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Industry
16/03/2012 11:03

A form of mechanically recovered meat dubbed ‘pink slime’ that has routinely been used for school meals in the US, may be off the menu following a decision by the country’s Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Officially called Lean Finely Textured Beef, it is formed by reclaiming the small...

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Industry
15/03/2012 14:03

Busy Bees, the UK’s largest childcare provider, has been awarded the bronze Food for Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association for serving fresh and healthy meals in 129 nurseries across England and Wales.

The ‘bronze’ guarantees that all 14,000 meals served to children at Busy Bees...

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Industry
14/03/2012 16:03

Judges have whittled down the record number of nominees to the final three in each category of the Cost Sector Catering Awards.

Each of the three - whether individual, team or company - will now go forward to the awards night on April 12th at the Hilton London Metropole.

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Industry
14/03/2012 16:03

A leading heart specialist has said that children are on the front line in Britain's war of the waistlines and he believes Government efforts to promote healthier eating will never work so long as the industry self-regulates

Dr Aseem Malhotra, a cardiology specialist registrar at...

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Industry
14/03/2012 14:03

Apprenticeship Training Limited (ATL) has issued an invitation to tender for catering services, including meals, vending and hospitality, at the Eastpoint Training Centre, Southampton.

ATL is seeking a suitably experienced caterer to operate a professional catering service to students and...

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Industry
08/03/2012 09:03

In a statement issued last night, LACA (Local Authority Caterers Association) has come out in support of comments made by Jamie Oliver that were reported in the Guardian newspaper on March 6th.

In it, LACA agrees with the point he made about the Government ‘watering down policies designed...

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Industry
07/03/2012 11:03

Primary school children across Hertfordshire tucked into jerk quorn, rice and peas yesterday as part of a two week catering project inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Designed by Hertfordshire County Council’s Good School Food Team and the county’s official...

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Industry
07/03/2012 10:03

A new report by the Children’s Food Trust has revealed that parents would like more legislation to help them feed their children a healthy diet.

The report, which was launched today at the Trust’s first Children’s Food Conference, revealed that 79% of surveyed parents would like to see...

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Industry
06/03/2012 12:03

Researchers at the University of Leicester are to carry out a study into how food and eating habits can help to shape children’s social skills.

They will examine the social and behavioural aspects of dining and their potential impact on school attendance and attitudes to learning....

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Industry
23/02/2012 10:02

The pupils of Wark First School in Wark, near Hexham in Northumberland, are enjoying a menu of freshly-prepared lunches thanks to a link-up with nearby Battlesteads Pub, Hotel and Restaurant.

Following funding cut backs from the Local Education Authority (LEA), the school had to make...

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