In August 2020 the government announced that in 2021 the Single-Use Carrier Bag Charge would be increased to 10p and extended to all retailers in England. Since its introduction, use of carrier bags in the main supermarkets has reduced by 95% and the Government is keen to build on this success.
Our breakfast briefings bring together our sector to share insights and network. As you’d probably expect, we’ve had to put our programme on hold right now, but rest assured we’ll be resuming it just as soon as we can.
While the number of people going vegan has risen over the past few years, 91% of vegans still struggle to find suitable ‘grab and go’ food options. But things are changing fast and what’s remarkable is how quickly vegan options are now becoming mainstream with a raft of recent new innovations in this space.
This article is an extract. For the fuller article, see the latest issue of Sandwich & Food to go News (which BSA members can access here).
With all entries now in for this year’s Sammies, we are delighted to announce in its 25th anniversary year a record number of entries, with many new businesses and individuals entering across the award categories and hoping to walk away with one of the coveted titles.
Last week BSA brought the sandwich and food-to-go industry together at an event designed to share insights and promote networking. The audience heard from some excellent speakers, drawn from across the sector, at this session created specifically for our members. Here’s what we took as the key themes from the day.
The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association is advising businesses not to over react to the news this week that Out of Home foodservice businesses will in future be required to fully label products that are prepackaged for direct sale.
A comprehensive review of sandwich and chilled food delivery into hospitals and care homes is to be undertaken by The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association following the deaths of five people from listeriosis with the aim of ensuring that best practice systems are operating throughout the supply chain.
The Sammies Awards 2019 will undoubtedly remain a wonderful memory for many of our winners this year. The evening saw us celebrate successes from across this vibrant industry from high street favourite Greggs collecting a hat-trick of awards to some wonderful independent sandwich shops across the UK celebrating glory in these nationally acclaimed awards.
Following on from the FSA’s #easytoASK allergen campaign, which encouraged 16-24-year-olds to speak up about their allergies or food intolerances when eating out, ordering in or cooking with friends, the FSA will be continuing to help build awareness with a campaign in readiness for Valentine’s Day.
The Sammies Awards are all about awarding excellence. From the New Sandwich Award to the Sandwich & Food to Go Retailer Award, The Sammies Awards are all about recognising the achievements of the industry and honouring those who have worked to advance the UK sandwich and food to go markets.
Following the success of last year’s show, the BSA is once again delighted to be supporting Commercial Kitchen at the NEC Birmingham 4-5 June – the UK’s only event dedicated to the running of efficient, profitable kitchen operations.
Following the recent headlines surrounding the inquest into the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who passed away due to an allergic reaction after consuming a baguette containing sesame seeds, the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association would like to draw attention to the BSA guidelines on labelling published.