Tag Archives: Organic

Foodservice powers organic growth

Foodservice showed the strongest growth in organic sales of any sector in 2016, according to the Soil Association’s latest Organic Market Report. The 19.1% growth in sales of organic food and drink products into the foodservice market exceeded growth in supermarkets (+6.1%), independent retailers (+6.3%) and home delivery services (+10.5%) last year. Overall, the market…
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Organic sales up 15.2%

The catering sector was a star performer for the organic market last year, with sales up 15.2% to £64.3m. Spend through the Food for Life Catering Mark has been driving sales in the public sector, noted the Soil Association in its latest annual report. “There is now £9 million spent on organic by Catering Mark…
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Organic sales set to double within three years

With nine billion mouths to feed by 2050 organic farming isn’t everyone’s first choice food security solution. But critics take note: worldwide sales of $72 billion (£50 billion) in 2013 will double by 2018 as interest in the low-yielding but eco-friendly systems continues to rise. Though this won’t be enough to feed the planet, researchers…
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Foodservice does its bit for organic milk, soil association expands it's portfolio, end of "unintentional product residue", ale from surplus bread.

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FOOD WASTE effecting wildlife; new look DEFRA; $1B in organic sales; overcapacity in foodservice and climate denial not dead.                           Food waste putting birds and fish at peril   We already know that food waste is a pressing problem, but a new study…
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Crisis at DEFRA With spending cuts in the region of 30% announced in this week’s spending review, it’s no surprise that DEFRA staff are feeling a little blue. A survey of staff at the department revealed that less than a third (31%) think it is well-managed, and even less (18%) have confidence in its approach…
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Disposable cutlery ban France could soon say “non” to plastic cutlery. The National Assembly has voted in favour of a ban on disposable forks, spoons and plates from 2020. A ban on plastic bags could also come in to force next year, reported The Connexion newspaper. Both measures are included in a bill on renewable…
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Healthy progress at Coed Du Hall Hospital

MUCH HAS been made of the standard of hospital food, but green shoots of improvement are appearing.                   Coed Du Hall, a care home in North Wales, has been awarded the Gold Catering Mark by the Soil Association. Head chef Stephanie Steel has also been crowned the…
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Soil Association Certification announces new chief executive

SOIL ASSOCIATION Certification has appointed Martin Sawyer as its new chief executive. Martin has a background in the food industry.                     Martin brings extensive experience in consumer food markets having worked in management roles for Premier Foods, Bomfords Ltd, Oscar Mayer and Bakkavor. He has operated…
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