first_imgROBERT Rich, founder and chairman of Rich Products Corporation, has died, aged 92. Robert Rich invented the world’s first non-dairy whipped topping, Rich’s Whip Topping, in 1945. Based on soybean, the topping was developed because of the shortage of milk during the war years. Nevin Montgomery, president and CEO of the National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association in the US, described Robert Rich’s contribution to the frozen food industry as “both monumental and legendary”.Robert Rich had a strong commitment to educating people and a pledge, made on his 90th birthday, supports four scholarships annually for undergraduate students who pursue careers in the restaurant and foodservice sector.Rich Products was founded on the invention of the non-dairy topping. The family-owned business will now be led by Bob Rich Jr.last_img read more


first_imgJBS (Peterborough, Cambridge-shire) has developed a new, flexible sheeting and curling unit for its Rollmaster range of roll plant. In-line sheeting and curling, featuring rolls above and below the band, provides simpler operation, while still retaining the high-speed high-friction belting that provides the quality features of positive curling of dough pieces for finger rolls and baguettes, says the firm.It can also raise the sheeting rollers and use the unit as a pinner to make round rolls and baps. End-product and output needs run from 1,000 to 30,000 per hour, in a scaling range from 25g to 350g.last_img

ADM Milling

first_imgThe organic bread market saw a 10% sales increase in 2006, and 2007 is set to see the same growth. In response, ADM Milling (Brentwood, Essex) supplies Soil Association-certified Organic Stoneground Wholemeal flour, milled at the Allinson Flour Mill, and Organic Strong White flour.Strict certification controls are applied to the sources of organic wheats, which are derived from Canada, Europe and the UK.ADM Milling supplies and offers assistance with recipes, as well as advice on sourcing other organic ingredients.last_img

Video: Krispy Kreme 2012 expansion plans

first_imgKrispy Kreme’s hotlight store in Bluewater Shopping Centre has generated around £9m worth of sales since starting in 2004.Rob Hunt, joint managing director, and Lucy Allard, product development manager talked to British Baker about the company’s plans to open new stores throughout the UK in the next few years, as well as the production process from dough to doughnut and new products and ingredients for 2012.last_img

LaPorte County Fair announces cancellation for 2020

first_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleHundreds of local casino workers risk losing jobs permanentlyNext articleSheriff Redman: Sadness, disgust, anger regarding George Floyd death 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. (Photo supplied/LaPorte County Fair) The LaPorte County Agricultural Association has announced that the 2020 LaPorte County Fair, originally scheduled for July 12 – July 18, has been canceled.The fair board sent the following announcement, explaining the decision:After careful thought and deliberation, the La Porte County Agricultural Association (the “Board”) has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 LaPorte County Fair originally scheduled for July 12 – July 18.“For the last 174 years, the La Porte County Fair has been held without hesitation and the Board is extremely proud of that,” said Steve Mrozinski, Board President. “However, our priority is the safety of all of those involved in making our Fair great. After reviewing federal, state, and local guidelines, and knowing how quickly and easily the Covid-19 virus spreads in large groups of people, the Board did not feel it would be possible nor prudent to have the Fair at this time. This is due in large part to the uncertainty around planning for large gatherings and ensuring proper implementation of Covid-19 safety protocols.”“Although an extremely difficult decision, the Board decided that cancelling this year’s Fair was in the best interests of all those involved,” said Don Stoner, Fair Manager. “However, this will allow us to focus our efforts on 2021 and what will still be the 175th year of the La Porte County Fair. The Fair Board will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the 175th Fair will be one of the best.”Those that have already purchased tickets for the Fair or any musical acts, including for Toby Keith, will receive a separate communication from the Fair office in the coming weeks as to how those tickets will be handled. Any questions regarding 4-H should be directed to the Purdue Extension’s La Porte Office at (219) 324-9407.The La Porte County Agricultural AssociationBoard of Directors By 95.3 MNC – May 29, 2020 0 458 Google+ LaPorte County Fair announces cancellation for 2020 WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterest Facebook Google+last_img read more

Warrant issued for Elkhart man accused of child molestation

first_img Warrant issued for Elkhart man accused of child molestation Pinterest Google+ IndianaLocalNews (“Court Gavel – Judge’s Gavel – Courtroom” by wp paarz, CC BY-SA 2.0) A warrant has been issued for an Elkhart man who is accused of molesting a young boy.The victim, who is under the age of 13, said he was sexually assaulted last September at a baseball park in Elkhart.Gary Hill, 31, was charged with child molestation after the Indiana State Police Lab determined that his D-N-A appeared on samples taken from the victim, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth.Hill’s bail is set at $150,000. Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Facebook By Jon Zimney – March 19, 2021 0 368 WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Previous article100 pounds of marijuana, mushrooms and $40K in cash seized during drug bustNext articleMan recovering, man in custody after stabbing at Castle Point Apartments Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Press release: Plans to upgrade the A30 in Cornwall go on public display

