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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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Primary Authority Partnership

The Café Society has finalised a Primary Authority Partnership with Slough Borough Council which will transform the way members of the deal with enforcement agencies in future.

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Everything you need to know about Afternoon Tea

It’s almost as if we’ve gone back in time, this year everyone’s hankering for afternoon tea. This great British tradition is very much en vogue and this week was Afternoon Tea Week. So what’s the story behind the tradition?

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New Salt Targets (by 2017)

The Department of Health has published new salt targets for 2017.   The targets for bought in sandwiches are now 10% lower than they were.

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Free Support for Businesses in Scotland

With new regulations on waste disposal in Scotland affecting businesses of all sizes, Resource Efficient Scotland is offering free, independent specialist advice and support on energy efficiency (including renewables), water efficiency, materials efficiency and waste prevention, re-use and recycling. 

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