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Joint Technical Group Meeting - 12th October 2017

Hosted By

Bradgate Bakery 
5 Bennion Road, Beaumont Leys, Leics LE4 2AD


Thursday 12th October 2017, 11.00am

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Count on Nelson for cool café counters

Nelson designs bespoke café counters for every budget and for every application – heated, chilled or ambient, drop in, mobile, stand alone, pick up & go as well as completely bespoke solutions.

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Café Society Assured Advice

The Cafe Life Association has agreed to take on a Statutory Primary Authority Role to represent its member and encourage consistent standards across the industry by providing Assured Advice on environmental health and trading standards issues.

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Nelson is a Sparkling Destination for Coffee Traveller

Behind the somewhat bohemian ambiance that emanates from Neil and Becks Vanstone’s Coffee Traveller café and mobile unit is a polished operation run by two very grounded and experienced professionals who, between them, have amassed many years in top end retail and customer service.

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Nobly POS & Cafe Life Reader Offer

Save £100’s with Nobly POS and get all the FREE hardware you need today. For the month of May, Nobly POS (Link) is offering FREE hardware with all Annual Subscriptions purchased for your business. All the Reliable and Affordable Hardware Essentials for your Business, everything you need to get you off the ground and taking payments today.

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Belvoir Reader Offer

100’s of prizes to be won + FREE SAMPLE of Belvoir Elderflower Pressé

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Salford brewer scoops top prize in national export competition

Salford-based First Chop Brewing Arm – a brewer of gluten-free craft beer that exports to Italy – is savouring the sweet taste of success in a national export competition.

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Fracino receives prestigious award as SUBWAY® Innovation Partner

The SUBWAY® brand has recognised the creativity of Fracino by naming the third-generation espresso coffee machine manufacturer as its 2016 Innovation Partner.

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Poor weather in Spain and Italy affects some salad crops

Extreme weather conditions in continental Europe, from snow to frost and torrential rain, are impacting some supplies of lettuce and other fresh vegetables to the retail and foodservice sectors in the UK and Ireland.

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Breakthrough on Waste

Thousands of tonnes of food that might otherwise have gone to waste could now become available for feeding the homeless, vulnerable and needy in society following an agreement between our sister association, the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association (BSA) and Government agencies.

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DEFRA - prevention zone for free range egg

Labelling of egg products as Free Range could be affected by a continuation of the DEFRA Prevention Zone.

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Making Brexit Work

In a letter to David Davis MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Jim Winship, BSA Director, sets out our industry's case and what needs to happen to make it a success for our industry. Read the content of his letter below. 

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Alpro encourages baristas to tap into plant-based opportunity this Christmas

Nearly one in five coffee drinkers now regularly choose plant-based alternatives.

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Seafish Guidance on Tuna

Seafish’s regulation team has recently been made aware of an issue with tuna fish that is potentially being imported into the UK. This is an open letter to all members concerned with the use of Tuna. 

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Oh, What a Night!

"Amazing night"; "Awesome!"; "Super proud" - just some of the social media chatter about the Cafe Life Awards 2016.

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Guidance on Gluten

The Food Standards Agency has issued a guidance note regarding the use of gluten labelling which takes affect from July 20.

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Guide to Shelf Life Testing

Shelf-life testing is the process which allows food producers to determine how long a product can be on sale and safely consumed before it potentially becomes harmful.

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Cafés top the ladies' list of first date venues

Men and women, it seems are from different planets as blokes (and I use the term in a derisory manner) prefer a date at Nandos but women would much prefer to screen potential beaus over coffee. 

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Launching New Level Two Food Hygiene Training

To coincide with the launch at lunch! the contemporary food to go show, we're offering a special trial offer half price of just £12.50 + VAT (normal price £25 + VAT) using this special code TFLC1 (offer closes 31st October 2015). 

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Assured Advice

The Cafe Life Association has joined up with Slough Borough Council to establish a one-stop shop for helping members deal with environmental health and trading standards issues.

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