September 2017

28/09/2017 08:09
Dorset-based school meals provider, Local Food Links, has produced a short film showcasing its work in rural schools.

The not-for-profit social enterprise says it has developed a model that enables small, rural schools without kitchens of their own to enjoy freshly prepared meals.

Gill Reynolds, catering manager at Local Food Links, said: “Just seeing children enjoying the food and knowing we’re feeding...

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LACA FCSI Wavell School cafe
27/09/2017 15:09
The winner of a LACA-FCSI prize of a school catering makeover, Wavell School in Farnborough, Hampshire, has opened its doors in the new academic year to its revamped facilities.

The opening of Wavell School’s café and Year 7 dining hall marked the completion of a project that began a year ago as part of a joint initiative between LACA (Lead Association for Catering Excellence) and FCSI (Foodservice Consultants Society International).

The aim was to show how...

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27/09/2017 10:09
A new initiative led by the Food Foundation is urging the foodservice industry and supply chain to pledge actions that will lead to increased vegetable consumption in the UK.

Partnered by WWF, Nourish Scotland and Food Cardiff, ‘Peas Please’ is hoping for over 20 pledges from organisations to be made at a summit event on 24 October.

These commitments, it says, will then be monitored over a three-year period up until October 2020.

Peas Please is...

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26/09/2017 13:09
School meals.......the battle continues!

LACA East Midlands Region is hosting its Autumn event on 10 October, this year at the historic Bosworth battlefield.


12.00pm - Arrival and lunch

1.00pm - Introduction from Regional Chair

1.05pm - LACA update with Michael Hales -...

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26/09/2017 10:09
Mars Foodservice has announced that 100% of its Uncle Ben’s Basmati Rice is now sourced from farmers working towards the Sustainable Rice Platform’s (SRP) standard.

The rice industry first is part of parent company Mars Food’s commitment to source all of its rice varieties from SRP standard farmers by 2020.

Matt Cutts, product director at Mars Food Europe, said: “With more and more consumers, when eating out, wanting to know where their food comes...

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