During 2020, food-to-go retailers and specialists alike had to rethink every element of their food-to-go offering to adapt to the changes in consumer behaviour brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to a consultation from the Department of Health for a total ban on TV and social media advertising of products high in salt, fat and sugar, the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association has submitted the following response:
The following guidance is designed to help those re-opening sandwich bars, cafes and coffee shops comply with Government requirements in relation to COVID-19.
So many chefs! So many incredible recipes! Seven delicious sponsor ingredients! Seven deserving winners!
We're thrilled to reveal the winners of the British Sandwich & Food to Go Industry Awards 2020.
This set of guidelines for labelling sandwiches and food to go products under the new Food Information regulations has been published by the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association (correct as at 13th May 2020).
Under the Government’s pandemic restrictions, restaurants and takeaways are encouraged to stay open to offer hot food on a delivery or collection basis. The Government is going to relax planning rules to allow pubs and restaurants, currently not offering delivery or takeaway services, to be able to do so.
Advice for employers on issues related to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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.
The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association has issued the following response to draft proposals: 2023 salt reduction targets.
The UK’s £8 billion sandwich industry is to undertake a detailed study into how it can better help consumers recycle more sandwich packs.
The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association has issued the following response to the Food Standards Agency consultation on allergen labelling.
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).
We’re delighted that Greggs' David Ross will be presenting at our next BSA members’ breakfast session, taking place in London on March 25.
Here are some of the ways we think businesses across our sector and beyond can learn from the Greggs approach.
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.
We update on activities and developments around the key issues impacting our sector.
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.
We take a look at the past month and highlight developments to be aware of across the sector.
We’ve been out and about in London seeing some of the latest formats from some of the UK’s leading retailers. Here’s what we took from the visits from a food-to-go and sandwich perspective.
With just one month to go until entries close, now is the time to enter these prestigious awards, recognising and honouring excellence and achievement in the sandwich and food-to-go industry.
This guidance has been produced from advice and research available in the public domain. We have drawn together multiple sources of information to help assist management and their individual supply chains to reduce and control Listeria in Ready to Eat (RTE) chilled foods. The guidance is aimed at enhancing and building upon existing HACCP systems.
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.
Join us for a Presentation on the Sandwich Market by Gavin Rothwell, Head of Food-to-go at IGD preceding the British Sandwich Designer of the Year 2019 Grand Final.
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.
The British Sandwich & Food to Go Designer of the Year Grand Final takes place on Thursday 9th May at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel.