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Pork profits from Olympics

PORK AND pork products have been boosted thanks to the London 2012 Olympics.     Figures from Kantar Worldpanel, produced for BPEX, show sales were up 8% in value and 9% in volume during the Games period.   This was ahead of chicken (up 7% in value and 5% in volume) and turkey (up 2%…
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Games caterer chucking food away

CATERING FIRM Aramark has come under fire for throwing away food prepared for Olympics teams.   Employees working for catering firm Aramark have told BBC London they were being ordered to throw away food meant for Olympic and Paralympic teams immediately after it was cooked.   Aramark told the BBC that it denies any suggestion it "improperly…
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‘Team RT’ performing well

WITH THE Olympics in full swing, Red Tractor Assured farmers almost two weeks in to their challenge of feeding around 23,900 athletes and team officials, 20,600 broadcasters and press and over 9 million visitors.                             Following LOCOG's decision to make Red Tractor…
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Olympic effort for fish

THE OLYMPICS may have had some criticism over its food policies of late but when it comes to fish the legacy will live on, according to a new report.   London 2012’s sustainable fish policy has received a big pat on the back from campaign group Sustain, with long-term sustainable fish policies being adopted by caterers…
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‘The Obesity Games’

JUNK FOOD brands should be excluded from sponsoring sporting events, according to the Children’s Food Campaign.     London 2012 sponsors attacked in new report   In a hard-hitting new report, the campaigning group claims that the power of corporate sponsors like McDonald’s and Coca-Cola has undermined the positive health legacy from this year’s Olympics.…
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Games greenest but could they be greener?

THE LONDON 2012 Games will undoubtedly be the greenest yet, but there have been some notable failures.                     For example, the use of carbon footprint as a strategic tool was good; however, the failure to build a significant and visible renewable energy source was bad. The…
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Tax for Mac

MCDONALD’S HAVE become the first Olympic sponsor to refuse their Olympic tax break.   The move follows revelations by Ethical Consumer magazine and also pressure from the online campaign group 38 Degrees.   Under HMRC rules the Olympic site in East London has now become the world's latest tax haven. The result is that most…
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Frozen food to the rescue

FOODSERVICE BUSINESSES in London and other Olympic areas should stock up on frozen food to sidestep the eventuality of delivery disruptions during the Olympic this summer says British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).                             With less than three months until the start of…
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Rules for egg sales at Olympics

WHEN YOU bring together the world’s top athletes, there’s going to be a big demand for protein – and that means a lot of eggs. The world’s top swimmer, Michael Phelps, has three fried eggs sandwiches and a five-egg omelette for breakfast.                     All eight of…
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Pork profits from Olympics

PORK AND pork products have been boosted thanks to the London 2012 Olympics.     Figures from Kantar Worldpanel, produced for BPEX, show sales were up 8% in value and 9% in volume during the Games period.   This was ahead of chicken (up 7% in value and 5% in volume) and turkey (up 2%…
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