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Voluntary agreement looking more likely to be end of June

THE LONG-AWAITED voluntary agreement on waste for the hospitality sector looking more likely to be end of June with many more hurdles to overcome.   A progress report of the Government’s waste review 2011 stated that development of the so-called  ‘Hospitality and Food Service Agreement’ is “on track” and is “expected to be launched in…
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Plans for EU sow stall ban “in disarray”

PLANS FOR a partial ban on sow stalls from 1 January 2013 are in disarray. With 17 countries unlikely to be ready for the ban, pig production could fall and prices could go up “by at least 10%”.   Sow stalls have been banned in the UK since 1999 and the new law is intended…
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Unilever sets new palm oil target

UNILEVER HAS set a new target to purchase all its palm oil from traceable sources by 2020. This means it will be able to track all of the certified oil it buys back to the plantation on which it was originally grown.   The manufacturer said this will be “difficult to achieve”, but was necessary…
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Low carbon truck trial

TRUCK OPERATORS are being invited to bid for a slice of a £9.5m fund to drive low carbon vehicles.   The ‘Low carbon truck demonstration trial’ will deliver fleets of low-emission heavy goods vehicles as well as supporting infrastructure such as fuelling stations and electric recharging hubs.   The funding will come from the Department…
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Footprint Awards 2012 Shortlist Announced

Footprint Awards 2012 shortlist announced today. With thanks to our headline sponsor Nestlé Professional and all of our Category sponsors who make the Footprint Awards possible, the industry's only awards scheme encouraging sustainability and responsible business throughout the supply chain is set to be a nail-biting contest. Join us for the Winners Dinner on the 24th of May.…
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Beef Week in full swing

AGRICULTURE MINISTER Jim Paice has teamed up with a group of all female farmers to help launch this year’s Great British Beef Week (GBBW) at Westminster.   Now in its second year, GBBW is organised by Ladies in Beef – an organisation formed to help promote and drive awareness of the quality and versatility of British…
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Oliver attacks government over kids’ meals

THE COALITION Government is doing nothing to tackle the obesity crisis among kids, according to Jamie Oliver. In an interview with Observer Food Monthly, Oliver launched a blistering attack on government policy, and in particular education secretary Michael Gove.   Oliver warned that the progress that had been made in recent years risks being undone…
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Footprint Forum: Mood Food – Feeding the Top Performers

Watch this film about Footprint Forum: Mood Food. Speakers include Matt Dawson MBE courtesy of Sodexo, Oxford University's Prof John Stein, Amanda Ursell courtesy of CH&Co, Vielife's Jessica Colling, Felicity Yardy of Innocent, Lexington's David Steel and Sue Gatenby of Pepsico.
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Footprint Awards 2012 Shortlist announced April 19th

Check out footage from Footprint Awards 2011. Book your table for the spectacular Footprint Awards 2012 Winners Dinner on the 24th of May and join the sponsors to celebrate the industries achievements in sustainability and responsible business
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Coffee shop growth slows

THE GROWTH in coffee shop outlets is slowing but the majority of the sector remains positive about the current trading environment.   The Project Café11 report, compiled by Allegra Strategies, showed that the total number of coffee shops was growing at a rate of 4.5% on December 2011, compared to 6.3% in December 2010. There…
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