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16/01/2019 09:01
The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) has published its ‘Guide to Decommissioned Catering Equipment’ to stop the industry throwing away ‘tens of thousands’ of working appliances each year.

Offering insight into the issue and best practice for reusing second hand appliances, CESA said the main reason for the industry’s ‘scrap it’ mentality is lack of knowledge about other options available.

While many organisations do recycle, CESA believes this should be the ‘last resort...

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16/01/2019 06:01
Sharon Hodgson - chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for school food, and MP for Washington and Sunderland West - visited a local primary school this month to sample Sodexo’s new school meals offer.

Based on pupil-led insight and market research, hospitality provider Sodexo’s ‘Food & Co’ range claims to be a ‘new approach’ to school catering, which

Hodgson saw first hand at Ridgeway Primary Academy (South Shields) when she visited last week (11 January).

Having started its...

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15/01/2019 06:01
Pupils from Stainton C of E Primary School (Cumbria) will help launch the 2019 World Marmalade Awards this week (17 January), when they sing the ‘Marmalade Song’ at the Embassy of Japan (London) alongside ambassador Koji Tsuruoka.

Marking the 14th annual awards, Stainton School has long been an ‘integral part’ of the festival (which takes place in Cumbria) by opening the ceremony singing each year.

Designed to recognise ‘quality’ homemade marmalade and continue the tradition of preserving, growing and widening ‘one...

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PHE Change4Life sugar smart
14/01/2019 13:01
Following the Public Health England (PHE) revelation earlier in January that, by the age of ten, many children have exceeded the maximum recommended sugar limit for someone eight years older, Change4Life is offering dedicated English and Maths resources to support teachers in promoting healthier habits.

While children’s sugar intakes have declined slightly in recent years, they are still consuming around eight extra sugar cubes each day, equivalent to around 2,800 excess sugar cubes per year.

Now PHE has developed dedicated English and Maths teaching resources for primary schools across...

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14/01/2019 06:01
To help consumers maintain a healthy weight and eat a balanced diet, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has today (14 January) launched a guide on portion sizes, entitled: ‘Find Your Balance’.

Offering advice on which foods to eat, how often and in what quantities, the three, free resources have been compiled by BNF nutrition scientists and are designed to ‘complement’ the government’s ‘Eatwell Guide.’

As such, ‘simple, easy-to-use’ symbols help consumers estimate how much of...

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Industry
09/01/2019 09:01
IRIS Software group has acquired provider of school and business cashless catering solutions BioStore Ltd.

Currently, BioStore cashless catering solutions and identity management software are used by over 3,000 UK schools an sixth form colleges ‘to improve and streamline access control and how catering services are delivered’.

Nigel Walker, managing director of BioStore, said: “BioStore is a...

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Industry
08/01/2019 06:01
Meat free specialist, Quorn, is investing £12 million this year it announced yesterday (7 January), to “drive growth and penetration of the meat-free category”.

As well as “innovative” new product development, the money will go towards launching its brand new messaging: “Healthy Protein. Healthy Planet” which highlights how Quorn products can help consumers reduce their meat consumption and the environmental impact of their diet.

The news comes...

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Industry
07/01/2019 06:01
The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) has announced details about its upcoming Facilities, Catering and Cleaning Management Seminar, which will take place 24-25 January in Nottingham.

Held at the Nottingham Belfry, the annual event – ‘Raising the game: adapting in changing times’ - will address issues facing service providers and give delegates the chance to ‘refresh their knowledge, learn new skills and give practical advice’ on implementing new ideas in the workplace....

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Industry
03/01/2019 08:01
Children exceed the maximum recommended sugar limit for an 18-year-old by the time they reach age 10, according to Public Health England (PHE).

Based on the their total sugar consumption from age two, the figure has been released with the launch of the Change4Life campaign, which aims to support families to cut back on sugar and help tackle growing rates of childhood obesity.

Dr Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at PHE, said: “...

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03/01/2019 08:01
Baking company Premier Foods has launched its fifth annual McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year, open to schoolchildren aged 7-11.

Entries opened yesterday (2 January) until 17 May, and require the young chefs to submit either a sweet or savoury recipe using one local ingredient (sourced within 30 miles of their school) and one McDougalls flour based mix.

This year’s theme is once again ‘local produce’ to “help...

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