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Investors warn of antibiotic risks

Leading food and restaurants brands have been urged to reduce the level of antibiotic use in their meat supply chains or risk seeing their market valuation suffer. Financiers including Aviva Investors, Strathclyde Pension Fund and Coller Capital called on brands such as McDonald’s, Burger King and JD Wetherspoon to reduce their dependence on antibiotics used…
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Milk crisis comes to our doorsteps

FARMERS SUFFERING from low prices have so far targeted supermarkets with their protest but foodservice firms can’t afford to ignore the issue, writes David Burrows. The milk crisis has finally spilled over into the foodservice sector. In recent weeks retail representatives have been urging consumers and campaigners to challenge other food outlets on their procurement…
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NHS tries to dump junk food

CATERING FIRMS will be hauled in front of the NHS England board and told to offer up healthier choices in the country’s hospitals.                   Fast food chains operating on hospital sites, including Burger King, Greggs and Costa Coffee, could also be squeezed out as part of a…
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Global benchmark on animal welfare rankings disappointingly low

MARKS & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) have been given top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare Business Benchmark report, with Burger King, Mars and Müller among 21 companies languishing at the bottom of the league table.                         Now in its…
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Kids’ menus under the spotlight

WETHERSPOON IS one of the few chains doing well at catering for children, who are getting a 'raw deal' all too often according to researchers.   Wetherspoon might not be the first port of call for health- conscious parents, but perhaps it should be. The pub chain, which boasts over 880 outlets in the UK, has…
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A peek behind the Golden Arches

MCDONALD'S HAS decided to open its supply chain up to the public but is it a genuine attempt to be more transparent or a marketing stunt?                           At a recent food safety conference in York, Sainsbury’s head of quality and supplier performance, Alec…
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Under the microscope

MINISTERS AND food safety officials are trying to work out how to reassure a concerned public. Footprint reports from the first supply chain conference after the horse meat scandal.                           Laws are like sausages, politicians often quip: it’s better not to see how…
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McDonald’s opens supply chain to customer

MCDONALD’S HAS had a “phenomenal response” to a new supply chain initiative launched just under a month ago.   The fast food chain is looking for a dozen willing customers to become “quality scouts”, who will go behind the scenes and report back on how some of its products are made.   McDonald’s said the…
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