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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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LACA
LACA Energy Drinks report
05/12/2018 06:12
The House of Commons select committee on science and technology has recommended in a report published yesterday (December 4) a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children.

LACA, the school meals organisation, has immediately announced its support for the decision.

In a statement, it said: “LACA fully supports the Government’s proposal, as part of the second chapter of the Childhood Obesity plan, to end the sale of energy drinks to children, as shown in our...

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LACA
29/11/2018 16:11
Michelle Creed from Romford was announced as the London regional final winner today (November 29) in the School Chef of the Year competition sponsored by McDougalls.

Employed by Havering Education Services, she is based at Broadford Primary School, Romford.

Her two winning dishes were a zesty Mexican chicken flatbread with sweet potati and mexican slaw, followed by a caramelised pineapple sponge with vanilla cream. 

The six London contestants...

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LACA
29/11/2018 10:11
As part of National School Meals Week (NSMW), a cake fit for a (future) king was created.

To celebrate HRH Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday on November 14, former LACA chair and award-winning cake maker, Carrieanne Bishop, was commissioned to come up with ‘a masterpiece that would do justice to an occasion of such public awareness’.

Made with a number of different...

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LACA
29/11/2018 09:11
The winner of the South East School Chef of the Year sponsored by McDougalls has been announced.

The overall winner was Josefine Austin from Hindhead, Surrey and employed by Surrey Commercial Services.

Based at Beacon Hill Primary School, her winning dishes were: Swedish meatballs – beef meatballs served with mashed potatoes, carrot and courgette ribbons with a creamy sauce.

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LACA
28/11/2018 11:11
The School Chef of the Year 2019 sponsored by McDougalls East of England regional final winner has been revealed as Katherine Bridge of HCL.

Based at Breachwood Green JMI School in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, she won with a Korean flapjack pork served with steamed bao bun, sweet potato noodles and kimchi rainbow vegetable salad.

Her dessert was Jaffa mousse brownie with a piped lace biscuit and a chocolate brownie base with a...

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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
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
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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LACA
22/11/2018 12:11
More details for the School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) regional finals have been announced.

Sponsored by McDougalls, the regional finals will take place between November and January with the national final in March.

In addition to the dates and locations of the finals, the contestants’ organisation, name, school and menu for each region has been revealed.

To view the...

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