Kanomix from Zeelandia

first_imgKanomix from Zeelandia (Billericay, Essex) is named after a traditional Dutch cookie product and can be used to create cookies with a vanilla and buttery taste. The firm says Kanomix has excellent leavening and offers a crispy eat; it requires only the addition of butter or margarine and egg or water.last_img

Welsh move for French bakery firm

first_imgFrench bakery PV France is moving to Wales after out-growing its Merseyside factory in Kirby.The firm, whose customers include Ryanair, Café Rouge, and sandwich chain Philpotts Group UK, will spend £1.2m to lease and refit a 25,000sq ft factory at Llangefni on Anglesey, where it will increase capacity and invest in new product ranges.PV France produces French bread and patisserie using only French ingredients and French master bakers. It supplies par-baked, freeze-dried and fresh products daily within a 30-mile radius, while its frozen par-baked products are distributed by catering groups and food suppliers.last_img

London bakery set for showdown with Mary Queen of Shops

first_imgMaher & Sons Bakery is to feature in the new series of Mary Queen of Shops, to be broadcast from 7 June on BBC2.It is expected to make unmissable viewing, as national newspaper reports have suggested that retail guru Mary Portas and bakery owner Angela Maher did not see eye to eye. In Maher’s own words to British Baker: “She just knew nothing about bakery.”The family-run independent bakery, based in Raynes Park, London, has garnered vast amounts of support in the comment section of The Telegraph’s website in response to its article ‘Hail Mary Portas, Queen of Shops’.One – of many – supporters of the bakery wrote: “In the 30 years I have used the bakery, Angela has constantly managed the balance between ‘moving on’ with new ideas and maintaining constants – from a very good local bakery to a café atmosphere at the heart of the local community. I feel sure she wanted a programme that would acknowledge the bakery’s strengths and help her to ‘tweak’ her way forward – improvements not total reinvention.”Maher & Sons will feature in the first programme on Monday 7 June, at 9pm.last_img read more

Seed pricing

first_imgPinenuts: Any hope that prices into 2011 might be restored to their “normal” levels depends largely on whether China and Russia can resolve their cross-border differences. Then, weather permitting, a restored and optimal Chinese new crop, topped up by the supplemental Russian supply into China, should result in prices dropping back in early 2011. Between now and early 2011, availability remains very tight and prices are likely to remain very expensive. Demand may see some decline after the strong seasonal demand seen over the summer months.Pumpkin: There have been reports that after two years of deliberately reduced supply, China might be intending to increase its planted acreage in order to take advantage of prevailing prices which are, for now at least, double their historical average.Sunflower: Current expectations on sunflower seed pricing going forward appear relatively stable and more optimistic than other seed prices. Provided China and the US have no issues on their new crop supply and with increasing tonnage continuing out of Eastern Europe, we would hope to see a strong supply match growing demand.l Based on information provided by RM Curtislast_img read more

Benefits of a PILON clause

first_imgOnce an employee has accrued at least four weeks’ continuous employment, they have the statutory right to a minimum notice period of one week. This increases by one week’s notice for every year of service up to a maximum of 12 years for example, six years’ service gives an entitlement to six weeks’ notice.However, it is possible that, for some roles, you might have contractual notice periods which are more generous than the statutory minimum for example, managers who get three months’ notice.If your contractual notice periods are shorter than the statutory provisions, an employee can ignore what is written in their contract in other words, the statutory notice period automatically overrides anything you have agreed.However, if you dismiss an employee without giving them sufficient notice, you are likely to find yourself on the receiving end of a breach of contract claim. This could get costly if your actions deprived them of the salary (and any benefits) that they would have received had they been able to work out their full notice period.Ignoring the tribunalsFor more senior staff, as bonuses are likely to be involved, this could add up to a substantial figure. This is why so many claims of this nature are heard in the High Court. Unlike the tribunal, which can only hear breach of contract claims of up to a maximum of £25,000, it is unrestricted in the amount it can award. Also, if you dismiss an employee in breach of contract, they are automatically released from any contractual obligations in their contract such as restrictive covenants.Depending on the nature of their role, this could leave you exposed, as the employee would be perfectly free to set up in competition against you or work for a competitor.What is a PILON?This is where a “payment in lieu of notice” or PILON clause comes into its own. It allows you to dismiss an employee immediately, providing you pay them what they would have earned had they worked out their entire notice period.Plus, with some clever drafting, you can get away with paying them basic salary only. This is done by stating that a PILON payment will not include any bonus, commission or any other benefit that the employee would otherwise be entitled to during the notice period.With probationary staff, set notice periods at the statutory minimum of one week and limit any benefits offered during this time. For example, don’t give these employees any bonus payments or private health insurance until they have satisfactorily completed their probation period.You can still require an employee to work out their notice period even with a PILON clause.last_img read more

