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Essentially Catering Magazine - May 2019

        Industry News

        HA launches cycle challenge

        Industry charity Hospitality Action has launched
        its fifth annual Le Tour de Cuisine - Cotswold Cycle
        Challenge fundraiser, sponsored by Sky and The
        Calcot Collection, which passes through picturesque
        Cotswold villages and countryside on Monday 10 June.
          Since its inception in 2015 the event has grown
        substantially and has raised over £220,000 for the
        charity so far. The 2019 event is anticipated to attract
        over 200 participants from across the UK with teams
        from a range of businesses including Creed Foodservice,
        Chewton Glen, Cliveden House and Lygon Arms Hotel,
        Red Carnation Hotels and The PIG already signed up to
        take part.
          Starting and finishing at Calcot Hotel and Spa, the
        event features four routes ranging from 20 to 100 miles.
        The registration fee is £40, with a minimum of £100
        sponsorship per person.

        For further information, to book your place or learn
        about the next Cycle Challenge to be held on 9
        September in Northumberland, click here.

        Dialogue best way to tackle

        allergen issues

        Encouraging dialogue between customers and businesses is the
        most effective way of tackling allergen-related issues, according to
          UKH has responded to the Government’s consultation on allergen regulations
        for prepacked food advocating the promotion of voluntary labelling and ‘Ask
        About Allergens’ stickers.
          Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive, UKH said: “The best way to ensure food
        safety is to facilitate an environment that encourages an active dialogue and
        partnership of responsibility between customers and businesses. We need our
        customers to feel comfortable about asking team members about allergens and
        confident that the information they receive is accurate.
          “FSA approved, consistent stickering encouraging customers to ask about
        allergens alongside continued staff training and industry-led action is the best
        way to ensure that customers get the most effective and accurate information.”

        UKHospitality is the new trade body representing the UK’s hospitality sector,
        established following a merger approved in February 2018 between the
        Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality
        Association (BHA).

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