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Refrigeration: energy efficiency improves but some manufacturers ignore energy labelling

2 March 2018

CESA says members are 100% compliant and agrees with Topten.eu’s call for more monitoring. There’s good news and bad news in Topten.eu’s analysis of the catering refrigeration market since the introduction of Minimum Energy Performance Standards, says CESA.  But the Association warns ‘non-compliant’ manufacturers to get their energy labelling act together – or learn to enjoy prison food! Topten.eu is the respected quango, linked to the EU Commission, that monitors the implementation of EU regulations.  Recently it published an overview...

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GulfHost 2018: foodservice equipment companies can apply for grants of £2,500

20 February 2018

CESA helps UK companies make most of dynamic ME trade show. UK catering equipment companies looking to access the Middle East can apply for grants of £2,500 to exhibit at GulfHost.  There are six TAP (Tradeshow Access Programme) grants on offer and companies can apply for them through CESA. GulfHost is the foodservice equipment exhibition that attracts thousands of buyers and specifiers from the wealthy, dynamic and rapidly growing ME market – the region’s catering industry awarded contracts worth US$103bn...

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Minister commits to helping tackle the catering equipment skills shortage

13 February 2018

Meeting highlighted need to develop new skills strategies and encourage apprenticeships. CESA’s meeting on February 5th 2018 with Rt Hon Anne Milton, the Minister of State for Skills and Apprenticeships, and Semta (the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance) has resulted in the Minister committing to host a meeting to help the industry meet the challenge of the skills shortage. “The main discussion looked at the need to develop a responsive, employer-led, fit for purpose education skills system for employers...

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Gentle at the helm of CESA’s food machinery safety standards committee

10 January 2018

Vital European standards work will not be affected by Brexit Andy Gentle, who is Works Director at Hobart Manufacturing UK, has been appointed Chair of CESA’s BSI/MCE 3/5 committee – which, despite its cryptic name, does vital work in food machinery safety. The UK has been helping to write the European safety standards for food processing machines, such BS EN 453 on dough mixers, since 1989. The work is done through the BSI Standards committee BSI/MCE 3/5, which CESA helps...

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Northern Ireland Food Waste: dewaterer systems given green light

18 September 2017

CESA successfully lobbies NIEA Foodservice businesses in Northern Ireland are now required to collect their food waste separately. The regulations have been developed by The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). As part of the initiative, the Agency had been considering banning food waste dewatering systems. However, following discussions between CESA and NIEA, the Agency re-examined the issue of dewaterers and they will now be permitted in the Province. “This is good news for both catering operators and suppliers of dewatering...

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