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25/09/2018 08:09
‘Ambitious’ plans to cut the UK’s annual £20 billion food waste bill have today (25 September) been revealed, as some of the country’s largest foodservice and hospitality companies and food producers sign up to a brand new Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.

Co-developed by WRAP and IGD, the Roadmap already has the support of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Welsh and Scottish Governments, national trade bodies and businesses across the supply chain.

Hoping to ‘lead the way’ in cutting down the UK’s astronomical...

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Industry
21/09/2018 07:09
To coincide with the new academic year, food awareness organisation ProVeg UK has launched its brand new School Plates programme – providing primary schools across the UK with ‘healthier, more sustainable’ menus.

health in the short term - particularly by helping to reduce childhood obesity - and in the long term by helping to reduce the risk of all kinds of chronic health conditions,” the initiative has been rolled out in 110 primary schools across two local authorities in England.

Changes...

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LACA
21/09/2018 07:09
It is the last chance to vote for the nation’s favourite school meal before the poll closes on Monday 24 September.

As part of National School Meal Week’s Silver Jubilee, LACA is conducting a survey to find the Nation’s Favourite School Meal from the past 25 years.

Entries have been whittled down to the last five

School Meal:

  • Roast dinner
  • Curry and rice
  • Shepherd’s
  • ...
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Industry
20/09/2018 07:09
The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has launched a Quality Calorie (QC) concept to guide Brits to making better food choices.

By ‘refocusing our attention on the quality of calories eaten,’ BNF hopes the initiative will help consumers ‘achieve a balanced and nutritionally rich diet.’

As such, it looks at the quality of diets and number of calories in certain foods, offering simple swap suggestions for everyday...

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Industry
Bidfood are calling on the hospitality industry to nominate individuals in their outlets who are either working Christmas Day or Boxing Day this year that go the extra mile to make the festive period special for thousands of others.
20/09/2018 07:09
Bidfood is calling on the hospitality industry to nominate individuals in their outlets who are either working Christmas Day or Boxing Day this year that go the extra mile to make the festive period special for thousands of others.

To reward those who work over the festive period, Bidfood’s Christmas Gift campaign will return and extend nominations industry-wide.

The campaign will recognise those who sacrifice spending Christmas with their families to make the holiday season special for others.

Bidfood’s...

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LACA
19/09/2018 07:09
Veggie run, LACA award winner and Havering Council’s app aimed at educating about healthy eating and rewarding them and their schools with sporty prizes, has partnered with West Ham United Foundation.

The partnership will deliver the Healthy Hammers programme to 2400 children at over half of Havering Council’s primary and junior schools throughout the academic year.

The app was designed to appeal to children from 4-11 years old, and allows them to earn rewards by dodging unhealthy...

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LACA
18/09/2018 09:09
Further details have been announced about the Yorkshire and Humberside Expo 2018.

The free to attend event is aimed at school and hospital caterers, catering managers, operational managers, bursars, business managers, heads of catering services and any key decision makers.

It will include skills presentations, the latest innovations and trials by many of the catering...

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Industry
The government has been urged to introduce food waste collections by the chief executive of the UK’s Anaerobic digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA).
18/09/2018 09:09
The government has been urged to introduce food waste collections by the chief executive of the UK’s Anaerobic digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA).

ABDA chief executive, Charlotte Morton, has written to senior ministers, including Michael Gove, Greg Clark and James Brokenshire, following suggestions that the inclusion of universal food waste collections for England in Defra’s forthcoming resources and waste strategy is ‘unlikely’.

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LACA
18/09/2018 08:09
A school catering company in Warwickshire celebrated its first year as a stand-alone business following its move away from a local authority run service.

Pupils and staff from Heathcote Primary School in Warwick joined Educaterers managing director, Terry Tredget, to mark the event with a celebratory cake made by Judy Murray, assistant development manager and winner of ‘best in class’ at the LACA awards.

Tredget said: “We’re absolutely...

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18/09/2018 08:09
A school catering company in Warwickshire celebrated its first year as a stand-alone business following its move away from a local authority run service.

Pupils and staff from Heathcote Primary School in Warwick joined Educaterers managing director, Terry Tredget, to mark the event with a celebratory cake made by Judy Murray, assistant development manager and winner of ‘best in class’ at the LACA awards.

Tredget said: “We’re absolutely...

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