July 2017

26/07/2017 11:07
A new qualification that will help foodservice staff better understand allergen rules and employers comply with legislation has launched.

The Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Allergen and Control in Catering (RQF) is aimed at anyone involved in food preparation and service within the catering, hospitality and licensing sectors, and will give employees knowledge relating to the control of ingredients and allergies at all stages of...

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26/07/2017 09:07
School caterers are being urged to enter the Uncle Ben's Best Rice Dish Competition before the 1st August closing date.

Caterers have the chance to win a KitchenAid and six months’ supply of free rice. 

The ‘Uncle Ben’s Best Rice Dish’ competition invites school caterers to create a unique rice dish which should be designed to go onto their school menu during National Rice Week (18th - 24th September 2017...

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25/07/2017 10:07
Food bank operator The Trussell Trust has urged people to donate supplies to their local centres during the school holidays, with many families ‘close to crisis’ due to a lack of food.

The trust, which runs 420 food banks across the UK, told the BBC that many children risk going hungry over the six-week-long summer holidays as they struggle to cope with the loss of school meals.

It says that the demand for food supplies rose ‘significantly’ during the holidays last year...

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24/07/2017 12:07
Following a successful launch last year, the UK’s National Happiness Awards return in 2017 and schools and their teams – including caterers - are being encouraged to enter.

Sponsored by staff development consultancy Laughology, the awards offer £5,000 worth of prizes across seven different categories.

There are three specifically school-based awards – Happiest School, Happiest School Employee, and Happiest Pupil.

In addition, there are four workplace...

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24/07/2017 10:07
Meat substitute company Quorn Foods has announced that its worldwide sales were up 19% in the first half of this year.

The ‘unprecedented results’ come with the news that the company will be investing £150 million in its Billingham factory in Durham over the next five years, which it says will create 300 jobs.

Quorn says that is benefiting from the rise of a ‘flexatarian diet’ that sees people switch from...

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