School Milk Plans Good News for Dairy Farmers in the Short and Long Term
The Government’s decision to require schools to provide free milk for children will help shape future consumption trends, according to the NFU, and in turn will provide more stability to dairy farmers in the short, and long term.
Education Secretary Michael Gove recently announced new food standards regulations for schools, intended to ensure the school diet is healthier for children. The new regulations, which will come into effect on January 1 2015, state that semi-skimmed milk should be available every day to children in order to address concerns about low calcium levels in children.
The regulations will also require one or more portions of vegetables or salad to be available every day, and at least three different fruits, and three different vegetables each week. Further limits are also being set on the quantity of sugary and fried foods served up each week.
Hot Summer: Check, Ice Cream: Check, Appropriate Machinery: ?
Despite it only being mid-April long-range weather forecasters are already using some pretty heavy-duty words when describing what the UK can expect this summer. ‘Super summer’, ‘prolonged heat wave’, ‘hot sunshine’, ‘a summer to rival Ibiza’ are all terms that have been confidently touted by forecasters and newspapers alike in the past few weeks, and let’s hope they’re right.
Recent summers have been a little hit and miss to say the least and even though last summer was ‘nice’, it still didn’t live up to those endless days of sun we remember ten, fifteen, twenty years ago, and it certainly didn’t make up for the lack of sunshine we’ve experienced from the previous few years.
The ice cream industry was hit hard by the weather, but if the experts are right could this year be the year manufacturers revive it to the glory days of past? Well it seems that the weather platform may well be set to achieve it, now all that is needed is the appropriate machinery. Good ingredients warrant good machinery and the two together undoubtedly ends with an in-demand product, and an in-pocket manufacturer.
There’s Ice Cream on the CV
We’ve always said that the ice cream industry attracts many individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit, some eccentric, some exceptional but all with the common belief that they can, in one way or another, evolve or reshape the industry for the better.
However, it appears that this thirst to develop and change things isn’t always clenched within the ice cream industry, or anything to do with the ice cream industry as a matter of fact, with some rarely talented individuals going on to carve successful careers in hugely unrelated sectors.
Machinery World Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Accreditation
Machinery World is delighted to announce that it has been awarded with the ISO 9001:2008 certificate as a result of its quality management processes and ability to demonstrate its desire for continual internal improvement as a means of enhancing the customer experience.
There are many different branches to the ISO 9000 family, but ISO 9001:2008 specifically sets out the criteria for a quality management system that will consistently achieve customer satisfaction, no matter the situation. Based upon a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, having a documented and processed approach and, continual improvement, the ISO certification is a recognised decoration in over 170 countries and currently implemented by over one million businesses globally.