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Mother successfully campaigns for vegan food in schools

06/11/2019 09:11
Alexis Kasravi, a mother of a five-year-old girl, has successfully campaigned for the introduction of vegan food in schools, it was reported by the BBC.

West Dunbartonshire Council has agreed to provide vegan meals in all of its schools, following a campaign by a mother whose daughter struggled to find food to eat.

According to a survey by...

Sustainability and support for training key issues for caterers, report says

06/11/2019 09:11
Sustainability and support for skills and training are key issues for UK catering businesses, a new report has said.

UKHospitality, in partnership with Bidfood, has launched the latest edition of its Food Service Management Market Report, outlining key challenges and opportunities for the catering sector.

The latest edition of the report shows that, in 2018, the UK’s FSM sector saw a turnover of £10....

Time is running out to submit Big School Cook Off competition entry

06/11/2019 09:11
Time is running out for schools to submit their entry to the Big School Cook Off.

The annual Mount Charles Big School Cook Off Competition, in association with SuperValu is for all post primary school pupils across Northern Ireland and Donegal, aged between 11 and 14.

Teams of two are challenged to whip up an original main course recipe idea that can be bought on a...

Kellogg's UK aiming to slash organic waste by 2030

Kellogg UK aiming to slash organic waste by 2030
06/11/2019 05:11
Cereal and snacks company, Kellogg's UK has announced its target to halve their organic waste by 2030.

Food businesses create different types of organic waste, some is edible and some can be used as animal feed or sent to make energy through anaerobic digestion.

Chris Silcock, head of Kellogg's UK, said: “Our goal is to always prevent waste occurring in the first place. That’s why today we...

AHDB releases Pork Forequarter Guide to increase profits

AHDB releases Pork Forequarter Guide to increase profits
06/11/2019 05:11
The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) has released its new Pork Forequarter Guide that is aiming to increase profits by reducing carcase waste.

‘Innovative’ butchery has developed 35 new pork cuts from the front section of the carcase, which accounts for around a third of a pig.

If the food industry was to adopt the new methods profits may increase and create new uses from the forequarter. Cuts including Derby rib, a chuck eye...

Public Sector Catering Expo doors open in two weeks

Public Sector Catering Expo doors open in two weeks
05/11/2019 09:11
The Public Sector Catering Expo, taking place on 19-20 November 2019 at the Telford International Centre, is FREE to attend and includes an exciting seminar programme, live demonstrations, along with the opportunity to network with industry colleagues.

Within the public sector almost three billion meals are served each year to people in schools, hospitals, universities, prisons, care homes and the Armed Forces.

On Tuesday 19 November Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will kick-off the seminar programme by discussing issues in the public...

Food companies failing to get message on unhealthy options

Food companies failing to get message on unhealthy ingredients
05/11/2019 05:11
The Government is urging food companies to comply with nutrient profile models but the message is either going unheard or simply being ignored, according to new research.

A survey by the European commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) found that food companies are still not doing enough to reduce their unhealthy ingredients.

The JRC results were based on scientists evaluating the nutritional composition of 2,691 products across five categories including...

Young people to benefit from hospitality and catering funding

Young people to benefit from hospitality and catering funding boost
05/11/2019 05:11
An increase in Government funding will help colleges and sixth forms deliver crucial subjects, including hospitality and catering.

Young people aged 16-19 will benefit from a £155m cash injection enabling them access to courses that will help them find ‘rewarding careers with higher wages’.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, said: “We want all young people to have access to high-quality education and training that...

UK consumers want to eat more seafood, says research

Over half of UK consumers want to eat more seafood
05/11/2019 05:11
Seafish, the public body that supports the £10Bn UK seafood industry, has published research that found 55% of Brits wanted to eat more Seafish.

The research involved 2,047 UK adults and looked at consumer attitudes and behaviours regarding seafood. It was commissioned by the ‘State of the Nation’ as part of its work to increase further seafood consumption in the UK.

The research showed that only one third of Brits followed the...

Sustain launches its manifesto for the 2019 General Election

Sustain launches its manifesto for the 2019 General Election
04/11/2019 09:11
Food and farming alliance Sustain has launched its manifesto for the 2019 General Election that is set to take place on 12 December.

Sustain represents over 100 food and farming organisations and calls on all the parties to put good food, farming and fishing ‘at the heart’ of their manifestos. A General Election will set the government priorities for the next five years.

Some of the key policies set out by Sustain...


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