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Sammies Winners 2017

The Sammies or the Sandwich Industry Awards have recognised the great and the good of the sandwich industry at a gala ceremony in London. The British Sandwich Association identified not only best sandwiches but also the best places to get them and all the work that goes in to making the ultimate food to go.

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Developments in Demand Forecasting

Following the work we did last year looking at developments in demand forecasting, the Association has invited De Montfort University to present at the next Technical Forum meeting.

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British Sandwich Week - 14-20 May

British Sandwich Week is a week-long celebration of the greatest food to go and quite possibly the most iconic British culinary invention, the Sandwich.

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Sammies Shortlists Announced

Yes folks, the moment we've all been waiting for. Who's in the running for the much coveted Sammies Awards 2017?

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Brexit fears fuelling sandwich bar staff churn and recruitment problems

Staff churn and recruitment is becoming a mounting problem for sandwich bars, fuelled by EU national Brexit concerns and a lack of British applicants for jobs.

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Greencore continues strong revenue growth in food to go

Greencore Group recorded revenue of £417.0m in the 13 weeks to 30 December 2016, an increase of 17.1% on the prior year, driven mainly by growth in its food to go business.

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South Staffs sandwich bar fined for food hygiene offences

A South Staffordshire sandwich bar has been fined after food safety inspectors found areas of the kitchen encrusted with grease and other infringements.

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Street Eats launches gluten-free products

Food to go manufacturer Street Eats has unveiled four new gluten-free products, reaffirming its commitment to providing an extensive offering for consumers with specialist dietary requirements.

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Compass Group launches first in-house food to go range

Compass Group UK & Ireland, reckoned to be the UK’s largest food and support services firm, has launched its first bespoke chilled food to go range, ‘Chop Chop’, which includes sandwiches, salads, snack pots, paninis, toasties and fruit pots.

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BBC Music Day

The BBC is looking for cafes, coffee shops and restaurants to take part in its third annual Music Day on Friday, June 9 2017.

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Avian Flu: A guide for labelling 24/02/17

We now understand that some restrictions will be lifted by DEFRA after the 28th February 2017. These restrictions will only be lifted in areas that are not deemed to be high risk and only if bio security measures are in place.

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Winners of the first Fish Finger Sandwich Awards

Gabrielle Sander from Enfield and Chris Lanyon of Chapel Café, Cornwall, are the King and Queen of the fish finger sandwich, as their creations beat stiff competition to see them crowned winners of the Public and Professional categories respectively at the inaugural Birds Eye Fish Finger Sandwich Awards.

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'Office Workers are Stuck in a Sandwich Rut'

Millions of office workers are eating the same lunch every single day, according to a new study commissioned by Hain Daniels’ New Covent Garden Soup.

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Poor weather in Spain and Italy affects some salad crops

Extreme weather conditions in continental Europe, from snow to frost and torrential rain, are impacting some supplies of lettuce and other fresh vegetables to the retail and foodservice sectors in the UK and Ireland.

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Cranks and M&S target vegetarian and vegan food to go

Cranks and M&S have both targeted the fast-growing vegetarian and vegan sector with new ranges. 

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DEFRA - prevention zone for free range egg

Labelling of egg products as Free Range could be affected by a continuation of the DEFRA Prevention Zone.

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BSA Breakthrough on Waste

Thousands of tonnes of food that might otherwise have gone to waste could now become available for feeding the homeless, vulnerable and needy in society following an agreement between the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association (BSA) and Government agencies.

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Making Brexit Work

In a letter to David Davis MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Jim Winship, BSA Director, sets out our industry's case and what needs to happen to make it a success for our industry. Read the content of his letter below. 

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Events Calendar

 
June 2017

8th - Technical Forum Meeting
Location: Fresh Pak, Barnsley, Yorkshire
Agenda and Booking Form

15th - Management Committee Meeting
Location: Greencore – location to be confirmed

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BSA Futures Conference Presentations

The BSA AGM and Conference focussed on the role of technology in shaping the future of the sandwich and food to go industry. 

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