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FSA summons meat industry for crisis talks

Regulators have held crisis talks with representatives of the meat industry following a spate of breaches of food hygiene regulations which culminated this week in the closure of Russell Hume. The meat supplier fell into administration with the loss of around 270 jobs after a recall of meat products related to processes around use-by-dates caused…
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BHA launches drive to recruit UK workers

The hospitality industry has launched a new plan to reduce its dependence on EU workers in the wake of Brexit. The British Hospitality Association’s ten year strategy focuses on encouraging three distinct sections of the UK population to find work in the sector: the unemployed, returners to the labour market, and the next generation of…
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Next Green Thing: Purpose

BUSINESSES WHICH care about more than just profit could be in a stronger position to survive the coming social and environmental shocks, writes Nick Hughes.   Ella's Kitchen is one of the great food and drink success stories of the past decade and its founder, Paul Lindley, has forged a reputation as one of the industry’s…
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Now for fair pay

AFTER FAIR trade and fair prices, the living wage is the next source of pressure for retailers and caterers.                             The local Co-op supermarket in North Berwick is closing down, with nearby Tesco having hovered up profits and customers over the past…
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New technology key to the industry’s success says KPMG

PUB AND restaurant operators must embrace new technologies in order to be successful in 2014 and beyond as the pace of change in the sector is going to accelerate even further, says Will Hawkley, Director in KPMG’s Leisure Advisory Group.   Hawkley says: “Most of that change is being driven by technological advances. 70 years…
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Businesses not linking corporate responsibility risk to remuneration

NEW RESEARCH has revealed that only one in ten of the world's largest companies links corporate responsibility performance to renumeration, despite the fact that 75% of the top 250 International companies (G250) acknowledge risks to their business from environmental and social issues such as resource scarcity.   The report, created by reviewing the Corporate Responsibility…
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Nestlé named in KPMG Top 10 of CSR

KPMG HAS named Nestlé as one of the world’s top ten companies reporting on Corporate Social Responsibility.   Nestlé is also the only food and beverage company to be among the top tier of firms analysed as part of KPMG's Survey of Corporate Responsibility.   The eighth edition of the survey assesses reporting by firms…
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Water not a corporate concern

WATER WILL run out before oil. So claimed Nestlé chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe not long ago. More recently, Justin King, Sainsbury’s chief, used his lecture at this year’s City Food Lecture to highlight water as potentially the biggest environmental concern facing the food industry. Various surveys have also shown that water scarcity is concerning businesses from…
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S – Word Ssssssshhhhhh

IT MAY be the most overused word of the 21st century – and we’re among the worst offenders. But does it mean so many different things to so many people that we’re better off avoiding it altogether? We ask the experts.                         We're ahead…
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Hotels get carbon standard

HOTEL COMPANIES have been given their own standardised approach to carbon measurement.     The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in collaboration with 23 leading global hospitality companies, have launched a new methodology to calculate and communicate the carbon footprint of hotel stays and meetings in a consistent…
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