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Soil Association launches manifesto for 2019 General Election

The Soil Association launches manifesto for the 2019 General Election
14/11/2019 09:11
Food and farming charity The Soil Association has launched its manifesto for the 2019 General Election that is set to take place on 12 December.

The Soil Association priorities include tackling climate change, restoring nature and soil health, along with trying to normalise healthy diets.

One of the key parts to The Soil Association manifesto is to use government-buying power to make healthy and sustainable diets the norm in the...

British hospitality workers lack food safety, says research

14/11/2019 05:11
Nearly half of hospitality managers believe British employees fall short of their European counterparts for their food safety and hygiene, suggests new research by High Speed Training.

This is a concern for customers with allergies and intolerances. There have been several 'high profile' allergy-related deaths in recent years including Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger baguette.

The research also found over half of...

Hospitality bosses failing to acknowledge employee feedback

Hospitality bosses failing to acknowledge employee feedback
14/11/2019 05:11
Hospitality bosses are failing to acknowledge employee feedback, according to new research from People First who explored the attitudes of 250 bosses and 250 employees.

The research found 100% of hospitality bosses, from the survey, claim to act on employee feedback but only 67% of employees agree. Also the research showed a growing sense of disconnection from people under the age of 24 with half believing their feedback does not lead to action.


Subway opens store at West Middlesex Hospital with ISS

Subway opens store at West Middlesex Hospital with ISS
14/11/2019 05:11
Subway and ISS announced the opening of a new subway store at West Middlesex Hospital for staff, patients and visitors.

The new store is located in the food hall at West Middlesex Hospital giving people access to a menu of freshly prepared Subs, wraps and salads.

Subway currently has 15 stores at hospital locations throughout the UK and Ireland.

Colin Hughes, country director for Subway UK and...

Next government urged to step in to curb fast food on high streets

13/11/2019 09:11
The next government is being urged by Sustain to step in to help curb childhood obesity as fast food giants McDonalds and KFC are ‘eyeing up’ 800 new UK sites.

The charity has warned that local planning policies to combat obesity are ‘already under attack’ and that existing policies still don’t go far enough.

The report, Hot Food Takeaways, recommends that the next government explores options such as restricting sales of unhealthy food to...

First Mile launches recycling service for long-life cartons

First Mile launches recycling service for long-life cartons
13/11/2019 08:11
Public sector caterers and businesses throughout the UK are now able to recycle their food and drink cartons thanks to a new RecycleBox service from recycling company First Mile.

RecycleBox is a low-cost courier service offered to businesses and consumers that can be filled with hard-to-recycle items.

Long-life food and drink cartons are used to package plant-based milk, chilled soups and fruit juices. The Cartons are made from paper, plastic and aluminium, which...

NSMW kicks off in style with roadshow

13/11/2019 05:11
LACA’s annual National School Meals Week (NMSW) has kicked off in style this week with its roadshow around the country.

Running from 11-15 November, the week aims to celebrate all that is good about school food.

Beginning on Monday at Highfield Community Primary School in Chester, the NSMW van will make its way across the country, ending at Stratford Manor Hotel on Friday (November 15) at the annual Autumn...

Support hospitality to provide half a million more jobs, says industry trade body

13/11/2019 05:11
The UK’s hospitality sector can provide the jobs the country needs over the next decade if it has the right support from Government, industry trade body UKHospitality has claimed.

Statistics published by the Office for National Statistics show that hospitality businesses created nearly 46,000 jobs in the last year, nearly 1-in-6 across the UK, and half a million since 2009.

UKHospitality has called on politicians to provide support as a priority to ensure the...

Six in ten catering professionals feel isolated in the workplace, research reveals

12/11/2019 09:11
Six in ten (64%) of catering professionals admit to feeling lonely in the workplace, research has revealed.

New research from independent jobs board CV-Library also found that a further 62.5% attribute loneliness to having nothing in common with their colleagues. 

The study, which surveyed 2,000 British professionals, also reveals that 79.2% of catering workers felt that people’s attitudes...

University of Leeds removes one million pieces of single-use plastic

University of Leeds removes one million pieces of single-use plastic
12/11/2019 09:11
One million pieces of single-use plastic have been removed from the University of Leeds campus over the past 12 months.

Last year the University of Leeds made a pledge to eliminate sing-use plastics by 2023.

Dr Louise Ellis, director of sustainability at Leeds University, said: “It’s hard to believe it has been a year since we made the #2023plasticfree pledge. This is a fantastic achievement – colleagues...


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