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RSPCA, animal, welfare
01/06/2018 07:06
The RSPCA’s ethical food label, RSPCA Assured, is calling on Brits to make the UK the ‘gold standard’ for farm animal welfare.

The ‘eat less, eat better campaign’, launched this week, encourages people to reduce their intake of meat, fish, eggs and dairy from low welfare farms; choosing higher welfare labels instead. 

The food label has published a report on the growing trend for eating less animal products,...

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obesity, children, Health
30/05/2018 10:05
The Health and Social Care Committee (HSCC) is calling for a wide-ranging childhood obesity plan that closes the gap between the richest and poorest children.

In a report published today, the parliamentary body has identified areas that demand urgent attention before the government publishes a revamped version of its childhood obesity plan.

LACA Chair Tim Blowers said: “LACA welcome the launch of the report. The recommendations that School Food...

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seafood, roadshow, education
29/05/2018 16:05
Seafood company Young’s Foodservice hosted a student roadshow on May 8 to 9 with Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), as part of its education programme.

The company delivered workshops to around 300 children at a school in Derbyshire, to give them an overview of the seafood industry and teach them how fish are caught, filleted and prepared.

Adrian Greaves, foodservice director at Young’s Foodservice, said: “It is our responsibility to...

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obesity, seminar, nutrition
29/05/2018 07:05
The Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar will take place on October 17 in central London.

Business practice and policy options for tackling obesity in England will be discussed.

The agenda includes keynote addresses from Heather Peace, head of nutrition science and policy, Food Standards Scotland and Kate Halliwell, head of UK diet and health policy, Food and Drink Federation...

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county, council, catering
24/05/2018 07:05
Hampshire County Council’s catering service, HC3S, was presented with a Food For Life Served Here (Bronze) Award on May 22 from the Soil Association.

The Food for Life Served Here Award is an independent award scheme for those serving “local, fresh and honest food cooked by chefs who really care about quality and ingredients".

Hampshire County Council’s executive member for economic development, Councillor Mel Kendal, said: “HC3S has a...

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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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primary, school, meals
18/05/2018 14:05
The number of Scottish primary schools not meeting required nutritional standards is at its highest in six years.

Data from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request shows that in the 2012-13 period, 13 primary schools did not meet the required standard, climbing to 19 in 2016-17 and 21 over the last year.  

Furthermore, from 2017 to April 17 2018, 12 out of 14 of the Scottish secondary schools...

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council, catering, manager
17/05/2018 12:05
Derbyshire County Council is currently recruiting for an operational catering manager.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, June 10.

Derbyshire County Council Catering Service is one of the largest national award-winning specialist education caterers in the country, providing around 60,000 meals a day to nursery, infant, junior and secondary aged children.

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16/05/2018 07:05
Warewashing specialist Winterhalter has opened its 2018 Kitchen Porter (KP) of the Year competition.

Now in its fifth year, the prize fund totals more than £10,000, and every nominated KP will receive a gift.

Managing director Stephen Kinkead commented: “Every year the standard of entry goes up and the pressure intensifies. And every year we hear stories of KPs doing extraordinary work...

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gluten, charity, uk
15/05/2018 07:05
Gluten free charity Coeliac UK, along with solutions provider Innovate UK, is this week open for applications from businesses and researchers to the £750,000 fund. 


Researchers and businesses can apply for a share of the funding through three priority themes, with the grants ranging from £50k to £250k.

The grants include: 

- Early stage feasibility; 6 - 12 months, up to £100k

- Industrial research; 12 - 36 months, £50k - £250k

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