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  • Foodservice Footprint IMG_1744-scaled Compass publishes first climate transition plan  Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Compass publishes first climate transition plan 

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has reported a near 10% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across all scopes in the past four years as it published what it described as the largest food and drink carbon impact assessment undertaken and… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint cheese2 Don’t say cheeze Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Don’t say cheeze

    Supporters of plant-based foods have made a last ditch attempt to prevent new guidance potentially banning some of the terms they use to help market their products. The guidance, drawn up by a group called the Food Standards & Information… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint cattle-jab2 UK “falling behind” Europe on regulating farm antibiotic use Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    UK “falling behind” Europe on regulating farm antibiotic use

    Campaigners are calling on the Westminster government to deliver on a 2018 commitment to ban the use of prophylactic antibiotic treatments of groups of farm animals, as the EU did in 2022, and to prioritise better husbandry standards. A new report from… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Calories-2 Calorie reduction programme shows limited progress Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Calorie reduction programme shows limited progress

    A flagship government reformulation programme has failed to reduce the amount of calories in everyday foods with many categories seeing an increase in calorie content over the course of the assessment period. Data for the government’s calorie reduction programme found that… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Mega2 Sustainability claims: be specific to boost sales, says McKinsey Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Sustainability claims: be specific to boost sales, says McKinsey

    Brands making specific ESG claims about their products are driving more value than those who use vague or moderately accurate ones, according to research by McKinsey and NielsenIQ. The study, of 6,000 product SKUs in the US over a four-year… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint single-use2 Banned plastics are still appearing but where are the regulators? Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Banned plastics are still appearing but where are the regulators?

    Complaints made to local authorities about foodservice businesses using banned single-use plastic items are not being treated seriously, according to an investigation. In October, new market restrictions came into force in England for disposable items made of plastic, including cutlery and polystyrene… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint zero2 Manufacturers demand net-zero backing from future government Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Manufacturers demand net-zero backing from future government

    Food manufacturers are calling on the next government to provide funding for green initiatives to help the sector deliver on its net-zero ambitions. The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) this week published its industry manifesto ahead of an expected election later this… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint plant-based Red packaging boosts plant-based meat appeal Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Red packaging boosts plant-based meat appeal

    Regular meat eaters are more likely to choose a plant-based alternative if it packaged in red, new research has found. Although green is most often used in plant-based packaging to denote healthiness and eco-consciousness, the studyby Pro Veg International found that… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint chicken2 Pigs and poultry drive sharp rise in mega farms  Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Pigs and poultry drive sharp rise in mega farms 

    The UK has seen a 20% increase in the number of US-style ‘mega farms’ producing pig and poultry meat since 2016, according to a new investigation. Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) found a sharp rise in the number of facilities… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint School Invest in school chefs to help save NHS, say experts Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Invest in school chefs to help save NHS, say experts

    The UK government should tackle obesity by expanding the sugar tax, taxing salt, implementing a pre-watershed ban on junk food advertising and investing in school kitchens and chefs. The call for stronger intervention on diets came from The Times Health… Read More