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LACA
13/02/2013 14:02

The latest regional heat of LACA’s 2013 School Chef of the Year (SCoTY) competition has taken place, with Steve Spofford being named the winner of the South West regional heat and claiming one of 10 spots in the final.

Steve works for independent education sector contractor Pabulum at...

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Industry
13/02/2013 12:02

Major national distributor 3663, which supplies both branded and own label products to the catering and hospitality industry, has told every supplier it deals with that products supplied should only include their ‘declared ingredients’.

A spokesman said: “We invest heavily in quality...

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Industry
12/02/2013 12:02

In response to the new curriculum provisions announced in the national press, LACA has issued the following statement.

“Following the new provisions for food education in schools revealed in the Sunday Times (10th February), LACA will be writing to the Department for Education (DfE) to...

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LACA
11/02/2013 16:02

LACA chair Anne Bull welcomes the interim advice to public sector caterers from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) about the ongoing concerns over the horse meat issue.

She said: "The FSA are underlining what is already good catering practice and should be in place regardless of recent...

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LACA
11/02/2013 14:02

Parents can be reassured school meals are free from horsemeat thanks to stringent checks required by Derbyshire County Council, according to the council's cabinet member for education Mike Longden.

He said school meals provided by the authority’s school meals service used meat produced on...

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Industry
11/02/2013 11:02

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued interim advice to public institutions, such as schools and hospitals, caterers, and consumers purchasing from caterers, in the light of the developing horse meat issue.

It says that public institutions, including schools, prisons, hospitals and...

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LACA
08/02/2013 17:02

LACA has carried out a survey of its members following recent news reports of traces of horse DNA in beef products.

The survey found recipients had not used produce from the publicly implicated companies. LACA has therefore no evidence to suggest that the school catering industry has been...

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Industry
08/02/2013 07:02

Innovate Services, the innovative school catering operator, has made its first donation to the charity Mary’s Meals, following its commitment to support the organisation as its designated charity six months ago....

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LACA
04/02/2013 15:02

John Morrey, who works at Sir John North Community College in Leicester, has won through to the LACA School Chef of the Year competition final from the East Midlands regional round.

Morrey, who works for City Catering, the school meals operating arm of Leicester City Council, took part in...

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LACA
31/01/2013 14:01

The School Chef of the Year (SCoTY) 2013 Eastern regional final was won by Tanya Watkin, who works at Woodland Middle Academy School for Eden Foodservice on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council.

The heat took place at Barnfield College on January 30th when Watkin’s efforts impressed the...

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