February 2019

ParentPay school lunches
20/02/2019 10:02
LACA Partner ParentPay, which provides cashless payment systems for more than 8,500 schools in the UK, has rejected claims made in national online media that children went hungry after its system suffered a ‘meltdown’.

A spokesperson, describing stories in the Sun Online and metro.co.uk as ‘sensationalised’, said the reality was that a minor glitch on February 11th affected ‘a handful’ of parents who were trying to make payments using the system.

“Unfortunately we did experience a technical issue, which...

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20/02/2019 06:02
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched the ‘Guide to Introducing Vegan Options’ to help restaurants, pubs, caterers, and other food-industry insiders to expand their vegan repertoires.

PETA director of vegan corporate projects, Dawn Carr, said:  "Huge numbers of Brits are seeking plant-based foods, and offering tasty, innovative vegan dishes is the easiest way for restaurants to cash in.

“There are plant-based versions of nearly every animal-derived food, so it's time...

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19/02/2019 10:02
Caterers are being encouraged to celebrate International School Meals Day (ISMD) on 14 March 2019.

The theme for 2019 is ‘Who makes my meal’ and hopes to encourage young people to think about their favourite foods, where it comes from and who provides it. 

Launched in 2013, the day aims to raise awareness of the importance of the nutritional quality of school meal programs worldwide,...

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19/02/2019 09:02
‘Talking Food’, a ‘bitesize’ podcast, is being launched by foodservice provider, Bidfood, to look at 2019’s top food and drink trends.

The ten-part series will look at a range of topics pertinent to the foodservice and hospitality industry, including  Modern Europe, Macro Trends and Afro Caribbean. 

Hosted by Bidfood’s head of insight and customer sxperience, Sarah Whiddett, the first series of Talking Food will see the...

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19/02/2019 08:02
Young’s Foodservice has appointed two new business development managers to ‘further drive the growth of the company’s Foodservice Division within education’.

Martin Mosley and Chris Baker will bring a ‘wealth’ of experience to the company.

Foodservice director, Adrian Greaves, said: “I am delighted to have Martin Mosely and Chris Baker on board.

“I am confident that they will both play an important role in driving the company’s...

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