Toffee turnaround

Scottish toffee maker Millar McCowan, which went into administration last week, has been bought by confectionery investment firm Principal Capital Management.

Pizza perfect

Britain is to get a National Pizza Day courtesy of the Pizza and Pasta Association. The event, on 17 November, will feature pizza-related stunts carried out by celebrities, with activities including record attempts and charity auctions.

Waste database

Defra is proposing a new electronic packaging waste database. It said an online system would speed up data collection and allow information on waste and recycling to be released to industry more quickly.