Association Internationale de la Boulangerie Industrielle (AIBI) - www.aibi-online.org
The AIBI is the trade body which represents the large industrial plant bakers in Europe.
Association of Bakery Ingredients Manufacturers (ABIM) - www.abim.org.uk
ABIM is the trade association representing all the manufacturers of bakery ingredients. The site provides information on the activities of the association, details of members, relevant news, information on ABIM's technical committee and www links.
Bakers Basco Ltd - www.bakersbasco.co.uk
Bakers Basco currently manages a pool of circa 2 million bread baskets to various plant bakeries throughout the United Kingdom. Bakers Basco employs a dedicated asset recovery team tasked with recovering misappropriated equipment.
Bakers' Benevolent Society - www.bakersbenevolent.co.uk
The Bakers' Benevolent Society is an Almshouse Charity that was founded in 1832 and has had sheltered accommodation in Epping, Essex for more than 30 years. The Society is proud of its provision of housing, care and support to the retired people of the Baking Industry and its Allied Trades.
Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery Association (BCCCA) - www.bccca.org.uk
BCCCA is one of the food industry's largest trade associations. The site hosts information on industry statistics, benchmarking and annual reports. It also provides information on relevant training courses, conferences and information on health and nutrition.
British Baker - www.bakeryinfo.co.uk
Website for the British Baker - the leading trade magazine for the UK's baking industry. Published every week, it targets all sectors of the bakery market, including craft, plant and supermarkets.
British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) - www.nutrition.org.uk
Site with a large amount of resources related to nutrition, including comprehensive details of their education programmes and resources for schools, nutrition facts and news. Publications and events are also listed as well as details of BNF activities.
British Retail Consortium (BRC) - www.brc.org.uk
BRC is a source of information, expertise and comment on many issues affecting retailing. It publishes monthly surveys on retail sales and prices which are viewed by the Bank of England, the Treasury and the City as key indicators for the economy. The site provides information on policies and issues, latest news and press releases, facts and figures on shopping in the UK, a relevant links directory and a contacts page.
British Society of Baking - www.bsb.org.uk
The British Society of Baking was founded in 1955 and its primary purpose is to provide a forum for learning more about the industry through conferences and associated events.
Worshipful Company of Bakers - www.bakers.co.uk
The Worshipful Company is one of the oldest City of London Liveries with a history dating back over 800 years. It continues to be closely involved with the baking trade and a high proportion of its 400 members are Master Bakers and Allied Traders.
Campden BRI - www.campden.co.uk
An independently funded research organisation for the food industry. Research is carried out on behalf of its membership – food companies, packaging companies, ingredient manufacturers and other food-related organisations. The site provides an overview of the activities of Campden BRI along with summaries of their research. There is also a section on legislation affecting the food industry. Publication details are included plus information about their training courses and conferences.
Climate Change Levy discount scheme - www.cclevy.com
Provides details of the FDF Climate Change Levy discount scheme (effective from 1 April 2001) operated by FDF, the British Meat Federation, the British Poultry Meat Federation and UKASTA. The site offers you the chance to calculate the cost of the Climate Change Levy to your business and how to apply for the discount scheme's information packs.
Codex Alimentarius Commission - www.codexalimentarius.net
Outlines the standards, codes of practice, guidelines and recommendations that make up the food code Codex Alimentarius. The Codex Alimentarius Commission, created by the UN, is the body responsible for compiling the Code which encourages fair trade in food while promoting the health and economic interests of consumers.
Coeliac Society - www.coeliac.co.uk
Run by the charity, the site provides information and advice on Coeliac disease. It covers areas such as medical information, news, information specifically for youth, research, local interest groups and relevant links for more information.
Confederation of British Industry - www.cbi.org.uk
The voice of UK business.
Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the EU (CIAA) - www.ciaa.be
CIAA represents the food and drink industry in the European Union on issues common to the whole food and drink industry. The UK Food and Drink Federation is a member. The site hosts a large number of documents for each of the CIAA departments and also lists the members and their addresses. It also has a news and publications section.
Convenience Food Info - www.conveniencefoodinfo.com
Industry and consumer information on bakery, pastry and bagged snacks industry. The site includes a buyers guide, convenience food legislation, a comprehensive links directory with links to related trade journals.
