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Future of food safety is in the balance

The Food Standards Agency is quietly proposing the most dramatic shake-up of regulations in almost 20 years. Nick Hughes looks at the details. You could be forgiven for not having heard of “Regulating Our Future”.  The document was pushed out by the Food Standards Agency in the middle of summer to little fanfare or media…
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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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Think like a criminal to beat the food fraud

Since the horsemeat scandal, health and safety offences can bring big fines or even prison. Businesses have to be cunning to stay safe, writes Tony Hines. The scandal over undisclosed horsemeat in food products in the UK forced businesses, the government, auditors, the media and consumers to sit up and take note of what appeared…
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Foodservice wins praise for welfare commitments

The issue of farm animal welfare may have reached a significant tipping point after the number of foodservice businesses achieving a Compassion in World Farming Good Farm Animal Welfare Award doubled in the past year. The awards recognise the work of leading food businesses to improve animal welfare standards and cover commitments such as using…
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Roadmap to waste reduction

THE INTRODUCTION of backhauling schemes and the development of a new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant are among the cost-saving options considered in a new research project designed to help pubs, bars and restaurants reduce waste.                           Project Dragon was commissioned by the Hospitality Carbon Reduction Forum, which…
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The push for more AD sites

BRITAIN'S ANAEROBIC digestion capacity is growing and yet many foodservice companies are still sending food waste to landfill. Footprint looks at the gaps in the UK system.    There are now 106 anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in the UK, not counting those used in the water industry. They can handle 5.1m tonnes of food waste, turning…
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Hospitality sector looking at its own AD plant

THE HOSPITALITY sector could have its own dedicated anaerobic digestion (AD) plant to take food waste. It’s just one of a number of options being considered as part of a sector-wide analysis of food waste.   The Hospitality Carbon Reduction Forum, which has 12,000 restaurant and pub members, has found that more than half the…
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Demand for info on sustainability set to rocket

THE QUANTITY of information that customers and consumers want on issues such as nutrition and sustainability is expected to double in the next five years.                     Foodservice companies will be expected to provide more and more data on issues ranging from waste to allergies   A…
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