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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…

News: New English Language Requirements implemented

  As reported in Personnel Today the new English language requirements for public-sector workers in customer-facing roles came into force on 21 November 2016, following the publication this week of provisions under the Immigration Act…

ICSA in the press

Since ICSA launched in 2014,  we have been featured in national press articles such as the Daily Express, Daily Telegraph and Metro,  high end food publications delicious., and Food&Travel Magazine and flagship sustainability publication The…

Ireland’s mushroom farmers hit by Brexit

Ireland's mushroom industry provides a stark warning to the rest of the country's economy about the damage a sustained weakness in sterling could inflict on Irish exporters, the sector most vulnerable to the impact of…

Book your Christmas courses now!

Gingerbread stars from Swinton Park Want to provide a show- stopping Christmas this year? Cook the perfect Christmas dinner? Whether you'd like to brush up on some classics or try your hand at something brand…

10 Best Father’s Day Cookery Courses

Give the foodie man in your life a day he will love and teach him to make food you will love too! Add a bit of spice and get those manly hands chopping, curing and…

Brexit Slowdown

There's an old saying...'When America coughs, England catches a cold'. That was way back when we were bestest friends with the USA and hadn't found our new playmates  the EU. Right now,  England is coughing and Europe is…

New legislation: RIDDOR

NEWS- New legislation We had a very interesting report on a visit by the EHO at which new legislation which is already now implemented was discussed. Many thanks to Darrin Hosegrove (Chef Director, Ashburton Cookery…

Can Wonky Veg Save the World?

All things bright and beautiful This month we are not going to divulge the latest grains or beans to hit the foody press. Instead we are looking at what is hot in style. The biggest…

Squire’s Kitchen 30th Anniversary

Squires Kitchen’s 30th Anniversary Annual Cake Decorating and Sugarcraft Exhibition took place at the Farnham Maltings in Surrey earlier this month. ICSA member Squires Kitchen International School have revealed their highlights from the weekend. Huge…

Food villains on the shelves- Stats revealed.

The Financial Times  recently of produced a fascinating Special Report entitled The Future of The Food Industry. One of the articles caught our attention and we have reproduced it here - we are confident you…

The Beet goes on…

This month our focus is on the humble beetroot. We have recently seen it appearing in a number of colours - yellow, white, orange and it’s traditional beetroot red.  There have been teeny-weeny ones on…

Cookery School Awards

At our most recent board meeting, the subject of cookery school awards was raised in terms of their relevance and impact on our members. It was the board’s opinion that customers choose schools for a…

Food festivals – September highlights

Ashburton Food & Drink Festival: Saturday 12th September Now in it’s 5th year, the Ashburton Food & Drink Festival is a celebration of the fantastic local food producers and traders that are found in and…

Fair price for milk

Farming leaders and ministers say they have held "productive" talks on the future of dairy farming in the UK following protests over milk prices. Ministers met farming representatives in London, in the wake of dozens…

Food selling overhaul needed

The UK’s farming unions have told Government, the EU and the food industry that a sizeable change in the way food is sold is needed in order to avoid dire consequences for the farming industry…

New tourism minister supports cut in tourism VAT

Tracey Crouch supports cut in the VAT rate to 5% for tourism and hospitality businesses as one of her first comments as she takes on the role of minister with responsibility for sport and tourism in the Department…

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