakery”.But Kieron Palmer, who runs the bakery business with his father, Ken, said that they maintain the track, that it has never been an issue for 200 years, and that only three fairly lightweight vehicles use it each week.He said that there was unanimous support for the bakery at the public meeting, where councillors were heckled and booed when they tried to justify their decision. He added that 6,000 people have now signed a petition protesting at the parish council’s actions.Palmer said: “The village green belongs to the people and they want to keep our bakery open. The parish councillors are elected by us and should listen to what we say. If we cannot have access for vehicles delivering flour then we would have to close.”The firm currently employs 18 people in Haughley and more than 50 in total, with shops across Suffolk. Palmer said the Haughley bakery was now the oldest in the county.last_img read more

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Hot off the counter

first_imgInstanta has launched a range of counter-top value boilers.The 1500LCD and 3000LCD counter-top water boilers are a development and upgrade of the company’s existing 1500 and 3000 models.The upgrade has introduced liquid crystal displays for the first time, offering basic fault diagnosis as well as a limescale build-up warning.Other new features include new styling and a choice of overflow positions to the front or rear. Both can produce 27 litres of hot water in an hour.The 1500LCD can generate 11.5 litres in one go, and the 3000LCD can produce 17 litres.Both units offer easy access for cleaning and service.The company says the models are suitable for bakery retailers with a limited budget, who are looking for a quality, reliable hot water boiler.[http://www.instanta.com]last_img

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Scones score sales leads

first_imgScone manufacturer Haywood and Padgett has launched a new premium scone range targeted at the foodservice sector.The individually-wrapped scones include cheddar, sultana and Cornish butter varieties.Account manager Cat Goldsmith said the company had picked up some really good sales leads from the show, which will hopefully aid the firm’s push into the foodservice sector. It currently supplies a number of the major multiples including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Tesco, with both supermarket own-label and branded goods.last_img

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Gov. Whitmer concerned that Michigan protesters could cause longer stay-home duration

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest Twitter Facebook Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis) Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she’s concerned that protests “make it likelier” that Michiganders will have to stay home longer.On Wednesday the embattled governor told the hosts of “The View” that the president’s insistence that she reopen Michigan and make a deal with legislators is pouring fuel on the fire of unrest in the state.Whitmer said the protests will likely bring about a longer stay-home posture, exactly what the protesters are trying to avoid.She also added that the protests appear to her to be more of political rallies, featuring Confederate flags, Nazi symbolism, and calls for violence. Another protest is planned for Thursday. Pinterest Twitter Google+ Gov. Whitmer concerned that Michigan protesters could cause longer stay-home duration By Tommie Lee – May 13, 2020 4 561 Previous articleJeremiah Ware sentenced to 30 years in shootingNext articleInfant dies after being found unresponsive in a South Bend hotel room Tommie Leelast_img read more

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Food Bank mobile distribution schedule for the week

first_img Google+ Twitter By 95.3 MNC – August 2, 2020 1 357 (Photo supplied/Food Bank of Northern Indiana) Food Bank of Northern Indiana Mobile Food Distributions – Week of August 3 – 6, 2020Monday, August 3, 2020 – Elkhart County: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at The Arena, 2401 Middlebury Street, Elkhart, IN 46516Tuesday, August 4, 2020 – LaPorte County: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT at LaPorte Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge Street, LaPorte, IN 46350Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – Kosciusko County: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Kosciusko County Fairgrounds, 1400 E. Smith Street (front parking lot), Warsaw, IN 46580Thursday, August 6, 2020 – St. Joseph County: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Food Bank of Northern Indiana, 702 Chapin Street, South Bend, IN 46601Fresh perishable items and dry goods offered free of charge. All items will be pre-boxed and pre-bagged. First come, first served, for up to 400 households while supplies last for those in need of food assistance.One per household. This will be a drive-thru distribution. Those in need can remain in their vehicle and pop open their trunk to receive their items. An area will be available to load items if your trunk does not open. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Food Bank mobile distribution schedule for the week Google+ Facebook Previous articleIvy Tech giving away free computers to students registering for fall classesNext articleWoman arrested on meth-related charges after traffic stop in Cass County 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. WhatsApplast_img read more

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Three arrested on several charges after LaGrange County home inspection

first_img TAGSarrestedCarroll Kelly Jr.drugsIndianaJohn MclellanLaGrange CountyMandi AllenmarijuanaMelissa JonesmethamphetamineState Road 9 WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleUPDATE: Woman arrested in July fatal crash in NilesNext articleJury trials resume in Elkhart County Court Brooklyne Beatty Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook Three arrested on several charges after LaGrange County home inspectioncenter_img Twitter IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Google+ (“Handcuffs” by Victor, CC BY 2.0) Three people were arrested in LaGrange County during a home inspection.Police were sent to a home on N. State Road 9 back on August 6 for a property offense, and also to follow-up on an arrest warrant.ABC 57 News reports police first found hypodermic needles in plain sight, and after applying for a search warrant, they also located 34 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, 61 hypodermic needles, a large amount of plastic baggies that are typically used for distribution and several sets of digital scales.Melissa Jones, Mandi Allen and Carroll Kelly Jr. were arrested at the scene and face charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Hypodermic Needles, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Dealing in Methamphetamine.John Mclellan is also being long form charged with Maintaining a Common Nuisance. By Brooklyne Beatty – August 11, 2020 1 549 Facebooklast_img read more

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