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allergy allergen accreditation anaphylaxis challenge allergies food chefs caterers
03/07/2018 11:07
Allergen Accreditation, catering industry allergen awareness and training company, has created a two-week challenge to raise awareness of the difficulties of living with a food allergy.

The company, which provides a framework for implementing the New EU allergy law, invites chefs, caterers and food-lovers to eliminate one or more allergens from their diet. The aim is for the volunteer to understand the daily issues of someone who lives with an allergy. The challenge will...

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Vaughan Gething Health Secretary Wales Childhood Obesity
02/07/2018 11:07
The Welsh Government has proposed a 12-week plan for childcare settings to combat childhood obesity.

Last week Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething outlined the plan to reduce levels of obesity. Gething said: “Childcare settings provide an ideal opportunity to encourage young children to eat well and learn about food.”

In a statement he said: “I am launching...

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RCPCH Russell Viner childhood obesity
02/07/2018 10:07
The recent publication by the Government of ‘Chapter Two’ of its childhood obesity plan has been described as ‘extremely encouraging’ by Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

But he also warned that more support was needed for children who were already overweight or obese.

New measures to halve the number of obese children by 2030 were unveiled last week by Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt, along with proposals to prevent ‘pester-power’ by stopping...

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PHE fast food obesity England
29/06/2018 10:06
Public Health England has published map, area deprivation chart and data tables showing the density of fast food outlets in England, by local authority and ward.

Under the rubric ‘Obesity and the Environment’ the map shows that in England there are on average 96.5 fast food outlets for every 100,000 people.

This figure, though, includes areas such as Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Sussex and Hampshire where there can be as few as 26, along with...

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Tilda Together Frances Tophill Foresters School Wallingford
29/06/2018 09:06
A primary school in Sutton has won Tilda Together 2018 and scooped a £500 cash prize, as well as a vegetable garden designed by horticulturalist and presenter of ITV’s Love Your Garden, Frances Tophill.

Foresters Primary School in Wallington won Tilda’s annual competition after catering manager, Terri Phillimore entered the school to win the special day.

All schools entering had to submit, in no more than 80 words, why they wanted to host a Tilda Together Day.

Phillimore said: “I...

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25/06/2018 09:06
Trade association UKHospitality has warned that the government’s plan to “halve childhood obesity by 2030” could have significant impact on the sector.

As well as banning the sale of caffeine-laden energy drinks to children, new measures include introducing “clear, consistent calorie labelling on menus in restaurants, cafés and takeaways,” which UKHospitality said “would represent a significant burden for businesses” in particular smaller...

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25/06/2018 09:06
Independent caterer Wilson Vale has won its first contract with a London school – a one-year deal with Herne Hill pre-school worth £250,000, which started 4 June.

Offering its services for the venue’s 250 pupils (aged 2-7) and 55 staff, a team of five Wilson Vale employees provide a ‘family service’ lunch for kindergarten and pre‑reception children in their classrooms, as well as a full lunch service in the dining hall for the older children.

It...

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25/06/2018 07:06
The UK government has today (25 June) revealed a new plan to ‘halve childhood obesity by 2030’ – with latest figures claiming one in three children are overweight or obese by the age of 11.

Under the lead of Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, the new measures build upon the first chapter of the Childhood Obesity Plan, and include:

  • Proposals to prevent stores from displaying unhealthy food at checkouts or including it in buy-one-get-one-free deals
  • ...
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22/06/2018 09:06
Helping to reduce the risk of death caused by food contamination, business standards company, BSI, has updated its international food safety standard to ‘meet the evolving challenges of the food supply chain.’

Launched in 2005, the ISO 22000 food safety management system is a requisite for any organisation in the food chain to achieve best practice, and to avoid potential hazards and risks that lead to contamination.

One in ten people fall ill and 420,000 die because of contaminated food every...

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21/06/2018 07:06
Manufacturer Hobart is offering a £500 discount on its A200 planetary mixer when operators trade in old machines of any make or model.

Available until 2019, the ‘scrappage scheme’ is open to public sector catering sites across the UK, with Hobart offering to collect old mixers at the same time as delivering the new model.

Sales director Tim Bender said: “We’re giving public sector caterers the opportunity to experience...

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