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Food on the go trend – ice cream is on a roll…

There are many great ways to serve ice cream – curled on top of a wafer cone with a chocolate flake on top, scooped into an ice-cream sundae dish with fruit and cream, or even blended into a milkshake to be slurped through a straw. In 2017 these traditional ice-cream servings have been joined by a new creamy delight – rolled ice cream.

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Get set to Impresso customers

There’s absolutely no doubt that the rise of the coffee bar culture has changed customers’ expectations when it comes to the style of cup they want their hot beverage to be served in.

Those looking for a contemporary, sleek style solution with superb insulation to cater for the latest coffee culture trend need look no further than the Black Impresso Double Wall cups from Huhtamaki; Ideal for serving frothy cappuccinos, tempting lattes and luxurious hot chocolates.

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Keeping food safe and cooked to perfection

When cooking dishes for your customers there are two main priorities – the first is that the food is safe for consumption and the second is that the food is cooked to specification.

Food safety is essential in all foodservice environments; measures must be in place to prevent cross-contamination, monitor the freshness of food and ensure that it is cooked to a safe temperature.

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Jar cuisine on-the-go

Humble jam jars – with their delightfully old-school-chic, bohemian appeal, are increasingly being used in hotels, restaurants and bars to serve food and drink. From breakfast oats to layered salads, cocktails and milkshakes – jar cuisine is massively on-trend.

In the past, the image of preserving food in jars had a utilitarian, make-do-and-mend vibe, food eaten from jars is comforting because it evokes a feeling of the home-made – of traditional comfort food. The new approach with jars is to hone in on this eco-chic feel – whilst offering fantastic flavours and great style.

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PET Cup Inserts: Making Grab n’ Go easier

Take a look on the grab n’ go shelves of coffee shops and supermarkets and what were once unimaginative combinations of sandwiches, bags of high saturated crisps and pots of pre-chopped fruit are now an ever-evolving selection of seasonal recipes, Asian-influenced dishes and mix and match snacks and nibbles.

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Food On-The-Go Trend 2017 – Say Aloha To Poke!

In a new series of blogs for 2017 we’re bringing food operators the latest trends for the on-the-go food market.  From Acai bowls and Poke, to Bao burgers and rolled ice-cream – we’ll be taking a close look at the must-have dishes essential for any 2017 take-out menu; and we’ll be exploring why these dishes have risen to popularity so quickly.

Forget suppers of heat-and-eat pizza washed down with a glass or two of red wine. In 2017 we’ll be snacking on Hawaiian raw fish salad – says a report conducted by Waitrose. Sushi is being elbowed aside by Polynesian food – notably Hawaiian Poke, a raw fish salad marinated with lime, soy and sesame.

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Stylish packaging for on the go lifestyles

Snacking consumption has been on the rise for a few years now, but the most significant growth has come in the past two years. The proportion of consumers snacking everyday grew from 76% in 2014 to 83% in 2016, according to the Technomic “2016 Snacking Occasion Consumer Trend Report”.

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Hygiene is most important when choosing where to eat

Forget quality food, good service and a great atmosphere, when it comes to choosing where to eat, consumers think that hygiene is the most important factor.

New research* has revealed that more than two-thirds of people put hygiene first when it comes to choosing where they dine, and a further 84% wouldn’t eat somewhere if they heard it had bad hygiene ratings. As awareness of the Food Standards Agency’s Food Hygiene Rating scheme grows – 86% of people now recognise the rating – operators are being encouraged to think not only how critical kitchen cleanliness is for their establishment, but also how important food hygiene ratings are to customers.

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DayMark delivers more with food rotation label dispenser

Back-of-house food safety labels are essential in all professional kitchens. They are an excellent way to monitor proper food rotation and ensure First In First Out (FIFO) protocol.

Ensuring food freshness is an integral part to any food safety plan, and the most inexpensive and efficient way to ensure the freshness and safety of food is a simple food safety labelling system.

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PVA Hygiene: A simple and effective way to clean

Cleaning chemicals are essential for any area where food is prepared or consumed. They are needed to remove soiling from surfaces and stop harmful bacteria from spreading. When you’re short on space, it can be difficult to find the room to safely store all of your crucial kitchen items, including those all-important chemicals.

PVA Hygiene markets an innovative means of dosing and controlling cleaning products by providing chemicals in powder form encapsulated in a water soluble sachet. The revolutionary capsules are measured out in the correct dosage for different application areas to offer convenience with effective, reliable performance.

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Bonasystems: How can slips be reduced in your establishment?

Slips are one of the largest causes of accidents in the UK, with over 50% of reported accidents happening to members of the public when visiting workplaces and 33% of all personal injury claims caused by slips. This costs society billions per year, but the costs to individual businesses can also be huge: the average claim is £14,000 which in most cases comes directly from the bottom line.

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Wrapmaster launches Easy Start cling film

Wrap Film Systems – makers of the award winning Wrapmaster range – has introduced a new ‘Easy Start’ feature to its cling film to give professionals a seamless start and a perfect tangle-free cut every time.

When the pressure is on in the kitchen, the innovative ‘Easy Start’ roll back removes the hassle associated with using a new roll of cling film making the Wrapmaster range even easier to use and allowing professionals to go about their service without the headache of a tangled start to a roll of cling film.

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Amazing Grazing: how snacking has become a major UK food trend

Consumers in the modern age have increasingly busy lives, full of daily tasks and responsibilities, requiring them to fit their food around their lives, and not their lives around their food. This increase of time-poor consumers has changed the need for the traditional meal concept into the need for fast, easy and filling ‘mini-meals’.

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Label 2 Go Free From Design Labels

Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegetarian ‘Free From’ Labels

Our exclusive brand Label 2 Go has just launched a fantastic new range of food packaging labels to cater for the expanding free-from sector. The labels currently come in three designs covering the most common free-from food options provided in restaurants, cafes and shops. Designs include Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegetarian and are colour-coded to help customers easily identify suitable products.

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Dart Product Europe's EPS Container With Domed Lid

EPS Containers from season to season

September 23rd marked the official first day of autumn for 2015 and the new season is full of prospects for food and beverage operators; drink menus become influenced by pumpkin and gingerbread and food offerings start to align with the cooler weather.

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Dart Products Europe Ltd Optima Reclosable Lid

Optimal drinking with Dart Products Europe’s Optima® Lid

Running for your train no longer has to come at the cost of your coffee thanks to the Optima® Reclosable lid from Dart Products Europe. Made exclusively to be used with their paper hot cups, Optima means that clothes and hands remain free from leaked coffee. The Optima Reclosable lid is unique to the market and a perfect match for on–the-go drinkers with an active lifestyle.

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Rubbermaid launches Quick Cart range

Around the clock, housekeepers and back-of-house staff work diligently to maintain a neat and clean appearance in guest facilities. This ensures guests and visitors experience the comfort and cleanliness they expect at all times.

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Partnership delivers credible recycling solution

BUNZL CATERING SUPPLIES CLOSES THE LOOP ON RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR OPERATORS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIPS

Bunzl Catering Supplies, the leading distributor of catering disposables to the UK hospitality sector has today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Closed Loop Environmental Solutions (CLES) and Simply Waste Solutions (SWS).

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Handle-it! Carry multiple drinks hands-free

Originally when Handle-it was designed the aim was to develop a solution to carrying single or multiple drinks whilst still having hands free to deal with other day-to-day items such as train tickets, ID passes, handbags or car keys.

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