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Restaurant Associates trials system that solves allergen catering challenges

Restaurant Associates is trialling an innovative new allergen system that could simplify the challenge of mass catering for customers. The company, which is part of the Compass Group, is working with the Wellcome Collection – a science, medicine and art museum in central London – to introduce the TASnow system. It offers Wellcome the ability

Catering equipment suppliers demand answers after document exposes Brexit product hurdles

An EU Commission document detailing the impact of Brexit on manufacturers, suppliers and importers operating in the UK “does not make easy reading” for the catering equipment industry, it has been claimed. The guide seeks to provide an overview of possible implications in terms of product legislation, but the complexity of the issues that it

Pubs being failed by local authorities over rates relief, warns industry body

The ALMR has warned that not enough is being done by local authorities to ensure that promised rates relief is being distributed to pub owners. The warning follows the publication of a list of local authorities that have notified the government of their schemes to allocate and distribute business rates reliefs. While the majority of

No excuses for operators that fall foul of new kitchen regs

Foodservice operators are responsible for the reduction of F-Gas emissions from their refrigeration units rather than equipment suppliers, according to new guidelines on EU regulations. CESA’s latest guidelines state that the responsibility of F-Gases leak reduction, repair, containment and recovery on kitchen equipment lies with caterers, operators and users of catering refrigeration rather than those

Zizzi in court after mouse droppings found in branch kitchen

Azzurri Restaurants has appeared in court after mice droppings were found in the kitchen of a Liverpool branch of Zizzi. The admitted two breaches of food safety law, under the Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations 2013, at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court yesterday, according to the Liverpool Echo. The company accepted failing to follow procedures designed to

Kitchen nightmare lands West Midlands caterer with a £12,000 fine

Scores of rats and poor food hygiene at a West Midlands food catering company have landed it with penalties of more than £12,000 following environmental health inspections. Sandwell Council environmental health officers uncovered widespread rat activity as well as poor structural and cleanliness standards and cross contamination risks during a routine hygiene inspection at the

Tighter food hygiene display regs should be imposed on restaurants

An overwhelming 98% of consumers want the law changed to make all restaurants in England publicly display their Food Standards Agency (FSA) Food Hygiene Ratings, new research suggests. Currently, ratings must be displayed in Wales and Northern Ireland, but it is not compulsory in England. A poll conducted by food safety technology company Checkit showed

ASA rules Leon’s ‘superfood’ salad breached advertising laws

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has told Leon Restaurants that it must not use the term ‘Original Superfood Salad’ because it broke marketing rules. Leon has been ordered not to make references to general benefits of food for overall good health or health-related well-being in brand names unless those claims are accompanied by a permitted

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