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Industry
15/02/2013 10:02

The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) has prepared a briefing covering issues that affect school caterers in relation to horsemeat and how they buy meat products.

The organisation says caterers can use it also to reassure parents, head teachers and school governors about...

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LACA
14/02/2013 13:02

LACA chair Anne Bull has personally written to Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Mary Creagh to rebut claims she has made that caterers have been less than candid in dealing with the issue of horsemeat being passed off as beef.

Below is the full text of her...

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LACA
13/02/2013 15:02


The Wales Region heat of LACA’s 2013 School Chef of the Year (SCoTY) competition took place at Deeside College on February 12th, with Susan Owen Jones triumphing to claim a place in the final.

Susan, who works for Ceredigion County Council at Ysgol Y Dderi Primary School, served up...

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LACA
13/02/2013 15:02

Another regional heat of LACA’s 2013 School Chef of the Year (SCoTY) competition has taken place, this time Pamela Jamieson winning the North East and Scotland Region final held at Gateshead College on February 11th.

Pamela works for Facilities Management at Cumbrae Primary School for...

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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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