first_img We recognise the strategic importance of improving this section of the A30 in helping to unlock economic growth in Cornwall and the whole of the region. We look forward to sharing our progressed plans with local stakeholders, businesses and the community, full details are available from today, and we welcome all feedback during consultation. The scheme offers a number of benefits to the area – as well as boosting the area’s economy, upgrading this stretch of the A30 is vital to improving motorists’ journeys, cutting congestion, improving safety and connecting local communities. I welcome this next step and the further consultation with communities. The scheme will help to improve journey times for local people, businesses and visitors and we know from previous public engagement that there is strong support locally to improve this stretch of the A30. This project will build upon the excellent working relationship that we have with Highways England and I encourage people to take this opportunity to view the proposals and discuss them with the Highways England design team. Highways England announced the preferred route for the £290 million improvement scheme, part of the Government’s £15 billion Road Investment Strategy, in July last year.The improvement to the eight-mile stretch will help to improve journey times for residents, businesses and visitors, as well as unlocking one of the last bottlenecks in Cornwall.Since the preferred route was announced, Highways England has been working with landowners along the route to develop the design of the scheme, the details of which will be announced from today (Monday 29 January 2018) when consultation is launched.Josh Hodder, Project Manager for Highways England, said: After the opening of the Cornwall Council-led A30 Temple to Higher Carblake dualling scheme last summer, Highways England is proposing to upgrade the eight-mile Chiverton to Carland Cross section, which will offer drivers more than 100 miles of dual carriageway between the M5 and Camborne in Cornwall.The cost of developing the scheme is being partly funded by an £8 million contribution from the European Regional Development Fund, with an additional £12 million for the construction phase. The remainder of the cost of developing and delivering the scheme will be funded by central Government.Cllr Geoff Brown, Portfolio Holder for Transport at Cornwall Council added: Public consultation events will offer people the chance to see detailed plans of the scheme, including junction and slip road access, roundabout and bridge designs, and meet with members of the project team. Information will also be available to view at local information points.Full details of the scheme and information on the consultation events and information points can be found on the dedicated consultation webpage.Following consultation, the scheme will then progress through the formal planning process and, subject to statutory approval under the 2008 Planning Act and the Secretary of State, construction is planned to start in spring 2020.European Regional Development FundThe project is receiving up to £8 million of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme webpage.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.last_img read more

News story: More support to boost house building momentum

first_img If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Twitter – – – General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Office address and general enquiries Contact form https://forms.communit… Media enquiries Email [email protected] 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF Social media – MHCLG Further steps that will support the government’s comprehensive plans to build the homes the country needs were announced today (13 March 2018) by the Chancellor.The measures include £100 million to back the Mayor of the West Midlands’ ambitious plan to deliver 215,000 homes and confirmation of an £1.67 billion funding package for London to build affordable homes that families living in the capital so desperately need.£60 million investment has also been announced to boost the Housing Growth Partnership fund that supports small and medium sized housebuilders enabling them to invest in housing projects and develop their businesses – so they can play their part in getting Britain building again.Sir Oliver Letwin has also set out next steps of his independent review into the gap between planning permissions granted and homes completed.These measures build on the major overhaul to the National Planning Policy Framework focused on increasing the supply of land, maintaining protections for the Green Belt and a greater emphasis on converting planning permissions into homes, launched last week by the Prime Minister.Measures announced as part of the Spring Statement:West Midlands Housing PackageA £100 million funding boost to the West Midlands for a housing package to support the mayor’s ambitious target of delivering 215,000 homes by 2030 to 2031.The funding, which will help acquire land and prepare it for housing as well as increasing density, recognises the Mayor’s commitment to increase delivery to nearly 16,000 homes a year and ensure that all local authorities in the area have local plans in place by the end of 2019 that reflect the commitment to deliver 215,000 homes.We will be taking the Housing Infrastructure Fund Forward Funding bid for Housing Growth Areas including the Commonwealth Games site at Perry Barr through to co-development – the next stage of the competitive HIF process.This comes ahead of a planned announcement next week setting out the 44 areas we will work with through the Housing Infrastructure Fund. Through this co-development stage we will be working with areas to develop projects with £4.1 billion available, to help build the homes the country needs.Funding boost to build affordable homes in the capitalA £1.67 billion funding package for London – to build 26,000 more of the affordable homes that are desperately needed by working families struggling with the costs of rent.This deal, as part of the government’s commitment to actively boost affordable housing supply, will overall see at least 116,000 more affordable homes in London and bring the total funding for affordable housing in London to £4.8 billion.Giving a clear sign that the government recognises the acute housing problems faced in London this move is a key part of supporting councils and housing associations in the city to build more homes at rents that are affordable to local people.This additional funding will deliver homes for social rent, as well as homes for London Affordable Rent, flexible shared ownership and rent to buy. At least two-thirds of the homes built with this additional funding will be for rent.With London’s population growing at its fastest rate in history and expected to rise to 9 million by 2020 the government has already delivered nearly 82,000 affordable homes in the area, including 58,000 homes specifically for rent since 2010.And work continues with the Mayor, who has overall responsibility for housing policy and delivery in London.Extra funding to diversify the house building market£60 million investment has also been announced to boost the Housing Growth Partnership fund that supports small and medium sized housebuilders enabling them to invest in housing projects and develop their businesses – so they can play their part in getting Britain building again.Lloyds Banking Group have match funded to bring the total additional investment to £120 million. The Partnership, launched in 2015, now stands to be worth £220 million, delivering 3,400 homes.This money will help fund smaller builders to be able to invest in projects and develop their businesses – allowing them to recruit and train skilled workers and become more competitive in their area.Early review findings to tackle barriers to buildingEarly findings of the independent review to understand why hundreds of thousands of homes haven’t been built, despite having planning permission has been published in a letter to the Chancellor and Sajid Javid.Originally announced at Autumn Budget, the review, led by Sir Oliver Letwin is looking to explain the gap between the number of planning permissions being granted against those built in areas of high demand.The first phase, which aimed to identify the main causes of the gap by reviewing large housing sites where planning permission has already been granted, focused on information-gathering sessions with local authorities, developers and non-government organisations and visits to large sites.Sir Oliver’s review has found that the absorption rate – the rate at which newly constructed homes can be sold into the local market – appears to be a fundamental driver of the rate at which houses are built.In advance of publishing a Draft Analysis in June, Sir Oliver will investigate whether increasing the variety of homes built increases the rate at which homes can be sold. The final report will make recommendations on practical steps to increase the speed of build out is expected at Autumn Budget this year.Thousands of first time buyers have already benefitted from the stamp duty relief the government announced at the Autumn Budget and over a million first-time buyers are set to benefit over the next 5 years.last_img read more

