August 2018

LACA responds to government proposal to ban sale of energy drinks to children
30/08/2018 15:08
LACA has responded to the government proposal to ban the sale of energy drinks to children, after fears of how they are affecting health.

A consultation has opened to seek views on the ban, asking for view on what age the ban should apply to, giving under 16 and under 18 as options.

LACA Chair-Elect, Michael Hales, said: “LACA welcomes the announcement by the Department for Health and Social Care today that it is leading a...

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Organic market continues to grow for seventh year
30/08/2018 09:08
The organic market has continued to grow for the seventh consecutive year, with the Nielsen Scantrack data sales figures showing an overall growth of 4%.

Dramatic growth in sales includes a 27.8% increase year on year on organic delicatessen, which included many chilled vegetarian products, while organic beer, wine and spirits were up 8.7%.

Organic canned and packaged goods were up by 6.6%, while meat, fish and poultry sales, spurred on by...

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30/08/2018 07:08
Riverside Catering, Rotherham council’s in-house catering provider, has been supporting Rotherham Hospice with its new ‘Biscuit Campaign’.

With the aid of Rosie the Bear, a new team member at the Hospice, Riverside hope to help raise awareness about the vital services the Hospice provides to enhance the quality of life of patients and their families through the provision of palliative care.

For the campaign, students are...

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29/08/2018 15:08
Entry deadline for the All Party Parliamentary Group’s (APPG) first ever Excellence in School Food Award closes next Friday (7 September).

Calling on anyone and everyone working in school food to submit, the award recognises “excellence in innovation, individual commitment and provides an opportunity their hard work to be recognised.”

To be in with the chance of winning, schools must follow the guidelines listed online via...

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23/08/2018 10:08
With reports this week claiming that technology is diminishing more and more job opportunities, Nick Hucker, chief executive of digital ordering company Preoday, discusses its impact on the foodservice and hospitality industry.

As technology continues to infiltrate into our lives - making everything quicker and more convenient – some celebrate its advances while others are concerned about its growing presence in the workplace. 

It has recently been found that 70% of people ‘fear’ that technology is going to take...

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