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  • Foodservice Footprint eye2 AI deployed in battle against fraudsters  Out of Home News Analysis

    AI deployed in battle against fraudsters 

    A high-tech, handheld device promises to help businesses better target their food authenticity testing. By Nick Hughes. Could a new portable testing device transform the way in which UK businesses keep food fraud at bay? That’s the hope of its… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Untitled-1-copy Tread carefully along the thin green line Event Reports Out of Home News Analysis Round Tables

    Tread carefully along the thin green line

    New rules relating to making green claims are confusing, which is bad news for food companies and good news for lawyers. David Burrows reports. “Green, green, it’s green they say”. Two researchers from the Centre for Climate Resilience at the University… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint offset2 The Friday Digest: Offsetting row boils over Out of Home News Analysis  news-story-top news-email-top

    The Friday Digest: Offsetting row boils over

    First up in this week’s round-up is the war of words over the controversial decision by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to permit the use of “environmental attribute certificates for abatement purposes on scope 3 emissions” – carbon credits or offsets in layman’s terms… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint GH-Mighty-Earth-scaled Comment: The cash issue facing cultivated meat  Comment Out of Home News Analysis

    Comment: The cash issue facing cultivated meat 

    The problem with cultivated meat and the broader plant protein industry in general is not that there’s too much investment, but that there’s far too little, says Glenn Hurowitz.   In 2023, cultivated meat attracted $177m (£140m) in investment. That’s million with an… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint fence2 Political Print: Labour plays it safe on food policy  Out of Home News Analysis  news-email most-read email-news

    Political Print: Labour plays it safe on food policy 

    The party’s food and farming lead was dismissive of the government’s record at a recent conference but gave little signal that Labour has the appetite for deep reform. By Nick Hughes. “We do believe in having a [food] strategy and… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint bale The Friday Digest: A gloomy outlook for UK food Out of Home News Analysis  news-story-top news-email-top

    The Friday Digest: A gloomy outlook for UK food

    Rain clouds – both literal and figurative – continue to gather over the UK food and farming sector. The Guardianreported this week that crops have been affected by record levels of rainfall which has delayed plantings and is likely to produce poor-quality crops on… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint school Comment: Quince embarks on mission improbable Out of Home News Analysis

    Comment: Quince embarks on mission improbable

    A new review into public sector food standards has some useful ambitions but is there any prospect of them actually being realised, asks Nick Hughes? In March, the UK Government commissioned Conservative MP Will Quince to carry out a review into… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint nz2 NET-ZERO NOTEBOOK: Be careful what you say about carbon Out of Home News Analysis  news-email most-read email-news

    NET-ZERO NOTEBOOK: Be careful what you say about carbon

    This month’s offer is full of carbon negatives, numbers and nuance. David Burrows reports.  This is the ‘net-zero’ notebook, so let’s start with some stats on net-zero. From mid-January to mid-February the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) used AI (of course… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint invest2 The Friday Digest: The case for calorie (and carbon) labelling Out of Home News Analysis  news-story-top news-email-top

    The Friday Digest: The case for calorie (and carbon) labelling

    In an eclectic round-up of the weeks’ news, we start with a development concerning plans by the Scottish government to introduce calorie labelling on menus. This week, Public Health Scotland published the results of a study into the perspectives of people with lived… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint plate2 Can footprinting of menus lead to emissions reductions? Out of Home News Analysis  news-email most-read email-news

    Can footprinting of menus lead to emissions reductions?

    Appetite to create ‘low carbon’ dishes is strong, but don’t expect people to pay more for them. David Burrows reports.  Big step. Catering firm Sodexo is adding carbon footprints to the menus at 300 of its 700 sites in the UK… Read More