November 2018

Thousands to go on NHS low calorie diet plan to tackle Type 2 diabetes

NHS England Diabetes Prevention Programme
30/11/2018 10:11
Hundreds of thousands of people will receive NHS help to battle obesity and Type 2 diabetes under radical action set out by Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, today.

Very low calorie diets that have been shown to put Type 2 Diabetes in remission in those recently diagnosed with the condition will be trialed as part of the NHS’s long-term plan, which will increase the focus on prevention as well as treatment.

Stevens said: “The NHS is now going to be...

Energy companies 'hold millions' in UK hospitality business' cash

30/11/2018 09:11
Energy companies are holding more than £24 million belonging to Britain’s hospitality businesses and 'seriously impacting' vital cashflow, according to an independent study commissioned by Utilita Energy.

In 2017, there were a reported 5.7 million private businesses across the UK, and 150,000 in the Hospitality sector, and Utilita’s second annual Powering the UK High Street report revealed that two thirds of those surveyed (66%), including cafes, pubs, restaurants and catering companies, have...

Fun Friday Food Facts 2018 Vol. 45

30/11/2018 08:11
No theme this week but that's no reason not to take a peek at our fun Friday food facts, and of course, share your own!
  •  While it's pretty common knowledge that avocado is a fruit and not veg, did you know that it has the highest protein content of all fruit?!
  • Nestlé launched a cough drop flavoured Kit Kat in Japan last year, containing throat lozenge powder mixed with white chocolate.

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IFST ‘welcomes’ Food Standard Agency review

30/11/2018 08:11
Following the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) review of food standards across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this week, the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) said it ‘welcomes’ the update.

The survey was undertaken on all 104 local authorities across the three countries to ‘identify and understand the current landscape of food standards delivery.’

While levels of food standards resource in England were found to be ‘generally lower’ than in Wales and NI, FSA said that local...

Zest Quest Asia 2019 finalists announced

30/11/2018 08:11
The annual cooking contest Zest Quest Asia has announced its six 2019 finalists, set to take place 8 February at Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen (Heathrow airport).

Open to catering colleges across the country, this year’s finalists – who will compete in a live cook off next February - are as below:

  • Colchester Institute
  • Farnborough College of Technology
  • New City College
  • North Hertfordshire College
  • University
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