The Scottish Association of Master Bakers (SAMB) has warned bakers to be aware of new “poorly defined” gangmaster licensing laws.The Gangmaster Licensing Act is primarily aimed at employment agencies, but also introduces a formal system of licensing workers on the processing and packaging side of bakery businesses, said SAMB chief executive Kirk Hunter.The SAMB is to submit a formal complaint to the Gangmaster Licensing Authority (GLA) about the Act, saying that it lacks clarity and does not provide enough information for food processors.”The Gangmaster Licensing Act is poorly defined,” said Hunter, who recently wrote to members making sure they are aware of the law. “Many bakers do not even realise the law is relevant to them because of its name,” he added.”We do not have a problem with licensing itself, we just hope that the authorities understand that it is going to take a bit of time for businesses to adjust.”He advised members that: “If you are using agency workers for processing make sure they are from a licensed agency.”The SAMB is also launching a campaign in opposition to the Food Standards Agency’s ’scores on the doors’ pilot scheme in Scotland.This encourages bakers to display hygiene certificates based on environmental health officers’ reports. They will state either ’pass’ or ’improvement required’. “We fear this is the first step on a slippery slope to forcing bakers to display food standard certificates,” said Hunter. He added that the system is “unfair and inconsistent”.
ℹ️ Full breakdown of voting results here: https://t.co/k4PksekZaJ#TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/cymNNO4lft— #TheBest 🏆 (@FIFAcom) September 23, 2019 The Best Men’s Coach award went to Juergen Klopp for leading Liverpool to the Champions League victory. Jill Ellis was awarded the Best Women’s Coach award for leading the US to their second consecutive World Cup win. She also became the first coach to win back-to-back Women’s World Cup. Daniel Zsori won the FIFA Puskas award for scoring a stunning bicycle kick in the Hungarian league.The Netherlands’ Sari van Veenendaal won the Women’s Goalkeeper award for her heroic World Cup performance, that took the Dutch to the final. Liverpool’s Alisson Becker was awarded the best Men’s Goalkeeper honour. Along with his achievements with Liverpool, he also won the Copa America 2019 with Brazil.The first-ever Women’s World XI was also announced, which was: Sari van Veenendaal, Lucy Bronze, Wendie Renard, Nilla Fischer, Kelley O’Hara, Julie Ertz, Amandine Henry, Rose Lavelle, Marta, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.The Men’s World XI was as follows: Alisson Becker, Matthijs de Ligt, Sergio Ramos, Virgil van Dijk, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Frenkie de Jong, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Eden Hazard and Cristiano Ronaldo.Since The Best award was created in 2016, the winner has gone on to also lift the coveted Ballon d’Or, which will be unveiled on December 2. Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won both awards last year to end Ronaldo and Messi’s ten-year domination. In the past three years the podiums for both awards have been almost identical apart from Egyptian Mohamed Salah’s third place in The Best in 2018, a spot occupied by France’s Antoine Griezmann in the Ballon d’Or. read more