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  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-38 Meeting of minds at the Footprint summit Event Reports Out of Home News Analysis  Public Health Responsibility Conference PHRC

    Meeting of minds at the Footprint summit

    There was a real sense of urgency about tackling the public health crisis as industry leaders and academics met at Food Matters Live. By Nick Hughes. Maybe it was the coffee or the pressure of being literally in the spotlight… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-38 We’re stepping up the war on obesity Out of Home News Analysis

    We’re stepping up the war on obesity

    With sugar reduction a work in progress and the OECD painting a grim picture of British health, Footprint is launching a new platform to help foodservice do more. By Nick Hughes. The shocking statistics came thick and fast: Britain is the… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint shutterstock_258723059-copy Panglossian views are not restricted to the political Pollyanna Out of Home News Analysis Political Print  news-email

    Panglossian views are not restricted to the political Pollyanna

    The transport secretary’s view of post-Brexit food supply is reason to panic, says David Burrows. The EU has led UK food and environment policy for the past 43 years. Brexit therefore offers an opportunity to rip things up and start… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint shutterstock_246332569-copy-1 Big food: beautiful or beastly? Behind the Headlines Out of Home News Analysis

    Big food: beautiful or beastly?

    As the EU considers a planned merger between Bayer and Monsanto, campaigners are questioning whether such deals are good for ethics, innovation or the environment. By David Burrows. In September 2016, German pharmaceuticals firm Bayer and US seed producer Monsanto… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint fruit-sweets Sugaring the Brexit pill Health and Vitality Out of Home News Analysis  Professor Jack Winkler news-email London Metropolitan University DEFRA

    Sugaring the Brexit pill

    Britain’s sugar policy is a contradictory mess – but leaving the EU is a chance to bring agriculture and health goals into line. By Professor Jack Winkler. The UK government is drowning in dissent, divisions, plots and power struggles. The… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-34 Future of food safety is in the balance Foodservice Industry Briefing Out of Home News Analysis  Tesco Mitchells & Butlers Julie Barratt Food Standards Agency Food Safety management System Chartered Institute of Environmental Health BRC Global Standards

    Future of food safety is in the balance

    The Food Standards Agency is quietly proposing the most dramatic shake-up of regulations in almost 20 years. Nick Hughes looks at the details. You could be forgiven for not having heard of “Regulating Our Future”.  The document was pushed out… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint shutterstock_24936946-copy UK food waste strategies don’t measure up Behind the Headlines Out of Home News Analysis Waste

    UK food waste strategies don’t measure up

    Westminster’s plans aren’t good enough to even be included in a major global study, writes Nick Hughes. How do approaches to tackling food waste in the UK compare with other countries? The answer is not very favourably, unless you live… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint McD Local sourcing – why McDonald’s is lovin’ it Out of Home News Analysis  news-email

    Local sourcing – why McDonald’s is lovin’ it

    The UK is facing labour shortages and disrupted food supplies after Brexit, but the fast-food giant is well prepared for the worst. By David Burrows. The British Retail Consortium has warned that food supplies could dry up if Brexit results… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-38 Childhood obesity: meet the new plan, same as the old plan Health and Vitality Out of Home News Analysis

    Childhood obesity: meet the new plan, same as the old plan

    The government’s new research unit looks suspiciously like it was cobbled together to head off claims of inaction, writes David Burrows. Twelve months ago the UK government slipped out its long-awaited plan to tackle childhood obesity. The document represented “the… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-23 Do fake farms have a future? Foodservice Industry Briefing Out of Home News Analysis

    Do fake farms have a future?

    Supermarkets are divided over the value of the invented brands but it remains to be seen whether shoppers can be persuaded to care. By David Burrows. In April 2016 Tesco revamped its fresh produce lines with a series of new… Read More