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01/11/2018 06:11
A ‘no deal’ Brexit has caused an increase in costs for 38% of food and drink manufacturers as a result of stockpiling, according to the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) latest business confidence survey.

With less than five months to go until the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU), the quarterly survey has shown that economic uncertainty has seen net confidence amongst food and drink manufacturers decrease by 21 percentage points, when comparing results reported in Q1 to those...

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The first ever app to help consumers go vegan has been released for World Vegan Day, 1 November 2018.
31/10/2018 23:10
The first ever app to help people go vegan has been released for World Vegan Day today (1 November).

Launched by The Vegan Society, VeGuide features quizzes and a rewards programme for products registered with the vegan trademark in addition to shopping, nutrition and recipe information, which has been tailored for a UK audience.

Danielle Saunders, Digital Content Officer at The Vegan...

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18/10/2018 14:10
A case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, has been confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire.

According to BBC Scotland the ‘isolated’ case involves a beef herd in the Huntly area, which was identified before entering the human food chain.

Ian McWatt, Director of Operations in Food Standards Scotland said: “There are strict controls in place to protect consumers from the risk of...

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17/10/2018 06:10
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Heath has responded to the latest childhood obesity figures released last week.

Dr Max Davie, officer for health promotion for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said:  “The Government has already shown it is serious about tackling childhood obesity so providing the actions set out in Chapter Two of the Childhood Obesity Plan are enacted, such as preventing...

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16/10/2018 10:10
In the UK, school meals are specially formulated to provide a nutritious and filling meal to every child who has one, unfortunately that is not the case globally.

Mary’s meals, however, has been working since 2002 to provide one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. On average, it does this for just £13.90 per year, per child.

It has grown from serving 200 meals to children in Malawi, to more than 1.2m in 15 countries...

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12/10/2018 07:10
Chef brothers Ellis and Liam Barrie have launched a £30,000 crowdfunding campaign to open a cooking school for local school children and the public alike.

Based at their 2 AA Rosette restaurant, Marram Grass (Anglesey), the duo will welcome aspiring chefs of all ages, where Ellis – two-time BBC Great British Menu finalist – will share his passion and knowledge.

As well as...

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Industry
11/10/2018 10:10
Childhood obesity in England has reached a ‘record high’ it was this morning revealed, with 4.2% of 10-11 year-olds classed as ‘severely’ obese – up more than a third since 2006/7.

The news comes from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), overseen by Public Health England (PHE), and follows the findings in a World Obersity Forum study released today that...

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11/10/2018 09:10
New research revealed this World Obesity Day, today (11 October) claims that people with obesity “experience stigma and discrimination across all aspects of their lives.”

Published by the World Obesity Federation, the study sought to highlight the global extent of weight stigma by examining online media in 22 countries, with each and every one showing ‘some bias’ but South Africa, Hong Kong and Italy found to be the most stigmatising.

Claiming that...

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Industry
09/10/2018 08:10
UK school caterers can win their pupils an ‘educational experience at their local farm’ as part of McCain Foodservice’s Rooted in Britain campaign.

Launched last month (September), the initiative aims to promote the importance of British farming, following research that showed one in four 6-11 year-olds have never been to a farm and a quarter of city-dwelling children have never seen a cow.

The competition is open to primary school...

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05/10/2018 08:10
The Soil Association held its annual Food for Life Served Here and Green Kitchen Standard Awards this week (3 October), celebrating food providers who help make “good food the easy choice.”

With just six awards up for grabs, all entries were reviewed by an independent panel, including: Claire Pritchard, chair of the London Food Board; LACA chair Michael Hales; and Myles Bremner from Bremner Consulting.

2018 also saw the launch of the Green Kitchen Standard award, which - run...

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