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Category: Catering News

Many chickens sold contain campylobacter

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 22nd December 2014

ChickenIt’s the bug that just refuses to go away and once again the potentially nasty campylobacter bacterium has been back in the headlines once again.

Health officials have said that many chickens sold within the United Kingdom are being sold with the bug present due to poor practices within the poultry industry.

People at Public Health England claim that without sufficient legislation in place then the entire industry will be slow to bring in improvements and changes to could reduce the threat of contamination because they fear it will drive up costs.

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Bring in the New Year with Try January

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 19th December 2014

drjanuaryOnce the festive celebrations have died down and those credit card bills come through the letterbox after the New Year has been ushered in with a cavalcade of frivolity, many people embark on a month long process of reflection and detox known as Dry January.

Well this time – January is only twelve days away! – many within the pub and restaurant trade are hoping that a new campaign will take over from Dry January and gently guide people into trying new dishes.

Instead of abstinence, the industry wants people to get experimental in what they are calling Try January.

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It’s not Christmas without a turkey!

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 15th December 2014

roast-turkeyChristmas is just ten short days away and the nation’s high streets are gradually getting filled with last-minute shoppers rushing through to find presents whilst navigating the masses.

But, from a gastronomic point of view, what would put a downer on this time of year?

According to a study commissioned by Unilever Food Solutions, the majority of people say that it just wouldn’t be Christmas without the presence of a roast turkey.

In a Family Fortunes style situation, one thousand people were asked to complete the sentence ‘It’s not Christmas without….’ and nearly sixty percent of those respondents replied with roast turkey. Christmas crackers came second.

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