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LACA
11/09/2012 14:09

The Channel 4 Dispatches programme entitled ‘The School Dinner Scandal’ was broadcast on Monday 10 September. In summary, the first half of the programme explored the problem of unscrupulous fast food takeaway outlets opening within the vicinity of schools and how these were tempting students...

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Industry
10/09/2012 12:09

Taylor Shaw, school meals contractor for Sheffield schools, has added a pork sausage to its menus for the city’s pupils after securing a deal to buy locally reared pork from Whirlow Hall Farm based in Whirlow, Sheffield.

The supply deal was been arranged in partnership with Underwood Meat...

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LACA
06/09/2012 10:09

Channel 4 will be broadcasting a Dispatches programme on Monday September 10th entitled ‘The School Dinner Scandal’. It is expected to focus on the issue of nutritional standards being eroded by inconsistencies in how they are applied, such as the fact that academies and free schools in England...

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LACA
05/09/2012 09:09

LACA, the voice of the school food industry, shares the concerns raised in the Save the Children Report entitled ‘Child Poverty in 2012’ published today.

The study highlights that an estimated 3.5 million children are living in poverty in the UK and outlines the experiences of low income...

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Industry
03/09/2012 14:09

A new scientific report on carbon emissions claims to have overturned the commonly held belief that frozen food is more energy intensive than chilled.

Assessing a range of carbon emissions - from post-harvest or slaughter to consumption by the consumer – researchers found that a frozen...

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LACA
03/09/2012 08:09

The Children’s Food Trust (CFT) has launched a new campaign to encourage children and young people to eat more fruit and vegetables.

The campaign, which is being jointly undertaken with children’s food writer and broadcaster, Fiona Faulkner, aims to persuade children to ‘take two’ of...

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Industry
28/08/2012 12:08

Facilities management specialist BAM FM claims that an innovative catering concept it has developed has boosted school meal uptake by more than a quarter at a Bristol academy.

The Food Cube, developed by BAM FM in partnership with modular commercial kitchen specialist PKL Group, has...

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Industry
23/08/2012 11:08

A food book aimed at children is being published that challenges children to go cannibal, cook in acid, make chocolate poos (including nuts and sweetcorn), ask the Queen for a swan and work out the best way to slaughter a lamb.

Called Mission:Explore Food, it is described an activity...

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Industry
22/08/2012 16:08

A celebration of farming and food is promised when the quality accreditation organisation Red Tractor launches its promotional week running from 24-30 September.

It plans to use the opportunity to show caterers and consumers how it provides “a shortcut” to affordable, quality food and...

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Industry
21/08/2012 10:08

Described by Jamie Oliver as the "Oscars of the food world" the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2012 celebrates the best of Britain's food and drinks producers, cooks, markets and food shops.

On Wednesday, November 28th at 2pm at the NEC, Birmingham, some of the biggest names from the world...

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