• Collaboration could deliver 30% savings in food waste processing across hospitality sector

    A NEW report commissioned by the Hospitality Carbon Reduction Forum (HCRF), whose members include Whitbread, J D Wetherspoons, Mitchells and Butlers, Nandos and Hammerson shows that food waste management costs could be reduced by 30% and much less food be… Read More

  • Thousands more jobs in hospitality

    THE HOSPITALITY sector looks set to generate thousands more jobs as Pret A Manger and Whitbread both publish ambitious expansion plans.   Whitbread, which owns Premier Inn and Costa, announced an increase in like for like sales of 3.7% and… Read More

  • Whitbread burger given the OK

    A WHITBREAD BURGER that tested positive for horse DNA above the 1% threshold has now been shown to contain less than 1% horse meat.   On March 26th, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) advised that a Whitbread burger had tested… Read More

  • The Next Green Thing: Energy Optimisation

    Strong currents   HERE’S SOMETHING you might not know: the declared electricity supply in the UK is 230 volts with a tolerance of ±10%. Yet the voltage supplied to you will typically be around 245V. Most appliances will work more efficiently… Read More

  • Get staff on board the green bandwagon

    CUTTING RESOURCE use can save vital cash for recession-hit companies but it can’t be done without engaging workers. Industry figures explain how they’ve gone about it.                           Resource… Read More

  • Whitbread commits to a new meat standard

    WHITBREAD HAS announced that it will be taking a “wide range of actions” following the discovery of horse meat in two of its products last week.     The leisure group’s boss has also criticised other hospitality businesses for failing… Read More

  • Footprint on French radio

    THE FRENCH might be having a good chuckle at “les rosbifs” when it comes to our aversion to horse meat, but yesterday French radio ran a serious report on the scandal. What’s more, Footprint Media Group CEO Nick Fenwicke-Clennell was… Read More

  • Horse meat testing expanded

    TESTING FOR horse meat will be extended to include stock cubes, stewing steak and gelatine. In all, 514 products will be tested, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced. The full results will be published.   The sampling for the… Read More

  • Caterers ‘real culprits’ in horse meat scandal.

    THE BOSS of Iceland has launched a scathing attack on the catering industry, claiming that they and the local authorities are to blame for the current horse meat crisis.   In an interview with the BBC on Sunday, February 17th,… Read More

  • Latest statements – February 15th, 2013

    LATEST STATEMENTS as of 15th of February, 2013   Compass statement – February 15th, 2013   It was recently reported that Rangeland Foods had discovered horse DNA in a raw ingredient labelled as beef at its manufacturing facility in Co.… Read More