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Food chains join forces to cut sugar

Some of the high street’s biggest food chains have signed up to a series of new health targets including a 20% reduction in sugar by 2020. The alliance, which includes Caffè Nero, Costa, Greggs, McDonald’s and Mitchells & Butlers, has created a new code of practice with the aim of driving responsible behaviour in product…
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Businesses sign landmark paper cup agreement

McDonald’s and Starbucks are among fourteen organisations to have signed a new agreement to accelerate UK recycling of paper cups. The cross-industry collaboration is being coordinated by trade body the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) and is expected to result in significant progress in PE lined paper cup recycling over the…
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Scotland serious about coffee cup tax

The Scottish Government is to introduce a deposit return scheme for single use drinks containers next year to “increase recycling rates and reduce litter”. The programme for government 2017/18, published this week, also includes a commitment to examine how to reduce demand for other single-use items, like disposable coffee cups. “We will appoint an expert…
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Animal welfare standards continue to improve across foodservice

Foodservice companies collected 13 awards for their approach to farm animal welfare standards as cages for poultry become “consigned to the history books”. In the past 12 months there has been a wave of commitments to source cage-free shell and liquid eggs. This followed criticism that the sector was lagging behind retail. All the major…
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Greggs shows the way on animal welfare

The bakery chain has shot up the rankings in a high- profile assessment – and kept prices affordable. Others can learn from it, writes commercial director Malcolm Copland. As recent food safety scares have highlighted, a poor record on animal welfare is not only unethical but can be highly damaging to businesses and brand reputations.…
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Left behind on animal welfare

Consumers, politicians and many companies are taking the issue seriously – so why are foodservice firms lagging?                                             There has been a “striking change” in the manner in which food companies talk about farm…
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Greggs and McDonald’s singled out for welfare success

Foodservice companies continue to lag behind other food businesses in their animal welfare commitments, despite Greggs and McDonald’s winning praise for their policies. Retailers dominated the highest tier of the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report, which provides an annual review of how 99 of the world’s leading food companies are managing…
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Veggies let down by sandwich choice

High street sandwich sellers must do more to offer customers vegetarian and vegan options, an environmental group has said. Eating Better found that only 4% of over 500 sandwiches it surveyed were plant-based, meaning they did not contain meat, fish, cheese or eggs as main ingredients. Although this represented a slight improvement on the same…
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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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