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Academics tackle Halloween food waste using pumpkin ice cream recipe

Academics at Abertay University in Dundee are tackling Halloween food waste by releasing a pumpkin ice cream recipe that uses the pulp and seeds. Every Halloween people in the UK throw away eight million pumpkins according to the #PumpkinRescue campaign. It is estimated that 60% of the public throw away their pumpkin after they have carved it. It is hoped that consumers or caterers will create...Read more

Public Sector Catering Expo – programme update

On Tuesday 19 November at 11am, Fearnley-Whittingstall will discuss issues in the public sector catering industry including plastic and food waste, and health, nutrition and obesity, as well as local sourcing and provenance. Leith will present her keynote address on Wednesday 20 November at 11am, The Great British Bake Off judge recently joined the hospital food improvement review team, which...Read more

Imperial College report calls for shift towards plant-based diet

A new report from Imperial College London is urging the government to promote plant-based diets to help fight climate change. The report has been released during a time when the Extinction Rebellion movement has occupied London in protest over climate change and the lack of government intervention. The behaviour change paper , written by Imperial College London academic Dr Richard Carmichael,...Read more

NACC celebrates care catering heroes at awards ceremony

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) celebrated outstanding contributions to the care catering sector at the NACC Awards 2019. The NACC Awards aim to recognise teams and individuals from across the care sector that demonstrate ‘innovation, excellence and dedication’ in their field. The awards were announced at the gala awards dinner at the East Midlands Conference Centre, which was...Read more

NHS pledges to cut plastic across catering services

The NHS is pledging to cut more than 100 million plastic straws, cups and cutlery items from hospitals across England each year. The use of single-use plastic across all catering will be cut as part of a drive to reduce waste and help the environment, it was reported in The Telegraph. The move will affect staff and patient canteens, on-ward catering and plastics handed out by on-site retailers...Read more

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