January 2018

Industry
18/01/2018 07:01
A campaign to increase children’s consumption of fruit and vegetables by increasing the amount of marketing it receives has gone live.

The #VegPower campaign is targeting the Government, retailers and producers for financial contributions in order to get its 'Veg Fund' off the ground and help fruit and veg compete with branded chocolate, fast food outlets and soft drinks in the advertising stakes.

The appeal is...

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LACA
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17/01/2018 11:01
The enforced liquidation of UK multinational facilities management and construction services company Carillion has cast a shadow over catering services in schools and hospitals.

Its catering services unit Food & More serves 32,000 meals a day to students across more than 200 schools as part of FM in Leeds, Barnsley, Redcar, Oxfordshire, Gateshead and Tameside.

In addition, Carillion was contracted to provide hard (eg. building maintenance) and soft (eg....

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LACA
17/01/2018 11:01
School chefs from the South West and Wales regions have booked their places in the LACA SCOTY 2018 final after winning their regional heats.

Tracey Ford from Caterlink at Gillingham Comprehensive School in Dorset and Leanne Rees-Sheppard of Catering Services Bridgend County Council at Tremains Primary School are the ninth and tenth chefs confirmed March's final.

Ford beat off the competition from nine other school chefs in the...

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Industry
17/01/2018 07:01
A new report from the trade union, Unison, has revealed a number of different worries currently effecting catering staff at schools across the UK.

Concerns listed among the 1,200 workers surveyed included stress, debt, unpaid overtime and a lack of training.

Findings included that four in ten (41%) school kitchen staff members are worried about their pay, with a similar number (43%) saying they are weighed down with debt (other than...

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LACA
17/01/2018 07:01
The McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition, which sees pupils compete against each other in a bake off to win new kitchen equipment for their schools, will return to LACA- The Main Event in July.

The fourth year of the event sponsored by Premier Foods, maker of McDougalls baking products, will see extra prizes handed out to the five schools which make up the final.

The winning team will take home the jackpot of £1,000 worth of equipment for their school kitchen, while, for the...

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