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FDA to Bakery: Stop Saying Your Products Have Allergens

Agency says Bimbo has been labeling foods as having allergens that don't actually have them

(Newser) - Federal food safety regulators said Tuesday that they've warned a top US bakery to stop using labels that say its products contain potentially dangerous allergens when they don't. Food and Drug Administration inspectors found that Bimbo Bakeries USA—which includes brands such as Sara Lee, Thomas', Entenmann's,...

Meet Paris' New King of the Baguette
Meet Paris'
New King of
the Baguette

Meet Paris' New King of the Baguette

Xavier Netry of Utopie bakery beat out more than 170 other bakers to claim victory

(Newser) - Paris has a new king of the crusty baguette. Baker Xavier Netry was chosen this week as the 31st winner of Paris' annual "Grand Prix de la Baguette" prize. His long loaf beat 172 others, per the AP . Competing baguettes were evaluated for taste, look, texture, airiness, and the...

Bakery to Customers: Check Cookies for Diamond

Kansas owner believes gem from her wedding ring fell into a batch of dough

(Newser) - The owner of a bakery in Leavenworth, Kansas, is asking customers to chew their cookies with care: One may contain the missing diamond from her wedding ring. Dawn Monroe, owner of Sis Sweets Cookies & Cafe, tells KMBC that at some point during a recent workday, she looked down and...

Elon Musk Has to Settle Brouhaha Over Pie

Tesla backed out of a big bakery order that went viral, and CEO ponies up

(Newser) - Elon Musk had to eat something decidedly less delicious than pie—namely crow—after the Tesla CEO's company stiffed a small San Jose bakery on a big order. As NBC Bay Area reports, Tesla had ordered 4,000 mini-pies from the Giving Pies bakery to honor Black History Month,...

Ultra-Polite Cupcake Burglar Calls Bakery to Apologize
This Bakery
Break-In Was
About as Weird
as It Can Get
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This Bakery Break-In Was About as Weird as It Can Get

Man cleaned up mess from his break-in at Vancouver shop, took selfies, stole 6 cupcakes

(Newser) - "Canadians are known worldwide for sometimes being too nice" is how one media outlet is framing a cupcake caper out of British Columbia, in which both the perp and the bakery owner he inconvenienced are making headlines for their classic Canadian courtesy. The CBC reports on the incident, which...

Bear Busts Into Bakery, Scarfs Down 60 Cupcakes

Bakery owner heard worker 'screaming bloody murder,' then walked in to quite a scene

(Newser) - A hungry black bear barged into the garage of a Connecticut bakery, scared several employees, and helped itself to 60 cupcakes before ambling away. Workers at Taste by Spellbound in the town of Avon were loading cakes into a van for delivery on Wednesday when the bear showed up, per...

Publix Wouldn't Write Pro-Trans Message on Cake

Grocery store reps have since apologized over incident at Orlando-area bakery

(Newser) - Having a message written on a cake at a Publix bakery doesn't typically make national headlines. Two representatives of a nonprofit advocacy group, however, say a day that should have been filled with joy was soured by a refusal to honor the wording they asked for at an Orlando-area...

Meet 'Pan Solo,' a Bread Replica of Star Wars Hero

Mother-daughter bakery in Calif. crafted the 6-foot-tall sculpture using wood and dough

(Newser) - Han Solo may be a hunk, but "Pan Solo" is a hunk of bread. That's what a bakery in the San Francisco Bay Area has dubbed its 6-foot-tall bread sculpture of the Star Wars character as he appeared after being frozen in carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back....

Supporters Rally to Small Bakery's Cause After Backlash

Texas shop drew anger because it made rainbow treats for Pride month

(Newser) - For two days in a row, a cookie shop in East Texas had no cookies to sell. In fact, Confections in Lufkin—a bakery specializing in cookies, cupcakes, and sandwiches—had zero inventory at all, per CBS News . For the owners, sisters Dawn Cooley and Miranda Dolder, it was a...

