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Second chance for the slackers

The government is again asking businesses to take a voluntary approach to obesity. Will the Childhood Obesity Plan succeed where the Responsibility Deal failed? By Nick Hughes. The dog that has not barked properly in the whole obesity debate.” That was the damning verdict on the foodservice sector from the Food and Drink Federation’s director…
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Fast food giants targeted over antibiotic use

Campaigners have marked World Antibiotics Awareness Week by calling on KFC, Subway and McDonald’s to end the routine use of antibiotics in their livestock supply chains. The group, which includes Consumers International, ShareAction and The Alliance to Save our Antibiotics, noted in a letter to The Guardian that drug-resistant infections are expected to cause 10…
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Food retailers lead Courtauld commitments

Boots and Iceland have become the latest retailers to sign up to WRAP’s Courtauld Commitment 2025 meaning 95% of the food and drink retail market is now represented. The two retailers are among a list of 30 new signatories to the voluntary agreement, which sets targets for reductions in food waste, GHG emissions and water…
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Cage-free commitments heap pressure on caterers

A flurry of retailer commitments to source cage-free eggs represents a seismic shift for the sector and puts pressure on foodservice operators to follow suit, according to Compassion in World Farming. Major UK supermarkets and convenience chains including Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons, Lidl, Iceland and Spar, as well as Booker which owns Premier, Londis and…
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Review calls for curb in drugs fed to livestock

The unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture must be reduced to stop the spread of drug-resistant infections, a government-commissioned review has concluded. Curbs on the use of drugs in livestock production, in particular for preventative reasons, was one of ten recommendations made by the O’ Neill Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, which set out in stark…
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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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Pubs and restaurants named and shamed

THIRTEEN hospitality and foodservice businesses are among the 115 companies named and shamed for failing to pay the national minimum wage to some workers. The Spirit Pub Company neglected to pay one worker over £4,600 – the largest breach in the sector. Four branches of Subway paid 10 workers a total of £2,466.77 less than…
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Subway moves towards an ‘all natural’ menu

SUBWAY RESTAURANTS are the latest chain restaurant to announce a move to an ‘all natural’ menu.                      The fast food sandwich chain aims to eliminate artificial flavours, colours and preservatives from its outlets in North America over the next 18 months.   The move is believed…
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Subway renews green energy plans

EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT Purchasing Company, working alongside Subway, has brokered a new agreement through Business Energy Direct which will allow Subway franchisees to sign up to a deal with energy firm, Scottish Power, to provide 100% green electricity from their wind farms.                           Since…
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