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) - www.berr.gov.uk
Offers a range of information on the following areas: consumer affairs, energy, IT, business regulations, science and technology, trade and investment. The site also provides material aimed at supporting business, whether start-ups or established companies.
Department for Children, Schools and Families (DfES) - www.dfes.gov.uk
Provides the latest news from the DfES, information about the government department and its consulations, plus statistics on education and employment. There is an extensive A-Z of DfES publications and documents along with a comprehensive set of links to related websites.
Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) - www.defra.gov.uk
News from DEFRA plus information on consultations, the Food Chain Group, DEFRA agencies, regulations, statistics, research, recruitment, publications and www links. The site provides information on a range of regional contacts. You can search by county or region.
Department of Health (DH) - www.dh.gov.uk
A comprehensive site, offering the latest news from the DH. Areas covered include: NHS, public health, social care, statistics, surveys and research and development. The public health section covers topics such as biotechnology and child nutrition, and also contains information from the relevant advisory committees.
Environment Agency - www.environment-agency.gov.uk
A public organisation aimed at protecting the environment in England and Wales. The agency regulates industry, maintains flood defences and water resources, and improves wildlife habitats. The site contains information on enforcement and prosecution, agency charging schemes and foot and mouth disease. Business issues are also featured, such as waste minimisation, sustainability and how to reduce flood risk. There is a news section and listings of their publications.
Europa - the site of the European Union (EU) - europa.eu.int/index-en.htm
Provides the latest news plus a calendar of upcoming EU events. The site publishes large amounts of information about EU business such as legislation (including legislation in progress), EU grants and loans, statistics and publications. The site explains the role of the EU and its strategic objectives and provides links to EU institutions.
European Food Information Council (EUFIC) - www.eufic.org
European Food Information Council (EUFIC) - www.eufic.org
EUFIC provides science-based information on food related topics such as nutrition and health, food safety and quality and biotechnology in food.
European Parliament (EP) - www.europarl.eu.int/home/default_en.htm
Provides an overview of the parliament and its operations along with a who's who of EMPs, committee members and other parliamentary contacts. Details on parliamentary business, events and meetings are provided. The news section offers daily bulletins, summaries of reports, and in-depth publications on specific topics. EU policies, treaties and studies can also be found on the site.
Flour Advisory Bureau - www.fabflour.co.uk
Comprehensive site covering all aspects of flour. The site has information on consumer issues such as health. There are also fact sheets for education and recipes as well as a news and resources section. The site also has a search facility.
Food and Drink Federation - www.fdf.org.uk
FDF is the voice of the UK food and drink manufacturing industry working hard to promote the interests of the UK's most important manufacturing sector.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - www.fda.gov
The FDA is the US Government department responsible for food and nutrition. The site covers a wide range of topics: food, biologics, human drugs, animal drugs, toxicology research, freedom of information, medical products and cosmetics. Information is aimed at consumers, health professionals, patients and industry. The day-to-day business of the FDA is documented, along with news and policy developments. Contact information is given for the different FDA divisions.
Food Commission - www.foodcomm.org.uk
Information covering the issues the Food Commission are concerned with: additives, advertising, animal Welfare, baby foods and children's food, genetic engineering, good nutrition, irradiation and pesticides. The site hosts news, publications and an index of terms used by the Food Commission.
Food Standards Agency (FSA) - www.food.gov.uk
Covers the agency's latest news along with information about research, industry regulation and the scientific advisory committees. In-depth material is provided on GM foods, additives, BSE and organic food. Information about Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish FSAs can also be found here.
Food Manufacture - www.foodmanufacture.co.uk
Food manufacturing and processing news and information from Food Manufacture, the industry's weekly publication.
Foresight - www.foresight.gov.uk
The UK Foresight programme, managed by the Office of Science and Technology at the DTI, brings together business, science, the voluntary sector and Government to consider future opportunities and threats. The site looks at possible future developments in a broad range of areas, such as the food chain, crops for industry, manufacturing, retail and consumer services.
The Grain Chain - www.grainchain.com
The Grain Chain programme is a collaboration of the Home-Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA), Federation of Bakers (FoB) and Flour Advisory Bureau (FAB). It is the successor to the Flour and Grain Education Programme which was launched in 2002.
