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A Trade Association Re-Born

We’re delighted to announce that the Café Society is to be relaunched as The Café Life Association.

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On The Go Drinkers Want More Recycling Bins Not a Cup Charge

In a recent survey conducted by Kantar TNS just 17% of UK consumers of coffee on the go said they would be more inclined to recycle their cups if charged 5p.

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It's back - Vendex North - Bigger and better than ever!

Vendex North, the industry’s favourite vending show, is taking place on Tuesday 7 November at its usual iconic venue at Manchester United Stadium, Old Trafford.

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Get a taste for the next big thing…

Food Matters Live is fast becoming the best place to discover the latest products and innovation driving demand among health conscious consumers.

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Joint Technical Group Meeting - 12th October 2017

Hosted By

Bradgate Bakery 
5 Bennion Road, Beaumont Leys, Leics LE4 2AD


Thursday 12th October 2017, 11.00am

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Count on Nelson for cool café counters

Nelson designs bespoke café counters for every budget and for every application – heated, chilled or ambient, drop in, mobile, stand alone, pick up & go as well as completely bespoke solutions.

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Café Society Assured Advice

The Cafe Life Association has agreed to take on a Statutory Primary Authority Role to represent its member and encourage consistent standards across the industry by providing Assured Advice on environmental health and trading standards issues.

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Nelson is a Sparkling Destination for Coffee Traveller

Behind the somewhat bohemian ambiance that emanates from Neil and Becks Vanstone’s Coffee Traveller café and mobile unit is a polished operation run by two very grounded and experienced professionals who, between them, have amassed many years in top end retail and customer service.

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Belvoir Reader Offer

100’s of prizes to be won + FREE SAMPLE of Belvoir Elderflower Pressé

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Salford brewer scoops top prize in national export competition

Salford-based First Chop Brewing Arm – a brewer of gluten-free craft beer that exports to Italy – is savouring the sweet taste of success in a national export competition.

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Fracino receives prestigious award as SUBWAY® Innovation Partner

The SUBWAY® brand has recognised the creativity of Fracino by naming the third-generation espresso coffee machine manufacturer as its 2016 Innovation Partner.

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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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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 our sister association, the British Sandwich & Food to Go Association (BSA) and Government agencies.

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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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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 2017

21st - The CafeLife Awards
Location: Grange City Hotel, London

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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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Oh, What a Night!

"Amazing night"; "Awesome!"; "Super proud" - just some of the social media chatter about the Cafe Life Awards 2016.

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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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Guide to Shelf Life Testing

Shelf-life testing is the process which allows food producers to determine how long a product can be on sale and safely consumed before it potentially becomes harmful.

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