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Deal for diabetic

first_imgA bakery assistant has reached a settlement with a bakery in Gloucestershire after she was dismissed because she was a diabetic.The Disability Rights Commision (DRC) took up the case of Elizabeth Morrison, 51, dismissed from the Emma’s Country Cakes plant in Coleford. Management at the firm told Morrison that there were safety concerns because she was working with machinery. But the DRC said there could be a breach of the Disability Discrimination Act and a cause for a case before an employment tribunal. So far, Emma’s Country Cakes has declined to commentlast_img read more

Adding value with inclusions

first_imgRenshaw (Liverpool, Merseyside) offers a range of ingredients to help bakers make value-added cookies. The company recommends adding its bake-stable, dark chocolate flavour chips to any of its basic cookie dough, pucks or mixes to make chocolate chip cookies. The chips are said not to lose their flavour during cooking and to offer a good shelf-life. They are available in 12.5kg bags. Blending Luxury Caramel through a plain cookie mix will give toffee-flavoured cookies. Alternatively it can be drizzled over the top. A fresh summer taste can be obtained with the use of Double Cut Peel. This is made from selected orange and lemon peel, diced into 4mm x 4mm pieces, says the supplier.last_img read more

Mini cake maker gears up for rapid growth

first_imgThe end of August should see new production capacity coming on stream at miniature cake producer Greetings for Eating, as part of a £500,000 expansion funded partly by new investors.The firm is expanding output from 3m cakes a year in response to what the chairman Stephen Smith said was a projected growth of 40% a year over the next three years. It expects to produce 5m cakes a year within a couple of years.Turnover at the Boughton, Nottinghamshire, firm has grown from £1.8m to £2.8m in the past year and should grow £1m next year, he said.Most of the growth is likely to be in sales of mini ‘occasion’ sponge cakes to supermarkets. The company currently makes 60g and 120g cakes at about 15,000 and 6,000 per shift respectively on two lines, with designs licensed from Warner, Fox, Disney, Hallmark, Carte Blanche and Carlton Cards. The company will launch cupcakes soon, said Smith, who set up the company in 1992 as Wellsprings Confectionery to sell decorated fruit cakes to greetings cards shops and other high-street outlets. It began supplying supermarkets in 2003 and now supplies Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.Moving the warehousing and dispatch operations to a new building will allow for a third production line and a new product development facility. The workforce will increase from 80 to over 90.last_img read more

AAK targets release agents market with Croda takeover

first_imgCroda International has sold its £17m-turnover Croda Food Services business to AAK UK, the UK division of global speciality oils company AAK AB.The business, based in Oldham, supplies release agents, divider oils and delivery systems to the baking industry.President of AAK UK, Ian McIntosh, said: “We are delighted to have concluded this deal, which fits so well with our strategy of offering specialty oil-based products and services. As a major player in the UK bakery fats sector, enhancing our product range in this way will offer our customers a more complete package to meet their needs.”The new business will trade as AAK Bakery Services from its Oldham base and AAK has plans to expand its focus to include export markets.AKK also operates one of the UK’s biggest vegetable oil refineries in Hull and also includes AAK Foods based in Runcorn, Cheshire, which offers sauces, dressings and marinades to retail and foodservice sectors.last_img read more

In the Archives

first_img== September 4, 1925: a bone to pick ==Lady Auckland is vexed. It seems that she received a loaf which contained a piece of bone. She sent it to the Inspector of Foods Department, London, who referred her to the Ministry of Health, who in turn referred her to the County Analyst.It was a bone-headed thing to do. The Ministry should have known, of course, that a titled lady should have been treated differently from a plebeian citizen.Lady Auckland wrote to the Standard Bread Crusader about it – the refuge of anyone with a grievance about bread – and her remarks on the Ministry of Health were reported to be very uncomplimentary.This should be a lesson to the Ministry not to tamper with the delicate feelings of a titled lady, outraged by seeing a piece of bone in her bread.last_img read more

Hollywood breads in Waitrose

first_imgBakery author Paul Hollywood has begun supplying a new branded range of six traditional breads including brioche into 11 London Waitrose stores and Harrods.Hollywood, who started up a new artisan bakery in Aylesham, Kent, in March 2007, will also launch a range of hearty loaves this week based on old recipes, some dating back 500 years.“The credit crunch has had an interesting effect for us,” he said. “Rather than going out to eat, people seem to be spending more on premium breads to share with family and friends at home.”last_img read more

