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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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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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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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Industry
05/12/2018 09:12
Wholesale foodservice prices increased again in October 2018, the Foodservice Price Index from CGA and Prestige Purchasing has revealed.

The highest inflation numbers in October were in the fish and oils & fats categories. Inflation has increased month on month since August, and the figure is now at its highest since September 2017.

The latest rise in inflation is a sign that the effects of the ‘harsh’ summer weather...

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Industry
28/11/2018 10:11
The Soil Association’s Food for Life scheme launched its ‘State of the Nation’ report yesterday (27 November), claiming that UK government “spends over £40 million (a year) teaching kids to dislike fruit and veg”.

Delving into how children have eaten this past year, it also looks at the political, environmental and social ‘forces’ impacting diets and lists five ‘key’ recommendations for improving kids’ food in England in 2019.

With specific focus on the School Fruit and Veg Scheme, which provides 4...

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Industry
23/11/2018 06:11
Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn has called for free school meal for primary school children “right the way though all our [primary] schools.”

He joined a rally of around a thousand people at the Emmanuel Centre conference hall in Westminster following a march from Westminster Cathedral, past the offices of the Department for Education.

Corbyn focused on how budget cuts were affecting schools and told them that the problems...

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Industry
23/11/2018 06:11
A coalition has been formed of over 40 trade bodies, campaign groups, businesses, and local authorities who have called on government to ‘fast-track’ the rollout of separate food waste collections across England.

Members of the coalition have signed a joint statement that has been presented to government calling for the move, which would allow inedible food waste to be separated from other waste streams and recycled through anerobic digestion (AD) and composting into renewable energy and natural...

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Industry
21/11/2018 09:11
Love British Food crowned Tracey Nash and Nancy Judge of Hampshire Fare the winners of this year’s British Food Fortnight competition.

In its sixth year, the competition looks for ‘events that strengthen the local community, support the economy and educate the public about British food and eating locally”.

Hampshire Fare was praised for its ‘outstanding’ efforts teaching young children about food provenance in a ‘fun and...

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