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22/09/2017 07:09
Compass Group UK & Ireland has announced that Richard Cousins will step down from his role as chief executive officer in March 2018 and retire from the group in September.

After holding the post for 11 years, Cousins will be replaced by Dominic Blakemore, the group’s current chief operating office for Europe.

Compass said Blakemore, who will take over the role on 1 October 2018, would work closely with Cousins during the next six months to ensure a smooth...

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22/09/2017 07:09
The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has called for UK-wide separate food waste collections to be introduced by Government following data showed recycling rates in London are declining.

REA called on yesterday’s (21 September) ‘Waste: The Circular Economy’ report which revealed that recycling rates in the capital have fallen back to the levels seen in 2010, to be a turning point in tackling food waste.

The report published by the London Assembly Environment Committee...

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Industry
19/09/2017 08:09
Club Rational and My Frima have joined forces to create ‘ConnectedCooking’, an online portal for chefs which ties together the two companies products with professional cooking.

Featured services include an extensive database of recipes, how-to videos and tips as well as push message notifications of updates on what is happening with their appliances.

“Networked kitchens are Rational's and Frima’s big focus for the future," said Rational managing director, Simon...

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Industry
18/09/2017 10:09
Midlands catering company, Cityserve, is to launch a new service which gives schools more control over how they run their catering.

Cityserve, the food division of Birmingham City Council, provides around 70,000 meals every school day across Birmingham.

The company is expanding its offering to give schools more flexibility when it comes to how they run their catering through the launch of its Cityserve Select service...

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LACA
08/09/2017 09:09
Schools, hospitals and leading organisations and businesses from the catering industry are to celebrate British food at this year’s British Food Fortnight.

Now in its 15th year, the event which runs from 23 September to 8 October will see Sodexo, Brakes, TUCO, HCA and Cucina, among many others, taking part by running special events across their sites.

Sodexo will be running British Food Fortnight promotions in approximately 600 of...

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Industry
07/09/2017 13:09
Findings from the NFU Mutual Food Fraud Report have suggested low consumer confidence in food producers and a lack of confidence in the European and global food chains.

Research from the report, which features contributions from The food and Drink Federation, revealed that 63% of people blamed producers for cases of food fraud.

Only 12% of those asked said they had confidence in the European food chain, a figure which dropped to 7% when asked about the...

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LACA
05/09/2017 10:09
Children in England are being exposed to a ‘cocktail’ of pesticide residues in the produce they eat through the Department of Health’s Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (FFVS), according to Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN).

PAN has warned of the danger to young children of the 123 different pesticides it found, some of which it said are linked to serious health problems such as cancer and disruption of the hormone system.

Following its analysis of 12 years of residue data published by the Expert Committee on...

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Industry
Linda Cregan Children's Food Trust closure CFT
15/08/2017 14:08
The Children’s Food Trust (CFT) will close later this year with the loss of up to 47 jobs. Charity Commission figures showed the CFT had an income of £5.6m in the year to 30 September 2016, but spent £5.8m in the same period.

The Trust, which is led by chief executive Linda Cregan and promotes healthy eating to children, announced in a statement on its website that it would close in September because of difficulties in maintaining existing levels of funding for its programmes.

Sally Shadrack, national chair of...

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Industry
10/08/2017 09:08
A gathering of businesses and figures within the food industry are to discuss ways of promoting healthier food and drink consumption at the European Parliamentary Sugar Summit in Brussels on 6 September.

High profile retailers, charities and manufacturers will join members of the European Commission, MEPs and members of parliament to discuss ways of making lower sugar options more available, affordable and visible.

Key questions which will be tackled include what evidence is there to...

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Industry
07/08/2017 07:08
British children have eaten curry by the age of five, mussels by the age of six – and sushi by the age of seven, according to a new poll by Giraffe World Kitchen.

In comparison, on average, the 1,500 parents who took part in the study said they first tried curry at age 15, mussels at 18 and sushi at 22.

A third of parents said their children were adventurous when it came to their culinary tastes with 41% saying that their kids would happily try...

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