Reporting in United, we stand…

first_imgThere is increasing mainstream media interest in baking, helped by programmes such as the Great British Bake-off and the Great British Food Revival, with Michel Roux Jr arguing the case for bread. This has begun to generate more coverage for the debate about how bread is made.While this is perfectly reasonable, it is often unfortunately characterised as craft against sliced and wrapped or long fermentation versus rapid. But there are many ways of making bread with different characteristics. It takes just as much technical skill and possibly a greater understanding of the process of breadmaking to produce an excellent sliced and wrapped loaf as it does a superb crusty bloomer. Wrapped bread manufacturers have shown themselves to be innovative in developing new recipes and flavours in their market, just as many craft bakers have been adept at preserving skills and importing ideas from colleagues overseas.Every baker aims to make bread which satisfies consumers whether on taste, convenience, provenance, ingredients or a combination of all these. There is a demand for freshly made crusty bread, and also for sliced wrapped bread. They may be purchased by the same consumer, but not necessarily for the same purpose they are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, there is no evidence that increasing sales of craft bread result from declining sales of wrapped bread; the two rise and fall together.So rather than one part of the industry criticising another’s methods, it would be more constructive for us all to promote the nutritional value of bread and celebrate its diversity, as well as the dedication and skills of all the suppliers producing it.last_img read more

Water main break on South Bend’s Northwest Side repaired

first_img UPDATE: The water main repairs were completed around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.ORIGINAL INFORMATION: The following is a release from the city of South BendEMERGENCY WATER MAIN BREAK ON CITY’S NORTHWEST SIDE: REPAIR TO BEGIN AT 10:00 A.M.Late last night, the City of South Bend Water Works Division reported a break in a 12-inch water main pipe on Lathrop Street west of Bendix Drive. Crews will begin the emergency repair at 10:00 a.m. today. The City anticipates commercial customers in the area will experience significant disruption in water pressure during this repair, which is estimated to take up to five hours. The westbound travel lane on Lathrop Street will be restricted during this repair but will remain open.Customers should turn off all faucets until water is restored. Once the repair is made and water is restored, customers should run their water for 10 minutes or until water is clear. Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – March 4, 2020 0 312 Facebook Twitter Google+ Google+ Previous articleMishawaka woman receives sentence in 2018 toddler deathNext articleStreet sweeping starting up again soon in Elkhart Carl Stutsman Facebook Water main break on South Bend’s Northwest Side repaired WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Settlement reached with family of woman who died in custody of Elkhart Co. Corrections

first_img Facebook Facebook Pinterest Twitter By Tommie Lee – March 27, 2020 0 379 Google+ WhatsApp Settlement reached with family of woman who died in custody of Elkhart Co. Corrections (Source: https://goo.gl/apvBBL/ License: https://goo.gl/VAhsB) Elkhart County has reached a settlement with the family of a woman that died in the custody of County Community Corrections.A $720,000 settlement was reached between the family of Laminika Dockery and the county.The Elkhart Truth reports she suffered a medical emergency at the work release facility in Goshen in July of 2018, after days of complaining about a pain in her stomach. An autopsy showed that she died of a bacterial infection that had gone untreated. WhatsApp Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest Twitter Previous articleMore than 300 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in ISDH Friday updateNext articleSome companies offering freebies for medical workers Tommie Leelast_img read more

St. Joseph County Police K9s Farkas, Odin receive donation of body armors

first_img Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Facebook (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Police) St. Joseph County Police Department’s K9s Farkas and Odin have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.The vests were sponsored by Lourdes Findley of Orlando, FL and embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always”.Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, Massachusetts, whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers.Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,830 U.S. made, custom-fitted, NIJ certified protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $6.9 million dollars.The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $960.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs.There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. By 95.3 MNC – April 8, 2020 0 239 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ St. Joseph County Police K9s Farkas, Odin receive donation of body armors Previous articleBethel University offering academic, sports summer campsNext articleISDH: IN over 200 dead, recovery data hopefully soon 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

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