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McDonald’s dominates RSPCA Assured sales

McDonald’s accounted for three quarters of the total number of RSPCA Assured products sold through the foodservice sector in 2016, a result that the standards body said showed you don’t need to eat in high-end restaurants to eat higher welfare meat. The fast food chain used more RSPCA Assured products than any other UK restaurant…
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Meat-free mania – why isn’t McDonald’s lovin’ it?

Big money is being invested in plant-based or lab-grown alternatives as consumers go flexitarian. The burger chains may be missing a trick. Meatless burgers are big news, and a fair bit of it is thanks to Impossible Foods. It has reportedly ploughed £60m into what appeared to be an impossible mission: a plant-based “meat” that…
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Foodservice lacking bark as Brexit bites

The sector risks being forgotten if it doesn’t get its act together and start lobbying hard, writes David Burrows. Managing Brexit will need the whole food industry – farmers, food manufacturers and retailers – to find a single voice with which to lobby the government, said the National Farmers Union director general, Terry Jones, in…
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Left behind on animal welfare

Consumers, politicians and many companies are taking the issue seriously – so why are foodservice firms lagging?                                             There has been a “striking change” in the manner in which food companies talk about farm…
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Pizza chain goes for 100% MSC

Kotipizza has become the world’s first pizza chain to achieve full MSC Chain of Custody certification. All the seafood offered across the Finnish firm’s 260 outlets is now MSC certified sustainable and traceable. The commitment will be promoted through a national TV advertising campaign.  Kotipizza sells over eight million pizzas a year and around 1.5 million…
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Greggs and McDonald’s singled out for welfare success

Foodservice companies continue to lag behind other food businesses in their animal welfare commitments, despite Greggs and McDonald’s winning praise for their policies. Retailers dominated the highest tier of the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report, which provides an annual review of how 99 of the world’s leading food companies are managing…
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Andrea Leadsom’s post-Brexit vision for UK food and farming is clear as mud

Listening to Andrea Leadsom address the Oxford Farming Conference on Monday, it was hard not to feel a degree of sympathy for the Defra Secretary of State. It wasn’t just the unfortunate opening observation that farming had been around “as long as mankind itself”, which discounted the vast majority of human history occupied by hunter-gatherers.…
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Costa praised for new recycling ‘racks’

Costa has won praise from campaigners for committing to a nationwide recycling scheme for takeaway cups. Friends of the Earth said Costa’s pledge to recycle coffee cups across its 2,000 UK stores, equating to 30m cups a year, was a “huge step in the right direction” in the war on waste, although it warned there…
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Fast food giants targeted over antibiotic use

Campaigners have marked World Antibiotics Awareness Week by calling on KFC, Subway and McDonald’s to end the routine use of antibiotics in their livestock supply chains. The group, which includes Consumers International, ShareAction and The Alliance to Save our Antibiotics, noted in a letter to The Guardian that drug-resistant infections are expected to cause 10…
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