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Meet PRM’s Paul Clark Who’ll Be Joining Us at This Year’s Lunch! Show

From farming to Guy Martin and why pasties always make the best lunch, we catch up with Paul Clark, product manager at our partners and lunch! show compadres, PRM Waste Systems ahead of this year’s exhibition.

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The Outlaws

Scotland Fully Bans Single-Use Plastics with Exemption from UK Internal Market Act

Last week the Scottish Government announced it was closing a loophole in the UK Internal Market Act, preventing businesses from purchasing single-use plastic items that are banned Scotland from suppliers in England and Wales.

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Spreading the Planglow Magic

Planglow’s Newly appointed technical director and resident magician discusses IT support, floppy disks and the importance of a work family

Having been with Planglow 23 years, our newly appointed technical director, Richard Newman really knows his IT! In this post our multitasking systems engineer, technical manager, father of two, scout leader and professional magician talks us through all things tech including being the first point of call when everything goes wrong and if turning it off and on again really does work….

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Best-before or use-by food labelling

The lowdown on when to add “best before end” and “use- by” dates on food labels

Consumer confusion around food date labelling is contributing to the huge piles of excess food waste in the UK. Estimates are that the average Brit throws away £303 worth of food a year due to it being labelled as past its use-by date - when in reality it could be safe to eat. As most food waste ends up in landfill, it then contributes to greenhouse gases and climate change.

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How To: Add Calorie Information to Menus

Creating and Printing Calorie Labelling Regulation Compliant Menus in LabelLogic Live

Looking to create and print menus with calorific values? Look no further...

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Scotland cracks down on single-use plastics

What does Scotland’s single-use plastics ban mean for your food business?

Scotland’s move to a circular economy will be a step closer from 1st June 2022 when a ban on single-use plastics will be introduced. A reduction in single-use packaging is backed by almost 80% of Scottish consumers, who are concerned about the volume of plastic packaging. (Zero Waste Scotland). What do these new regulations on single-use plastics mean for your foodservice or catering business? Time is running out if you need to prepare, so read on to find out more.

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Counting the Calories

The New Calorie Labelling Regulations Explained

In three months it will become law for large out of home food and drink businesses to display calorie information on their products, in this blog post we break down the who’s, what’s, why's, where's and when’s, along with - perhaps most importantly - the how’s.

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How To: Add Calorie Information to Food Labels & Ticketing

Creating calorie labelling in LabelLogic Live

Five-step guide for adding calorie information to your food and drink products in compliance with the Out of Home Calorie Labeling Regulations.

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Over a Quarter of Businesses Were Unprepared for Natasha’s Law

+ Use of Natasha’s Law Compliant Food Labels Doubles After October Deadline

We saw a 31% uptake in subscribers to our Natasha’s Law compliant labelling app in the three months after the legislation came into force. During the first month alone, food businesses across the UK used the app to lawfully label 10 million grab and go items, doubling the previous month’s pre-deadline total of 5 million.

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New look PAL, your customers’ new best friend?

Precautionary Allergen Labelling Consultation

From Natasha’s Law to PALs, allergen labelling can be confusing, so read on to discover where food service stands with the current guidance and food safety law and what the ‘may contain’ consultation means for your food business.

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