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The University of Warwick opens Pret A Manger store

21/10/2019 05:10
Pret A Manger has opened a store at The University of Warwick for students, staff and visitors.

Located in Rootes Building the new store will offer a variety of food and drink choices. The store will be open seven days a week and it will serve organic coffee.

Tony Howard, director of food and retail strategy at The University of Warwick, said: “The opening of Pret A Manger is the...

FDF reacts to agreed Brexit deal

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18/10/2019 11:10
The Food and Drink Federation has released a statement reacting to the news that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured a Brexit Deal.

Ian Wright CBE, chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation, said: “The UK’s food and drink manufacturers will welcome the news that a deal has been struck. They will hope that this means, definitively, that a no-deal exit on 31 October cannot happen.  

“Our focus now switches to...

Menu labelling linked to less fat and salt in food, new research suggests

18/10/2019 11:10
Food sold at restaurants whose menu displays energy information are lower in fat and salt than their competitors, according to new research from The Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at Cambridge University.

Obesity is one of the biggest challenges to public health, since 1975 obesity levels worldwide have almost tripled. A poor diet can also cause type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

The research form CEDAR wanted to investigate whether there were differences in the energy and...

Fun Friday Food Facts 2019 Vol. 36

18/10/2019 10:10
Your weekly dose of food facts is here, let us know your favourite on social media!
  • Anyone looking to boost their iron intake doesn’t need to worry about upping their liver and spinach consumption, a single bowl of fortified cereal such as muesli is designed to give you your daily requirement
  • There is an ice cream parlour in Venezuela that serves 860 flavours.
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Compass wins waste2zero award for waste prevention

Compass wins waste2zero award for waste prevention
17/10/2019 05:10
Compass Group, which operates catering contracts across schools, hospitals, care homes and military bases, has received the ‘Best Waste Prevention Project Award (Food)’ at Footprint’s waste2zero awards.

Now in its third year, the waste2zero awards aim to give the foodservice industry a platform to showcase what organisations have done to reduce their waste and food waste.

Waste remains one...

TUCO offers study tour for 'most imaginative menu' during British Food Fortnight

TUCO offers study tour for most imaginative menu during British Food Fortnight
17/10/2019 05:10
The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) and Love British Food teamed up for British Food Fortnight, giving TUCO members the chance to win a free study tour if they produced the 'most imaginative menu'.

British Food Fortnight ran from 21 Sept until 6 Oct 2019 to celebrate the best of British food and drink.

The menu should showcase to students that cooking with British produce can be healthy, affordable and fun. Extra points will be given to teams that also offer students tips on...

Food for Life Get Togethers to hold Roast Dinner Day in schools

Food for Life Get Together to hold Roast Dinner Day in schools
17/10/2019 05:10
Roast Dinner Day, on 13 November 2019, will be the first Food for Life Get Togethers event and it aims to bring people of different generations together for a roast dinner.

Roast Dinner Day falls during National School Meals Week and it is an opportunity to showcase nutritious school meals. LACA will take the opportunity, during National School Meals Week, to promote less well-...

Subway store opens at University of the West of England

Subway store opens at University of the West of England
17/10/2019 05:10
A new Subway store has opened at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) for students, lecturers and visitors.

Located in Q block on Frenchay Campus, the new store offers people access to a menu of freshly prepared subs, wraps and salads, all customised to each guest’s preference. The Subway store is open seven days a week and has internal seating for 32 people.

Colin Hughes, country director for...

Foodinate celebrates partnership with meal delivery company

Foodinate celebrates partnership with meal delivery company Balance Meals
16/10/2019 09:10
Manchester-based social enterprise Foodinate has announced a partnership with health-focussed meal preparation delivery service Balance Meals to help those in need.

This partnership means that, for the first time, you can order meals direct to your door and benefit a person in need in your local community with a hot, nourishing meal for themselves.

The four selected meal options are: spiced chicken and quinoa, peanut butter bagel, pulled barbeque...

KeCo celebrates fourth birthday and sales growth

KeCo celebrates fourth birthday and sales growth
16/10/2019 09:10
KeCo Foodservice Packaging Ltd., celebrated its fourth birthday with the announcement of its increased sales growth by 30%.

John Young, sales and marketing director of KeCo Foodservice Packaging Ltd., said: “Having more than doubled our workforce since we started, such commitment to investment within the company and the products we develop is proven by our strong sales growth.

“We’re very proud of what we’ve...

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