Foodservice News and Information

  • Waste agreement published

    A NEW VOLUNTARY agreement for the foodservice sector has been published.   Businesses signing up to the ‘Hospitality and Foodservice Agreement’ will be required to cut their waste and divert more of what’s left to recycling, composting and anaerobic digestion… Read More

  • Sustainable packaging a myth

    SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING is “no longer relevant” as a term, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.   The report, ‘Sustainable packaging: myth or reality’, concludes: “The idea that anyone from the key stakeholder groups can come up with a single… Read More

  • Carbon reporting to be mandatory

    ALL BUSINESSES listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange will have to report their levels of greenhouse gas emissions from the start of the next financial year under plans announced by the Deputy Prime Minister at the… Read More

  • Caterers promise to sell only ‘legal’ pork

    BRITAIN’S FOUR major food organisations have pledged to the Government that they will not sell pork and pork products from illegal pig farms when the European partial stalls ban is introduced on January 1 next year.   The British Retail… Read More

  • New salmon farming standards

    A NEW SET of standards has been launched to improve the environmental and social impact of the salmon farming industry.   After years of development, the Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue has announced the completion of new global standards for salmon farming and… Read More

  • Easier ‘on the go’ recycling

    HUNDREDS OF NEW recycling bins are being installed in busy public places across Scotland as the country marks the start of Recycle Week.   Popular locations where people can now recycle include Edinburgh’s recently-refurbished Royal Commonwealth Pool, Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park,… Read More

  • Better supply chains for smallholders

    THE FAIRTRADE Foundation is calling on businesses and government agencies at Rio+20 to partner with them to take forward a programme to ensure smallholder farmer organisations can better benefit from global value chains.   Much of the discussion at Rio+20… Read More

  • Veggie restaurants up 50% in five years

    THE NUMBER of vegetarian restaurants in the UK has continued to grow, with 30 premium restaurants now in operation across the country, up 50% since 2007.     Sales of vegetarian foods have also increased, rising by 7.7% from £730.4m… Read More

  • Fish reform creates buzz

    IN THE NEXT few months there will be a lot of noise about fish. The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is being reformed and businesses, environmental groups and celebrity chefs will be ramping up their efforts to lobby for a “robust” reform… Read More

  • New loans to encourage resource efficiency

    A SERIES OF new loans has been made available to companies looking to increase business resource efficiency.   Capital loans are just one strand of the support package launched by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) for businesses, local authorities… Read More