World Handwashing Day

World Handwashing Day

The first Global Handwashing day was held in 2008, when over 120 million children washed their hands with soap in more than 70 countries. It is designed to support a culture of clean hands, raise awareness about the benefits of clean hands and shed some light on the state of handwashing around the world. This blog enforces the importance of handwashing and teaches you some facts about handwashing and hygiene that might shock you!

An Insight into World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day is also part of Vegetarian awareness month - a time for those who want to give going meat-free a try or for those who want to celebrate their vegetarian or plant-based diets. World vegetarian day was founded in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978.  This blog runs through the brief history of vegetarianism and in turn, how this impacts or disrupts the food industry.

The History of Sourdough

The History of Sourdough

To celebrate Sourdough September, we have delved into the history of the brilliant and versatile sourdough. 

Like many bakes, sourdough was supposedly created by accident in Egypt. Sourdough is made by yeast fermenting with ingredients (usually flour and water). There are many stories and we cannot be sure, however, Egyptians are known to have enjoyed their beer-brewing and bread-making. The general idea is that the dough was mixed with beer or mixed with wild yeast spores in the air from the brewing process which gave the bread a higher rise than usual.

World Cup Bread

World Cup Bread

After four years of waiting the time has come again for the biggest sporting event on the planet the World Cup. Each nation will be full of hope and optimism that their team will go far in the competition and all of us here are hoping that England can put years of heartbreak behind them and go far. To celebrate the tournament we taken a look at all the countries that have qualified and looked at their favourite bread and bakery products, enjoy! 

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

Here at Fosters we think that looking after the environment is really important and we take lots of different steps to try to minimise our carbon footprint. A huge part of being an environmentally friendly company is recycling, below you can see all the ways that we look to recycle here at Fosters.

Preparing for Brexit in the Bakery

Preparing for Brexit in the Bakery

With Brexit looming on the horizon, creating a plan of how to take a business forward has suddenly become very difficult. With huge uncertainty on what affects the UK leaving the European Union will have on all types of businesses in the country, it means that businesses like ours, are having to look at new ways of strengthening business actions to minimise the effects on the company, that leaving the EU could have or to even take positives from Brexit.

British Sandwich Week 2018- The History of Sandwiches

British Sandwich Week 2018- The History of Sandwiches

With next week signalling the start of British sandwich week, which runs from Sunday 20th May to Saturday 26th of May. We thought we’d take a look at the history of sandwiches and go through some sandwich examples using bread that we bake.

Allergy Awareness Week

Allergy Awareness Week

This Monday signals the start of allergy awareness week and so in preparation we thought we’d take a look at we make sure that we cater for the allergy sufferers out there and look at the ways that we make sure there is no allergen cross contamination across products.