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Public Sector Catering Expo doors open in one week

Public Sector Catering Expo doors open in one week
12/11/2019 09:11
The Public Sector Catering Expo, taking place on 19-20 November 2019 at the Telford International Centre, is just one week away.

The inaugural event is FREE to attend and includes live demonstrations, an opportunity to network with industry colleagues and over 100 suppliers.  

The aim of the event is to bring together buyers, influencers and decision...

JJ Foodservice wins IGD Supply Chain Excellence Award

JJ Foodservice wins the IGD Supply Chain Excellence Award
12/11/2019 08:11
National wholesaler JJ Foodservice has won the IGD Supply Chain Excellence Award, sponsored by Newton.

Nearly 500 food and drink consumer goods colleagues attended the IGD Awards to celebrate the industry achievements over the last 12 months.

Mushtaque Ahmed, chief operating officer at JJ Foodservice, said: "This is an incredible achievement for our team – we would like to thank the judges...

Crussh announces partnership with The Felix Project

Crussh announces Christmas partnership with The Felix Project
12/11/2019 05:11
Crussh, the healthy food & juice chain, will sell a festive smoothie donating 50p from every sale to London food charity The Felix Project.

As part of the Christmas partnership Crussh employees will volunteer to deliver surplus food from Crussh outlets to those in need over the festive period.

The smoothie will be sold at £4.25 and contains frozen yoghurt, coconut water, blueberries, pineapple, banana and ginger.


New standards introduced for British barn egg producers

New standards introduced for British barn egg producers
12/11/2019 05:11
The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has introduced a new standard for barn egg production under the British Lion Quality Code of Practice.

The British Lion Quality Code of Practice prohibits the use of intensive systems such as the combi system, which are deemed too intensive. It includes measures such as maximum stocking density of 16.5 birds per m2, two enrichments per 1,000 birds, a maximum colony size of 6,000 birds...

Labour manifesto will pledge to expand school meals

11/11/2019 09:11
The Labour Party manifesto will contain a pledge to 'end the stigma' surrounding free school meals by ensuring they are available to all primary pupils.

At the time of writing, the party had not yet confirmed how the plans would be paid for.

However, it made the same pledge during the 2017 campaign trail – and said at the time that it would be funded by the introduction of VAT on private school fees.

The coalition government, in...

Prices stabilising after three years of inflation, foodservice index reports

11/11/2019 09:11
Foodservice prices may be stabilising after three years of steady inflation, according to the latest CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index report.

Aside from a slight rise over the summer due to poor conditions for seasonal fruit and vegetables, there has been a month-on-month drop in prices in eight of ten food and drink categories.

However, uncertainty over Brexit and challenges to some categories of food and drink mean more...

School Food Matters nominated for Charity Film Award

School Food Matters nominated for Charity Film Award
11/11/2019 05:11
School Food Matters has been nominated for a Charity Film Award for their Schools to Market film.

School Food Matters is on a mission to ensure every child has a sustainable school meal and that children are aware of the origins of their food.

Since 2007 School Food Matters has been developing education programmes across London and beyond.

The Schools to Market film explores...

JJ Foodservice launches eco-friendly straws campaign

JJ Foodservice giving away eco-friendly straws for National School Meals Week
11/11/2019 05:11
National wholesaler JJ Foodservice is giving schools the chance to win 1,000 compostable paper straws to raise awareness of its eco range during National School Meals Week.

The #EcoForSchools campaign runs from 11-15 November 2019 highlighting different products from the JJ Foodservice range. 

To enter the competition, school caterers need to post 50 words or less on JJ’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page about why eco-friendly options are important to...

Chefs to host Christmas fundraising dinner for Hospitality Action

Chefs lead Christmas fundraising dinner for Hospitality Action
11/11/2019 05:11
Four chefs from London’s restaurant scene will cook for guests on 25 November at Park Plaza Riverbank to raise funds for charity Hospitality Action.

The four chefs are James Cochran banquet winner on BBC2’s Great British Menu 2018; Ben Tish from Norma; Phil Howard chef-patron of Elystan Street and Frederick Don executive head chef for three of Sketch’s restaurants.

At this seasonal celebration guests will enjoy a drinks and canapé...

Fun Friday Food Facts 2019 Vol. 39

08/11/2019 09:11
It's Friday, which can only mean one thing... Fun Friday Food Facts (and the weekend!)
  • The average cost of a pint in the UK is more than 200% pricier than the continent’s least expensive, which can be found in Prague and would set you back a pound.
  • The UK’s largest greenhouse complex, Thanet Earth in Kent, covers 95 hectares and uses artificial light to grow salad
  • ...


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