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  • Foodservice Footprint strawberries ‘Forever chemicals’ found in fruit and veg Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    ‘Forever chemicals’ found in fruit and veg

    Campaigners have stressed the urgent need to better understand the health risks associated with ingesting so-called ‘forever chemicals’ after research found evidence of their presence in a variety of fruit and vegetables. PAN UK, a campaign group, analysed the latest… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint cattle M&S launches carbon busting cow feed Grocery sector news updates  news-email email-news

    M&S launches carbon busting cow feed

    Marks & Spencer is claiming an industry first with the introduction of a new feed supplement for pasture-grazed dairy cows which promises to cut the carbon footprint of the retailer’s fresh milk. Working with 40 dairy farmers in its milk… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint sardines Swap red meat for sardines for good health Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Swap red meat for sardines for good health

    Replacing red meat with anchovies, herrings and sardines in diets could reduce the risk of death from illnesses such as heart disease, according to new research. Forage fish, the name given to this group of small pelagic fish, are highly… 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 chicken2 Chicken welfare shows gradual improvement Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Chicken welfare shows gradual improvement

    Businesses are making progress towards sourcing higher welfare chicken but need to move faster in switching to slower growing breeds and reducing stocking densities, according to a new report. Compassion in World Farming’s second annual European ChickenTrack report measured company progress towards… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Plate-waste2 Foodservice fuels global food waste Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Foodservice fuels global food waste

    Over a billion meals a day were wasted globally in 2022 with the foodservice sector the main contributor outside of people’s homes. In 2022, there were 1.05 billion tonnes of food waste generated throughout the world, including inedible parts, amounting… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint cocoa-1 Cocoa traceability still a blind spot Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Cocoa traceability still a blind spot

    Many major cocoa buyers lack plans to enforce no-deforestation policies ahead of the introduction of new EU and UK laws. The latest update to the annual Chocolate Scorecard found that although 58 of the 63 companies assessed said they had adopted no-deforestation… 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

  • Foodservice Footprint hops Scientists in search for sustainable super hops Drinks Sector News  news-email email-news

    Scientists in search for sustainable super hops

    Hop breeders and scientists have been awarded £0.5m for a five-year project aimed at protecting the British pint. Wye Hops will lead the project with the University of Kent on “genetic informed breeding to create hop varieties which are more resilient… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint drs2 DRS likely to be delayed until 2027 Drinks Sector News  news-email email-news

    DRS likely to be delayed until 2027

    Prepare not to be surprised: the long-awaited deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers is heading for another delay. Reports earlier this month suggested 2028 was now the date Defra had in mind for the scheme, which involves a deposit being added… Read More