A three year study into the effects of hand washing on reducing illnesses has proved that the practice really does work. The study, which involved 20,000 adults, is the first large-scale randomised test to confirm that increased hand washing leads to lower rates of infection.
On Friday 16th October, Bunzl Catering Supplies were delighted to sponsor two categories at the Foodservice Catey awards. The awards, launched by The Caterer in 2013, feature 19 categories to celebrate foodservice employees across the UK. This year the awards were held at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel. Over 500 guests attended from the foodservice and wider hospitality industry.
Commercial fryers and grills are tough to clean and can be hard to reach too, causing many kitchens to resort to creating their own makeshift tools.
At Kenco, we believe that things are better when everyone has a fair chance. That’s why we’ve led the way in sustainable coffee sourcing, and been instrumental in raising awareness of what this means for farmers and their communities.
As holiday decorations pop up everywhere and Christmas jumpers appear in shop windows, caterers are under increased pressure to present festive treats for their customers. Christmas themed menus, winter warmers and iconic packaging are snowballing their way into the market, lifting spirts as they pass.
Following new proposed safety legislations, our partner supplier DayMark have created new dishwasher labels to provide operators with a permanent record of the achieved temperatures.
On Monday 5th October, England became the final country in the UK to implement a minimum five pence charge for plastic carrier bags. The legislation in England only covers single-use plastic carrier bags, with handles, 70 microns thick or less. This includes biodegradable bags; however, unlike other countries in the UK, paper bags are not part of the legislation. Re-usable ‘bag for life’ bags are encouraged as an alternative to single-use bags.
Hot ‘n’ Crispy bags, from our partner supplier Smith Anderson, use revolutionary technology to ensure that hot food is packaged and presented to the customer in the best possible way. Now widely used in markets from quick service restaurants to forecourt convenience stores and bakeries.
There are many stories about the traditions of the Christmas tree; some even dating back to the 15th century, but it seems that displaying Christmas trees first started to become widespread practice in 16th century Germany. The first Christmas trees were decorated with paper flowers in varying colours and edibles such as nuts, fruit and gingerbread.