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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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Book your place at the Cafe Life Awards 2017

The summer is a great period for our industry and the culmination of it all is a fabulous awards evening held in conjunction with lunch!

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Nobly POS does Birmingham Coffee Festival

If you love coffee, you are going to love Birmingham Coffee Festival! Held on the 1st and 2nd July, at The Custard Factory in Digbeth, it is an amazing event, promising an experience to like no other, especially if you are a lover of authentic coffee.

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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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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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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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Low cost member Food Hygiene Training

A new on-line Level 2 food hygiene training programme has been launched by the Cafe Society using the latest accelerated learning techniques.

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Cafés top the ladies' list of first date venues

Men and women, it seems are from different planets as blokes (and I use the term in a derisory manner) prefer a date at Nandos but women would much prefer to screen potential beaus over coffee. 

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Launching New Level Two Food Hygiene Training

To coincide with the launch at lunch! the contemporary food to go show, we're offering a special trial offer half price of just £12.50 + VAT (normal price £25 + VAT) using this special code TFLC1 (offer closes 31st October 2015). 

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Assured Advice

The Cafe Society has joined up with Slough Borough Council to establish a one-stop shop for helping members deal with environmental health and trading standards issues.

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