Waitrose has become the latest UK supermarket to scrap best before dates on hundreds of products in an attempt to tackle food waste. It will remove the dates from nearly 500 items of fresh food – including fruit and vegetables – from September. Tesco and Marks & Spencer have also scrapped best before dates on […]

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At our Warminster ready meal production unit we have installed a 300 kWp (kilo watt peak)  solar system which went operational in  September 2021. So far this has generated 55 MWh (megawatt hour) and saved 14 metric tons of CO2 emissions which is the equivalent of planting 640 trees.  Over the 25 year predicted life […]

Come and ‘EMBRACE THE FUTURE’ with us at the HCA Leadership & Development Forum this year. The event will be held at the ACC Liverpool, Kings Docks on 30th and 31st March 2022. You can find us at Stand 39. Find out more about the event or register…  

The International Salon Culinaire is being held again as part of HRC 2022 (Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Show) at ExCeL London this year. It brings chefs from across the UK together and gives them the chance to pit their skills against each other and will be held 21st to 23rd March. Our own chef, Wayne […]

We were pleased to be able to support the Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital’s fete recently with a donation of food towards their barbeque. They managed to raise a total of £3,300, so a big congratulations from us!

Sales of frozen food have continued to surge and increased by £221m in the last three months (w/e 6 Sept) according to the latest statistics from Kantar and the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF). The growth in sales follows an increase of £285m in the previous 12-week period from the end of March to 14 […]

New buying habits look set to stay as report shows that switching to frozen can save families up to £1,500 per year and almost halve levels of food waste. A new study commissioned by Birds Eye and Iceland indicates the acceleration of frozen food’s revival during the UK lockdown is set to continue and create […]

Frozen vegetables are often just as good and can sometimes be better than their fresh alternatives. Once harvested, it can be weeks before fresh veg reaches our supermarket shelves and shopping baskets, and during this time the levels of nutrients can deteriorate. Frozen vegetables are steam-blanched immediately after harvesting, to kill any enzymes responsible for […]

LACAs new initiative – Hot’ober – has been created to encourage conversations between caterers, school representatives, on site staff and parents to facilitate the return of hot lunches as soon as everyone feels it safe to do so. It is in response to the challenge caterers face when it comes to providing meals at lunchtime. […]