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first_imgBako trophy winnerTameside College recently held its annual Food Studies Competitions, which included a bakery category this year sponsored by Bako North Western. In a live contest, students were asked to make a set of four gingerbread houses, showcasing their talent in front of a panel judges. Fara Aziz was judged winner of the Bako Challenge Trophy.Calorie scheme faltersOnly five of the 21 foodservice businesses, including Pret A Manger, which trialled calorie labelling at point of choice have confirmed they will continue with the scheme. A consultation by the Food Standards Agency, Provision of calorie labelling at point of choice in catering outlets, which ran from 3 December 2009 to 11 March 2010, was designed to develop recommendations for displaying calorie information in foodservice outlets. More details on www.bakeryinfo.co.uk.Age divide on coffeeA generational divide exists in UK coffee consumption, said a poll by YouGov SixthSense. It found that 83% of over-55s drank a cup of instant coffee in the last month, compared to 67% of 18- to 24-year-olds. Younger generations are more likely to choose alternatives such as a cappuccino (43%), a latte (39%) and an americano (22%).Irish man passes onFormer baking industry worker Jim Humphries sadly died in Dublin, recently. For much of his career, he was a sales manager in bakery ingredients for Cork-based firm Dowdall O’Mahony, now part of Kraft Foods. He was committed to the Institute of Irish Bakers and was closely involved with the National Bakery School, a tradition continued in the family by one of his two sons, Robert, who is currently teaching there.last_img

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