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LACA
12/12/2017 09:12
Britain’s largest food bank network The Trussell Trust has appointed Emma Revie its new chief executive ahead of what the charity predicted will be its busiest Christmas ever.

Revie (left) will start her role in February 2018, meaning current interim chief Mark Ward will oversee a December in which the Trust expects to help a record number of children.

Ward said: “For many, this Christmas will not be a time for celebration. Every year we see a spike in demand...

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Industry
07/12/2017 07:12
The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has updated its information statement on acrylamide in foods following new legislation announced by the EU regarding the chemical last month.

As of April 2018, food businesses in the UK will be required to put in place practical steps to manage acrylamide within their food safety management systems.

Acrylamide forms naturally during high temperature cooking and processing, such as frying, roasting and baking, and particularly...

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Industry
06/12/2017 07:12
British food manufacturing company, Premier Foods, has won the Service to Caterers Gold Medal at the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) awards.

It is the second year in succession that the maker of the Mr Kipling, Ambrosia and Angel Delight brands has won the prize.

The award is voted for by FWD members such as Brakes, Bidfood, Bestway and Booker, and recognises contribution to wholesale channel caterers.

Premier Foods's...

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Industry
01/12/2017 07:12
Hospitality Action, the trade charity for the hospitality industry, has opened its online auction.

To celebrate its 180th birthday, the organisation has added 34 additional lots to its usual offering in a bid to encourage more people to get involved.

Last year’s auction raised a record £5,000 for charity. This year's lots include-

  • An overnight stay, dinner,
  • ...
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Industry
30/11/2017 07:11
Food businesses in the UK will be required to put in place practical steps to manage acrylamide within their food safety management systems under new EU legislation which will apply from April 2018.

The legislation describes practical measures based upon best practice guidance developed by the food industry to mitigate acrylamide formation in a range of foods.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland are working with the British Hospitality Association (BHA) and...

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Industry
LACA
23/11/2017 11:11
LACA National School Meals Week 2017, sponsored by Kraft Heinz Foodservice, has been described as truly outstanding and the best in its 24-year history by LACA chair of events, Neil Porter.

Porter said the NSMW 2017 team had “surpassed itself” with its organisation of the week (13-17 November) which saw LACA member Karen Robinson run five marathons in five days spanning all ten LACA regions, powered only by school meals.

Robinson stopped off at schools along the route to...

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Industry
27/10/2017 07:10
The Soil Association and its Green Kitchen Standard team are running a free online seminar for caterers next month to help improve their levels of sustainability.

The Green Kitchen Standard award was launched in May this year by the Soil Association in partnership with the Carbon Trust in the aim of helping caterers review their management of energy, water and waste.

Liz Harding-Wyatt, Green Kitchen Standard development manager at the Soil...

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Industry
13/10/2017 07:10
Delegates at the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) 50th Anniversary Conference heard yesterday how science and technology could ensure the next generation of consumers make healthier food choices.

Speakers at the ‘Who is shaping the food choices of the future?’ event described how they thought innovations in agriculture, food processing and retailing could ensure a sustainable nutritious food supply and influence positive consumer behaviour.

Mark Driscoll, head of food at Forum for...

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Industry
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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Industry
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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