Staff at Addo’s Nottingham bakery test positive for coronavirus

first_imgSix staff at Addo Food Group’s Riverside bakery in Nottingham have tested positive for coronavirus.The bakery, which is situated on Crossgate Drive, produces own-label chilled quiches, flans and savoury tarts for the retail sector as well as gluten-free pork pies, sausage rolls and quiches.Addo confirmed six staff had tested positive for coronavirus but said the bakery would continue to operate normally.“Unfortunately, six of our colleagues have tested positive for Covid-19 at our Riverside bakery site – this represents around 1% of the workforce at the bakery,” said a spokesperson for Addo.“We take the health and safety of our employees seriously and since the start of the pandemic, we have implemented and strictly followed government guidance on screening, social distancing and handwashing and continue to take additional steps to help prevent further spread of the virus and reduce risk within our business.”They added that the health, safety and wellbeing of workers was its number one priority.“With that in mind, we continue to refer colleagues for testing as required and have an immediate and clear plan we are following. Our Riverside bakery continues to operate normally, and we are communicating with Public Health England.”last_img read more

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Mobile Markets 2020

first_imgMobile farmers markets are rolling again in metro Atlanta to continue serving fresh produce and delivering nutrition education to communities through curbside pickups and digital content.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents and staff have modified the markets to reduce contact, loading mixed bags of produce like corn, onions, squash, potatoes, tomatoes and various fruit right into vehicles for citizens in Fulton and DeKalb counties to reach areas where fresh food can be hard to find or cost-prohibitive for some families.  The Fulton Fresh mobile market runs from now until July 9 and again from July 14 to August 13. The new van, furnished by the county government, will make six stops a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the county.The Fresh On DeK mobile farmers market will be held from now until September 18 and will make eight stops per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Both markets are open to the public, but preregistration online is preferred to assist with contactless pickup. Onsite registration is available for Fulton Fresh for citizens who are unable to register online.In addition to produce, the markets provide recipe cards and information about online Extension resources to educate consumers about healthy preparation methods and lifestyles.“The organizations we partner with are always excited to see us,” said Laurie Murrah-Hanson, a 4-H agent in Fulton County. “In the past, people really enjoyed the food demonstrations, and we still wanted to offer similar resources.”Fulton Fresh, which began in 2012, started a dedicated, grant-funded Kids Market program this year to disseminate smaller bags of produce with recipes and at-home science experiments for youth. Videos of farm tours will be released on social media weekly in conjunction with the mobile market.UGA Extension staff have also partnered with the Fulton County Library System to provide digital resource lists for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.“I think stronger partnerships like this are going be a benefit that comes out of the current situation,” said Murrah-Hanson, who is coordinating the Kids Market.Fresh on DeK, now in its sixth year of operation, has made updates to the market in sourcing and delivery by switching to a free pickup system rather than a walk-up, fee-based model.“This year, we’re also partnering with a nonprofit called Global Growers to source culturally relevant food for our Clarkston community, which is one of the most diverse parts of the county,” Jamille Hawkins, a Family and Consumer Sciences agent and coordinator of the market.  The mobile markets are an office-wide endeavor across Extension program areas, and support for the programs comes from county governments. Fresh on DeK was made possible with additional funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the DeKalb County Board of Health.For more information about Fulton Fresh and to preregister, visit extension.uga.edu/county-offices/fulton/fulton-fresh and follow on Facebook at facebook.com/UGAExtensionFultonCounty.Connect with Fresh on Dek by visiting extension.uga.edu/county-offices/dekalb/fresh-on-dek, following on Facebook at facebook.com/FreshonDeK or calling 404-298-4080.last_img read more

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EQ, Sweet, MSD take new places in IMCA de­cal program

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – Three marketing partners already very familiar to drivers in all sanctioned divisions have new roles in IMCA’s national decal program this season.EngineQuest becomes title sponsor of both Northern and Southern regions for IMCA Stock Cars. Sweet Manufacturing joins the national program for Modifieds while MSD is new for the Stock Car national program.Karl Chevrolet and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center return as title sponsor of Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod divisions; this season will be the second when drivers in both divisions are required to display Karl and SDPC decals on their race cars.There is no change from 2014 in required decals for Hobby Stocks.“We had relatively few changes in our national decal program again this year, which speaks volumes about the support our sponsors continue to give drivers in all IMCA divisions,” noted Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for the sanctioning body. “Requirements for decal placement are also very similar to last year. We will begin mailing decal packets in mid-March to drivers who have purchased 2015 licenses and have already emailed placement location information to more than 200 companies that do wraps.”Drivers must provide proof of decal placement to become eligible for national and regional point fund shares.Also returning as divisional title sponsors are Xtreme Motor Sports for the IMCA Modifieds, Eagle Motorsports for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Sunoco Race Fuels for both the IMCA Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks, and Mach-1 for the Sport Compacts.Regional title sponsors for Modifieds are Larry Shaw Racing, Western; Razor Chassis, South Central; Jet Racing; Central; Belleville Motorsports, North Central; and Dirt Works Race Cars, Eastern.Second-year title sponsors for the Hobby Stock regions are Big Daddy Race Cars in the North and Charger Chassis in the South.Drivers in all eight IMCA divisions will receive Speedway Motors Weekly Racing decals, which are to be dis­played on both sides and on the right rear of their car.In addition to Speedway Motors, Xtreme Motor Sports and the regional sponsor, Modifieds are also required to display Performance Bodies, Summit, Scorpion Racing Products, Sweet and Jaz Products decals.Required decals for Stock Cars are Speedway Motors, EngineQuest, Intercomp, Holley, MSD, Sunoco and Fast Shafts.Hobby Stocks must display Speedway Motors, regional sponsor, Performance Bodies, Karl Performance and Sunoco decals.Along with Speedway Motors, Karl and Scoggin-Dickey, required decals for SportMods are KRC, Smiley’s, Bassett and Fast Shafts.Modified, Late Model, Stock Car and SportMod drivers are also required to display Hoosier decals above the rear tire on both sides of their car.Late Model, Sprint Car and Sport Compact drivers also receive decals but there is no designated placement for those divisions.“While Sprint Cars, Late Models and Sport Compacts don’t have a required location for their decals, we recommend having both sides the same and utilizing the front or bottom of the doors, or the wing on a Sprint Car,” Yoder said. “All classes should get the decals on their car as soon as they receive them and we will be verifying their placement through photos and track visits all season.”Decal packets will also include applicable contingency sign-up forms, which must be filled out and returned to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1. The rookie of the year application will be published in the point section of the Inside IMCA newsletter.The Aug. 1 deadline also applies for mailing or emailing a photo of the car, showing proof of required decal placement, to Yoder at the IMCA home office.“We encourage drivers to send in pictures of their cars early in the season,” Yoder said. “There are times throughout the year when sponsors contact us about using those pictures in advertisements so it’s always handy to have those on hand.”Car photos can be emailed to Yoder at [email protected] or mailed to his attention at the IMCA home office, Box 921, 1800 West D Street in Vinton, Iowa, 52349.last_img read more

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