April 2019

LACA
09/04/2019 08:04
Chef Rick Stein has worked with Local Food Links (LFL) school chef, Dan Staple, who took a day off from cooking school food in LFL’s Bridport kitchen for Stein’s Sandbanks restaurant.

The opportunity came as part of LACA’s (Lead Association for Catering in Education) ‘Host a School Chef’ initiative.

The initiative is sponsored by Alaska Seafood UK, an organisation which encourages children to eat more healthy, nutritious fish. 

The promotion offers school chefs...

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08/04/2019 08:04
A 'revolutionary' new reusable label for the industry, which can 'eliminate' the need for at least 500 single-use labels, has been unveiled by Pro Foodservice Reps Ltd (PFR).

It claims that PuraCycle labels help food service operators save money, eliminate waste, meet health standards in addition to going green.

PFR managing director, Andy Piggin said: “Peeling, picking, scratching or scrubbing ordinary labels can leave a nasty residue that builds up over time...

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Industry
08/04/2019 08:04
School caterer, Chartwells, has successfully ‘nudged’ secondary school pupils to choose healthier options whilst in lunch.

The pilot scheme saw an average increase of 8% in the take up of healthier choices, moving the caterer to introduce a customised menu nationwide to its portfolio of approximately 450 secondary schools, after the Easter break.

Richard Taylor, managing director at Chartwells, said: “...

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LACA
03/04/2019 08:04
Ashley Painter, Bridport Kitchen Manager at school meals provider Local Food Links (LFL), is in line to win the BBC’s Cook of the Year after he became one of three finalists in the Food and Farming Awards.

The award recognises that a good canteen kitchen serving nutritious, budgeted food 'transforms lives and it celebrates the people who are creating change through food'.

He said he was “really proud to be nominated and shortlisted for the award, and proud of the meals the Bridport team...

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Industry
02/04/2019 10:04
Children who grow up in poverty ‘endure hunger and shame,’ research from the University College of London (UCL), has suggested.

30% of children are in poverty in the UK, which has risen by 500,000 from 3.6million in 2010-2012, to 4.1 million in 2016-17.

The research published by Child Poverty Action Group has shown that children in low-income families are going hungry and are being exposed to ‘feelings of shame...

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