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Have your say on plans for junk food advertising ban

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, Development Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association Earlier this month the government launched a new consultation on proposals to ban online advertising for foods high in fat, sugar and salt in the UK in order to tackle the obesity crisis. The consultation will last for six weeks, with plans to wrap up just before …

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Five ways to navigate the plastic reduction roadmap

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, SRA Development Director A new report is out from City2Sea, a Bristol based environmental organization campaigning to stop plastic pollution, looking at the state of single use plastic in the food to go sector. The report is based on an analysis of the top 20* (by sales turnover data) UK high street food-to-go …

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Does calorie labelling carry weight?

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, SRA Development Director Covid-19 has laid bare inequities across our society, but none more stark than those in our food system. We have long known that the health of our nation was in decline, with two-thirds of our population overweight or obese. For decades now campaigners have been pushing the government to take broader action …

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(Super) Saturday: a new normal night out

By Andrew Stephen, CEO, the SRA It began where it all started. The Eagle in Farringdon has for decades been a pilot light for how pubs can do great food. Their approach: ingredients without compromise at small margins. To make it work, they’ve always huddled you in on little wooden chairs amassed around small tables …

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Ten top tips to re-open right on 4 July

By Tom Tanner In the introduction to Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services it says they hope that the document, prepared by BEIS, businesses, unions, industry bodies will help you keep staff and customers safe, that the new distancing guidelines are practical. We’ve read and reviewed the …

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How has Covid affected your confidence?

By tom tanner Last week we surveyed the sector to help inform our submission to the Westminster All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hospitality and Tourism’s ‘Pathways to Recovery’ inquiry which is looking at what measures the sector needs to successfully reopen, recover and thrive in the aftermath of the COVID19 crisis. The key focus of this …

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The National Food Strategy – what to expect

Author: Tom Tanner Given that one in eight people in the UK earn a living from it, we all eat it every day, it helps define who we are as individuals as well as a nation and is our primary social act – it’s pretty hard to understand why we’ve not had a national food …

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