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The Regulations on general food labelling require most prepacked foods to be labelled with an appropriate durability date, either ‘use by’ on food that goes off quickly or ‘best before’ on frozen, dried, tinned and other foods. Many consumers report being confused by these terms which often results in edible food being wasted.


Legislation to prohibit the use of the flavouring 4,5 epoxy dec-2(trans)-enal in foods.


Unfortunately it was brought to our attention after the Scottish Baker of the Year National Awards presentation that an error had been made with regards to the Morning Roll Category. Beth Brownings Bakery of Kilwinning should have been presented with a National Gold Award for their Well Fired Roll. We sincerely apologise to the team at Beth Brownings Bakery for this mistake and that they did not receive the recognition they so deserved during the awards ceremony.


Scottish Bakers was proud sponsor of the Bakery Category at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards which took place on the 18th May 2017. Congratulations to Border Biscuits who won in the Bakery category and well done to the other finalists. Read on to find out more about the awards and all of the winners.


Reids of Caithness has been named Scottish Baker of the Year 2017 at a glittering ceremony hosted by Scottish Bakers, the association that supports and promotes the interests of Scottish bakers across the country.


Scottish Bakers is capitalising on global demand for their high quality bakery products, including shortbreads, oatcakes, gingerbread and speciality cakes.

The appointment of an international manager, Roddy Wilde, will work to identify business opportunities in existing and new markets around the world and support Scottish businesses who want to take advantage of global interest in the Scottish food and drink sector.


Morrisons launches a search to find and support the best of

'The Nation's Local Foodmakers' and is inviting SALSA-Approved businesses to pitch for a place on their shelves. 



From Craig McPhie, President of Scottish Bakers

 "It is with regret that today I must announce that our Chief Executive of 7 years, Alan Clarke, will be leaving Scottish Bakers at the end of June to take up the role of Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Alan leaves Scottish Bakers in a much healthier position than when he joined.  We have provided training and qualifications to more than 3,000 employees across the UK from the food and drink sector and grown annual turnover exponentially, achieving profitability each year.   During this time, we have received healthy audits not just from our accountants but from our Awarding Bodies, regulators and funders.

Over 11,000 customers from across Scotland voted for their favourite bakery products across six categories 115 bakeries were nominated More than 850 of the most popular products in the land were delivered for scrutiny A panel of 56 expert and independent judges judged each and every product And now the shortlist has been announced!

A new, ambitious strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry was unveiled today by industry body, Scotland Food & Drink. 

Food and drink has been Scotland’s best performing sector in recent years, with record export figures released last weekend and sales at home increasing rapidly too. 

The sector is worth £14.4 billion annually, 119,000 people are working directly in the industry and food manufacturing in Scotland is growing at twice the rate of the UK average for the sector.

‘Ambition 2030’, launched today, establishes a vision to cement food and drink as Scotland’s most valuable industry, with the opportunity to more than double turnover in the sector to reach £30 billion by 2030.