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A rotten year for public-sector food

HORSE MEAT in school meals, pork in prisoners' halal pies and a damning verdict on hospital catering have meant a troubled start to 2013 for catering companies.                           It might be a silly superstition, but 2013 is not turning out well for companies…
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Doctors back soda tax

DOCTORS BELIEVE that a tax on sugary drinks will help to tackle the obesity crisis. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges also calls for better standards of hospital food   In an extensive report, published today February 18th, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) also called for an improvement in the standards of hospital food…
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Call for sugary drinks tax

A TAX ON sugary drinks should be included in the 2013 budget, according to a new report published today. At 20p per litre, this would equate to some £1bn a year, with the money diverted to a ring-fenced “Children’s Future Fund” for programmes to improve children’s health. Initiatives could include free school meals and the…
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