June 2019

Coeliac UK wins national award for its food checker app

Coeliac UK wins national award for its food checker app
27/06/2019 05:06
Coeliac UK, the charity for people who need to live gluten free, has been crowned the winner of the 2019 Memcom membership excellence awards for its Gluten Free Food Checker app that makes shopping for food and drinks products safer.

The Memcom awards celebrate the positive impact that charities and non-profit organisations have on the public.  

The Gluten Free Food Checker app provides access to a database of over 100,000 products. It lists all the products that carry the Coeliac UK Crossed Grain symbol for those who...

Sodexo secures two five-year HMRC soft services contract

Sodexo secures two five-year HMRC soft services contract
27/06/2019 05:06
Global services company, Sodexo, has been awarded contracts for two regions by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), worth £15million per year.

The five-year contract, with the opportunity to extend this a further two years, will see the Sodexo team deliver soft facility management services including cleaning, waste and food services across HMRC’s central and southern regions.

Paul Anstey, chief executive of government &...

South West School Chef of the Year develops fish dishes for children

‘School Chef of the Year’ develops fish dishes using Young’s Alaska pollock
27/06/2019 05:06
LACA's South West School Chef of the Year winner 2019, Dave Leeper, has worked with Young’s Foodservice to develop a range of cost effective and simple to produce recipes utilising Alaska pollock and pink salmon pieces.

Leeper is employed and based at The Trafalgar School at Downtown and has been a 'great advocate' for broadening children’s tastes and ensuring they receive a balanced diet at school.

Leeper is 'full of tips' for creating nutritious and affordable meals like his gluten free cornflake crumb...

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Bottle Up launches in the UK

Bottle Up launches in the UK London 7.7 billion
27/06/2019 05:06
Dutch-based brand Bottle Up is joining the fight against the plastic tide by launching in the UK with their pre-filled, reusable and plant-based water bottles.

The brand, created by three Amsterdam-based friends, aims to fight against single-use plastic by stocking Bottle Up in popular tourist destinations in Europe, starting with London this summer.

In the UK alone it has been reported that over 7.7 billion single-use plastic water bottles are...

Plans unveiled for National School Meals Week 2019

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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