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Category: Food health

Simply watching one extra junk food ad on TV is enough to increase children’s calorie consumption by an additional 18,000 calories per year.

The team at Cancer Research published the findings after a UK-wide survey of over 3,000 people aged 11 to 19.

These findings pose not only questions as to whether there should be a change in the broadcast regulations regarding junk food or high calorie-containing foods that utilise these marketing channels, but if we, as the foodservice industry can do more to give our customers healthier options.

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GM food is not the devil and it never was

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 27th June 2018

Within the entire food industry, GM food has been tarred with a brush that just can’t be washed off.

There is a misconception about what GM means, but with education, the public perception and opinion is slowly changing.

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New Year menu revolutions: Increase your healthy eating options

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 2nd January 2018

Caterers, we need to talk.

Now we appreciate everything you have done for us in 2017, but now is the time for change.

A change from a decadent, rich, hearty, sweet and wholesome menu to light bites and low-fat content eats for those of us on a major post-Christmas health regime.

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Food hygiene issues and how to fix them

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 8th December 2017

Businesses that deal almost exclusively in food and drink could be at serious risk of serious food hygiene incidents according to New Food Magazine.

All it takes it one problem to snowball into legal issues and potential lawsuits, so if you’re a caterer or food professional, you need to tighten up to avoid these hazards.

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For those who are already running or have previously opened a restaurant, cafe, bar or catering business it’s often easy to think that you have enough knowledge of food safety to run a clean and efficient foodservice operation.

The Food Standards Agency has a multitude of guides to help you navigate the sometimes confusing waters of food safety and how to safely operate your foodservice business. [ Read More ]

Pests, bottom feeders, vermin. Flys are some of the most common but also most hated insect on the planet.

They are responsible for spreading diseases, spoiling food and generally being all around bad eggs – they are probably responsible for that too!

But what happens when a fly lands on your food? Let’s find out what happens and what you should do about it. [ Read More ]

Coeliac Awareness Week: 8-14th May 2017

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 9th May 2017

Raising awareness of the plight of those suffering from the disease, Coeliac Awareness Week is an opportunity for non-sufferers to understand the difficult choices made by those who want to dine out with the condition.

With a theme of ‘eating and dining out’ for 2017’s Awareness Week, Coeliac UK has launched what they are calling the Gluten Freevolution as a campaign for better gluten-free food whether you’re eating out or grabbing something quick on the move.

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Could gluten-free diets cause type 2 diabetes?

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 27th March 2017

Coeliac sufferers will tell you all about how gluten can cause discomfort, nausea and even much more serious illnesses, but luckily for those who must follow a gluten-free diet their choices has increased year-on-year.

Fortunately or unfortunately — depending on your viewpoint — the range of products now stocked on our supermarket and warehouse shelves that is certified gluten-free has increased due to the increase in people choosing to follow a gluten-free diet.

What used to be a prescription-only food has quickly become a global health fad, with celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Miley Cyrus and Victoria Beckham swearing by a gluten-free diet. But for how much longer? Research published by Harvard University has found a link between gluten-free diets and an increased risk in developing type 2 diabetes.

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