Category Archives: News

James Day ICSA Director of Marketing

ICSA’s New Director of Marketing

We are delighted to welcome on board James Day as Director of Marketing,  James is a qualified and highly experienced Marketer, specialising in the Hospitality Industry for over 25 years. A life long supporter of independent accredited…

TRENDS- JAMMY DODGERS

Organised retail is experiencing growth worldwide, leading to increase in number of private-label brands. Interestingly, the biggest growth is to be seen in  new retailers entering the market space, attracted by the growing popularity of fruit…

Government to encourage LHAs to tackle obesity 

Evidence of UK Government’s intentions, at least from the NHS point of view to actively  encourage local health authorities to up their game on obesity and diabetes prevention is evidenced by a number of conferences…

Allergen Awareness

This news comes from Allergen Awareness. As anticipated there was always going to be some element of change to the allergen labelling laws due in July 2016. *The attached guide is for distributing among colleagues…

Independent Cookery Schools Association (ICSA) members scoop awards November has seen a great month for our members with two South West schools scooping prestigious awards and a further nomination for its president Stella West- Harling.  On…

Organic Market Growth Continues

Organic The Soil Association’s 2017 Organic Market Report reveals that the UK organic market has grown for its fifth successive year, boosted by a 19.1% increase in organic in the foodservice sector, which is now…

Cut sugar in cakes, chocolate by 20%, industry told

Sugar limits for everyday foods such as biscuits, chocolate bars and cereals have been published by public health officials in a bid to make UK children more healthy. Public Health England is challenging businesses to…

Pensions Act – Auto Enrolment

Becoming a business owner certainly has its advantages: take having greater control over your working day, coupled with the feeling that you’ve built something of your own – for many it’s all that’s needed to…

Fairtrade Fortnight

After the excesses of Christmas and New Year, let us turn our thought to the rest of the world where many struggle every day to survive and keep their families from being hungry.  ICSA will…

Carrageenan Ban. 

Carrageenan is a thickener and stabiliser derived from seaweed that food companies use in a wide range of products. Low fat dairy, nondairy milks, and yogurts are some of the common grocery items that contain…

ALDI- The highest-paying supermarket in UK.

ALDI is to give more than 3,000 staff a pay rise making it the highest-paying supermarket in the UK. Employees at the bargain chain will earn £8.53 an hour and £9.75 if they live in London, starting…

Organic Aldi

  A supermarket that is known for its low prices is starting to make a name for itself as a health food store. In recent years, Aldi has been removing certain pesticides and chemicals from…

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