Butter up: the price of oils and fats have risen by a third

Substantial rises in the price of butter and fish

By Nicholas Robinson

Increased butter prices have resulted in oils and fats costing over 30% more than they did a year ago, while the price of fish is up by 25%, new data from the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index has shown.

Counting chips: French fries have been dubbed a 'starch bomb' by a US professor of nutrition

Six chips are an 'ideal portion', says Harvard professor

By Emily Hawkins

Six fries are an ideal portion, according to a Harvard professor who dubbed the food a “starch bomb”. The Morning Advertiser asked UK industry experts if portions served by pubs here were too large.

Hygiene inspection: the Tredegar Arms was visited by environmental health officers following a complaint (image credit: Newport City Council)

Greene King fined £152k for food hygiene failings

By Nikkie Sutton

Pubco Greene King has been hit with a bill of more than £165,000, including a £152,000 fine, after one of its pubs was found to have a slew of food hygiene failings, which could have made diners ‘seriously ill’, according to Newport City Council.

Just the veganning: the Shoulder of Mutton is changing its long-standing name to accommodate vegans.

Pub changes its name to avoid offending vegans

By Robert Mann

A pub has scrapped its long-standing meat-related name dating back to the 1950s – because it might compromise its plan to focus on vegan and vegetarian food.