Foodservice News and Information

  • Olympic effort for fish

    THE OLYMPICS may have had some criticism over its food policies of late but when it comes to fish the legacy will live on, according to a new report.   London 2012’s sustainable fish policy has received a big pat on… Read More

  • New pledges for RD

    THREE NEW salt pledges, specifically focused on the catering sector, have been announced by the Department of Health (DH).   The pledges, which are part of the Government’s much-hyped Responsibility Deal on health, will encourage more companies to make their… Read More

  • ‘The Obesity Games’

    JUNK FOOD brands should be excluded from sponsoring sporting events, according to the Children’s Food Campaign.     London 2012 sponsors attacked in new report   In a hard-hitting new report, the campaigning group claims that the power of corporate… Read More

  • Shrinking wallets producing expanding waistlines

    WITH FOOD prices on the rise and the UK in tough economic times, consumers have turned to low cost, processed foods, according to a new study.   Britain’s Changing Diet in Difficult Times, compiled by Waste Watch, shows how this… Read More

  • Europe needs new emission target

    EUROPE SHOULD set a target to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% on 1990 levels by 2020 in order to demonstrate political leadership in the run up to UN climate talks in 2015.     That is the verdict of the… Read More

  • Breakthrough on code for dairy contracts

    THE DAIRY industry will soon have a long-awaited voluntary code of practice.    Arla, the UK’s biggest milk processor, announced late last night it would reverse its planned cut price it pays dairy farmers for milk. The company said earlier… Read More

  • Games greenest but could they be greener?

    THE LONDON 2012 Games will undoubtedly be the greenest yet, but there have been some notable failures.                     For example, the use of carbon footprint as a strategic tool was good;… Read More

  • Higher welfare animals produce more nutritious food

    COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING’S new nutrition report reveals that meat, dairy and eggs from higher welfare farming contain higher levels of key nutrients than animal products from factory farm systems. Products from animals reared in higher welfare environments tend to… Read More

  • Smart phones helping smart nutrition

    QR CODES have been added to a new food brand to help customers find out more about the food they are eating.                         Codes on Vacherin’s ‘Nutritious & Delicious’… Read More

  • Chefs support action on milk price

    JAMIE OLIVER and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have thrown their weight behind the NFU’s SOS Dairy campaign calling for action on the current milk price crisis.   The pair today issued a joint letter to The Times saying they are “shocked” that… Read More