Seeded breads on a high

first_imgContinuing the Swiss theme this week, a Swiss man was reportedly detained by airport authorities in Dubai after poppy seeds were discovered on his clothing. Officials, following a hardline on drug smuggling in the United Arab Emirates, took issue with the seeds, which apparently came from a sandwich he bought in Heathrow. In light of this crackdown, travellers are advised not to follow Dr Allinson’s toothache remedy (see above right).last_img

The genius of Dr Allinson

first_imgWe’re not sure what the doctor was getting at when he suggested eating this meal for “good staying power”.Sure, long before the days of Viagra, people will have turned to some unlikely aphrodisiacs. But half a large loaf of bread as an appetiser to a swingers’ dinner party? We think not.Lewd food: “Half a pound of dry bread, 1/4lb nut kernels, and 1lb raw fruit will make a dinner that will give good staying power for six or eight hours.”Next week: the kids are alrightlast_img

Sara Lee & Heinz equipment for sale

first_imgFormer Sara Lee and Heinz Foods’ processing facilities are to be offered for sale by tender. The entire contents of the food processing machinery located at the former confectionery manufacturer Sara Lee a world-renowned manufacturer of baked goods and confectionery are being offered by Pro Auction, as well as Sara Lee bakery equipment for pizza processing and sauce manufacturing from the former Heinz plant in Grimsby. According to a statement released by Pro Auction: “Items for sale include content from the gateaux manufacturing, cream rooms, sauce plants, engineering, office furniture and canteen to include plant and machinery, silos, and boilers.” The total number of items for sale is over 1,500. Individual items include: Rademaker lamination and pie shell lines, Comas pie & tart manufacturing lines, numerous spiral mixers, Mondomix aerators and mixers along with Frigo Scandia spiral freezers. The tender closes on the 24 September 2008. The tender viewing takes place at Sara Lee Bakeries UK Lancaster Road Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington North Humberside YO15 3QY, United Kingdom, between 15 & th September 2008 from 08:30 until 5.30pm with final tender offers to be submitted to the auctioneers by 5.00pm on 24 September 2008. Online bidding is possible through BidSpotter.com, by arrangements with the auction house. Catalogues are available by calling 01761 414000 or 07946 496697.last_img read more

Unifine’s pot shot at puds

first_imgUnifine Food & Bake Ingredients has launched a range of take-away puddings in pots for 2009. The collection of recipes is available in a free full-colour 28-page brochure, which comes with serving suggestions, as well as illustrations of each of the finished puddings.The ingredients and recipes are available for White Chocolate Raspberry, Toffee Spiced Apple, Orange and Lemon (pictured), Chococcinno and Champagne and Strawberry pudding varieties. Step-by-step instructions are given to prepare the basic fonds, with each recipe producing between 15 to 32 portions, depending on type.Other desserts featured in the brochure include Black Forest, Pear Caramel, Fruits of the Forest Cheesecake, Rhubarb Vanilla and Blackcurrant and Vanilla.[http://www.unifine.uk.com]last_img

Could your product gain protected status?

first_imgA speciality food group is on the look at for the next Midlands product with the potential to achieve protected name status. East Midlands Fine Foods is encouraging the producers of distinguished food and drink products to put their names forward as the interest in regional products continues to grow.Products that have already achieved this in the UK include Melton Mowbray pork pies and Stilton cheese, and Parma Ham and Champagne within the European Union.“Gaining protected status is tremendously valuable for food and drink firms, and also for consumers, as it’s recognition of the provenance of the produce,” commented Jo Murphy from East Midlands Fine Foods.Food producers from Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland are encouraged to put forward a product which qualifies for any one of three protected status levels drawn up by the European Union: Protected Geographical Indication, Protected Designation of Origin, or Traditional Speciality Guaranteed.There are currently fewer than 40 protected names in Great Britain, with a further 40 currently being considered, compared to more than 700 currently protected in the rest of the EU.For more information contact Jo Murphy or Jo Stevenson at East Midlands Fine Foods on 0115 9758810.last_img read more

Dean’s pursues ambitious targets

first_imgAberdeenshire shortbread and biscuit producer Dean’s is seeking to increase its turnover by £3m to £10m by 2012, following a re-launch of its core biscuit range this spring.The firm, based in Huntly, is hoping to grow its customer base both within the UK and internationally, and has a number of product launches planned for 2010. Although the packaging will remain the same, the firm has made significant investment in a new above-the-line campaign to help increase awareness of the brand range, including advertising and a phased website launch, starting in April.The investment was prompted following UK-wide research by Dean’s to uncover trade and consumers’ perceptions of its brand. MD Bill Dean said 71% of interviewees recognised the logo and its synonymy with shortbread. “But people were not aware that we do other products,” said Dean. “If we’re to be successful with these launches, we need to work on our brand identity.”The firm will keep the original strapline History in the Baking but will do more promotion of its non-shortbread ranges, such as oat biscuits and oat cakes.last_img read more

