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Pabulum extends its reach in Essex

The New Year sees independent contract caterer Pabulum increase its hold on the education sector in the South of England with a series of new wins.  The first to be announced is Willowbrook School in Hutton, near Brentwood, Essex, where ...

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29 beef products test positive for horse meat in first batch of tests

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has this afternoon announced that 29 packaged beef products have tested positive for horse meat contamination following initial and ongoing test on beef-labelled products in the UK. Many questions remain as to the wider integrity of the ...

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Horse DNA found in cottage pies supplied to 47 Lancashire schools

Lancashire County Council has withdrawn a beef product from 47 school kitchens after it tested positive for traces of horse DNA. The provisional results of the tests on a pre-prepared cottage pie from an external supplier were reported to the ...

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Prospecting for Halliburton contract pays off for Norland

Norland has been appointed to provide a single-source suite of facilities management services across fourteen sites for Halliburton – one of the world’s largest suppliers to the oil and gas industry. Norland will provide planned and reactive maintenance for mechanical ...

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Wilson Vale wins conference contract for The University of Leicester

Ashby-based catering company, Wilson Vale, has gained a substantial new contract on home ground.  Under a three-year deal worth £500k in annual turnover, Wilson Vale has gained the catering contract for College Court Conference Centre at The University of Leicester. ...

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Kenco Professional announces Coffee@Work sponsorship

Kenco Professional has announced its sponsorship of Coffee@Work, the initiative that brings UK Coffee Week into the workplace. Coffee@Work encourages workplaces of all shapes and sizes to be a part of UK Coffee Week by inviting employees to make a ...

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Should FMs be questioning the authenticity of their beef products?

Facilities managers, their catering service providers and their respective food suppliers may be questioning the authenticity of their beef supplies today, after Findus became the latest high profile food manufacturer to fall foul of the horse meat-contaminated beef scandal. Both Findus’s French supplier, Comigel and Ministry of Justice food supplier, 3663 ...

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Starting a new school term with ISS

ISS Facility Services Education has successfully started to provide catering services to three PFI secondary schools in Hull. The contract, which includes Andrew Marvell College (AMC), The Kingswood Academy and Oakfield School, began on the 7 January, ready for the ...

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FSA to widen tests on meat supplies for horse and pork contaminants

Following the recent horse meat burger revelations and subsequent pork-tainted, Halal prison food debacle, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a new protocol for the UK-wide survey of food authenticity in processed meat products. This has been drawn up in collaboration ...

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Sodexo serves up student-focused service at Brunel University

Sodexo has won over the students at Brunel University to scoop a £25 million, five-year deal to provide retail catering, vending, fine-dining and hospitality services across eight locations at the university’s main Uxbridge campus. The deal sees the Sodexo team ...

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