Foodservice News and Information

  • Carrier bag use rises

    THE BRITISH Retail Consortium (BRC) has played down new figures that reveal carrier bag use is on the rise again.   Data released by WRAP, the Waste and Resources Action Prorgamme, shows a total of eight billion ‘thin-gauge’ bags were… Read More

  • Meat and veg for rich, lab steaks and veg pills for the rest

    NEW REPORT shows how food choices will change if industry and government don’t get to grips with climate change.   UK consumers could be left with steaks grown in laboratories and pills instead of vegetables if more isn’t done to… Read More

  • Stricter enforcement on animal welfare needed

    THE EUROPEAN Parliament has called for current legislation on animal welfare to be better enforced.     MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the report – ‘an EU Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012–2015’ – in Strasbourg… Read More

  • Demand for more disruptive innovation

    BUSINESSES HAVE to start producing more ‘disruptive innovation’ in order to meet the sustainability challenges and goals of the future.                     The combination of rising energy and commodity prices, concerns over… Read More

  • Defra ‘no’ to landfill ban on food waste

    CALLS FOR a ban on sending food waste to landfill will fall on deaf ears, according to reports.   At the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) annual exhibition in Birmingham yesterday, there were calls to ban food waste from… Read More

  • 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