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Michelinn star: Britain's best restaurant is... a pub

You could call them "Michelinns": the new breed of pubs putting the "inn" into Michelin with their star-studded dishes and awards aplenty. Their chef-in-chief is Tom Kerridge, the proprietor of the double-starred Hand and Flowers, last week voted Britain's best restaurant despite its being, technically, a pub. Read more from The Independent  

Fresh food is off the menu at harvest festivals because of hygiene fears over fruit and veg

Fresh fruit and vegetables are no longer wanted at Britain’s harvest festivals – because of hygiene fears.  Traditionally, produce would be the centrepiece of harvest festival services in schools and churches and then passed on to the needy. But now many food banks and charities accept only tinned or packaged food. Read more from Mail Online   How safe is food served by pop-up street outlets? Street food is increasingly popular across the UK with a boom in outlets and festivals dedicated to the cuisine.  But how effectively is street food policed and is this sufficient to ensure public safety? Read more from BBC News  

Red Cross launches food aid campaign for Britain

The Red Cross is to start collecting food for families in the UK who are struggling to feed themselves.  The charity said the campaign was a first step in considering whether it should be doing more to tackle the current "food poverty challenge".

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Editor 14th October 2013

Daily news round up: our selection of food and chef news from the world's press