News story: Defence Minister’s visit strengthens UK ties with South America

first_imgThe Minister for Armed Forces has returned from Chile, Uruguay and Colombia, where he met senior military figures and politicians, and saw first-hand a range of ongoing projects.Minister for Armed Forces Mark Lancaster said: The UK has a proud and long-standing history with these nations, who are all playing their part to achieve prosperity and stability, at home and abroad. It’s vital that we keep all of our international friends close, particularly as we prepare to leave the European Union and reinforce our relationships across the globe. In Chile, Mr Lancaster met with Defence Minister Alberto Espina, Undersecretary of Defence, Cristían de la Maza, and the commander-in-chief of the navy, Commander Admiral Julio Leiva, having recently laid a wreath at Westminster Abbey to mark the 200th anniversary of the Chilean Navy.The minister also went to the Chilean Army Military Academy, in Santiago, which provided an opportunity to reinforce its links with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.On the Uruguay leg of the trip, he also met and praised staff at the renowned Uruguayan National Peacekeeping School. The school has trained more than 900 personnel from the country to be deployed to one of the most challenging UN Peacekeeping missions, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.The Defence Minister also discussed a post-Brexit relationship and collaboration on joint exercises, including counter-terrorism training, with Uruguay’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Rodolfo Nin Novoa and the Defence Minister Dr Jorge Menendez.In Colombia, the minister met the Head of the Army, General Ricardo Gomez Nieto, the Deputy Defence Minister Anibal Fernández de Soto and the Chief of the Defence Staff General Alberto Mejia Ferrero. These meetings presented an opportunity to reaffirm defence ties between the two ties and demonstrate continued support to the Peace Process.last_img read more

Press release: Foreign Secretary visits China

first_imgThe Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, today (Monday 30th July) began his first major international trip since his appointment, visiting Beijing to meet his Chinese counterpart and further enhance UK-China relations.Foreign Secretary Hunt’s trip will build on the successful visit by the Prime Minister at the start of the year during which the two countries: The UK and China are both major powers with a global perspective. As the UK leaves the EU and becomes ever-more outward-looking, we are committed to deepening this vital partnership for the 21st century. The UK-China Strategic Dialogue is an important opportunity to intensify our cooperation on shared challenges in international affairs, ranging from global free trade to non-proliferation and environmental challenges, under the UK-China Global Partnership and ‘Golden Era’ for UK-China relations. The Foreign Secretary will hold extensive discussions with Chinese State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi in the UK-China Strategic Dialogue. Topics expected to be discussed will be the importance of multilateralism and free trade and ways the UK and China can work together on global challenges such as climate change, development, security and non-proliferation and enforcing UN sanctions on North Korea. They will also explore ways to build on the already strong economic ties between the UK and China.Speaking ahead of the visit, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Media enquiries Email [email protected]center_img Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook For journalists Following his visit to China, the Foreign Secretary will be travelling to Paris and Vienna for talks with his counterparts on the UK’s exit from the EU, and international security issues such as the threat from Russia, the war in Syria, and the Iran deal.Further information signed major new commercial deals worth over £9 billion pounds, creating and securing jobs and prosperity in both the UK and China; agreed new measures to improve market access in China and remove barriers to trade, including an agreement which led to the lifting of the BSE ban on British beef exports last month; agreed to open up the Chinese market to enable UK financial services expertise to reach more Chinese consumers.last_img read more