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18/12/2018 06:12
Dorset-based school meals provider, Local Food Links, has announced the winners for its competition for pupils in its schools to design Christmas cards.

The competition, which is now in its fourth year, has children submitting entries showcasing an array of colourful and original designs. 
 


Local Food Links works with 50 schools and serves 3,700 lunches a day with 47 member of staff.

The winner for Key Stage 1 was Tommy Kay, who...

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Industry
17/12/2018 09:12
UKHospitality has claimed that the government migration proposals will ‘devastate’ the hospitality industry.

Under government plans, future EU migrants will be required to earn £30,000.

UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “Since the publication of the MAC report, we have, along with others, repeatedly made the case for a future immigration system that supports hospitality.

“...

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LACA
17/12/2018 08:12
Mary’s Meals is appealing for donations for its ‘big family Christmas table’, which will allow a child to be fed a school meal for a whole year.

It says: “This year, the cost of a typical Christmas dinner could be up to £20 per person. But by setting a place at our virtual table for just £13.90, you will feed a child at a place of education in some of the world’ poorest communities for an entire school year.

“After all, there’s...

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LACA
12/12/2018 11:12
It is incredible to think that LACA have been running National School Meals Week for 25 years but that being the case, it was important that 2018’s activities were worthy of this celebratory milestone, writes NSMW organiser Nigel Argyle.

Early in the year, a number of ideas were put to the LACA board for consideration and by March plans were progressing as to what the year would look like.

We were delighted that Kraft Heinz once again sponsored NSMW during this celebratory year and thank them for their support, energy and...

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Industry
12/12/2018 06:12
A resource pack has been created for allergen awareness month (January 2019) by Allergen Accreditation.

According to the accreditation, “public awareness of food safety and allergen failures has caused a huge swell of interest, that will ultimately result in some businesses losing business” and has therefore crated a resource pack.

The pack will act as a refresher, reminder or enable new...

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Industry
11/12/2018 08:12
Hospitality provider Sodexo has acquired school catering company, Alliance in Partnership (AiP), it was revealed this morning (11 December).

The move hopes to ‘strengthen’ Sodexo’s UK education business, using both companies’ resources and expertise to deliver “innovative food concepts to help improve health and learning outcomes for students across the UK.”

AiP will continue to operate independently with managing director...

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LACA
10/12/2018 14:12
Friday saw the return of the Friday Night Feast on Channel 4 when Jamie and Jimmy welcomed Jodie Whitaker to Southend Pier.

 This was the first of 12 episodes and this series there will be a focus on school meals.  I wanted to draw you attention and ask for your help especially with Episode 3 on 21st December when Jamie and Jimmy are going back to school. 

`They are looking at how the “Healthy...

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LACA
10/12/2018 14:12
On Friday 7 December, Cheryl Allen was revealed at the North West England winner of the School Chef of the Year competition sponsored by McDougalls.

Allen, who is from Manchester and employed Manchester Fayre, is based at St Mary’s CE Primary School in Moston.

Her main course was a Beef whirl with carrot and potato mash, broccoli and meaty gravy followed by a dessert of peach tartlet with kiwi, lime, mango and peachy fruit salsa and...

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Industry
07/12/2018 09:12
The Annual Report of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index, published yesterday (6 December) showed that whilst food and drink inflation for foodservice operators has reduced during 2018, many food markets remain ‘highly unstable’ in the period leading up to Brexit.

The Fish & Seafood category has risen over 25% in the past year, driven by lower catch quotas and strong demand for cod and haddock.

Oils & fats have leapt over 30% as higher butter prices have filtered through.

Shaun Allen, chief executive of Prestige Purchasing said: “...

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