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

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Editor 20th June 2013
Asian Curry Awards open for nominations Lovers of Asian food now can nominate their favourite restaurants for the third Asian Curry Awards (ACA).  The awards are open to all Indian and Asian restaurants in the UK. Read more from Hospitality and Catering News   Cafés and coffee shops a better bet for expanding restaurateurs than brasseries and pubs David Colcombe, chef director of Opus Restaurant in Birmingham, has opened a new café under the Opus brand in the city and has said coffee shops could be a better option than brasseries and pubs for restaurateurs looking to expand. Read more from Big Hospitality   Chutney at street festival left 400 people with food poisoning Twenty-nine cases of salmonella were confirmed after Street Spice festival in Newcastle, including 25 from a strain never found before in UK. Read more from The Guardian   Arrest warrant for chef convicted on sham marriages A Bangladeshi chef has been convicted for organising sham marriages in order to obtain UK residency permits. Read more from BBC News

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The  Staff Canteen

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Editor 20th June 2013

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