May 2018

23/05/2018 08:05
Wholesaler Fresh Direct distributed over 4,000 peaches to Bicester-based (Oxfordshire) primary schools this week, after its client longer required the fruit.

The idea came about after Fresh Direct took delivery of the already paid for consignment, only to find out the restaurant group they were intended for no longer required the fruit.

Rather than see the peaches go to waste, the company decided to put them to good use and divided them...

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22/05/2018 15:05
Public Health England (PHE) said retailers and manufacturers have achieved a 2% reduction in sugar, in its first assessment of progress achieved on the government’s sugar reduction programme.

Steve Brine, the public health minister, said: “We lead the world in having the most stringent sugar reformulation targets and it is encouraging

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22/05/2018 09:05
Caterer Sodexo has this week backed the newly launched ‘Veg Power Fund,’ which hopes to “transform children’s current attitude to vegetables” and “drive up veg consumption” across the UK.

With a legion of supporters, from celebrity chefs and food producers to medical experts, teachers and retailers, the £375,000 annual marketing fund will be used to employ the ‘top people’ in advertising to create “impactful, innovative digital campaigns aimed at children.”


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21/05/2018 10:05
Latest figures from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reveal that a greater proportion of 11-year-olds are obese in the UK than the US.

For 2016, the number of obese 11 year-olds in the UK reached a “record high” at 20%, and 18.5% in the US.

Shockingly, the figure was even higher for 11-15 year olds – accounting for 23% of British kids and 20.6% of American.

Professor in public health and policy at Liverpool...

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catering, awards, winners
21/05/2018 07:05
Hertfordshire Catering Ltd (HCL) hosted an awards evening on May 17 at the Shendish Manor in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Over 140 shortlisted nominees, and those who nominated them, attended the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, hosted by comedian, television personality and star performer Ian Irving.

The 14 category awards were presented for outstanding contributions by the award sponsors, along with HCL’s...

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