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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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Comenda F4EHR dishwasher: compact footprint, big load, great value

13 September 2017

Hubbard’s economical front loader The latest version of Comenda’s F4EHR front loader dishwasher combines advanced features with a budget-friendly price. While its footprint is the same as the smaller F3E units, it also has an extra high door, with 400mm clearance, so it can accept bigger dishes and larger loads. The F4EHR is ideal for buyers looking for a reliable undercounter machine on a budget. Manufactured by Comenda in Italy, it is marketed in the UK by Hubbard Systems, which...

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PFS: attracting, retaining and training staff – CESA maps out the fundamentals

12 September 2017

New training initiative explains Principles of Food Service to newcomers to the industry The catering industry is suffering from a skills shortage and the need to recruit more staff.  Brexit is likely to increase this pressure.  What’s needed is a way to encourage people to enter the industry and, once here, to quickly pick up the basics and build a career.  That’s why CESA has launched the Principles of Food Service (PFS) training initiative.  It aims to give newcomers the...

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