June 2019

LACA
26/06/2019 09:06
National School Meals Week (NSMW) sponsored by Kraft Heinz is the annual, week-long event that gives the school meals industry the chance to celebrate all that is great about school food.

Organisers say that plans are already in place for NSMW 2019 and they are encouraging everyone involved in education catering – from managers, to kitchen staff, midday supervisors, teachers and suppliers - to get involved.

Following the success of the NSMW Marathon tour in 2017, and the...

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Industry
26/06/2019 09:06
Five councils across England have been selected to become trailblazer authorities in tackling childhood obesity.

Funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and administered by the Local Government Association (LGA), the three-year programme asks councils to lead ‘innovate’ action in their local community as part of the government’s childhood obesity plan.

Its goals are to:

  • Test
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Industry
Hospitality careers in need of a re-brand, according to new research
26/06/2019 05:06
Over half of 16-20-year-olds wouldn’t consider a career in hospitality, research from HIT Training and Get My First Job has found.

It found that 53% of 16-20-year-olds wouldn’t consider a career in the hospitality industry because it’s seen as ‘a stepping stone to another career’, as having ‘limited career prospects’ and viewed as ‘a part-time job while studying’.

The research found as many as three in five know what...

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LACA
25/06/2019 09:06
The 2019 Main Event will include the ‘best ever’ LACA Live demonstrations.

Taking place on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 July it will include creative demonstrations for school caterers to take back to their schools.

On Wednesday the stage will take host to the likes of School Chef of the Year winner, Steven Cross and his winning dishes, presentation of Finishing...

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Industry
25/06/2019 08:06
A new law requiring food businesses to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packaged foods has been announced by the government.

The environment secretary, Michael Gove, has announced plans to introduce ‘Natasha’s Law’ by summer 2021 in an effort to protect food allergy sufferers.

Named after Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger baguette, the new law will ‘...

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