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DECC receives its catering services through a contract procured by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The catering contractor has signed up to the industry principles, agreed with DEFRA, for country of origin labelling for meat and dairy products. The country of origin is identified on menus by indicating either UK (British), EU or global.
In relation to those DECC non-departmental public bodies who have contracts covering catering:
the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is planning to implement country of origin labelling on menus in the new year; and the Coal Authority's food and catering services are provided by an external company under contract. The countries of origin are not displayed. The majority of the food provided is sourced from the United Kingdom. The remainder comprises fresh salad produce, tinned tomatoes and other produce, the origins of which will change during the year.