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The government has been urged to introduce food waste collections by the chief executive of the UK’s Anaerobic digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA).
18/09/2018 09:09
The government has been urged to introduce food waste collections by the chief executive of the UK’s Anaerobic digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA).

ABDA chief executive, Charlotte Morton, has written to senior ministers, including Michael Gove, Greg Clark and James Brokenshire, following suggestions that the inclusion of universal food waste collections for England in Defra’s forthcoming resources and waste strategy is ‘unlikely’.

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17/09/2018 09:09
Cementing news that Brits prefer to buy British, research from fish specialist Young’s Foodservice has found that 85% of school caterers are ‘more likely to purchase products’ if packaging highlights that contents are Made in Britain.

Despite price being the most important factor when considering what to include on school menus – followed by origin and pack size - 80% of caterers are willing to spend ‘slightly more’ on fish fingers made in Britain.

Young’s said this shows their support for the British economy and...

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HCL hertfordshire catering hitching girls school compostable cups
14/09/2018 07:09
Hertfordshire Catering Ltd (HCL) has teamed up with Hitchin Girls School (HGS) to provide compostable packaging for all takeaway food items and coffees.

In addition, the school has servery and dining hall were refurbished over the summer holidays, the latter also extended to add an further 100 seats to allow more students to eat inside and cut the overall need for food packaging.

Those that do opt to take their food and drinks away now...

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Biddeford Lancing foodservice wholesaler
13/09/2018 07:09
Bidfood, the foodservice wholesaler and distributor, has moved its Worthing depot in West Sussex to a new 64,000 sq. ft site in Lancing a few miles down the road which is 60% bigger.

It formally begins trading from September 17th and has inceased the workforce by 20%.

Norman Wemyss, Bidfood chief operating officer, said: “It is an exciting time for our team in Worthing. The new site has an array of features that are designed to better support the needs of customers,...

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Chartwells healthier eating school meals
13/09/2018 07:09
Chartwells, the schools and university catering division of Compass UK & Ireland, is introducing a health and wellbeing programme called ‘Beyond the Chartwells Kitchen’ to help young people, teachers and communities tackle issues like childhood obesity, mental ill health and lack of exercise.

Launched to coincide with the new academic year, the initiative takes a holistic approach to nutrition, food and health education.

The programme has three sections: Healthier Food, Healthier Lives and Healthier Futures, each with information tailored to different audiences such as primary...

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Equipped For The Future
12/09/2018 10:09
A report into how the foodservice industry can be encouraged to increase the uptake of energy efficient kitchen equipment has been launched; and it includes action points for manufacturers, catering operators and government.

Titled ‘Equipped For The Future’, it claims that the UK catering industry could save up to £250m a year on energy costs through ‘optimising kitchen equipment, improving equipment use and tailoring menu options’.

It urges operators to demand energy efficiency and whole life costings in...

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LTS Catering Shenton Primary School Leicestershire
12/09/2018 07:09
LTS Catering, the trading arm of Leicestershire County Council, has won contracts to provide a meals service for eight new schools in Leicester, Derby and Cambridge.

A Food for Life Served Here silver standard accredited service, it already serves more than 31,000 school meals a day to some 200 schools and academies in Leicestershire.

The latest business gains now take the provider into new areas beyond the county boundaries.

Leicestershire...

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British Nutrition Foundation Judy Buttress quality calorie
11/09/2018 07:09
The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) is to launch an idea it believes will help people to ‘make the most’ of their calories and improve the quality of their diets.

The Quality Calorie (QC) concept, developed by the nutrition science team at the BNF, will be formally unveiled at BNF’s London head office on September 19th.

Professor Judy Buttriss, director general of the BNF said: “We are aware that, as a nation, we are consuming too many calories,...

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Enfield Council catering Goat Gourmet sustainable
11/09/2018 07:09
Enfield Council, the first in the country to become a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), has been awarded a top sustainability rating.

Its Civic Centre restaurant, which feeds 600 council employees plus staff from NHS Royal Free Foundation Trust based in the building, has gained the SRA’s three-star rating.

The effort to earn the top-level accreditation was achieved thanks to help and guidance from award-winning street...

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11/09/2018 07:09
Food reassurance scheme Red Tractor held an intimate event in London yesterday (9 September) to outline its agenda in becoming ‘the flagship for British food and farming'.

With its first ever TV campaign launching tomorrow (12 September), the organisation, which was founded in 2000 following numerous food scares, is on a mission to ‘substantially increase the breadth of its regime.’

Accounting 46,000 UK farms as members, Red Tractor sets standards for every...

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