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28 September 2021

Allergens & Natasha's Law

Natasha's Law...   

more formally known as 'prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) requirements', is due to be implemented as of Friday, 1st October 2021.

The technical guidance for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods was issued in the latest update of the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) food allergen labelling and information requirements - technical guidance in June 2020.

These changes will require food businesses to label PPDS food with a full list of ingredients containing emphasised allergens within, bringing the provision of allergen information in line with labelling for prepacked food.

We have put together a guide to help make sense of allergens and the requirements of the new legislation. View it here

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18 August 2021

Universal Cookery Food Festival

Universal Cookery Food Festival 2021 - 14th September  

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18 August 2021

British Food Fortnight

18th September to 3rd October 2021  

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23 July 2021

International Beer Week

Top tips for International Beer Week  

 
Of all the days, this has to be one of the most popular?! International Beer Day is Friday 6th August! To help celebrate we asked our beer sommelier friend John Porter for some top tips on cooking with beer and beer and food pairing. 
 
• Beer has complex flavours, so can be more challenging to cook with than wine or cider.
 
• Be careful when reducing beer into a sauce, the hops can give a metallic flavour.
 
• Better to like-for-like replace water in recipes with beer, such as in batters, breads, puddings & stews; or to marinate meat, fish and vegetables in beer before cooking.
 
• And our favourite tip… Taste frequently! Beer’s complex flavours can take the dish in interesting and unexpected directions!
 
 
The principles of beer and food matching come under 'The Three Cs':
 
Complement – match similar flavours, e.g. lemon sole with a citrusy lager
Contrast –  balance distinctive flavours, e.g. tangy cheddar with a rich malty ale  
Compete – match similar strengths of flavour; e.g. chocolate dessert with dark porter  
 
 
When it comes to tasting beer (the best bit!) - the four stages to consider are: 
 
• Clarity – some beer styles are unfiltered of hazy, but in most cases a beer, even if it’s dark, should be clear.
 
• Aroma – does the beer entice you in with interesting aromas? 
 
• Taste – is the beer well-balanced between sweet and bitter flavour notes?  
 
• Aftertaste – does the beer leave your palate refreshed and ready for the next sip? 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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04 September 2021

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2021 - 4th-19th September  

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10 May 2021

Order Online or via our App

Anytime ordering with our online ordering and app  

 

Our online ordering and app enable you to place your fruit, veg, dairy, and dry store ingredients order anytime from anywhere.

Ordering online enables you to check your order and avoids incorrect orders through misheard voicemails. There are loads of benefits to using our online ordering such as giving you access to past invoices and allergen information.

 

The Oliver Kay app can be downloaded from app stores by searching ‘Oliver Kay app’ on Google Play for Android devices, and the App Store for IOS devices.

 

For those preferring to order via desktop, you can access this via the Oliver Kay website - the login area can be found at the top right of the home page.

 

 

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Online Ordering

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We appreciate the long hours you have to work as a chef so we have introduced an online ordering website & app that’s been designed to make your life easier. Order anytime, anywhere, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Also; View past orders and invoices, access allergen information, offers and more! Login via our website (top-right of page) or search 'Oliver Kay app' in your mobile app store download from the App Store or from Google Play.

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