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07/11/2018 06:11
Thousands of workers, including caterers, on term time only contracts working in schools and nurseries are to receive large payments following a legal battle between trade unions and Greenwich Council.

The issue came to light when it was brought to the attention of the unions that the calculation used by the Royal Borough of Greenwich to calculate the rates of pay for term time workers incorrectly underestimated the number of hours they would work over the course of the year.

Andy...

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07/11/2018 06:11
Teaching primary schoolchildren a range of food topics, TRiFOCAL London’s ‘Small Change Big Difference’ campaign has this week been named “one of the world’s ten most inspiring sustainability programmes for young people”.

Since launching last year (2017), it is estimated that the scheme has reached over 5,000 pupils across 17 schools in seven London boroughs, enlightening them on healthy sustainable eating, preventing food waste and recycling unavoidable food waste.

It is one of 10 educational programmes...

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Industry
06/11/2018 09:11
UKHospitality has responded to the health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock’s, move to promote healthy attitudes to food and drink.

Yesterday (5 November), he said that people should take greater responsibility for their own health and that the NHS budget should be spent more on prevention.

UKHospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said: “The hospitality sector is committed to promoting healthy attitudes to food...

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Industry
06/11/2018 06:11
Latest figures reveal that 500 new schools have signed up to Family Action and Magic Breakfast’s National School Breakfast Programme since March, providing ‘thousands’ more children a ‘healthy and nutritious’ start to the day.

This comes from Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi, who said that figures show that 15,000 breakfasts are now served to children across the UK everyday, and that 500 new or improved breakfast clubs have signed up to the programme – with more than 150 already up and running.

It...

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Industry
02/11/2018 06:11
More than half of new meat-free product launches in the UK carry a vegan claim, according to research from Mintel.

The growing profile of vegan foods is reflected by the fact that in 2017, more than half (52%) of new product launches in the meat-free foods market were vegan/contained no animal ingredients up from 28% in 2014, according to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD).

Alyson Parkes,...

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Industry
01/11/2018 06:11
A ‘no deal’ Brexit has caused an increase in costs for 38% of food and drink manufacturers as a result of stockpiling, according to the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) latest business confidence survey.

With less than five months to go until the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU), the quarterly survey has shown that economic uncertainty has seen net confidence amongst food and drink manufacturers decrease by 21 percentage points, when comparing results reported in Q1 to those...

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The first ever app to help consumers go vegan has been released for World Vegan Day, 1 November 2018.
31/10/2018 23:10
The first ever app to help people go vegan has been released for World Vegan Day today (1 November).

Launched by The Vegan Society, VeGuide features quizzes and a rewards programme for products registered with the vegan trademark in addition to shopping, nutrition and recipe information, which has been tailored for a UK audience.

Danielle Saunders, Digital Content Officer at The Vegan...

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Industry
18/10/2018 14:10
A case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, has been confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire.

According to BBC Scotland the ‘isolated’ case involves a beef herd in the Huntly area, which was identified before entering the human food chain.

Ian McWatt, Director of Operations in Food Standards Scotland said: “There are strict controls in place to protect consumers from the risk of...

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Industry
17/10/2018 06:10
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Heath has responded to the latest childhood obesity figures released last week.

Dr Max Davie, officer for health promotion for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said:  “The Government has already shown it is serious about tackling childhood obesity so providing the actions set out in Chapter Two of the Childhood Obesity Plan are enacted, such as preventing...

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Industry
16/10/2018 10:10
In the UK, school meals are specially formulated to provide a nutritious and filling meal to every child who has one, unfortunately that is not the case globally.

Mary’s meals, however, has been working since 2002 to provide one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. On average, it does this for just £13.90 per year, per child.

It has grown from serving 200 meals to children in Malawi, to more than 1.2m in 15 countries...

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