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23/08/2018 10:08
With reports this week claiming that technology is diminishing more and more job opportunities, Nick Hucker, chief executive of digital ordering company Preoday, discusses its impact on the foodservice and hospitality industry.

As technology continues to infiltrate into our lives - making everything quicker and more convenient – some celebrate its advances while others are concerned about its growing presence in the workplace. 

It has recently been found that 70% of people ‘fear’ that technology is going to take...

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Olleco raises £100,000 for catering charity Hospitality Action
21/08/2018 11:08
Olleco, the renewables division of ABP, has raised £100,000 to support Hospitality Action, the catering industry’s first charity.

The funds raised by the company, which collects used cooking oil and food waste and transforms it into biofuels, energy and fertiliser, will be used by Hospitality Action to transform the lives of people from the industry who experience challenges and find themselves in need. Situations can...

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Industry
17/08/2018 08:08
With the new school year fast approaching, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has listed its top five tips for providing children a ‘nutritious’ lunchbox every day.

While cooked school meals are one option, BNF acknowledges that many parents and children prefer a packed lunch.

To help ensure kids have the right nutrients and energy to see them through the day, BNF suggests:

  • Build the base with starchy foods

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Industry
15/08/2018 07:08
Hospitality company Sodexo has won a three-year contract with Swindon’s brand new secondary school, Great Western Academy (GWA), when it opens this September.

In addition to cleaning, washroom and pest control services, Sodexo will manage all catering, including breakfast, morning break and lunch.

With its modern school food and dining environment offer ’Food & Co by Sodexo,’ pupils will be served a choice of meals all in-line with the...

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Industry
14/08/2018 07:08
Glasgow City Council is to serve free school meals to primary 4 (P4) children (age 7-8) across the capital as of this new school year (September).

Provided by the city’s school caterer, Cordia Services LLP, all dishes are school complaint and have been created with input from pupils, parents and teachers. It will also offer halal and vegetarian options, and cater for those with dietary requirements.

As well as a main meal, pupils...

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Industry
10/08/2018 07:08
Wholesaler BB Foodservice has unveiled its 10 most frequently ordered foods by UK schools last year, and it features both Mexican and Indian favourites.

Counting over 3,000 schools as clients, the company said tortilla wraps and sour cream were among the most frequently ordered items.

The top 10 is as below:

  • Frozen chips
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Tinned Tuna
  • Rice
  • Tortilla wraps
  • Tikka Masala
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Industry
07/08/2018 07:08
A new study has found that 97% of cakes and 74% of biscuits sold in the UK have a ‘red’ label for sugar, with many manufacturers failing to meet the government’s 5% sugar reduction target.

Undertaken by Action on Sugar at Queen Mary University of London, the study looked at the ‘wide’ variation of sugar and calories in cakes and biscuits sold across the country in 2016.

Highlight ‘shock’ failings include:

  • The average sugar content in cakes was 36.6g per 100g
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Industry
02/08/2018 07:08
A new study has revealed just how little British children know about where fruit and veg comes from – with 95% unaware of how strawberries or cranberries are grown.

Carried out by organic drink company Honest, a recent survey of 1,000 6-12 year olds found that:

  • Half don't know that blackcurrants grow on bushes
  • 6 in 10 are unaware that grapes sprout on vines
  • 8 in 10 believe bananas grow on trees (rather than plants)
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Industry
01/08/2018 07:08
According to UK government, allergenic foods such as hen’s egg and peanut can be introduced to children’s diets from just six months of age, and “need not be differentiated from other solid foods.”

The advice comes from The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s (SACN) recently published ‘Feeding in the first year of life.’

Based on the latest nutrition science, the report also claims that excluding eggs from children’s diets after 12 months of age ‘may increase’ the risk of...

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Industry
31/07/2018 07:07
The hospitality and catering industry came together this month to celebrate the winners of the first ever Chef Mentor Awards - part of the H&C Expo.

Recognising individuals who have “trained, nurtured and inspired chefs in kitchens across the UK,” the awards were open to education, catering, restaurant and hotel establishments across the country.

The full list of winners is as below:

  • Best School Chef Mentor
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