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28/01/2019 06:01
A consultation on the future of allergen labelling has been launched by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS).

Closing on 29 March, the consultation will seek information on four possible options:

  • Promote best practice (no change in law)
  • Add “ask the staff” stickers to packaging, staff would have to provide information orally and in writing if asked
  • Label food with the name
  • ...
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Industry
25/01/2019 09:01
Veg Power and ITV have partnered to launch a ‘ground-breaking’ initiative that encourages children to eat more vegetables, with a new national campaign - ‘Eat Them To Defeat Them’ - airing tonight (25 January).

On a mission to improve the nation’s health, the duo have created a brand new TV ad, which places children at the heart and positions them as heroes trying to save their parents from being overrun by angry vegetables. Hence the title - they have to ‘Eat Them To Defeat Them.’

With support...

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Industry
24/01/2019 10:01
Consumption of sugary drinks by children has fallen by a third over the last nine years, the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey has suggested.

The change has contributed to an overall reduction in sugar consumption, however all age groups still had above the recommended levels of sugar.

The report from the Food Standards Agency and Public Health England (PHE) said that in other places, diet had not improved.

People were...

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Industry
18/01/2019 08:01
Meat consumption needs to be reduced to just 7g a day in order to save the planet and reduce premature deaths, according to a report.

To protect the well-being of future generations, there needs to be a ‘drastic’ reduction in the consumption of meat, poultry and eggs, the EAT-Lancet Commission says.

7g of meat a day would be the equivalent to a meatball, a small bite of hamburger, or less than half a rasher of bacon....

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Industry
18/01/2019 06:01
The Welsh government has launched a public consultation on its new paper: ‘Healthy weight: healthy Wales,’ which outlines its national ambitions to prevent and reduce obesity.

The paper comes in response to alarming figures, which reveal that six in ten adults, and one in four reception-aged children are overweight or obese in Wales.

Minister for health and social services, Vaughan Gething, said: “This government is not prepared to let a poor diet or physical...

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Industry
18/01/2019 06:01
Havering Council is further developing its healthy eating app, Veggie Run, with the help of its new partnership with Stubbers Adventure Centre (Upminster).

Offering activities such as archery, climbing, bush craft and woodland construction, the centre aims to develop children’s independence, confidence and problem solving skills outside of the classroom.

As such, Havering Council and Stubbers Adventure Centre have launched a competition for...

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Industry
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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Industry
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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Industry
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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