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20/02/2019 06:02
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched the ‘Guide to Introducing Vegan Options’ to help restaurants, pubs, caterers, and other food-industry insiders to expand their vegan repertoires.

PETA director of vegan corporate projects, Dawn Carr, said:  "Huge numbers of Brits are seeking plant-based foods, and offering tasty, innovative vegan dishes is the easiest way for restaurants to cash in.

“There are plant-based versions of nearly every animal-derived food, so it's time...

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19/02/2019 09:02
‘Talking Food’, a ‘bitesize’ podcast, is being launched by foodservice provider, Bidfood, to look at 2019’s top food and drink trends.

The ten-part series will look at a range of topics pertinent to the foodservice and hospitality industry, including  Modern Europe, Macro Trends and Afro Caribbean. 

Hosted by Bidfood’s head of insight and customer sxperience, Sarah Whiddett, the first series of Talking Food will see the...

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19/02/2019 08:02
Young’s Foodservice has appointed two new business development managers to ‘further drive the growth of the company’s Foodservice Division within education’.

Martin Mosley and Chris Baker will bring a ‘wealth’ of experience to the company.

Foodservice director, Adrian Greaves, said: “I am delighted to have Martin Mosely and Chris Baker on board.

“I am confident that they will both play an important role in driving the company’s...

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18/02/2019 06:02
International services provider Sodexo’s private school arm has hosted events that gathered experts to discuss the health and wellbeing of young people.

The two symposia – one in Scotland, one in England – aimed to share best practice and initiatives.

Jeremy Alderton, managing director for Independents by Sodexo, said: “With a lack of exercise and excessive portion sizes driving high levels of obesity among young people, it is more...

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12/02/2019 06:02
The food industry has warned the environment secretary, Michael Gove, of a ‘potential crisis’ if it cannot concentrate on Brexit plans.

In a letter seen by BuzzFeed News, representatives from 32 industry bodies ‘urged’ the government to delay a range of policy consultations until a trade deal has been resolved.

“At this moment of potential crisis in our industry, it cannot be ‘business as usual’ within government,” the...

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07/02/2019 06:02
Celebrating the ‘unsung heroes’ in public sector catering, entry for the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2019 closes 18 February.

Entries must be submitted online via http://bbc.co.uk/foodawards before midnight.

The annual awards recognise the “hardest working people” in the food industry – be it a school, prison, hospital or volunteer chef – and shine the light on those...

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06/02/2019 06:02
School caterer Alliance in Partnership (AiP) challenged GCSE pupils at The Cottesloe School (Leighton Buzzard), to design the new branding for its on-site catering cabin.

Teaching students about marketing and branding, the competition formed part of their GCSE Business Studies course and provided insight into how AiP brands its primary, secondary and sixth form school contracts.

The lesson also taught the 80 16-year-olds how consumers understand logos,...

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01/02/2019 09:02
Schools will be able to be “flexible” in what dinners they serve children in England if there are food shortages because of Brexit, the government has said.

A no-deal technical notice issued by the Department for Education (DFE) explained that the government would not be able to guarantee the supply chain of any food that comes in from the continent because of the prospect of checks in places such as Calais and Dunkirk.

However, it added: “...

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31/01/2019 08:01
Four ‘leading’ UK caterers - Compass Group UK & Ireland, Caterlink, Olive Catering and Vertas – have committed to increase vegetable consumption in the UK by signing up to The Food Foundation's ‘Peas Please’ initiative.

The news follows the launch of Veg Power and ITV’s ‘Eat Them To Defeat Them’ advertising campaign, with a total 14 of catering companies now signed up to the campaign since it launched it 2017.

As part of their pledge, Compass Group, school specialist Caterlink and the University of West...

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29/01/2019 06:01
Premier Foods has shown its commitment to boosting children’s confidence by appointing clinical psychologist, Professor Tanya Byron, as this year’s guest judge for McDougalls Young Baking Team.

Bringing her expertise in confidence to the competition, the company said the decision follows feedback showing that the competition is “great for building children’s confidence.”

Byron said: “I’m so thrilled to have been invited to guest judge this year’s competition.

“It’s so...

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