Oberlin College Must Pay Bakery $11M
Oberlin College Must
Pay Bakery $11M

Oberlin College Must Pay Bakery $11M

State jury finds college libeled owners, hurt business

(Newser) - Two and a half years after mass protests regarding a local bakery, Oberlin College has been ordered to pay that bakery $11 million. The story started in November 2016, when Gibson's Bakery, which is across the street from the Ohio private college, suspected a black Oberlin student of shoplifting...

After Story Went Viral, Bakery Now Selling 'Build the Wall' Cookies

Despite baker's original claim that he wasn't selling controversial heart cookies

(Newser) - When a photo of his heart-shaped "Build That Wall" Valentine's Day cookie first went viral , Washington state bakery owner Kenneth Bellingham apologized for the controversial joke, and said it was unlikely he'd be making any more of the cookies. But after thousands of orders from across the...

'Build That Wall' Cookie Not Going Over Well

Baker owner Ken Bellingham says it was meant as a joke

(Newser) - Ken Bellingham says he wrote "Build that Wall" on a heart-shaped cookie as a joke for Valentine's Day. But "I guess the joke is on me," the owner of Edmonds Bakery in Edmonds, Wash., tells KING5 after social media users labeled the bakery "racist" and...

2 Dead, Dozens Injured in Paris Bakery Blast

Officials suspect a gas leak was the cause

(Newser) - French authorities said two firefighters were killed and 47 people injured in a powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday that blasted out windows and overturned cars. Firefighters pulled injured victims from windows and evacuated residents as smoke billowed over Rue de...

Justice Department Creates 'Religious Liberty Task Force'

Jeff Sessions announced the move Monday

(Newser) - Last year, President Trump signed an executive order on religious freedom , and now the Department of Justice is creating a "religious liberty task force" to implement the guidance that was issued as a result of that order. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the task force Monday during the DoJ'...

Supreme Court Backs Baker Who Refused Gay Couple
Gay Cake Case:
How a 7-2
Is 'Narrow'
the rundown

Gay Cake Case: How a 7-2 Decision Is 'Narrow'

Supreme Court sides with baker, but didn't settle big question of gay rights vs. religious liberty

(Newser) - In one of the most closely watched cases of its current term, the Supreme Court sided with a baker who refused to make a cake for a gay couple. But even though the decision was 7-2 in favor of Colorado baker Jack Phillips, the ruling is seen as a narrow...

French Baker Who 'Worked Too Hard' Fined $3.7K

He violated law saying bakeries must close one day a week

(Newser) - Is France unfairly punishing hardworking business owners? Or protecting people from overwork? Opinions are split in the case of Cedric Vaivre, the baker who wouldn't take a break. Vaivre, who runs the only bakery in the northern French town of Lusigny-sur-Barse, population 2,000, has been fined $3,700...

With One Tweet, a Houston Dad's Bakery Is Saved

18-year-old daughter took to social media to save failing business after Hurricane Harvey tanked sales

(Newser) - A Texas high school senior figured out how to wield social media for good, and she may have saved her family's business in the process. ABC News and KTRK report on how 18-year-old Jackie Garza was fretting about how to get her dad, Trinidad Garza, not to shutter La...

Bakery Founder Kills Himself in Factory

Lowell Harthorne was CEO of Golden Krust

(Newser) - Lowell Hawthorne, the founder and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, has died in New York City. He was 57. The city's medical examiner said Hawthorne shot himself in the head at his Bronx factory on Saturday, the AP reports. Hawthorne, who came to the US from...

FDA Says Bakery's Granola Can't Be Made With 'Love'

It's not an ingredient, the agency tells Nashoba Brook Bakery

(Newser) - Love may make the world go round, but it's not the stuff from which you make granola, at least according to the FDA. "There's little room for whimsy when it comes to FDA compliance," as Law 360 puts it in its report on a Massachusetts-based bakery...

Bakery Owners Pay $135K Over Gay Wedding Cake

Oregon couple still planning to appeal ruling

(Newser) - An Oregon bakery that refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple and then refused to pay the $135,000 damages award that ensued has decided to finally pay up. A spokesman for the state Bureau of Labor and Industries tells KOIN that Aaron Klein, co-owner of Sweet Cakes...

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