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MasterChef 2019 contestant pledges future to championing ingredient provenance

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  A MasterChef contestant whose use of fresh, honest produce saw her reach the semi-final knock-out stage of this year’s competition has pledged her future to championing the provenance of ingredients.   Sarah Dugdale, of Gloucestershire, rose to fame on the popular BBC One cooking show having wowed renowned judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode with some sensational se...

The Royal Three Counties Show Happerley Food Heaven - Exclusive to Happerley Transparent suppliers

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  The First Happerley Food Heaven at The Royal Three Counties Show in hosted in an exclusive central marquee.   Filling quickly - Reserve Your Space Today - All applications for the Happerley Food Heaven need to be submitted by Friday 15th March 2019, spaces will be given on a first come first serve basis.   The Royal Three Counties Show, 14th June to 16th June 2...

Resounding success as supermarket becomes UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to be transparent

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  A Cotswolds supermarket has experienced a flood of customers wanting to use new provenance-scanning technology after it became the UK’s first major retailer to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from.   The landmark event saw the Midcounties Co-operative in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, make it obligatory for...

MR TROTTER SEEKS NEW BREED OF BRITISH PORK RIND SUPPLIERS

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Here follows a press release from Mr Trotters in reponse to the article on page three of The Times today.   An offer of a new supply of British pork rind from British farmers has been the unexpected result of articles in national newspapers on the supply and labelling of British Snacks.       The articles were a critique of Staffordshire-made Mr Trotter’s, which use...

Midcounties Cooperative Launches Happerley Instore

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  On Wednesday 27th February Midcounties Cooperative becomes the first British food retailer to make it mandatory for food and drink suppliers to prove and publish where they source their ingredients for all shoppers to see.   Happerley QR codes at point of sale across its Best of our Counties range will be unveiled at its Bourton on Water supermarket ahead of a roll out...

Happy New Year from Happerley

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  2019 promises to be big year for Happerley, as we build on a very busy 2018. Implementing a means to secure provenance honesty and transparency across the food industry that works for everyone is a big challenge. The brainchild of a farmer wanting to connect his produce to the consumer, Happerley continues to grow support from all quarters of the food and drink indust...

High end restaurants should #namethefarm for steaks

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  A dining experience on Saturday evening at an expensive restaurant in mid Gloucestershire   Steak description - ‘Herefordshire beef’   "Is that Hereford breed or from Herefordshire?"   "It's from Herefordshire as ‘we like to limit carbon footprint’" said front of house.   'It's from xxxx butchers in [market town in Gloucestershire]' said another, "T...

Discover The Impact of Buying Your Food & Drink

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  Happerley is now inviting every Happerley Transparent brand to outline its commitments to: Environment Education Communities Sustainability Packaging & waste Welfare Energy on their Happerley Transparent Data Record.   What does this mean? It means that through one QR code the consumer not only views the validated ingredient supply network b...

National Caterers Association (NCASS) Partners with Happerley

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National Caterers Association (NCASS) have partnered with Happerley to promote and encourage their members to become Happerley transparent, bringing well needed honesty and transparency to the food and drink industry by becoming a Happerley Founder Member.   NCASS are encouraging almost seven thousand of their members to become Happerley Transparent as they see the valu...

Campaign for Greater Transparency in the Food Industry Starts Today

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Today, a campaign led by TV presenter and farmer Adam Henson launches, calling for greater transparency in the food industry.   Adam, along with other industry influencers, are calling for every food business to publish their supply chains and become transparent. Consumers today are more conscious of where their food comes from, following recent food fraud cases. With this...