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Latest Foodservice News information for businesses, consumers, restaurants, school and hospital cafeterias, catering operations and food service industry providers.

Farmer to Power Generator: back to the future

A welsh farmer has installed a hydro electric plant on his farm at Mallwyd, Meirionnydd.   According to Ecodyfi, the local regeneration organisation for the Dyfi Valley, in Mid Wales, Tegwyn Jones is hoping that the farm's economic outlook will be boosted by this foray into eco-energy and that this will support two of his sons…
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Exclusive interview with Sodexo’s chief executive Aidan Connolly

 As a man who declares his principal hobby as “recreational eating” Aidan Connolly has ascended to his dream job. Chief executive of Sodexo UK & Ireland Connolly gives a rare interview about the challenges facing foodservice, and his dislike for the word 'sustainability'. Click here for the Full Interview
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Harvester and calories – are they really going out with them?

Is there any evidence of a change in behaviour as a result of the Government's Responsibility Deal which  puts calories on menus?  Harvester has been tracking its customers' response over the last 6 months and throws us a morsel of movement in their eating habits.     I suppose it's not very long - 6…
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First fruits of the Government’s Responsibility Deal are beginning to emerge.  Back in March, McDonald’s announced that it will introduce calorie information on its menu boards as part of the Government’s Responsibility Deal.   So, from this Wednesday (7th Sept), McDonald’s will start displaying calories on menus across its 1,200 restaurants, clearly visible to the…
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Environment Regulations in Red Tape Challenge

Businesses up and down the country are being invited to contribute ideas on how the Government can cut red tape and regulatory burdens without affecting its responsibilities to protect the environment says Defra.   For the next three weeks the Red Tape Challenge (RTC) will be focusing on the 287 environmental regulations that apply to…
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Footprint Round Table: Early Adopters Group

No Time to waste Footprint's Early Adopters Round Table gets the ball rolling on WRAP's planned voluntary agreement to reduce packaging and food waste in foodservice.                       Recent Events 14th June - Government Waste Review Published 14th June - WRAP unveils plans to save economy £2 billion…
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NFU deplores Government skimping on British food

The Government’s drive to increase the amount of British food used in its catering contracts does not go far enough, the NFU has said.   Agriculture minister Jim Paice launched the Government Buying Standards last month and it is due to come into force from September. It includes a raft of standards such as animal…
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Pork profits from Olympics

PORK AND pork products have been boosted thanks to the London 2012 Olympics.     Figures from Kantar Worldpanel, produced for BPEX, show sales were up 8% in value and 9% in volume during the Games period.   This was ahead of chicken (up 7% in value and 5% in volume) and turkey (up 2%…
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C&C goes for ISO14001

C&C CATERING Equipment HAS been awarded both the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001: 2004 accreditations.   The International Standards will ensure that THE COMPANY provides a service that is safe, reliable and of the highest quality to their customers across the UK.   The ISO 14001:2004 standard offers a framework for an effective environmental management…
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