ISA builds Pagoda range

first_imgISA has launched a new refrigerated cabinet for the display of pastry, ice cream and chocolate. The Pagoda has been designed with concave glass and split level display areas, therefore offering excellent product visibility and versatile merchandising opportunities, according to the firm.There are four versions of the Pagoda, suitable for ventilated pastry, static pastry, ice cream, and chocolate (with humidity control). The temperatures of the display areas are totally flexible and can be independently adjusted between -20C and +2C. Two styles of Pagoda are available the Aria and the Icona. The Aria features the glass-fronted, lower display area while the Icona has a solid panel on the lower section.The display cabinet features new LED lighting technology and there are specially designed air flow patterns around the shelves to help bakery retailers reduce energy consumption.last_img read more

Worst vacant shop towns named

first_imgSix towns in England have the highest proportion of vacant shops in the UK, it was revealed today.Dewsbury, Dudley, Hartlepool, Margate, Stockport and West Bromwich were named as the worst performers by retail analyst The Local Data Company and have vacancy rates of between a quarter and third of all stores. The company visited all towns in England, Scotland and Wales between January-June 2011 and the national shop vacancy rate is understood to be in the region of 14.3%, a slight fall from 14.5% in December last year.The news of the nation’s worst high street performers comes after it was revealed that retail sales had suffered in August. A study by accountancy firm BDO suggested sales had slumped in the month by around 2%.Matthew Hopkinson, business development director at The Local Data Company, said: “At a national level we are seeing stability, but at a local town centre level we are seeing massive extremes. I think the reality that comes out of this is that we are seeing permanent change. The centres showing up to one in three shops vacant will never go back to what they used to be.”Retail guru Mary Portas has been commissioned by the government to investigate problems on the high street and is to report back with her findings soon.What are your views on the high street? Is enough being done to revitalise our towns? Get in touch at [email protected] or tweet us @BritishBaker.>> What we can all learn from Mary Portaslast_img read more

Diabetes medication recalled over cancerous contaminant

first_img WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Facebook By Darrin Wright – June 9, 2020 0 728 Diabetes medication recalled over cancerous contaminant IndianaLocalMichiganNews Twitter Pinterest (Photo supplied/U.S. Food and Drug Administration) A popular diabetes medication is being recalled over an impurity that could cause cancer.Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets made by Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Marksans Pharma Limited, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Apotex Corp. are all under recall, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, due to the presence of NDMA, an environmental contaminant that the FDA calls a “probable carcinogen”, in a number of tested lots.Metformin is typically prescribed for those with Type-2 Diabetes; if your medicine falls under this recall, contact your doctor or pharmacy for advice on what to do next. Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleNotre Dame unveils COVID protocols for fall semesterNext articleUPDATE: Severe weather threat for Michiana now over Darrin Wrightlast_img read more

Michigan City man qualifies as Armed Career Criminal, sentenced to 15 years

first_img TAGS15 yearsArmed Career CriminalDaniel BoushfelonfirearmsIndianaMichigan Citysentenced IndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Facebook Google+center_img WhatsApp Michigan City man qualifies as Armed Career Criminal, sentenced to 15 years Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – September 10, 2020 0 441 Pinterest (“Handcuffs” by Victor, CC BY 2.0) A Michigan City man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms.Court documents reveal in August of 2019, Daniel Boush, 29, was arrested for possessing two .380 caliber firearms following a domestic incident where he physically attacked a woman and then chased after her in a car.Boush qualifies as an Armed Career Criminal based on his prior convictions, including the strangulation of a different woman and dealing controlled substances.In addition to prison time, Boush was sentenced to two years of supervised release. Previous articlePurdue University leaders warn vaping is linked to campus coronavirus casesNext articleUnemployed Hoosiers offered free workforce skills courses Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

Crews respond to gas leak near Costco

first_img Crews respond to gas leak near Costco WhatsApp Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Photo by Tommie Lee, 953 MNC. If your plans this afternoon include the University Drive near the Costco in Granger you might be best to wait.Mishawaka fire responded to the gas leak, that was initially reported around noon. It was not immediately released what caused the leak but utility officials were called to the scene.They also advised you avoid the area as they work to fix the leak. Previous articleSuspect in Minix stabbing death identified, arrestedNext articleSuspect charged in U.P. Mall shooting, police conducting search Carl Stutsman Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twitter Facebook Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – September 17, 2020 0 339 WhatsApplast_img read more