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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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LACA
Steve Brine public health minister calorie labelling consultation
18/09/2018 07:09
Government proposals that would force caterers in schools, hospitals and the workplace to list calories on their menus have begun a three-month public consultation process.

Steve Brine, the public health minister, said: “This is not about forcing anyone to eat certain things or companies to behave in a certain way but I firmly believe we have a right to know the nutritional content of the food we give to our children.

“Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, and is...

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17/09/2018 16:09
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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LACA
17/09/2018 11:09
The LACA East business meeting’s agenda has been announced and will include a talk on the rise of plant-based food by Mark Banahan from the Vegan Society and Paul Evans Operations Director of School Health UK and Vice-Chair of The British Obesity Society discussing the child obesity strategy.

Held at the Brakes Innovation Centre on November 8, highlights will also include a food innovations showcase from Brakes and the SCOTY 2018 winner, Michael Goulston, HCL.

Running from 10am – 4pm, there will also be a chance to network and a raffle, followed by an evening network even from...

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Industry
17/09/2018 09:09
Cementing news that Brits prefer to buy British, research from fish specialist Young’s Foodservice has found that 85% of school caterers are ‘more likely to purchase products’ if packaging highlights that contents are Made in Britain.

Despite price being the most important factor when considering what to include on school menus – followed by origin and pack size - 80% of caterers are willing to spend ‘slightly more’ on fish fingers made in Britain.

Young’s said this shows their support for the British economy and...

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Industry
HCL hertfordshire catering hitching girls school compostable cups
14/09/2018 07:09
Hertfordshire Catering Ltd (HCL) has teamed up with Hitchin Girls School (HGS) to provide compostable packaging for all takeaway food items and coffees.

In addition, the school has servery and dining hall were refurbished over the summer holidays, the latter also extended to add an further 100 seats to allow more students to eat inside and cut the overall need for food packaging.

Those that do opt to take their food and drinks away now...

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Industry
Chartwells healthier eating school meals
13/09/2018 07:09
Chartwells, the schools and university catering division of Compass UK & Ireland, is introducing a health and wellbeing programme called ‘Beyond the Chartwells Kitchen’ to help young people, teachers and communities tackle issues like childhood obesity, mental ill health and lack of exercise.

Launched to coincide with the new academic year, the initiative takes a holistic approach to nutrition, food and health education.

The programme has three sections: Healthier Food, Healthier Lives and Healthier Futures, each with information tailored to different audiences such as primary...

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Industry
Biddeford Lancing foodservice wholesaler
13/09/2018 07:09
Bidfood, the foodservice wholesaler and distributor, has moved its Worthing depot in West Sussex to a new 64,000 sq. ft site in Lancing a few miles down the road which is 60% bigger.

It formally begins trading from September 17th and has inceased the workforce by 20%.

Norman Wemyss, Bidfood chief operating officer, said: “It is an exciting time for our team in Worthing. The new site has an array of features that are designed to better support the needs of customers,...

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Industry
Equipped For The Future
12/09/2018 10:09
A report into how the foodservice industry can be encouraged to increase the uptake of energy efficient kitchen equipment has been launched; and it includes action points for manufacturers, catering operators and government.

Titled ‘Equipped For The Future’, it claims that the UK catering industry could save up to £250m a year on energy costs through ‘optimising kitchen equipment, improving equipment use and tailoring menu options’.

It urges operators to demand energy efficiency and whole life costings in...

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Industry
LTS Catering Shenton Primary School Leicestershire
12/09/2018 07:09
LTS Catering, the trading arm of Leicestershire County Council, has won contracts to provide a meals service for eight new schools in Leicester, Derby and Cambridge.

A Food for Life Served Here silver standard accredited service, it already serves more than 31,000 school meals a day to some 200 schools and academies in Leicestershire.

The latest business gains now take the provider into new areas beyond the county boundaries.

Leicestershire...

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