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14/11/2018 10:11
There has been a ‘huge’ increase in spend on Scottish meat by local authorities holding the Food for Life Served Here award for their school meals.

Released to celebrate Roast Dinner Day today (14 November), it revealed that Edinburgh City Council’s schools spent almost £220,000 on scotch beef PGI, scotch lamb PGI and specially slected pork in 2016/17, compared to just over £16,000 in 2013/14.

Edinburgh City Council has been working...

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13/11/2018 09:11
There have been calls for a ban on 'freakshakes', and all milkshakes with more than 300 calories by campaign group, Action on Sugar.

The milkshakes, which also contain chocolates, sweets, cake, cream and sauce, were found to have more than half of the daily recommended amount of calories for an adult.

Action for sugar, which is made up of specialists concerned with sugar and its effects on health, surveyed milkshakes...

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13/11/2018 06:11
UKHospitality has warned that restricting the number of migrant workers into the UK will ‘severely impact’ the hospitality sector.

The warning follows the publication of figures by HR body CIPD that show the number of non-UK-born workers in the UK decreased by 58,000 between April to June last year and the same period this year.

UKHospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said: “The figures released by CIPD make...

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12/11/2018 12:11
Delegates from the East Midlands region received a new view on British food during presentations at the LACA Autumn event, held at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham.

Supported by suppliers, including Pasta King and Green Gourmet, the event included presentations from LACA chair, Michael Hales who gave an update on the LACA national agenda, and Councillor Graham Chapman, who is a strong advocate of school meals.

Alexia Robinson, the founder of British...

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12/11/2018 11:11
Luton Borough Council's (LBC) catering services has introduced Wow butter on its Autumn menu.

The spread will allow children to try the taste of peanuts without the use of nuts.

LBC Catering said: “This gives us the opportunity to introduce new dishes to our menu such as wow butter cookies and chicken satay and allows us to further cater for children with peanut allergies.” 

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12/11/2018 08:11
Meat-free brand Quorn has partnered with SIPS Catering this National School Meals Week (NSMW, 12-16 November), to host a series of interactive activities in four West Midlands-based primary schools.

Led by Quorn senior home economist, Kate Snow, staff and pupils will participate in cookery demonstrations, tastings, and educational talks that promote the health benefits of Quorn for both the body and planet.

As such, both Temple Meadow and Crocketts Community Primary School will go...

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National School Meals Week 2018
12/11/2018 06:11
This year marks the 25th anniversary of LACA’s National School Meals Week (NSMW), which starts today and runs until November 16th, with organisers promising ‘there will be plenty to celebrate during this Silver Jubilee year’.

The annual event is marked by schools up and down the country and serves to promote the quality and value of the hot, cooked meals delivered every school day by LACA’s members.

Among the highlights of this year’s NSMW will be #cookeditmyselfie, in which caterers, teachers, parents or...

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