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Essentially Catering Magazine - March 2014 Gino D’Acampo’s £1 coffees Imminent allergen Pay a visit to any of TV personality regulation Gino D’Acampo’s ‘My Pasta Bar’ outlets and enjoy a coffee for The new EU Food just £1. Information for “In Italy, we don’t believe that Consumers Regulation great coffee should be expensive,” (EU FIR 1169/2011), said D’Acampo. “When I was growing which comes into force up in Napoli, everyone knew that on 13 December 2014, an espresso cost 1000 lire. When requires manufacturers the Euro came in, the price changed and caterers to warn to just one Euro and remains that customers of the way today. In My Pasta Bar, all of presence of 14 key our coffee now follows this tradition and will cost just one allergens, namely New packaging from pound – all day, every day – whether you are ordering an cereals including gluten, gluten-free cake producer Espresso, Americano or Cappuccino.” crustaceans, molluscs, Almondy will highlight any Currently there is just one My Pasta Bar at 40-43 Fleet fish, peanuts, lupin, tree potential allergens in bold Street, London EC4Y 1BT; additional sites are scheduled nuts (such as almond, text on the ingredients list to launch during the course of 2014. hazelnut, walnut), soya, eggs, milk, celery, mustard, www.mypastabar.co.uk sesame, and sulphur dioxide. Andrew Ely, Managing Director, Almondy commented: “The Free resources for new regulations mean a major shake-up in how manufacturers provide allergen warnings, but it is a whole new ball game for Scottish hospitality the catering industry. I would urge all catering establishments to address the issue right now as it is only a matter of months before this legislation comes into play.” For more information, view the Food Standards Agency’s With only months to go until Advice on food allergy labelling leaflet at www.food.gov. the opening ceremony of the uk/multimedia/pdfs/publication/allergy-leaflet.pdf Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the People 1st Training Company has launched two free resources to help UTZ looking good Scotland’s hospitality and tourism businesses capitalise on the major tourism events taking place in 2014. Reaching over half a million farmers, their workers Businesses of all sizes can download a free online guide and their families in 34 countries – and the UTZ focusing on how they can capitalise on the Games and other Certified name appearing on more than 10,000 different events, including the Ryder Cup and Scottish Homecoming. product packs in 116 countries – the impact of the UTZ In addition, businesses with up to 250 staff will be able programme is becoming increasingly tangible as it to claim free passes for the WorldHost Insights customer supports farmers, workers and their families around service e-learning programme. the globe. The guide, called Ahead of the Games, contains practical The organisation’s recently launched Impact Report hints and tips for businesses in the vicinity of the events, is based on 24 independent research studies conducted as well as links to additional resources that will help them in South America, Africa and Asia and demonstrates the maximise the opportunities on offer throughout 2014. positive impact UTZ has on certified farms worldwide. UTZ Topics covered include employee engagement, skills and certified cocoa, coffee and tea farms generate higher yields training and The full report ‘Ahead of the Games 2014’ and better quality crops than conventional farms, and being can be downloaded at www.people1st.co.uk/scotland trained in the UTZ Code of Conduct helps Businesses can register to use the WorldHost Insights farmers to improve their knowledge and programme at sme.worldhost.co.uk adopt sustainable farming practices. The People 1st Training Company is the training arm As a result, farmers can generate more of People 1st, the sector skills council for hospitality, income and create better opportunities passenger transport, travel and tourism. while safeguarding the environment. www.people1sttraining.co.uk www.utzcertified.org www.essentiallycatering.co.uk 5
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