Monday, September 18, 2006

Choice and chipolatas

The Guardian

By Roy Hattersley

A revolt at a Rotherham school involving a piece of processed meat raises important political issues.


Crunch time for Tesco in row with crisp maker

The Guardian, p.25

By Dan Milmo

Tesco has bowed to the demands of a small supplier and withdrawn a product from its shelves after the supermarket was accused of "devious" behaviour in stocking a brand of crisps without the owner's permission.
Will Chase, the founder of Tyrrells Potato Chips, had threatened to sue the UK's largest supermarket because it was selling his produce despite having been asked not to stock the crisps. Tesco, which had sourced packets of Tyrrells from a wholesaler instead, yesterday said that it would stop selling the product.


Pay more or we quit, canteen operators to tell schools as vending machine purge hits profits

The Guardian, p.11

By Simon Bowers and Paul Lewis

Firms say pupils buy fizzy drinks and crisps outside
Setback for Jamie Oliver as new TV series begins


Ghetto-lattes have baristas in a froth

The Guardian, G2

By Dan Glaister

Think you know your coffee? Sip on this: what is the difference between a triple long extra pump white mocha and a triple long espresso con panna with white mocha? The answer, if you live in Seattle, home to Starbucks, is about $1.50 (80p). The drink is exactly the same, the difference is in the asking.
Some customers, though, have wised up to the world of à la carte coffee, and some baristas are, as they say, pissed. Call it the ghetto-latte wars.


Friday, September 15, 2006

Mothers deliver burgers to healthy-eating school

The Guardian

By Press Association

Two mothers have set up a delivery food service to pupils at a school that has cracked down on junk food and set up a healthy eating canteen.
Julie Critchlow and Sam Walker said they have supplied children at Rawmarsh comprehensive school, in South Yorkshire, with a range of food from burgers to potatoes since the school brought in a new healthy menu and banned pupils from going to local takeaways.
Mrs Critchlow said they are not selling only junk food to the children, but today delivered jacket potatoes and salad sandwiches. "It's not about junk food and it's not about healthy eating, it's about the freedom of choice," she said.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

Logo hope for sausage protection

BBC News

A campaign to gain protected status for Cumbria's famous sausage is looking for a logo to give it a boost.
Producers of Cumberland sausage hope to persuade the European Union to give it the same protection as Newcastle Brown Ale, Parma ham or Greek Feta cheese.
This would prevent sausage-makers outside the region using the title.


Friday, September 01, 2006

Quest to find the recipe for success

The Guardian

By Janet Murray

Following last year's debacle over school dinners, the government has been swift to act with a new policy banning junk food in canteens. But unless education is at the heart of these changes, it may ultimately prove futile.