July 2017

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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LACA
Any Kemp Bidfood University of West London
24/07/2017 10:07
Andy Kemp, Bidfood's director of sales and marketing, is to be awarded an honorary degree by the University of West London for his services to the hospitality industry. The ceremony takes place at Wembley Stadium tomorrow (July 25th).

Kemp, who started his career with TrustHouseForte in 1981, joined the Bidvest Group in 2000 where he has been responsible for driving 'significant growth' across the UK foodservice portfolio.

He has longstanding involvement with the industry's two main charities - Springboard and...

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LACA
21/07/2017 14:07
Dawn Twemlow, head cook at Intake Primary School, Sheffield, lifted the 2017 Big School Bake Off trophy at the LACA Main Event on 6 July.

The final took place in front of a live audience at Birmingham NEC and saw Twemlow beat of the competition of eight other school cooks to take home the trophy.

“After missing out on a finalist place in 2016, I was determined to make it this year. But I never thought I’d win. I’m so happy...

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Industry
20/07/2017 11:07
Ingredients supplier G. Bruce & Co. Ltd, which trades as Brusco, has launched the UK’s first ready-made soft-boiled eggs onto the market.

The eggs are supplied to industry in a pre-cooked form, with their shells ready lasered for ‘ease of opening’ and in ‘environmentally-friendly’ packaging.

Available as either barn laid or free range, the eggs are sourced from French farms and have been pasteurised to remove harmful...

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Industry
20/07/2017 09:07
The man who led the UK’s independent inquiry in 2013 into horse meat in the food chain, Professor Chris Elliott, has warned that food fraud must remain a top priority, ahead of a food industry conference later this year.

Elliott will tell delegates at the Food Fraud, Culture and Modern Catering Processes conference at Doncaster Racecourse on 26 September that work still needs to be done to ensure there is no ‘horsegate’ scandal repeat.

It was at a 2015 conference that Elliott first suggested that up to 50...

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