June 2019

28/06/2019 06:06
System management company, SchoolGrid, has been announced as a LACA Partner.

As part of the partnership, the company offers a free menu planning, costing, allergy analysis and recipe management software called ‘MenuGrid’ to all Local Authorities who are LACA members.  The package includes over 1000 tried and tested, recipes, which can ‘easily’ be added to.


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CESA raises safety concerns over CE Mark
28/06/2019 05:06
The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) has highlighted a 'worrying trend' in the foodservice equipment industry where importing equipment from the Far East doesn’t have the CE Mark.

The CE mark ensures that all commercial catering equipment sold in the EU complies with all the relevant safety Directives, including the Low Voltage Directive and the Machinery Safety Directive.

Nick Oryino, CESA technical consultant, said: “Safety has to be at the top of every...

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27/06/2019 10:06
LACA has reacted to the news that there will be the first major review of the UK food system in nearly 75 years.

National chair, Michal Hales, said: “LACA welcomes the announcement of the new National Food Strategy which will review the food system in England to ensure that it is fit for the 21st century.


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Gove appoints Dimbleby to pioneer ‘farm to fork’ revolution
27/06/2019 09:06
Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of the restaurant chain Leon and of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, has been appointed by Environment Secretary Michael Gove to lead the first major review of the UK food system in nearly 75 years.

Dimbleby will investigate the entire food system to investigate what changes are necessary. His recommendations will result in a groundbreaking new National Food Strategy, set to be published in 2020.

Some of the key policies that need to be implemented include delivering safe and...

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27/06/2019 06:06
HCL (Hertfordshire Catering Limited) has announced that from next term its primary school menus will have the Sugarwise mark accredited to them.

The Sugarwise catering mark on school menus means that the menu provides options that are low in “free sugars”.

It gives ‘assurance’ to parents and teachers that products on...

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