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FoodServiceEurope’s compilation of good practices to reduce food waste published on Commission website
24 November 2014
FoodServiceEurope’s compilation of good practices to reduce food waste in the contract catering sector has been published on the European Commission’s
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Social partners in the Contract Catering Sector update their 2007 CSR agreement
06 October 2014
EFFAT and FoodServiceEurope, the Social Partners in the European contract catering sector, have updated their Agreement on Corporate Social Responsibility and a new text has been signed...
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FoodServiceEurope submits response to the consultation on VAT in the public sector
24 April 2014
FoodServiceEurope presented on 24 April its response to the Commission’s Public Consultation on the VAT legislation on public bodies and tax exemptions in the public interest. In our...
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New Public Procurement Directives: The Social Partners in the Contract Catering Sector call on EU Member States to strive for socially responsible tenders
11 February 2014
Today’s final adoption by the Council of the new Public Procurement Package paves the way for implementation by the EU Member States within two years. In this context, the EU Social...
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Open letter to the European Parliament on the revision of the Public Procurement Directive
17 December 2013
On the eve of the plenary vote for the revision of the Public Procurement Directive, the EU Social Partners in the contract catering sector, FoodServiceEurope and EFFAT, call on Members of the...
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Position on a Circular Economy
September 2016

The European contract catering sector is doing its part to support clients who choose sustainable procurement.

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Position Paper on the reform of the EU Public Procurement Directive
March 2013

FoodServiceEurope asks both the European Parliament and the Council to rethink their approach in the course of the Trilogue Negotiations to ensure public procurement will effectively guarantee quality and value of services provided.

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Position Paper on the Future of the EU VAT Regime
March 2013

FoodServiceEurope believes that reduced rates are of utmost importance for securing jobs and growth and would not create an obstacle to the proper functioning of the internal market. Reduced rates are also desirable as they fulfil the public policy objective of increasing food access to lower-income earners.

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Position Paper on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers
September 2008

FoodServiceEurope urges the European Parliament and Member States to amend the proposal in order to avoid the extension of all mandatory information requirements listed to non-pre-packed food served in catering units and to keep the current regime unchanged.

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Agreement on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Contract Catering sector
October 2014

This agreement on CSR in the European contract catering sector intends to set voluntary minimum standards in a number of key areas including training, health and safety and working conditions. A revised Agreement to replace the text signed in January 2007 was adopted during the Social Dialogue annual Plenary Meeting of 6 October 2014.

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FoodServiceEurope response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the review of existing legislation on VAT reduced rates
January 2013

FoodServiceEurope welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the European Commission’s review of the VAT rate structure and appreciates the fact-based approach the Commission is taking.

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Food Hygiene Training for All training tool
October 2012

This online training tool was launched by FoodServiceEurope and EFFAT to provide a qualification for food handlers in the contract catering sector. Food Hygiene for All addresses the lack of resources available to SMEs, which are often unable to invest in specific in-house food hygiene training, and contributes to the professional development of workers in those small and medium sized contract catering companies.

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European Guide to Good Practice for Food Hygiene in the Contract Catering Sector
May 2009

This guide takes account of the requirements of the EU framework Regulations on Food Hygiene and Guidelines documents, as well as the general and specific principles of the Codex Alimentarius.

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Brochure: Healthy Eating for a Better Life - Contract Catering Fights against Obesity
January 2006

FoodServiceEurope members recognise the need for a global strategy on diet and healthy lifestyles, where all stakeholders take their responsibilities and work in partnership.

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EU Platform Commitments
January 2006

FoodServiceEurope encourages its members and contract catering companies to adopt and implement general nutrition recommendations based on a number of key principles.

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Guide to the Economically Most Advantageous Offer
January 2005

The aim of this guide is to assist public and private purchasers of contract catering services in their efforts to organise a tendering process that will result in the selection of the economically most advantageous offer.

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Agreement on vocational training in the European contract catering sector, concluded between ECF-IUF and FERCO
January 1999

FERCO and the ECF-IUF consider that the European level is most appropriate to periodically examine the evolution of training needs in catering, initiate joint action and, where appropriate, make joint recommendations.

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