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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

September 2018

20th – 21st Lunch! Show

20th - Management Committee Meeting

20th - Technical Forum Meeting

October 2018

30th - AGM
British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London  SW1Y 5AH

November 2018

15th Management Committee Meeting
(Venue to be confirmed) 

20th-22nd November Food Matters Live


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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BSA Futures Report 2016

Launched at the BSA AGM and Conference in Birmingham on Wednesday 19 October 2016, this unique report looks at the role of technology in our industry. 

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Seafish Guidance on Tuna

Seafish’s regulation team has recently been made aware of an issue with tuna fish that is potentially being imported into the UK. This is an open letter to all members concerned with the use of Tuna. 

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Guidance on Gluten

The Food Standards Agency has issued a guidance note regarding the use of gluten labelling which takes affect from July 20.

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What’s Hot in the USA May 2016

Member special offer: Horizons are offering our members a 21% discount off their report ‘What’s Hot in the USA May 2016’ - £75 rather than £95 - during June only!

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Sugar Tax

The rabbit out of the hat of this year’s Budget was the surprise announcement to slap a sugar tax on the soft drinks industry, assessed by volume and introduced in two years' time. The proceeds will fund school sports. 

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Cutting Red Tape: Update

The Government has announced (Thursday 3 March 2016) the way forward from here with a Cutting Red Tape review of Local Authority-enforced regulation.

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BSA Launches Own Insurance Range

We've long since provided benefits to our members but this time we've gone one better. We've made our own! We're delighted to launch our very own range of bespoke insurances tailored to meet your business needs. 

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Launching the British Sandwich and Food to Go Association

You’ve all seen the food to go addition to the title of our member magazine, International Sandwich and Food to Go News. We are delighted to announce that the remit of the BSA has grown to include Food to Go, too.

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Everything in moderation: Especially Dietary Advice

Another day, another U-turn on dietary and nutrition advice, the saturated fat debate being the latest example! We’re now in danger of losing public confidence in advice on what we can or can’t eat - at a critical time, writes Simon Ambrose.

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Aberdeen Bans Sandwiches - BSA Responds

Sandwiches have been taken off the menu at all Aberdeen schools. The city council said the decision was partly down to seasonal changes in the meals being offered to pupils and staff, and also down to forthcoming changes in food labelling legislation.

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Snowbird Foods


Wharf Road
Ponders End

Contact Name: Helen Swan

Phone: 0208 805 9222

Fax: 0208 804 9303

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Grote Company


Wrexham Technology Park
LL13 7YP

Contact Name: Paul Jones

Phone: 01978 362243

Fax: 01978 362255

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