Foodservice News and Information

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


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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