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The Takeaway - July 2021

Welcome to the July edition of The Takeaway. The country may have spent much of the month enjoying a heatwave but that doesn’t mean the food industry got to take a beach break too. There’s been a lot happening and we’ve rounded up some of the best bits for you ...

Backlash as pinged staff rules called unworkable

It’s the biggest story of the month - the increasing pressure on the food supply industry as huge numbers of haulage drivers are forced to self-isolate. The BBC reports on the calls to make exceptions to the self-isolation rules.

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Aw hell, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese ice cream is actually great

July is ice cream month - as celebrated in the latest installment of The Erudus Podcast, and we’ve been obsessing about everything to do with the sweet stuff. Nothing shocked us so much, however, as The Takeout’s positive review of a controversial new flavour….

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Food and drink industry strengthens pledge to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

According to Public Sector Catering, the industry is keen to go green - via a number of ambitious changes to the UK’s ground-breaking Courtauld Commitment voluntary agreement.

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Viewpoint: hospitality should be upping prices, says Gordon McIntyre

Tough times call for tough decisions says Associate Dean of Hospitality & Tourism at City of Glasgow College Gordon McIntyre in his thought-provoking opinion piece for The Caterer.

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Increase in sales of low and non-alcohol drinks in pubs during Euros

The Euro 2020 final was a crushing disappointment for most Brits… except those in low and no-alcohol drinks business. A sure sign that it’s a sector on the up and up. FMCG magazine reports.

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