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Cage-free commitments heap pressure on caterers

A flurry of retailer commitments to source cage-free eggs represents a seismic shift for the sector and puts pressure on foodservice operators to follow suit, according to Compassion in World Farming. Major UK supermarkets and convenience chains including Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons, Lidl, Iceland and Spar, as well as Booker which owns Premier, Londis and…
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Sodexo eggs to be cage-free by 2025

Sodexo has committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs across its global business by 2025. The foodservice operator said the commitment marked a major step forward in its animal welfare strategy and pledged to work with local producers, NGOs and the relevant authorities to achieve the conversion to cage-free eggs. Sodexo already sources 100% cage-free eggs…
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UK companies failing to take responsibility for soy production

EUROPEAN COMPANIES that use soy for animal feed or animal products are not doing nearly enough to encourage responsible growers to reduce the negative impacts of soy production, according to a new analysis from WWF.                   Released today at the annual meeting of the Round Table on…
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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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Horse meat testing expanded

TESTING FOR horse meat will be extended to include stock cubes, stewing steak and gelatine. In all, 514 products will be tested, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced. The full results will be published.   The sampling for the first two phases will be carried out by 28 local authorities and will include beef-based…
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Caterers ‘real culprits’ in horse meat scandal.

THE BOSS of Iceland has launched a scathing attack on the catering industry, claiming that they and the local authorities are to blame for the current horse meat crisis.   In an interview with the BBC on Sunday, February 17th, Malcolm Walker blamed the “invisible” catering sector for driving down food quality and using “back…
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Spotlight on ingredients suppliers in horse meat scandal

ANALYSIS IS urgently being carried out by the meat companies implicated in the investigation by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), following the discovery that one Tesco beef burger contained 29% horse meat.   The pressure is on ingredients suppliers over the traces as the investigation gathers momentum.   ABP, which owns two of…
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NFU publishes list of dairy-friendly companies

SODEXO, BRAKES and 3663 are the only three foodservice businesses to appear on a new NFU list of the companies that are paying dairy farmers a fair price. Costa Coffee is the lone High Street food and drink outlet on the list.   The NFU’s list, which also features retailers and wholesalers, has been compiled…
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