The Grocer - www.thegrocer.co.uk
The Grocer magazine is the food and drink retail sector's weekly publication.
Health and Safety Executive Direct (HSEDirect) - www.hsedirect.com
HSEDirect caters for anyone who has a responsibility for health and safety issues and management in the workplace. This site provides health and safety legislation and guidance. Information that can be viewed for free include daily news summaries, press releases, current consultative documents, Year 2001 health and safety conference diary, useful contacts, FAQs and links to other relevant sites. If you subscribe to the site you can view the HSE publications.
Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) - www.hgca.com
HGCA's mission is to improve the production and marketing of UK grain, to increase its competitiveness in UK and overseas markets. To achieve this, HGCA provides market information, promotes exports, helps in the development of products using UK cereals and funds research and development on behalf of the UK arable industry
Improve - www.improveltd.co.uk
Improve provides the strategic overview for the food & drink manufacturing sector to help increase performance and productivity. It researches which skills are needed and sets national occupational standards, regulating and ensuring that qualifications are fit for purpose and directly reflect the skills and knowledge required by the sector.
Institute of Food Research (IFR) - www.ifr.bbsrc.ac.uk
The IFR is an organisation that impartially looks at issues relevant to food safety, diet and health, and food materials. The site holds information on research issues, publications, events, community issues and a listing of likeminded websites hosted by the IFR.
Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) - www.ifst.org.uk
The IFST is an organisation that represents food scientists and technologists. The site contains latest news, details on how to become a member, a BSE news update and a guide to products and services in the food industry.
Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) - www.igd.com
A research organisation for the food and grocery industry. This site contains information on topics such as the different industry sectors, food and nutrition and consumer issues. Profiles on some leading companies are also included. There is a news section highlighting today's food-related stories. Details of their publications along with training courses and conferences can also be found.
Leatherhead Food Research Association (LFRA) - www.leatherheadfood.com
An international research, development, consultancy and training organisation for the food industry. Its members are companies and organisations within or connected to the food and agriculture industry worldwide. The site details LFRA services and products. To access most information you have to be a member.
National Association of British and Irish Millers (nabim) - www.nabim.org.uk
Comprehensive site covering all aspects of flour. The site holds information on consumer issues such as information packs, health issues, education and recipies as well as a news and resources section. The site also has a search facility.
National Association of Master Bakers - www.masterbakers.co.uk
This association represents the interests of the Craft Baking Industry in England and Wales.
Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) - www.nifda.co.uk
NIFDA is a voluntary organization committed to helping Northern Ireland food and beverage companies compete successfully and to represent and promote their interests. It was established to provide services to enhance, promote, inform, educate and develop member businesses. The website provides information on events, companies and products, Northern Ireland food and and drink policy and breaking news.
Pre-Packed Flour Association - www.fabflour.co.uk
Comprehensive site covering all aspects of flour. The site holds information on consumer issues such as information packs, health issues, education and recipes as well as a news and resources section. The site also has a search facility.
Process and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) - www.ppma.co.uk
The PPMA is the UK's national trade association for suppliers of processing and packaging machinery. The membership comprises over 350 UK member companies representing in excess of 1000 worldwide manufacturers.
Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) - www.sfdf.org.uk
SFDF was launched in September 1999 with the aim of representing and promoting the common interests of the food and drink manufacturing industry in Scotland - primarily to the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Food Advisory Committee. The site contains information on latest news, the SFDF's opjectives, feedback, recruitment and trade shows.
Soil Association - www.soilassociation.org
The Soil Association is the UK's leading campaigning and certification organisation for organic food and farming.
Trade Association Forum - www.taforum.org.uk
Since its formation in 1997, the Trade Association Forum has been encouraging the development and sharing of best practice among UK trade associations and promoting the role of effective trade associations to government, industry and the wider public.
Tasty Careers - www.tastycareers.org.uk
Here you can find everything you need to know about careers in the food and drink manufacturing industry from the type of courses available to insider info on what the jobs are actually like.
WRAP - www.wrap.org uk
WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) works in the UK to help businesses and individuals reap the benefits of reducing waste, developing sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way.