October 2018

Fermented dairy products protect against heart attacks, study suggests

31/10/2018 06:10
Men who eat ‘plenty’ of fermented dairy products have a smaller risk of incident coronary heart disease than men who eat less of them, according to a study from the University of Eastern Finland.

A very high consumption of non-fermented dairy products, on the other hand, was associated with an increased risk of incident coronary heart disease, suggested a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

The study explored the associations of fermented and non-fermented dairy...

Older people may benefit from eating eggs, research finds

31/10/2018 06:10
Eating eggs may have additional benefits for older people studies have found, helping to prevent the degeneration of skeletal muscle.

Two new papers back the idea: ‘Exploring reasons for the consumption and non-consumption of eggs in people over 55 years old’ and ‘Towards a food-based intervention to increase protein intakes in older adults: challenges to and facilitators of egg consumption’, after investigating how eggs could...

Coffee cup recycling rates on the up

31/10/2018 06:10
Foodservice operators are doing everything they can to become more sustainable. And it seems their efforts are not in vein. A new report published this week (29 October) has found that coffee cup recycling rates have increased from 1:400 to 1:25 since 2016.

And according to conductor the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG), rates are set to increase further to 1:12 by 2019.

With ‘capacity to recycle all papers cups used in the UK’ these days, the group said it is ‘confident’ of meeting its 2016 manifesto goal that by 2020 “the...

BMI Healthcare to ditch non-recyclable cups by December

31/10/2018 06:10
Private hospital group BMI Healthcare has vowed to remove all plastic and non-recyclable cups from its 58 sites across England, Scotland and Wales by the end of November.

It follows the group’s ban on plastic cutlery earlier this year and, said to use circa 5.2m single-use disposable coffee/tea/ water cups each

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Foodservice industry reacts to autumn budget

30/10/2018 09:10
Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced the UK Autumn budget yesterday (29 October), which included a tax on plastic packaging that does not contain at least 30% recycled material.

It also included cuts to business rates, a reduction to the costs of apprenticeships, with the government committing a 95% contribution for non-levy payers, and a 2% digital services tax on UK revenues of big technology companies.

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