October 2018

29/10/2018 08:10
HCL (Hertfordshire Catering Ltd) has launched an online allergy management portal, making it easier for parents to manage their children’s food intake.

The allergy management system was created to deliver full visibility to parents through an account-based platform that enables critical information to be updated, helping HCL, the school and the kitchen safeguard children with allergies and intolerances.

Ramatu Nguru, School Food...

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23/10/2018 08:10
Plymouth’s school meal provider, CATERed, has won three awards, two at the EDUcatering Excellence Awards and one at the Foodservice Cateys.

It won the Education Caterer of the Year at the Foodservice Cateys, and at the EDUcatering Excellence Awards, it walked away with the School Food Plan Award and the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Excellence in School Food Award.

It was the first time the APPG on School Food has...

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22/10/2018 09:10
Cardiff County Council’s school holiday enrichment programme (SHEP) has won the CSR award at the Foodservice Cateys, held on 12 October.

The programme, which has been branded ‘Food and Fun’ at a local level, runs as a joint initiative between Education Catering at Cardiff Council, Cardiff and Vale UHB, Public Health Wales, Sport Cardiff and Food Cardiff.

The agencies and bodies offer a scheme of curriculum-based learning,...

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19/10/2018 11:10
Buying organisation, ESPO, has launched its catering services framework, available to use by any public body in the UK.

It is specifically designed for education customers and includes service providers who ‘are experts in their field and will tailor their catering service to meet specific requirements’. 

Service providers on the framework offer ‘all types’ of catering provisions, from dining room and...

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18/10/2018 14:10
A case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, has been confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire.

According to BBC Scotland the ‘isolated’ case involves a beef herd in the Huntly area, which was identified before entering the human food chain.

Ian McWatt, Director of Operations in Food Standards Scotland said: “There are strict controls in place to protect consumers from the risk of...

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