Federation Of Bakers

On the whole, the industry has welcomed the new UK Baking Industry Code of Practice (CoP) for the Labelling of Sourdough Bread and Rolls. Pic: GettyImages/Phil Boorman

Mixed industry reactions to the UK’s new sourdough Code of Practice

By Gill Hyslop

Trade groups like Craft Bakers Association, Scottish Bakers and Federation of Bakers have welcomed the UK Baking Industry Code of Practice (CoP) for the Labelling of Sourdough Bread and Rolls. The Real Bread Campaign, on the other hand, remains highly...

Registration now open for the UK’s first-ever Baking Forum

Registration now open for the UK’s first-ever Baking Forum

By Gill Hyslop

The Baking Forum – endorsed by the Federation of Bakers and the Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers (ABIM), along with companies like AB Mauri, Frank Roberts, Zeelandia and Fine Lady Bakeries – is taking place on 19 May at the Queens Hotel...

The UK bakery sector is on the brink of crumbling under the pressure of rising energy costs, among other challenges. Pic: GettyImages/Maren Caruso

UK bakery coalition voices concern over possible closures

By Gill Hyslop

Scottish Bakers, Federation of Bakers, Craft Bakers Association, ABIM and UKAPY have sent a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt, urging him to review his ‘new’ Energy Bills Discount Scheme.

Andrew Pyne takes over as chief executive of the Federation of Bakers. Pic: FOB

Federation of Bakers gets new lead

By Gill Hyslop

The UK’s Federation of Bakers (FOB) has appointed Andrew Pyne as its new chief executive, taking over from Gordon Polson who is retiring after 17 years at the helm.

FOB deals with a variety of issues ranging from working with WRAP and Defra on food waste, to Brexit and technical and regulatory matters. Pic: GettyImages/dropStock

Federation of Bakers retains executive board

By Gill Hyslop

After a challenging year impacted by COVID-19 – which saw a phenomenal increase in bread and bakery sales and bakers scrabbling to meet that demand – the Federation of Bakers (FOB) has announced it is maintaining its executive board team.

AIBI gears up to host UK’s biggest bakery conference

AIBI gears up to host UK’s biggest bakery conference

By Gill Hyslop

The International Association of Plant Bakeries (AIBI) is hosting its 36th biennial Congress in Manchester with a program focused on a comprehensive view of the baking industry – now and in the future.