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hospitality, industry, event
12/04/2018 10:04
UKHospitality has unveiled its new logo as part of its announcement of its inaugural event for the industry, ‘Shaping the Future’.

The hospitality sector trade body says its new logo is a symbol of the modernity and dynamism of the newly merged association.

The event will be held on July 9 and will be hosted by Principal Hotel Company at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. It will provide delegates with the vision...

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LACA
catering, manager, schools
10/04/2018 10:04
LBC Catering, part of Luton Borough Council, is looking to hire an area catering operations manager.

The successful candidate will work across approximately 23 schools within Luton and the surrounding areas, and will report to the catering service delivery manager. They will lead a team of kitchen managers and staff – totalling around 120.

The firm is looking for an experienced multi-...

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LACA
drinks, sugar, children
10/04/2018 08:04
A child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE).

With the government’s soft drinks industry levy coming into effect last week, PHE’s Change4Life campaign is reminding parents that sugary drinks – including juice drinks – are one of the main sources of sugar in children’s diets.

Consuming too much sugar is one of the leading causes of...

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obesity, keynote, seminar
30/03/2018 08:03
The Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum keynote seminar will take place 17 October, in central London.

Entitled: ‘Next steps for policy on obesity: reformulation, portion size and promoting healthy lifestyles' the seminar will focus on improving food labelling in order to "educate and influence consumers about healthier eating."

The agenda includes keynote addresses from: Professor...

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LACA
salad, vegetable, tips
26/03/2018 09:03
National Vegetarian Week is running from May 14 to May 20 this year. Ahead of the event, Sam Platt, manager of the Vegetarian Society Cookery School, has come up with some tips to make it easier for you to create saleable and on-trend veggie and vegan options:

1. Get creative. Write the veggie dishes first. So many chefs leave the veggie options till last when writing a menu, which can make it feel like a chore! If you're a meat-eater it might take a bit more thought and ingenuity to design veggie and vegan dishes, don't leave it...

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acrylamide, regulation, food, operators
21/03/2018 07:03
New regulations mean that all food service operators will be required to manage acrylamide within their food safety management systems.

From 11 April, Regulation (EU) 2017/2158 will insist that operators keep acrylamide levels as low as possible in foodstuffs.

The regulations will establish best practice, mitigation measures and benchmark levels for the reduction of the presence of acrylamide in food.

Acrylamide is...

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LACA
Christopher Clare CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index
08/03/2018 07:03
Foodservice price inflation in the UK dipped to 2.5% in January, according to figures from the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index, primarily due to an easing of seasonal and supply trends. The figure is a fall from year-on-year inflation of 5.1% recorded in December 2017.

The 2.5% figure marks the lowest point reached by the index since early last year, and this may be an indication that some of the inflationary pressures that have beset the industry in the last couple of years might be easing, according to Christopher Clare, head of consulting and insight at...

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22/02/2018 07:02
London investment firm Bridges Fund Management has paid £8.5 million for a majority stake in the school catering business, Innovate Services Ltd.

The company said it has targeted the school catering sector driven by the belief that it offers an “outstanding opportunity to drive better health and education outcomes for children alongside strong commercial performance”.

It added that one of the reasons it picked Innovate was the...

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BMJ childhood obesity
08/02/2018 09:02
School-based programmes aimed at preventing obesity in children are unlikely to have much impact on the childhood obesity epidemic, suggests a randomised controlled trial published by The BMJ today.

While school is an important setting for supporting healthy lifestyles, the researchers say wider influences - for example from families, local communities, and the food industry - may have a greater effect than any school run intervention.

In the UK, around a quarter of children are...

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02/02/2018 07:02
The deadline to cast nominations for the 2018 Cost Sector Catering Awards has been extended to 16 February.

This year’s celebrations at the Hilton Metropole have the added significance of marking the 25th anniversary of Cost Sector Catering Magazine.

Twenty awards will given out on the evening across a variety of sectors, including education, healthcare and military.

For more information...

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