Bakers’ Fair to take place this weekend

first_imgDon’t forget to register for free for Bakers’ Fair Spring this Sunday.Taking place on 10 April, at Newbury Racecourse, the show will feature exhibitors from machinery to ingredients and finished goods. Professional bakers will be battling it out in The National Association of Master Bakers’ Bakery Competitions, with celebrity Linda Lusardi awarding the prizes. The Stage will play host to a series of talks and demonstrations, including a ‘Taste and texture’ talk from Baking Industry Awards Confectioner of the Year Mark Legg, of Dunns (Crouch End). Sara Reid, marketing manager, Rank Hovis will speak on ‘How to add sales and value to craft bakery businesses’, while BIA Celebration Cake Maker of the Year Amelia Nutting, will give a sugarcraft masterclass. Register online at www.bakersfair.co.uk.last_img read more

Indiana among worst states in the nation for gender pay gap

first_img Pinterest IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter WhatsApp Indiana among worst states in the nation for gender pay gap Facebook Google+ Pinterest (“The Fall of Madoff” by frankieleon, CC BY 2.0) Indiana has the 44th worst gender pay gap in the country, according to a new study.The Northwest indiana Times reports that for every dollar a man earns in the Hoosier state, a woman makes just 75 cents, which is below the national average and near the bottom of the country. Those statistics are from a study by business.org that crunched federal American Community Survey data.The study found the median earnings of male workers in Indiana over the age of 16 was $50,774 while the median income of female workers over 16 was $38,031 in 2018, the most recent year for which data was available. Women earned on average only 74.9% of what men did.Over the past decade, the gender pay gap in Indiana has, however, improved by 3.1%, according to business.org, an online resource for small and mid-sized businesses. Michigan finished 34th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia, with women earning 78.7% as much as men, on average.The state that finished best in the survey, California, has female workers over the age of 16 earning on average 88.1% as much as men in 2018. Louisiana finished worst, with women earning on average only 69.5% as much as their male coworkers.Nationwide, the average for women was 80.1%. The study does suggest that this does represent a slight improvement over the last decade, with the exception of a widening of the gap in 2016. Previous articleWoman pronounced dead after shooting at Phillips 66 in downtown South BendNext articleTravel ban to extend to United Kingdom, Ireland Tommie Lee Twitter Google+ By Tommie Lee – March 14, 2020 0 267 WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

South Bend police investigating overnight shooting

first_img Facebook By Brooklyne Beatty – October 22, 2020 0 617 TAGSBowman StreetIndianamiami streetovernightshootingSouth BendThursday Twitter South Bend police investigating overnight shooting Google+ Pinterest Previous articleSouth Bend Arbor Day Celebration set for Saturday at Leeper Park WestNext articleAmy Coney Barrett nomination moves to full Senate for Monday vote Brooklyne Beatty IndianaLocalNewscenter_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Facebook Police are investigating after an overnight shooting in South Bend.Officers were notified just after midnight Thursday that a gunshot victim had showed up at a local hospital.ABC 57 News reports just minutes before the call, police had been dispatched to the intersection of Miami and Bowman streets on reports of a shooting.It’s not yet clear whether these two incidents are connected.last_img read more

Press release: UK co-sponsors a UN resolution to commemorate victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief

first_imgFreedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) intersects with many other human rights. Where FoRB is under attack, other human rights are often threatened too.The UK remains deeply concerned about violations of Freedom of Religion or Belief in many parts of the world. This year alone, we have seen a staggering number of attacks on places of worship: from the Philippines to Burkina Faso; New Zealand to Sri Lanka. All faiths and beliefs are vulnerable, and there is an urgent need to strengthen efforts to protect and promote the right to FoRB for all individuals.The Resolution, tabled by Poland, marks an important step taken by the international community to defend the right to FoRB, and shows solidarity with victims of violence who are targeted because of their faith or belief.The Resolution raises awareness within the international community of the scale of violence motivated by intolerance, and it promotes inter-religious and intercultural dialogue. It also encourages States to provide support and assistance to victims and their families.The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, said: I welcome the adoption of the Resolution tabled by Poland. Violence and discrimination based on religion or belief blight the lives of millions of people around the world. Protecting the right of people to practise their faith, or to have no faith at all, is an ongoing battle. No country is immune from intolerance. I am proud that the UK co-sponsored this important resolution and call on all states to maintain momentum on combating intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief. Follow Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon @tariqahmadbt Email [email protected] Media enquiries Further information For journalists Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedInlast_img read more