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Apprenticeship levy consultation opens today
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Consultation on apprenticeship levy opens today

The baking industry has questioned how the government’s apprenticeship plans will help the craft sector, as consultation on the apprenticeship levy opens today. 

Product recall
Tesco's Belgian wafers are one of several product recalls recently
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Salmonella risk and incorrect labelling behind product recalls

Tesco and convenience store group Nisa Retail are the latest companies to recall bakery products. 

Daily Mail taken to task over gluten-free prescription figure

The huge figure put on the cost of gluten-free prescriptions has been found incorrect, after a dispute broke out yesterday.

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Daily Mail targets NHS spend on gluten-free

A row has broken out over a reported £116m spend on prescription gluten-free food by the NHS, which included biscuits, doughnuts, muffin mixes and bread.

Pret A Manger will trial vegetarian-friendly ideas gleaned from online poll

Pret to increase veggie option in-store

Pret A Manger will increase the vegetarian and vegan options in its stores following a blog and poll led by chief executive Clive Schlee. 

Dundee cake
The bid to geographically protect Dundee cake remains in the balance
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Outcry over Dundee cake PGI bid

An attempt by the Scottish government to give Dundee cake protected status has caused an outcry from bakers outside the city. 

Pie firm gains Grade A food safety certification

Lewis Pies, the Swansea-based pie company, has secured a Grade A certificate for food safety from the BRC Global Standards.

High-GI diet found to contribute to depression

Research in America has suggested that the consumption of things like sugary foods and white bread are linked with an increased risk of depression in women. 

BSB opens back catalogue to encourage bakery youngsters

The British Society of Baking (BSB) is opening up its past papers to all as it launches a new website.

Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger could introduce all-vegetarian outlets
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Pret takes a vote on going vegetarian

Pret A Manger, the high street sandwich chain, is considering opening an all-vegetarian shop. 

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