Departmental Food

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what account his Department's food procurement policy takes of animal welfare.

Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools)

The internal food catering contract is predicated on the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PFSPI) that supports the Government's "Strategy for Sustainable Farming in Food-Facing the Future". In addition, the supplier is encouraged to meet Food Assurance Standards through accredited bodies such as Red Tractor, Marine Stewardship Council and the RSPCA Freedom Food Schemes.

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