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Tuck into our page of Food Bites which brings you the latest news on our restaurants, rural country inns, chefs and local artisan producers who all make Preston and the Fylde a region of outstanding gastronomy

Food for thought
A leading University of Central Lancashire academic has been recognised for her global research contribution to food science by a major international academy. Carol Wallace, Professor of Food Safety Management Systems, has been awarded a Fellowship by the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST). Carol’s background is in microbiology and applied food safety while her career spans 35 years in the food industry and food safety education.

Celebrating north west producers
SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, James Hall & Co., would like to thank its network of independent North West producers for going above and beyond during Covid-19. Before the pandemic, the wholesaler had refreshed its fruit and vegetable offering to champion north west growers and this relationship proved invaluable. These farms provide a stream of local produce, delivered straight from farm to fork, including Lancashire new potatoes, gem lettuce, leeks and chillies, broccoli and courgettes, swede and cabbage.

Manufacturing company goes from strength to strength
Private Label Nutrition (PLN), a Blackpool-based manufacturer in health supplements and sports nutrition, has been working throughout lockdown to meet customer needs. Further to a £400,000 investment in new machinery and a move to a 8,500 sq ft premises on Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone, the company is growing fast, manufacturing pharmaceutical grade vitamins, minerals, supplements and powders. Production has increased by 115 per cent and has invested in two new production lines.

Booths wines win top accolades
Independent food and wine retailer Booths has won five prestigious medals in the International Wine and Spirit competition, one of the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine awards. Booths has also been shortlisted for Decanter Wine Supermarket of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. Its range offers its customers a selection of world class wines from renowned producers.

New microbar has opened
A vibrant, exciting new micro pub has recently opened and is already proving a success with customers. The Tulketh Tap Room, Tulketh Brow in the Lane Ends areas of Ashton, opened its doors at the end of July. It serves a wide range of specially crafted beers, cask ales, wines and spirits. Customers can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere inside or there is outside seating to the front.

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